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2010-05-17 06:45:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- International television star Bear Grylls, who has braved some of the toughest terrains known to man, recently revealed to Relevant magazine that his biggest challenge wasn't climbing Mount Everest or putting his survival skills to the test on Man Vs. Wild ... but tackling life's most difficult questions. "It's been a wiggly, messy journey that is continuing," Grylls shared in the May/June 2010 cover story. He added that the Alpha course has helped...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Followers of the Discovery Channel reality program "Man vs. Wild" are used to seeing the show's star, Bear Grylls, taking on the elements in some of the toughest places on earth. This fall, fans will have a rare opportunity to see Grylls in person when he travels to Central Florida to take on some of the toughest questions life has to offer. Grylls will be a featured presenter at The 2009 National Alpha Conference, October 20-21, at Northland, A Church...

2009-03-29 17:24:13

Archbishop of Canterbury Roman Williams, the Church of England's top bishop, says Christian programming is getting the short end of the stick on the BCC. The Sunday Telegraph reported Williams complained to BBC Director General Mark Thompson about a decline in the time allocated to religious programs being offered by the British TV and radio broadcaster. Other Church of England officials have contended Christian program is also taking a back seat to other religions when it comes to BBC...

2008-07-08 09:00:18

By Jerome Taylor The Church of England was thrown into disarray last night after its ruling body, the General Synod, rejected a series of amendments by traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women bishops. These included a proposal to create so-called "superbishops" that would have allowed clergy who object to the idea of female bishops to opt out of being administered by them. A motion reaffirming the Church's commitment to press ahead with the consecration of women bishops was...

2006-08-13 08:43:02

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-13 08:20:01

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-13 08:17:10

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-08-13 07:27:24

LONDON (Reuters) - The Archbishop of York, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, is to camp inside his cathedral and forego food for a week in solidarity with those caught up in the Middle East conflict. Archbishop John Sentamu said he canceled a planned holiday and would instead sleep in the 13th century gothic cathedral of York Minister in northern England. "In the Middle East there are thousands of people sleeping in churches, bunkers, underground car parks and...

2006-06-19 07:00:03

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...

2006-06-18 19:36:00

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop. Her election came 30 years after the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. The selection...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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