James Solheim

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September 25, 2003

Now officially the world's poorest country, Liberia is stumbling toward an uncertain future, clinging to a fragile peace while attempting to rebuild a devastated nation. Gyude Bryant, an Episcopalian who will assume interim...

September 11, 2003

One month after the Episcopal Church's General Convention adjourned on August 8 in Minneapolis, reactions to several of its decisions on sexuality issues continue to ripple through the church and across the Internet. Bishops and...

September 4, 2003

At its August 26-September 2 meeting in Geneva, the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches sifted through a range of international issues, elected a new general secretary, tightened its belt a few more notches, and continued...

August 29, 2003

The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has elected its first African to serve as general secretary of the 342-member ecumenical fellowship. The Rev. Sam Kobia of the Methodist Church in Kenya has extensive experience...

August 24, 2003

In letters to the other 37 primates of the Anglican Communion and to the clergy of the Episcopal Church USA, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold offered his perspectives on some of the controversial actions of the Minneapolis General...

July 3, 2003

(ENS) As both Israelis and Palestinians take the first faltering steps to implement the international peace effort known as "the road map," Mideast church leaders are expressing cautious optimism that, with strong U.S. support,...

July 2, 2003

In a July 6 letter to Bishop Richard Harries of Oxford, Canon Jeffrey John withdrew his name for appointment as a suffragan bishop in Reading--an appointment that had stirred widespread controversy in England and many parts of the...

June 30, 2003

A CROWD ESTIMATED at 800,000 flowed like a human river to the site of the martyrdom. Thousands took their places on the surrounding hillsides as Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and leaders of the Anglican Church in Uganda prepared to...

June 24, 2003

A delegation of 28 peace pilgrims from the Diocese of Massachusetts, led by Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, spent 10 days in the Middle East meeting with both Israelis and Palestinians and assessing the prospects for peace. Despite the violence and...

June 24, 2003

A three-day consultation on the Korean crisis ended with urgent calls for fresh talks with North Koreans in an effort to find a peaceful solution to one of the world's most dangerous confrontations. 'It is our conviction that...

June 23, 2003

Uganda, called by Winston Churchill the 'pearl of Africa,' is more often regarded as a blood-soaked pearl these days. A brutal civil war in the north has displaced hundreds of thousands, deepened the grinding poverty and the HIV/AIDS...

June 17, 2003

'In the midst of devastating situations of poverty, HIV/AIDS with all its attendant consequences, armed conflict and the abduction of children, this heroic church remains faithful and perseveres,' said Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold in...

June 9, 2003

In proclaiming June 20 as World Refugee Day, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Rudd Lubbers is urging faith-based agencies--as well as human rights organizations--to acknowledge the ongoing crisis of refugees and lift up the...

June 8, 2003

Reaction to the June 7 election of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest who is living in a committed relationship, as the ninth bishop of New Hampshire has ranged from joy to outrage. Yet all parties have one thing in common--...

June 4, 2003

As Americans celebrate the military victory in Iraq, a group of about 80 interfaith religious leaders--most of whom opposed military action in Iraq--gathered in Chicago April 30 to consider the humanitarian, spiritual and civil...

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