Subject Index to Feature Articles
Washington Feature: Frank Griswold Begins a Long Conversation: The Episcopal Church's New Presiding Bishop Explores the Meaning of Leadership. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. As Bishop Frank Griswold began the preparations for his investiture, he was asked by the press: Where do you expect to lead the church? The new head of the Episcopal Church, though, is struggling with a more difficult question: What does it mean to be the presiding bishop? (February 1998)
Remarks at the Presiding Bishop's Press Conference. By the Most Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold, III
Sermon at the Service of Investiture of the XXVth Presiding Bishop. By the Most Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold, III [Anglican Communion News Service]
Washington Feature: How I Spent My Summer Vacation: A Zoroastrian Looks Back on His Priesthood Training. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. When Firoze Rao was a fifteen-year-old living in India, his parents asked him an important question: Did he want to go to the United Kingdom for the summer? or did he want to go to the fire temple and become a priest? (January 1998)
Greenbelt Feature: The Last Baccaulareate Service? Roosevelt High School Seeks to Revive a Dying Tradition. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. School graduation prayers have been the center of controversy for many years – but what does American law say about baccalaureate services? This year's service at Roosevelt High School shows the difficulties of interfaith worship in a school setting, as well as the reasons why Greenbelt's clergy and students continue this precarious tradition. (July 31, 1997; August 23, 1997)
Some Thoughts on How the Tradition Might Continue. By Charles C. Haynes.
World Feature: The Second Reformation: North American Cell Churches Join New Worldwide Network. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. The missionaries are arriving, and they are eager to convert the natives to their tradition. Their tradition, though, is the cell church, and their mission field is North America. (February 1998)
Washington Feature: Christianity with an Attitude: Local United Methodists Prepare for Bold Action. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. "Holy Boldness" was the theme of this year's annual meeting of the United Methodist Church's Baltimore-Washington Conference. (July 31, 1997)
Washington Feature: The Mystery and the Promise: Promise Keepers Holds a Sacred Assembly on the Mall. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. The popular Christian ministry for men arrives in D.C. amidst controversy over its teachings on marriage – but what does Promise Keepers mean to the men and women who support it? (October 4, 1997)
Greenbelt Feature: Easter in Greenbelt. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. A somewhat belated look at how eight local churches celebrated Holy Week and Easter 1996. (June 1, 1997)
World: A House Divided: Gay and Ex-Gay Anglicans React to Resolutions on Homosexuality. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Last summer, the Episcopal Church nearly approved a resolution that would have have allowed the denomination to develop blessings for same-sex unions. This summer's Anglican discussion on homosexuality was very different. (September 1998)
World Feature: Pro-Gay and Ex-Gay – Is There Room for Dialogue? By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. For nearly three decades, the pro-gay and ex-gay ministries have competed for the souls of gay men and women, each movement convinced that the other is tragically mistaken in its views on homosexuality. Now a small number of people on both sides of the issue are striving to find common ground. (December 1997)
Emerging Common Ground. By the Right Rev. Terence Finlay et al. [Diocese of Toronto]
Washington Feature: "Our Exodus was Actually a Rebirth": D.C.'s Gay Catholics Celebrate Their Silver Anniversary. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Ten years ago, Dignity/Washington was evicted from a Georgetown University chapel. It was a lucky day for Washington's gay Catholics. (September 25, 1997)
Homily on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Dignity/Washington. By Blake Velde.
U.S. Feature: The Quiet Revolution: How a Heresy Trial Has Rocked the Episcopal Church. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Last year, an Episcopal bishop was tried for heresy after he ordained a practicing homosexual. Recent events show that Episcopalians continue to be deeply divided over gay issues. (June 1, 1997)
Washington Feature: The "Right Way" Meets Other Ways: The Ecumenical Patriarch Begins an Interfaith Tour of the U.S. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. For only the second time in history, the Orthodox Church's Ecumenical Patriarch is visiting the United States. His tour includes a strong outreach to other faiths – but obstacles remain. (November 1997)
World Feature: Anglicans Online Goes Offline – For a Little While: Editor Tod Maffin Reflects on the Growth of His Popular Web Site. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Three years ago, there were four Anglican sites on the Web. The fifth site changed all that. (September 18, 1997)
Washington Feature: Prayers, Tears, and Cameras: Washington Mourns Princess Diana While the Press Watches. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. As Princess Diana's brother continued to denounce the news media's scrutiny of his sister, Washington National Cathedral prepared a press-friendly memorial service for Diana. (September 9, 1997)
U.S. Feature: Converting the Ethiopian: Black Catholics Meet in Baltimore to Discuss Evangelization. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Evanglization was the theme of the eighth National Black Catholic Congress – no small matter in a church that is perceived as a "white" denomination. (August 31, 1997)
Washington Feature: A Merry Meet in D.C.: America's Pagans Gather in the Nation's Capital. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Photographs by John Wallin. One month after Promise Keepers assembled on the Mall, Pagans from around the nation meet in Washington as a symbol of their freedom to worship. (November 1997; December 1997)
Blessing on Samhain at the Jefferson Memorial. By Isaac Bonewits.
Letters: Pagans in the Military
World: "Not an Oxymoron": Christian Pedophiles Form Online Support Groups. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Those who share their faith believe they can't be Christian. Those who share their sexual desires believe they shouldn't be Christian. But Christian adults who are attracted to minors are seeking new ways to support each other in their struggles with faith and sexuality. (December 1998)
Letters to the Editor: Christian Pedophiles (March 1999)
U.S. Feature: Summer Conventions '97. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. Reports from American denominations that are holding national meetings this summer. (July 31, 1997; September 14, 1997)
Presbyterian Moderator's Cross is Symbolic Church History. By Nancy Rodman.
Quit Complaining, Disabled Preacher Tells Southern Baptists. By Daniel Walker Guido.
Washington Feature: Visions, Not Arguments: Canada's Anglican Primate Seeks Unity and Inclusiveness. By Heather Elizabeth Peterson. "Our assurance and God's plan may not always be on the same track," Archbishop Michael G. Peers told an Episcopal congregation during a recent visit to Washington. In an interview with Greenbelt Interfaith News, the head of the Anglican Church of Canada speaks about better ways for the world's Anglicans to achieve unity and inclusiveness. (July 31, 1997)
See also The Quiet Revolution: How a Heresy Trial Has Rocked the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold Begins a Long Conversation: The Episcopal Church's New Presiding Bishop Explores the Meaning of Leadership, A House Divided: Gay and Ex-Gay Episcopalians React to Resolutions on Homosexuality
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