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[ELD] Religious leaders applaud Obama's Middle East peace efforts
"Matthew Davies" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sun, 31 May 2009 06:31:08 -0400
>Episcopal Life Daily
>May 22, 2009
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>Today's Episcopal Life Daily includes:
* TOP STORY - Religious leaders applaud Obama's Middle East peace efforts
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - LOUISIANA: Bishop Jenkins calls for better case
management for Hurricane Katrina's most vulnerable victims
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - MARYLAND: Presiding Bishop celebrates Ascension
Day, Towson church's anniversary
* MISSION - Search for Filipino activist continues
* PEOPLE - Donn Morgan to resign as CDSP dean and president in June 2010
* PEOPLE - CDSP awards three honorary degrees
* ARTS - Pride in a Gem: Detective series shines positive light on Botswana
* DAYBOOK - May 25, 2009: Today in Scripture, Prayer, History
* CATALYST - A Companion to Bede - A Reader's Commentary on The
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Religious leaders applaud Obama's Middle East peace efforts
Jerusalem bishop joins high-level peace conference in Atlanta
>By Matthew Davies
[Episcopal News Service] President Barack Obama's efforts towards a
two-state solution in Israel/Palestine and lasting peace in the Middle
East continue to be a source of optimism for the global religious
In a May 17 letter to the White House, Presiding Bishop Katharine
Jefferts Schori joined Jewish, Muslim and other Christian leaders
representing the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for
Peace in the Middle East (NILI) in commending Obama's decision to make
Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace "a high priority from the start of his
The letter was sent in anticipation of several key meetings between
Obama and Arab and Israeli leaders and on the eve of a White House
summit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Obama on May 28.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_107933_ENG_HTM.htm
More Top Stories: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/elife
LOUISIANA: Bishop Jenkins calls for better case management for
Hurricane Katrina's most vulnerable victims
>By Lucy Chumbley
(Episcopal News Service, Washington, D.C.) - During a May 22 testimony
on Capitol Hill, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana Charles E. Jenkins
urged state and government agencies to employ better case management
strategies to solve lingering post-Hurricane Katrina housing problems
Jenkins was part of a four-person panel addressing the Economic
Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management subcommittee of
the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure, which is chaired by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_107952_ENG_HTM.htm
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MARYLAND: Presiding Bishop celebrates Ascension Day, Towson church's
>By Sharon Tillman
[Episcopal News Service] Feet were the common theme of Presiding
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's Ascension Day sermon, May 21, at
Trinity Church Towson, Maryland.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_107947_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm
>Search for Filipino activist continues
>By Lynette Wilson
[Episcopal News Service] Eight months after the enforced disappearance
of indigenous rights activist and founding member of the Cordillera
Peoples Alliance (CPA) James M. Balao in the Cordillera region of the
Philippines, his colleagues brought Balao's case to the United
"We need to keep the fire burning in the search for James," said
Windel Bolinget, secretary general of the CPA, a federation of
grassroots organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of
indigenous peoples' rights, during a staff briefing May 21 at the
Episcopal Church Center in New York.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81799_107949_ENG_HTM.htm
More Mission: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81799_ENG_HTM.htm
Donn Morgan to resign as CDSP dean and president in June 2010
[CDSP] At a meeting of the board of trustees of the Church Divinity
School of the Pacific (CDSP) on May 21, Donn Morgan confirmed that he
would not seek another term as president and dean of the Episcopal
Church-affiliated seminary when his present contract is finished at
the end of June 2010. At that time he will return to full-time
teaching as professor of Old Testament.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_107935_ENG_HTM.htm
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>CDSP awards three honorary degrees
[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Church Divinity School of the
Pacific (CDSP) awarded honorary degrees to three distinguished
individuals at the Episcopal Church-affiliated seminary's 115th
commencement and Eucharist May 22.
Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe Bishop Sebastian Bakare received the
degree of Doctor of Divinity and Ruth Bakare, his wife, received the
Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Nigel Renton, for his ministries among the CDSP community and the
larger Episcopal Church, also received the degree of Doctor of Humane
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_107931_ENG_HTM.htm
More People: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81831_ENG_HTM.htm
>Pride in a Gem
Detective series shines positive light on Botswana
[Episcopal Life] The HBO miniseries The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
has been a boon toward helping the people of Botswana launch a
fledging film industry in that southern Africa country, the Anglican
bishop of Botswana says.
The series, based on Alexander McCall Smith's book of the same title
and nine subsequent novels, is being shown Sunday nights on HBO. All
episodes are available on HBO on Demand.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81827_107941_ENG_HTM.htm
More Arts: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81827_ENG_HTM.htm
On May 25, 2009, the church calendar remembers Bede the Venerable,
priest, and monk of Jarrow (672/673-735).
* Today in Scripture: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm
* Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
* Today in History: On May 25, 1805, William Paley, English divine,
Christian apologist, utilitarian, and philosopher, died. Paley is best
remembered for his watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence
of God in his book Natural Theology.
"A Companion to Bede - A Reader's Commentary on The Ecclesiastical
History of the English People" from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., by
J. Robert Wright, 152 pages, hardcover, c. 2008, $25
[Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.] The Venerable Bede's history of the
Christian church in England, written in the early eighth century,
still stands as a significant literary work. Translated from Latin
into various other languages, Bede's fascinating history has long been
Thirteen centuries later, this thorough and reliable guide by J.
Robert Wright enables today's readers to follow the major English
translations of Bede's work and to understand exactly what Bede was
saying, what he meant, and why his words and account remain so
important. Wright's Companion to Bede provides the answers to most
questions that careful, intelligent readers of Bede are apt to ask.
Despite the countless numbers of books and articles about Bede, there
is no other comprehensive companion to his text that can be read in
tandem with the medieval author himself.
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