Tag Archives: Leaders & Institutions

Bhikkhuni Day 2

Sept. 29 marked the 2nd Annual International Bikkhuni Day. Nuns from the Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, were recognized at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.

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Bhikkhuni Day

Sept. 29 marked the 2nd Annual International Bikkhuni Day. Nuns from the Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, were recognized at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane

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Scholar says language of Christianity widely misused, misunderstood

Marcus Borg, one of the nation’s leading biblical and Jesus scholars, said in a talk in Sylvania, Ohio Sept. 21 that the message of Christianity is increasingly misunderstood because core words are misused.
Salvation, for example, is commonly used today to describe going to heaven. In the Old Testament, salvation was never about the afterlife but about being rescued from death or from enemies.

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Seventh-day Adventists facing pressure on allowing female clergy

Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving faster than the worldwide church’s study of the issue.

The Pacific Union Conference, which includes California and four other Western states, voted 79 percent to 21 percent at a special session on Aug. 19 to “approve ordinations to the gospel ministry without regard to gender.”

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