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January 17, 2012

[Religion News Service] It’s time for religion to lose its special treatment in the Constitution and in tax codes.

Not because religion has ceased to matter, but because it matters more than ever in our increasingly unethical society, and the special treatment ends up hurting both...

January 16, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] Last week, a clergy friend of mine introduced me to a video in which Baptist minister Gordon Atkinson undertook a communion bread taste test.  One by one, he slid expensive wafers and cheap wafers, gluten-free and wheat...

January 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] One of the things I love about traveling is how being in a different place can trigger epiphanies that startle and challenge me. On a recent trip to New Zealand, for example, I was surprised to meet John the Baptist, who appeared to me in the form of a tattooed Maori...

January 3, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] January brings an annual event, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25).  Across the country you will find ecumenical services in various houses of Christian worship, all with the intent to bring about Jesus’ prayer for us to his Father, “…that they may be...

January 3, 2012

January brings an annual event, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25).  Across the country you will find ecumenical services in various houses of Christian worship, all with the intent to bring about Jesus’ prayer for us to his Father, “…that they may be one as we are one.” (John...

December 15, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] What we want for Christmas is often very different from what we get for Christmas. It’s been that way from the very first. The chosen people wanted a powerful Messiah who would smite their enemies. Instead they got a helpless newborn who when grown would tell them to...

December 15, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Occupy Baltimore encampment was dismantled recently. Police in riot gear evicted 40 or so protesters. There were no arrests. It was a peaceful end to a mostly peaceful demonstration. What the Occupy protests are about has confused some, but TIME magazine seems to...

December 13, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] A bank recently foreclosed on yet another house in our neighborhood. The family of four had struggled to hang on financially for years, to no avail. One day they came home, and the locks had been changed. The wife was despondent, while the husband was enraged. That very...

December 6, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] Hotel 64 on Gordon Road features a nice breakfast spread. On a recent morning, I sat next to Professor Jesse Mugambi, a theologian from Kenya, who has a slightly unnerving tendency to keep a smile on his face while speaking of things that are no laughing matter.

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December 6, 2011

[Religion News Service] Now that the financial industry and major corporations have successfully lobbied Congress to make more people poor and to keep them that way, they are discovering the downside of unbridled greed: people are too broke to buy their products.

Heavy discounts were...

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