We ask religion leaders what they hope for during President Barack Obama’s next term, including former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who says, “If we can make sure that Israel has a proper nation with safe borders and at the same time allow the Palestinians to have their own state…then many of the world’s problems in terms of interfaith dialogue will be resolved.” More
After decades of debate and division, the US Episcopal Church this week said overwhelmingly that gays and lesbians are eligible to become bishops or serve in any other ordained ministry of the church.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview at the Lambeth Conference with Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
Read more of Kim Lawton's April 22, 2008 interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire and author of IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: SWEPT TO THE CENTER BY GOD (Seabury Books)
Next month marks five years since the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire elected that denomination's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, a move that has brought the U.S. Episcopal Church and the entire worldwide Anglican Communion to the brink of schism.
The consecration of Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson caused international debate over the role of gays in the church. Some Episcopalians are celebrating what they see as the church's openness and diversity, while others are lamenting what they believe is departure from Christian teaching. We visit one parish that is wrestling vigorously over what to think and how to respond.