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Institute on Religion in an Age of Science Conference/Call for Papers and Panels

Naturalism—as Religion, within Religions, or without Religion?
IRAS, the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, will have its 66th conference June 27 – July 4, 2020, at Star Island, NH

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Lancaster Theological Seminary Names Dr. Vanessa Lovelace Dean & VP for Academic Affairs

The Board of Trustees of Lancaster Theological Seminary voted unanimously to appoint the Reverend Vanessa Lovelace, PhD, to be Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Seminary, effective July 1, 2019.

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Uesi becomes first ordained Tongan Disciples pastor

The first Timothy from the first Tongan-American Disciples church has become the first ordained pastor of Tongan heritage in the Disciples. This summer, Rev. Tevita Uesi celebrated his ordination in his home church in Utah.

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“Flash Choirs” of Carolers Encouraged to Combat Destructive Chaos

Robert O’Sullivan, a retired high school English teacher and pastor, has called for “flash choirs” of Christmas carolers to assemble frequently at the White House and throughout the land, using carol verses old and new to combat destructive chaos and remind people that Christians should work for peace, justice, care of the earth, equality and love, especially as it applies to the most vulnerable.

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A GLOBAL INTERFAITH COALITION CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE AND ADMINISTRATION OF AID IN YEMEN

Yemen is a nation in crisis. The impoverished country is facing a humanitarian crisis of mammoth proportions, including a devastating famine, in an ongoing civil war that is exacerbated by a scourge of religious violence. There is no time to spare in working to assist more than 3 million Yemenis that are displaced within the country, and over 280,000 who have sought refuge in other countries.

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Phillips Theological Seminary Seeks Next President

  The Trustees of Phillips Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seek a visionary leader to serve as the school’s president. As the …

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Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality Announces “A Call to Transform” $1 Million Fundraising Campaign

Boulder, Colorado, June 25, 2018—The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality has launched its $1 million fundraising campaign “A Call to Transform” designed to support the Institute’s future with investments in student access and scholarships, faculty, enhanced public awareness, …

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Jeff Sessions’ Outrageous Bible Interpretation

Dear Readers: The recent statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, defending the horrific separation of children from refugee parents on the basis of his tortured reading of Romans chapter 13, as well as Donald Trump’s recent statement …

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Over 100 Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON — This weekend, more than 100 congregations across 31 states and the District of Columbia are participating in the National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice ahead of oral arguments in Masterpiece vs. Colorado Civil Rights …

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Journey of the Universe and Thomas Berry online courses now available in Chinese

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the Journey of the Universe courses and the Thomas Berry course are being launched today, October 2nd, in Chinese through Yale/Coursera. This is an auspicious time as October …

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Lambda Legal Blasts Trump and the DOJ Over Plans to Undermine and Sabotage Affirmative Action Policies, Dismantling Civil Rights Progress and Targeting of People of Color

  DOJ’s Plans to Continue Unraveling Civil Rights Progress Comes Just A Week After Trump Levies Series of Attacks on LGBT People Washington, DC – Today, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven blasted the Trump administration and …

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United Methodist LGBTQI clergy to be present at Judicial Council hearings

Clergy and their supporters attend Judicial Council hearings impacting their ministry, observe liturgical acts of witness

  Members of the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus (UMQCC) will be present in Newark, NJ, as the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church (UMC) hears several cases concerning the ordination and ministry of lesbian, gay, …

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United Methodist Queer Clergy Release Easter Letter to Church

    Nearly 150 United Methodist LGBTQI Clergy and Candidates Release Letter Week Before Key Judicial Council Decisions April 17, 2017—This morning, 147 LGBTQI clergy and clergy candidates in The United Methodist Church (UMC) released an Easter …

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To all those who desire to unite as Unitarian Christians

  It is with great humility, but also with great excitement and hope, that we announce the establishment of the UNITARIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA (UCCA). Our new web site is found at: Unitarian Christian Church of …

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CalledOUT Response on Judicial Council Rulings

  In a week where United Methodist LGBTQI persons have been tokenized through the announcement of the Council of Bishops’ Special Commission on “A Way Forward,” we are not surprised, but are nonetheless harmed once again by …

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United Methodist Queer Clergy Respond to Naming of Special Commission

We speak as a collective voice with the authority of those who are called and claimed by a God whose love knows no bounds; as those whose Commissioning and Ordination have been affirmed by the Church: we …

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“LGBTQI Clergy Call UM “Way Forward” Commission Backward”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rev. Alex da Silva Souto, alex.souto@nyac-umc.com, 415-706-5397 “LGBTQI Clergy Call UM “Way Forward” Commission Backward” October 26, 2016—On Monday, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church announced the membership of the …

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