The National Council of Churches has appointed its deputy general secretary to serve as the organization’s acting general secretary. ClareChapman, who has handled finance and administration for the New York–based ecumenical organization, will serve until a successor for Bob Edgar is chosen.
Driving west from New Orleans along the water’s edge toward Mobile, Alabama, one sees that the boulevard stretching along the Mississippi coastline now has flora and fauna, but piers are ruined and homes are missing.
ClarencePope, 76, the Episcopal bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, from 1986 to 1995, has rejoined the Roman Catholic Church, becoming the second bishop this year to switch from Episcopalian to Catholic. Pope became Catholic upon his retirement 12 years ago, but he returned to the Episcopal Church later that year because he was reluctant to give up his episcopacy. Last March, Daniel W.
When Bob Edgar announced that he was stepping down as head of the National Council of Churches, someone suggested that he might apply for the soon-to-be-vacant pulpit across the street at the historic Riverside Church. Or perhaps a better fit might be yet another nearby position on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—the soon-to-be-vacant presidency at Union Theological Seminary, where Joseph C.
Against the backdrop of celebrations to mark the countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government has angered religious- freedom activists by attempting to assert greater influence over the choice of a successor to the Dalai Lama.