Jubilee Ministries

One of the ways the Episcopal Church addresses domestic poverty is through its Jubilee network, which consists of over 600 Jubilee Ministry Centers. These centers empower the poor and oppressed in their communities by providing direct services, such as food, shelter, and healthcare, and also by advocating for human rights.

Articles

October 19, 2012

The development of Jubilee Ministry as the guiding concept of mission at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Lewistown, Pa., was the direct result of two significant circumstances. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought massive flooding and...

October 19, 2012

Four people have served as National Jubilee Officer since Jubilee Ministry was born as a result of a resolution approved by the Episcopal General Convention in 1982. And while the ministry has changed dramatically over the intervening 30...

October 19, 2012

Even before the creation in 1983 of “Jubilee Center” designations, St. Paul’s Church, Saginaw, Michigan, was deeply involved in the work of Jubilee. The parish had sponsored the development of two urban low-income residences totaling over...

October 19, 2012

As I begin this article, I can only express my deep gratitude to each of you for the ministries you offer as an expression of your discipleship in Jesus. It has been a privilege for these past five years to be able to be a part of the...

October 19, 2012

Today, the St. Francis Center in Denver is a long-established refuge for homeless men and women in Denver, providing a place where up to 800 individuals a day may come to shower, get a change of clothes, see a doctor, store their...

October 19, 2012

If Jubilee Ministry were a person, it probably would have started thinking about settling down, putting aside youthful excess, and planning for the future by now. It was 30 years ago, at the Episcopal General Convention meeting in New...

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Bulletin Inserts

More than 170 Episcopalians, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies...

This week's bulletin inserts outline the work of Episcopal Appalachian Ministries, which serves...

We are un–housed and housed people called by God into Christian community and ministry for the purpose of transforming all our lives.  We bridge the resources of diverse congregations, living into God's preference for the poor.  We give voice to the voiceless, we respect the dignity of every human being, and we see the face of Christ in ourselves and others as we join in outside worship.

Videos

Reading Camp rocks kids’ worlds – and helps them read better

Being able to read well is a basic skill that not every young student masters. That lack of mastery can lead to a lifetime of low achievement – and poverty. That is the basic premise of Reading Camp, an 11-year-old ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington.

Jubilee

St. Michael and All Angels in Dallas, Texas, undertakes a program of transformation of an abandoned inner city Dallas neighborhood known as Jubilee Park, not realizing the personal transformation this work will bring to them.