A White New Orleans?

This May Be From Katrina Today, Congress has the opportunity to help thousands of New Orleans residents come back home.  The Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007 would re-open desperately needed public housing units and make sure there is no loss of affordable public housing in New Orleans. The bill quickly passed the…
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George is Cool

When the Saints Go Marching Out: Redefining St George for a New Era Paper by Ekklesia Staff Writers Abstract This paper proposes that the figure of St George should be reclaimed according to his true, hidden story – as a dissenter against the abuse of power, a contrast to religious crusades, a global figure we…
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Ineffable & Unspeakable

An Optimism Too Far for Palestine-Israel? By Timothy Seidel in Ekklesia 12 Apr 2007 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently travelled through the Middle East, making visits with Israelis and Palestinians, bringing with her, many have speculated, little more than another round of optimism. This familiar aura of hard-to-pin-down optimism was also found…
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One Beggar to Another

St. Saviour’s is Beautiful People A Sermon by George Swanson Second Sunday of Easter, 2007 Jesus said to Thomas, “Happy are those who have not seen me.” In the name of Jesus, our dead and risen Saviour. Chilton Knudsen, the Bishop of Maine, visited St. Saviour’s this winter. At a meeting before the service she…
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Alleluia is our Battle Cry

Archbishop of Wales: Easter Fights Racism, Militarism, Nationalism, Sexism and Poverty By Ekklesia staff writers 8 Apr 2007 To believe in the resurrection of Jesus is to be incorporated in a spiritual and political struggle for life against death, empowered by God’s love rather than by the forces of oppression and division, says the Anglican…
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Homophobic Bill

Progress Halted on Same-Sex Bill in Nigeria By Ekklesia Staff Writers 30 Mar 2007 The progress of a bill in Nigeria that that would impose brutal penalties on shows of affection between lesbian and gay people has been halted in the face of national elections in the country. It has been suggested that the Same…
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Day Care

Day Care Debate Misses the Point By Ruth Conniff March 28, 2007 From the headlines about the latest day care study you’d think something big had happened. For the report click here; The Fox News story was typical: “Study Links Child Care and Bad Behavior”. Click here for Fox story:  Local television news ran teasers…
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Casandra May Be Right

What’s Going to Happen As we Start Running out of Cheap Gas to Guzzle? By JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER Thanks to Dick Atlee A few weeks ago, the price of oil ratcheted above fifty-five dollars a barrel, which is about twenty dollars a barrel more than a year ago. The next day, the oil story was…
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Reparations?

From Apology…to Moral Action on Slavery By Pearl Duncan on Ekklesia 28 Mar 2007 Duncan lives in New York is Author of the book-in-progress, “DNA Birthright Says Nobles, Slaves, Rebels & Roots.” You can visit her website at: http://www.pearlduncan.com/ My ancestors had a folk saying, “One hand don’t clap.” In that respect, words without actions…
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It Might Help

Email the Most Rev. Peter Akinola Ask Him to Stop Persecuting Gays See the Ekklesia Article Below His web site gives the following email address: The Rev. Canon Akintunde A. Popoola 24 Douala Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, Nigeria. Tel:+234 9 5236950, 5230987, 5230989 Fax: +234 9 5231527 E-mail: communicator1@anglican-nig.org Tell us what you think…
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Light Your Blowtorch

NO! Katrina’s Dream is NOT a Democratic Site. Both Parties are Nightmares H O W E V E R If you would like to put a blowtorch to gutless Democratic Representatives and Senators (who speak against the stupid war and still keep it going) — check out: http://capwiz.com Their home page is at: http://pdamerica.org/index.php

Angels Hold Their Breath

Archbishop Says He is Ready to be Shot Whilst Resisting Mugabe By Ekklesia Staff Writers 22 Mar 2007 Pius Ncube A Roman Catholic Archbishop has said he is ready to face bullets in anti-government street protests in President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Pius Ncube, archbishop of the southern Bulawayo diocese who has called for a nonviolent…
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Bishop Katharine, Copy the Brits

Reforming Bishop to Head up Prison Monitoring Group By Ekklesia Staff Writers 21 Mar 2007 A network of prison monitoring groups is to be headed up by the Bishop of Worcester when he leaves his current post. Dr Peter Selby’s move will take place when he retires in September after 10 years in charge of…
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$lavery Today

Slavery not yet Abolished, Say Archbishops By Ekklesia Staff Writers 17 Mar 2007 Forsaking the formalities of officialdom in their attempt to reach a new audience, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have gone online to talk about the nature of the slave trade in readiness for the Walk of Witness to take place in…
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Flowers of Evil

Most Mother’s Day Flowers Will come from Exploited Workers says Report By Ekklesia Staff Writers 15 Mar 2007 Flowers handed to mothers this Sunday will come from workers in developing countries who have risked their health for unsafe, insecure jobs supplying UK supermarkets, a new report suggests. ‘Growing Pains’ by anti-poverty charity War on Want…
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Our Armed Forces

New Report Estimates 65,000 Lesbian and Gay Americans Serving in Armed Forces WASHINGTON, DC A new report from the Urban Institute estimates that, by even conservative counts, 65,000 lesbian and gay Americans are serving in the United States Armed Forces, on active duty, in the reserves and the National Guard. The report, Gay Men and…
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Girls’ Empowerment

Anglican Women’s Empowerment Confronts Plight of the Girl Child More than 80 Anglican delegates gather for United Nations Commission on the Status of Women By Nan Cobbey Monday, February 26, 2007 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joins 11 teenage girls, aged 13 to 18, at Trinity Church, Wall Street, on February 24 for Girls Claiming…
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Primates Feb 18

In Zanzibar, Anglican Primates Join in Repentance at Former Slave Market See realities of suffering, Archbishop of Canterbury says in sermon Episcopal News Service article February 18, 2007By Bob Williams [ENS, Zanzibar] A slave market whipping post once stood where the high altar now rises inside Zanzibar’s 127-year-old Christ Church Cathedral. Here the Archbishop of…
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