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James L. McCullough

Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral

Enthusiastic Episcopalians Install Their New Leader

November 5, 2015

A declining church sees a light at the end of the tunnel in its new leader, but problems persist.

Foley Beach Asbury

Anglican Archbishop: Share Your Faith with Urgency

October 29, 2015

“The brokenness around us in our world is so great,” Archbishop Foley Beach told students at Asbury Theological Seminary. “People are suffering, wounded, miserable, self-medicating and desperate for answers. “


Episcopal Losses Accelerate

October 22, 2015

Biblical, faithful Anglicans are witnessing encouraging progress on the global, provincial and local levels. Jeff Walton outlines three recent developments.

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham

Canterbury Calls “Make or Break” Summit of Anglican Leaders

September 16, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited the top bishops (primates) of the Anglican Communion to a January gathering intended to head off potential schism in the third largest branch of global Christianity.

Planned Parenthood Protest

Nationwide Protest Against Planned Parenthood Draws Tens of Thousands

August 24, 2015

IRD staff join with over 850 people in Falls Church, Virginia in order to draw attention to the unfolding scandal of Planned Parenthood selling the organs of aborted children.


National Cathedral Dean Exits Amid Struggles

August 20, 2015

During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.


Dean of National Cathedral to Step Down

August 18, 2015

Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes

Susan Russell megaphone

Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

July 30, 2015

A group of UCC, Episcopal and Unitarian clergy do not mention abortion, instead portraying Planned Parenthood as an indispensable provider of “high-quality care” that “does the best of what religious traditions do.”

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Mark Tooley in First Things: National Cathedral & Confederate Windows

July 10, 2015

(This piece originally appeared at First Things) The Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which is an Episcopal Church institution but serves as a place for national religious pageantry, wants to remove…

Rainbow Church

Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Gay Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015

LGBT-affirming churches are openly celebrating the gay marriage decision as a gift from God. What impact will this have on faithful churches in a post-Obergefell v. Hodges world?