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Participate in the Presiding Bishop's online forum on Human Trafficking

November 6, 2014

[…] programs – can be involved in. On Wednesday, March 6, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will host an hour-long exploration into the church’s work in Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City beginning at 2 pm […]

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Easter 4C – Earth Day

April 22, 2013

  Last week an advisory council I’m part of gave the Obama administration a report on human trafficking.  It has ten major recommendations on how government, faith groups, and non-profits can work together to end modern forms of slavery.  As the Council finished its meeting, we thanked the young woman who guided us through the […]

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When Rape is a War Game: Sexual Violence and Women's Wounds

November 30, 2018

[…] Nobel Prize for Peace went to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their work in ending gender violence in conflict. Nadia Murad, herself a survivor of human trafficking and rape, became an activist for the Yazidi people after her escape in 2014. Dr. Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, uses reconstructive surgery to heal women who […]

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VAWA Sign-On Letter

August 15, 2012

  Dear Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi,   On behalf of the undersigned faith leaders and faith-based organizations concerned about victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence, we write to express our concerns about Title VIII of the House Judiciary Committee-approved version of H.R. 4970, legislation to reauthorize […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon at Canterbury Cathedral

December 25, 2009

[…] the Letter to the Hebrews begins with the boldest and most unambiguous statement possible of what’s new and different about Christmas. God has always been communicating with humanity, in any number of ways; but what we need from God is more than just information. The climax of the story is the sending of a […]

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Lent 5: Purge me from my sin

March 18, 2018

Today we hear of the promise of a new covenant written not on stone but in our hearts.  We hear Jesus speaking of being lifted up from the earth, and then buried in it that he might become in truth the first fruit of a redeemed humanity.  While these texts invite us to look ahead […]

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

January 6, 2016

Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days Campaign against Gender-Based Violence. This campaign was started in 1991 by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute and is observed annually by Anglicans worldwide. The International Anglican Women’s Network has composed a page of resources on gender-based violence available […]

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Presiding Bishop issues statement on Senate introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

April 19, 2013

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued the following statement on the US Senate Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.   We affirm that human beings are made in the image of God, created with dignity and intrinsic value.  Dignified and productive work is one way in which people give expression to that divine […]

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Ending Violence Against Our Children

January 6, 2016

Yvonne O’Neal and her son Dorian Our guest blogger today, Human Rights Day, is Yvonne O’Neal, a member of the L.O.V.E. (Liberate Ourselves, Value Everyone) Task Force on Non-Violent Living at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York, NY. My Facebook friends know that I post a lot about violence against women. […]

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House of Bishops issues Pastoral Letter along with a Theological Resource: The Nation and the Common Good: Reflections on Immigration Reform”

September 21, 2010

[…] confront other nations represented in The Episcopal Church, especially countries in Europe, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Colombia and Ecuador. Holy Scripture teaches us that all human beings are made in the image of God, and that Jesus Christ gave his life for all people. Furthermore, both the Old and New Testaments declare […]

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Searching for Home: North American (Im)migration and the Reign of God

April 23, 2018

[…] entering.  Forced labor and the commodification of human persons has often been a central focus in making such policy, and it continues in what we euphemistically call human trafficking as well as waves of refugees fleeing wars and violence.  We are beginning to see forced migration as a result of climate change, particularly in the […]

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Easter 7C – All Saints Church

May 13, 2013

[…] time.  It doesn’t mean that slavery is finished today, but at least it’s no longer legal in most places.  Even so, slavery continues in the form of human trafficking and the kind of exploitation that killed so many garment workers in Bangladesh recently. We live with the continuing tension between holier impulses that encourage us […]

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On-demand now available of Episcopal Church forum: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment

April 25, 2012

[…] Majora Carter Group; and Forrest Cuch, CEO, Ute Tribal Enterprises, LLC.; Jaslyn Dobrahner, Coordinator, Children’s Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Project, EPA; Dr. George Handley, Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University and contributor to LDS Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship; Dr. Gerry Hardison, Chief Medical Officer, Maseno Mission Hospital, Kenya, and Episcopal Church missionary; […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter Feb/Mar 2013

March 11, 2013

[…] voice! The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides services to refugees to ease their transition to self-sufficiency in their new communities, while also serving asylees, victims of human trafficking and torture, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders, and unaccompanied immigrant children. Over the past two years, however, record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter Winter 2014

March 6, 2014

[…] more about Episcopal Migration Ministries work to welcome refugees into diocese across the country, watch this inspiring video Learn more about work across The Church to combat human trafficking at the Episcopalians Against Human Trafficking Facebook Page 5 Facts About the Child Tax Credit that you should know The Cost of Doing Nothing: Dollars, Lives, […]

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Presiding Bishop Speaks to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

January 6, 2016

[…] still living in camps, the victims of wartime atrocities in Congo and Rwanda, domestic violence victims here and around the world, and those who fall prey to human trafficking.  The Super Bowl next year will be the largest episode of human trafficking in this nation. Give us our daily bread, O Lord, and give daily […]

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Women and the Media

October 30, 2020

[…] offensive, inappropriate advances on social networking sites). The risk is highest among young women between 18 and 29 years of age.2 Technology is also increasingly used to facilitate human trafficking.3  150. Among other factors, stereotypes and the significant underrepresentation of women in the media play a significant role in shaping harmful attitudes of disrespect and violence […]

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Women of Equity: 50/50 in 2020

September 11, 2013

[…] as nameless commodities in far too many parts of the world, including here.  Not only are they the overwhelming majority of those in slavery and subject to human trafficking, they are often valued politically only for their physical image or as a negative foil for another candidate.  There is something intensely perverse about the ways […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Opening Remarks to Executive Council

June 8, 2013

[…] about that first mark, but it’s also frequently a teaching opportunity – e.g., Lent, Christmas, Easter messages, climate change events, churchwide webcasts like the recent one on human trafficking.  My participation in various meetings – the chancellors’ network, with Church Pension Group, the federal chaplains, Global Episcopal Mission Network, Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Preaching […]

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A Faithful Response to the Caravan: Five Things to Know

October 26, 2018

[…] know about the current caravan. 1. Most of the individuals in the caravan are asylum seekers and are fleeing dangerous and unstable conditions.  Individuals from Central America experience human rights abuses, gang violence, extreme poverty and hunger, and their governments are often unable or unwilling to protect them and provide for their well-being. These situations are […]

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