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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter Winter 2014

March 6, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: Winter, 2014   It’s a new year, but where does immigration reform stand? I sit down with Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina to discuss the state of play; The Episcopal Church submits testimony to the Senate Judiciary committee in support of humanitarian relief for Syrian refugees; and […]

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Loving Our Neighbors: Young People, Violence, and Loss

November 11, 2013

Violence is anything that diminishes life.  The word comes from the same root as vital, but violence moves in the opposite direction.  It’s the antithesis of what Jesus speaks of as abundant life or the Reign of God.  Shalom is the ancient vision of a world without violence, where peace prevails because there is justice […]

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Women of Equity: 50/50 in 2020

September 11, 2013

I am deeply humbled to have been invited here tonight, and I’m also delighted at the opportunity to reflect with you about leadership.  I believe that the fundamental meaning of that word is being an agent of change.  We don’t yet live in the world we yearn for, and therefore change is required.  Leaders gather […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Opening Remarks to Executive Council

June 8, 2013

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following remarks at the opening of the Executive Council Meeting at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland). Executive CouncilOpening RemarksJune 8, 2013 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church             I’m going to talk […]

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Easter 7C – All Saints Church

May 13, 2013

The beauty of this place is legendary.  It is beautiful – and fragile, for its beauty depends on a dynamic balance among the parts of this island system.  Many people don’t notice beauty around them until it’s gone.  When we go somewhere that looks very different, often it takes a long time to appreciate that […]

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Day of Ascension – Global Episcopal Mission Network

May 13, 2013

Are you feeling high and lifted up, in this rarefied air, at the end of a stimulating and encouraging conference? It’s a good day to celebrate Ascension. Yet we have to recognize that the band of disciples who hung around Jerusalem after Jesus’ execution didn’t always feel terribly inspired or hopeful.

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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.[1]  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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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter Feb/Mar 2013

March 11, 2013

In this month’s edition, the 113th Congress kicks off the year with hearings on comprehensive immigration reform, the Presiding Bishop participates in an Ash Wednesday vigil at Ellis Island, the Uniting American Families Act is introduced with bipartisan support in both houses, leaked provisions of the White House Immigration bill, and Congress is headed your […]

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EPPN Alert: Lent: – Violence Against Women

March 1, 2013

The season of Lent challenges Christians to repentance — a radical reordering of life — in order that we may more fully encounter God through worship and prayer; proclamation of the good news; and pursuit of justice, peace, and love toward our neighbors. Part of this process of repentance involves acknowledging our own habitual blindness […]

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Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for annual UN Commission meeting

February 20, 2013

Women and men from the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion will gather for the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City March 4 to March 15. The 2013 theme of UNCSW is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women […]

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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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Quincy Diocesan Synod: Remigius

October 1, 2011

  Remigius was born around 437 or 438 in what is now France, into a Christian family.  His father was a nobleman, and his mother the daughter of a bishop.  From his youth he was known for his holiness and learning, and when there was need for a bishop in Rheims, the people of the […]

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Episcopal Church, Anglican Women Gather for UN Commission meeting

February 24, 2010

Women from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and nearly two dozen Provinces across the Anglican Communion along with Ecumenical women and a youth delegation will gather for the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City March 1 – 12. This year, the […]

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Presiding Bishop meets with UN Secretary General and Archbishop of Canterbury

January 27, 2010

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori met with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The following are comments from the Presiding Bishop about the meeting. ____________ The meeting on Tuesday, January 26 with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Archbishop […]

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Bible Study: Advent 4 (A) – 2019

December 22, 2019

Isaiah 7: 10-16 I grew up in a family that didn’t believe in making multiple trips when transporting things. We learned young that you could weave six or seven grocery bags like bangles on your wrists; yes, you waddled and struggled to fit through the doorway, but there was also a sense of pride that, […]

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Bible Study: Advent 3 (A) – 2019

December 15, 2019

Isaiah 35:1-10 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened.” These will be not only familiar words to many but also a familiar tune. Isaiah 35 is featured in the popular alto recitative in Handel’s Messiah. As we come to the text today, we pray for fresh eyes. We look upon a scene that […]

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