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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 creativity, […]

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EPPN Lenten Series: "Transforming Our Culture of Violence"

March 1, 2013

Today, as Christians observe Ash Wednesday and begin their Lenten journeys, the Episcopal Public Policy brings you, as it does every year, the first in a thematic series that will span the weeks of Lent. This year’s theme is “Transforming our Culture of Violence.” It is inspired by the emerging conversation in the United States, […]

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EPPN Alert:: Lent: – Border Violence

March 1, 2013

Before he became one of the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who left their homes last year to make the solitary journey across some of the world's most dangerous borders in search of safety, Mario was a high school student in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula is one of the most violent cities […]

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Coalition Letter: Opposing Cuts to the FY2013 Refugee and Entrant Assistance (REA) Account

February 15, 2013

Dear Members of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, As faith leaders from across the country, we write to ask for your support during a challenging time for refugees in our communities. Specifically, we ask you to prevent proposed cuts to the Refugee and Entrant Assistance (REA) account in fiscal year 2013 (FY13). The United […]

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First Sunday after Christmas

January 8, 2013

Several years ago, I visited a congregation in western Kentucky, where the teen-aged boys and girls gave me a T-shirt with their motto:  Grace Church Acolytes – playing with fire since 1853.  On Christmas morning at St. George’s Cathedral I met an 8-year-old doing the same thing – he was entrusted with carrying the gospel […]

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Presiding Bishop in Ramallah: “Are you looking everywhere for Jesus?”

December 31, 2012

“Are you looking everywhere for Jesus?” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asked in her December 30 sermon at St. Andrew’s in Ramallah. “Go and seek out other anxious children, those brothers and sisters of ours, who are also looking for him.  We’ll find him in our father’s house, even if it’s in a […]

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Opening Address – Sesquicentennial

December 14, 2012

  Greetings from the whole of the Episcopal Church, and congratulations on your sesquicentennial – the whole of this church rejoices with you in marking this notable anniversary!    Your bishop has asked me to reflect on where we’re going as a church and what your particular vocation might be here in Hawai’i.  In order […]

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

April 25, 2012

The on-demand video is now available for the groundbreaking forum initiated by the Episcopal Church, The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment at www.episcopalchurch.org/intersection During the two-hour presentation originating from the Cathedral of St. Mark’s in Salt Lake City, UT, experts from religious, political and community-organizing areas examined the impact of Can Sustainability Initiatives Lift […]

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori expresses concern to President Obama about Gaza incident

June 2, 2010

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has sent a letter to United States President Barack Obama “to express deep concern for the circumstances surrounding Israeli forces” interception of a flotilla of ships bound for the Gaza Strip earlier this week.” In today”s letter, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori noted, “The proximity talks your Administration currently […]

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Presiding bishop expresses concern to Obama over Israel's seizure of aid to Gaza, ongoing blockade

June 2, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori June 2 sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing deep concern surrounding Israel’s interception of an aid flotilla bound for Gaza. Nine activists were killed May 31 when Israeli commandos boarded the six-ship convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, which has been under a heightened Israeli blockade since the […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon at Canterbury Cathedral

December 25, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams preached his Christmas sermon at Canterbury Cathedral on Dec. 25. The full text follows.     This morning's reading from 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 […]

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