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May 31, 2004

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIANS, religious leaders and peace activists issued a stinging rebuke of “the heretical teachings of Christian Zionism” following the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center’s conference “Challenging Christian Zionism...

April 28, 2004

Christian theologians, religious leaders and peace activists meeting in Jerusalem issued a stinging rebuke of "the heretical teachings of Christian Zionism" following the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center's...

December 22, 2003

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop met recently in New Jersey to organize itself to begin its work in preparation for the next General Convention. There are nine bishops, nine priests, and nine lay...

December 22, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined 32 other Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in announcing a new collaborative effort to mobilize broad public support in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. In letters to President George W...

December 19, 2003

A network of parishes and dioceses that dissent from decisions by last summer's General Convention to endorse the consecration of an openly gay bishop coadjutor in New Hampshire and acknowledge that some dioceses are blessing same-...

December 4, 2003

The official dialogue between Roman Catholics and Anglicans has hit a speed bump, although both sides insist that they are committed to further conversations in their common search for Christian unity. A scheduled February meeting of the...

December 1, 2003

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George L. Carey, now Lord Carey of Clifton, and his wife Eileen spent four days visiting the Episcopal community at Princeton University in New Jersey, preaching to a congregation of a thousand and lecturing...

November 30, 2003

Even as controversy continued over his consecration as the first openly gay man to become a bishop, Gene Robinson began his ministry as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of New Hampshire with a pledge to take the message of God's love to "...

November 26, 2003

An ecumenical delegation, sponsored by the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS), visited North and South Korea in mid-November, returning to the United States and calling for a broadened response to the...

November 19, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold has sent a draft of guidelines for providing "Supplemental Episcopal Pastoral Care" to the bishops of the church, outlining a plan for dissidents who find it difficult to accept the leadership...

November 19, 2003

As he faces retirement, the Rev. Konrad Raiser, a German theologian who has been general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for 11 turbulent years, is leaving behind a smaller organization that is still searching for a...

November 18, 2003

The consecration of Gene Robinson as the first openly gay priest to be elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church is clouding and complicating some of the church’s ecumenical relations—especially among the Orthodox. Noting that...

November 18, 2003

One of the boldest efforts in ecumenical history to build Christian unity has entered a new phase, one that is showing promise, according to participants. Dr. Bertrice Wood, director of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), began a recent...

November 18, 2003

One of the boldest efforts in ecumenical history to build Christian unity has entered a new phase, one that is showing promise, according to participants. Dr. Bertrice Wood, director of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), began a...

November 14, 2003

In June 2002 the Diocese of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada voted by a substantial majority to authorize the blessing of same-gender relationships, launching an international firestorm that is still smoldering. Eight...

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