James Solheim

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January 13, 2000

As meetings go, it is difficult to imagine a more complex, fascinating, frustrating one than the Parliament of World's Religions, which drew about 7,000 participants to Cape Town, South Africa, the first week in December. A complex...

July 27, 1999

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and a small delegation from the Episcopal Church made an official visit in July to two of the most important centers of Orthodox Christianity, in Moscow and Istanbul, where they received a very warm...

January 27, 1999

A proposal for healing and reconciliation in the long-festering rift between Bishop Joe Morris Doss and diocesan leadership in New Jersey was rejected by the Standing Committee and Diocesan Council at a January 26 meeting in Secaucus. The...

January 27, 1999

When the Diocese of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada narrowly approved (179 to 170) a resolution calling for the blessing of same-sex unions last spring, Bishop Michael Ingham decided to withhold his consent until after the...

January 27, 1999

A 39-year-old dream for a new form of unity among nine churches has taken a step into the future in a commitment to be "visibly intertwined as never before"-but without the Episcopal Church, at least for the time being. At the...

January 27, 1999

A year to the date since he was invested as the 25th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church-and on the very same place in the crossing at Washington National Cathedral-Frank Griswold pulled up a chair and continued his conversation with...

January 26, 1999

A long-running dispute over the use of the church's incorporated name appears to have moved towards settlement in the wake of a court decision in New Jersey. A year after the two Episcopal dioceses in New Jersey filed suit in U.S....

December 21, 1998

Almost a thousand delegates from over 300 members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met in Zimbabwe for nearly two weeks to celebrate the ecumenical organization's 50th anniversary-and to chart what they hoped would be a new...

December 21, 1998

A high-level conference of leaders from America's faith communities and the medical profession met recently in Atlanta and issued a warning that the AIDS epidemic is far from over-and a plea that religious groups get involved in...

November 19, 1998

Building on a close relationship built over the years, Bishop Charles Keyser, suffragan bishop for the Armed Forces, welcomed a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church for an October tour of military installations and prison...

November 19, 1998

On October 30, Dr. R. William Franklin was formally installed as the 12th dean and president of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale during service at Marquand Chapel on the campus. Following a colorful procession of 110 faculty, trustees and...

November 19, 1998

In response to a challenge from Pamela Chinnis, president of the House of Deputies, the Episcopal Church's Executive Council took a strong stand against hate crimes-and urged Congress to expand its definitions to include gender, sexual...

October 26, 1998

When representatives of the 330 members of the World Council of Churches meet in Zimbabwe in December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most visible expression of ecumenical hopes, they will be asked to chart a new course for the...

October 26, 1998

Three churches of the Reformed tradition and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) set aside centuries of disagreement and sealed a historic agreement for "full communion" in a colorful worship service October 4 in...

September 25, 1998

The fate of a mission congregation formed last spring in Little Rock, Arkansas, without the support of the diocese or Bishop Larry Maze, is still not settled. Efforts by a Rwandan bishop to provide episcopal oversight and preside at...

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