The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, recently gave a speech on economics at Trinity Episcopal Church on Wall Street. He denounced materialism, but one of his respondents, Susan Lee, a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal editor, warned against clergy who ignore the moral need for wealth creation. “Perhaps the biggest gap comes […]
“Haiti has received billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last 50 years, and yet it remains the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere….Why? Because Haiti’s culture is powerfully influenced by its religion, voodoo,” writes Lawrence Harrison in “Haiti and the Voodoo Curse,” in the WSJ. Read more here.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and 11 ELCA officials are on a Feb 3-17 junket to Europe. Landing first in London, Hanson spent an hour with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who then spoke “briefly” with the others. After their photo-op with the ABC, the ELCAers are hopping over to Istanbul, Rome, and Geneva. […]