[ENS] INDIANAPOLIS: Daughter of Muslim cleric ordained an Episcopal deacon / NEW YORK: Bishop AndrewFrom <email@example.com>
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:21:13 -0400
>Episcopal News Service >October 28, 2010 Episcopal News Service is available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ens. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/episcopal_news >Today's Episcopal News Service includes: * DIOCESAN DIGEST - INDIANAPOLIS: Daughter of Muslim cleric ordained an Episcopal deacon * DIOCESAN DIGEST - NEW YORK: Bishop Andrew Smith appointed assistant bishop * WORLD REPORT - ENGLAND: Church groups campaign against Anglican Covenant * OPINION - Episcopal campus ministries offer grace, acceptance to LGBTQ students * DAYBOOK - October 29: Today in Scripture, Prayer, History * EPISCOPAL BOOKS & RESOURCES PICK - "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam" >_____________________ >DIOCESAN DIGEST INDIANAPOLIS: Daughter of Muslim cleric ordained an Episcopal deacon >By Pat McCaughan [Episcopal News Service] A strong passion to help others guided the Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus, daughter of a Muslim imam, to her recent ordination as a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_125467_ENG_HTM.htm >- - - - -. NEW YORK: Bishop Andrew Smith appointed assistant bishop >By ENS staff [Episcopal News Service] New York Bishop Mark S. Sisk announced Oct. 28 the appointment of retired Connecticut Bishop Andrew "Drew" Smith as assistant bishop effective Nov. 1. Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_125459_ENG_HTM.htm More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm >_____________________ >WORLD REPORT ENGLAND: Church groups campaign against Anglican Covenant >By Matthew Davies [Episcopal News Service] Two progressive Anglican groups, Inclusive Church and Modern Church, have joined together to campaign against the proposed Anglican Covenant, which they say is "an attempt by some leaders of the Anglican Communion to subordinate national churches to a centralized international authority, with power to forbid developments when another province objects." Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_125456_ENG_HTM.htm More World news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_ENG_HTM.htm >_____________________ >OPINION Episcopal campus ministries offer grace, acceptance to LGBTQ students >By Brede Eschliman [Episcopal News Service] Many feel disgust at the bullying of teenagers perceived to be different, and many mourn the loss of young people who have ended their own lives as a result. Sympathetic individuals are trying to reach out to these young people, to assure them that things will get better. On some college campuses, Episcopal ministries are already making things better. Campus ministries that boldly affirm transgender, gay, straight, bisexual, and lesbian students improve lives and uplift spirits. Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_125446_ENG_HTM.htm More Opinion: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_ENG_HTM.htm >_____________________ >DAYBOOK On October 29, 2010, the church remembers James Hannington, bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and his companions, martyrs. * Today in Scripture: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acp/index.cfm * Today in History: On October 29, 1704, John Locke, English philosopher, died in Essex, England. >_____________________ >EPISCOPAL BOOKS & RESOURCES PICK "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam" by Eliza Griswold, hardcover, 336 pages, August 2010, $27.00 [Farrar, Straus and Giroux] A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds The tenth parallel -- the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator -- is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty percent of the world's 2 billion Christians. Here, in the buzzing megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is where the two religions meet; their encounter is shaping the future of each faith, and of whole societies as well. An award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years traveling between the equator and the tenth parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The stories she tells in The Tenth Parallel show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one's sense of God is shaped by one's place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic. An urgent examination of the relationship between faith and worldly power, The Tenth Parallel is an essential work about the conflicts over religion, nationhood and natural resources that will remake the world in the years to come. To order, please visit Episcopal Books and Resources online at http://www.episcopalbookstore.org, call 800-903-5544, or visit your local Episcopal bookstore.