Politicians, religious leaders and environmentalists are buzzing about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, in which he addresses the “ecological crisis” and anthropogenic climate change.
Turkey may seem like an odd choice as peacemaker for Iran and the West. On a number of issues, the nation’s position is contrary to either side; it disagrees with Iran on the issues of Syria and Hezbollah and disagrees with the U.S. on Iran’s right to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
“Yet it still holds a place of being the most trusted partner to be able to broker a new way forward,” said the Right Rev. John Chane.
As a young man, the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton was so fed up with religion that he thought the world might be safer without it.
Sutton has since regained faith in the church, but he is aware that many young people never do. Sutton, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, will explain in today’s 2 p.m Interfaith Lecture in the Hall of Philosophy how he plans to bring those young people back and why they chose to leave in the first place.