Episcopal News Service

Marriage study task force begins work by sharing experiences

[Episcopal News Service] The 12 Episcopalians given the task of exploring the “biblical, theological, historical, liturgical and canonical dimensions of marriage” and marriage’s “changing societal and cultural norms and legal structures” began their first face-to-face meeting July 29 by each talking in depth about their own experiences of marriage, divorce, singleness and lifelong committed relationships.

RIP: Preeminent sociologist Robert Bellah

ens_080213_robertBellah[Episcopal News Service] Robert Bellah, a sociologist and author who taught at the University of California-Berkeley, died July 31 of complications related to heart surgery. He was 86.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem as fresh talks start

[Anglican Communion News Service] Fresh talks aimed at reaching a permanent peace agreement in the Holy Land have begun under the sponsorship of the United States government. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened talks in Washington, D.C., this week between Dr. Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Authority and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. Those talks paved the way for an agreement on talks on a permanent agreement.

Muslims and Christians unite for a new Egypt

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa invited Muslim leaders and politicians, along with Christian leaders from different denominations, for an Iftar or a break of the fast of Ramadan, at All Saints Cathedral Hall.

More than 130 people attended the Iftar including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, the Deputy of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, and the ambassadors of the U.K., Holland, Australia, Ireland and Switzerland.


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