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Eight DFMS staff appointments announced

July 22, 2013

[…] Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Information on all the positions and application instructions  is available here:  https://www7.ultirecruit.com/EPI1003/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at HRM@episcopalchurch.org.           New staff, from left: Kaitlyn Mullen, Allison Duvall, the Rev. Ranjit Matthews, Lisa Bellamy, the Rev. Heather […]

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Episcopal Church statement on Texas Gov. Abbott’s decision to reject refugee resettlement

January 11, 2020

[…] for Greater Houston (IMGH), both affiliates of Episcopal Migration Ministries, our church serves refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Central American minors, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations. In addition, RST and IMGH work to facilitate partnerships with host communities to build a welcoming environment. Refugees bring immense value to […]

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House of Bishops Daily Account for Friday, September 17, 2010

September 17, 2010

[…] border trip. He talked about undocumented Episcopalians who participate in church life. He called Arizona “the epicenter of discussion in this country about immigration,” naming it the human rights issue of our time. Smith shared statistics: In 2020 one-third of the United States population will be Hispanic, and in some states it will be […]

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EPPN LENTEN SERIES: All are Created Equal

March 16, 2017

[…] and girls continue to face many challenges today, one of which is gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive and harmful human rights abuses in the world. It is estimated that one in three women worldwide will experience physical, sexual, or psychological abuse in their lifetime.  While such violence occurs […]

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Progress at UNCSW: Christopher Esposito-Bernard (Diocese of New York)

November 10, 2014

[…] much as men are part of the problem, we are also part of the solution. We need to reframe the discussion from a women’s issue to a human issue, where men and women, boys and girls can collaborate constructively to solve the obvious injustice that is inequality. As youth, we have a fresh and […]

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EPPNAlert : Senate preps for final S. 744 vote – Why The Episcopal Church supports the bill

June 27, 2013

[…] visas.  Finally, with the recent addition of the Corker-Hoeven amendment, communities along our southern border will continue see escalating levels of militarization, at great financial, environmental, and human cost. The cost of these compromises — to individuals seeking legal status, taxpayers, communities affected by the border provisions, and family members who will no longer […]

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Registration now open for 2017 New Community Clergy and Lay Conference

March 15, 2017

[…] the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the banning of refugees based on religion, the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration and human trafficking, this conference is timely and pertinent. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Offices, the New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a gathering of Asian, […]

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God Is At The Heart Of All We Have Done: The Liverpool Virginia Youth Pilgrimage

January 6, 2016

[…] the history of both Liverpool and Virginia, meeting with local historians, participating in workshops about a variety of topics including diversity and contemporary forms of slavery (e.g. human trafficking), visiting important historical sites, and walking the Richmond Slave Trail together. Walking the Richmond Slave Trail in August 2013 According to Canon Rogers, the underlying focus […]

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Statement of The Episcopal Church on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Decision to Reject Refugee Resettlement

January 11, 2020

[…] for Greater Houston (IMGH), both affiliates of Episcopal Migration Ministries, our church serves refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Central American minors, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations. In addition, RST and IMGH work to facilitate partnerships with host communities to build a welcoming environment. Refugees bring immense value to […]

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Presiding Bishop at Executive Council: opening remarks

June 10, 2014

[…] that work will continue here.             We’ll consider several items of a more immediate nature, including Navajoland, as well as responses to pressing issues of justice like human trafficking, peace in the Middle East, and environmental and climate concerns.  Executive Council is going to respond to UTO’s grant initiatives, we’ll hear updates on our Communion-wide […]

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Presiding Bishop meets with UN Secretary General and Archbishop of Canterbury

January 27, 2010

[…] today. We talked about the devastation in Haiti and the resulting vulnerability of all people there, and most particularly the very disturbing stories that are emerging about human trafficking of children. The Episcopal Church has been in Haiti for 150 years – working in schools, universities, hospitals and churches. We will be there for many […]

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First Sunday after Christmas

January 8, 2013

[…] peace – about the presence and affirmation and encouragement of children, from the very youngest to those beginning to mature into adults.  The birth of God in human flesh continues in our midst as the body of Christ is renewed.  Toddlers take communion, included as full members of this body.  Children take their place […]

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Presiding Bishop addresses crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border

July 10, 2014

[…] of rape, murder, and enslavement.  The violence in Central America has escalated significantly in recent months, particularly as a result of gangs and trafficking in drugs and human beings.  These people are literally fleeing for their lives.  The United States has a checkered history in responding to refugee crises.  We shut our eyes and […]

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QUARTERLY ASIAMERICA MISSIONER UPDATE

February 8, 2019

[…] the Asian Anglicans in England are planning to do the same. 4. ASIAMERICA MISSION TO END MODERN SLAVERY: In 2014, the Missioner’s Office organized the annual “Summit against Human Trafficking” in Queens, New York. It gained popular support from many grassroots organization and paved the way for the alliance called “AMEMS” or Asiamerica Mission to End […]

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EPPN reflections to focus on the culture of violence

November 6, 2014

[…] violence. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori contributed to this conversation earlier this week with testimony presented to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, which held a hearing on gun violence. “It is abundantly clear to me, as I travel to communities across this country and engage in conversation […]

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Get to Know OGR Week 1: The Basics

October 25, 2018

[…] International Policy Advisor. Part-time with OGR but full-time covering international advocacy, working both for our office & ELCA Advocacy, focusing on food & hunger, global health, trade, human trafficking & peacebuilding. Ms. Kisare’s previous work: Mennonite Central Committee U.S. & the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She holds a BA in InternationalStudies from Millersville […]

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40th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Priests

August 14, 2014

[…] the ranks of those who walk in solidarity are expanding.  Wisdom is afoot everywhere, freeing her people from oppressors, and she enters all sorts and conditions of human beings bound for the glory of justice and peace.  Together, we’re marching upward to Zion. Wisdom continues to give voice to the liberated and newborn.  She […]

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Episcopal Church domestic and global mission explored at special conference: Everyone Everywhere 2011

June 1, 2011

[…] 2011 features over two dozen workshops presented by missioners in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Among the topics are: Asset-based Community Development; Communicating mission; Environment; Human trafficking; Immigration; Refugee resettlement/ministry; Young adults; Youth; and Models, Networking and Partnerships in Mission. On Saturday, Episcopal Relief & Development will sponsor an evening presentation and discussion […]

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UNCSW 2010: Episcopal young adults at UNCSW look to create a new Beijing

November 10, 2014

[…] done at the UN. Our interests varied from women in conflict zones, woman and health, the rights of the girl child, violence against women, women in leadership, human rights of women, and women and education. Together with young adult delegations from the World Council of Churches, the World Student Christian Foundation and the National […]

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Bible Study: Epiphany 3 (C) – 2019

January 27, 2019

[…] are the exiles that you might resent if they “came home”? Psalm 19 The Psalmist describes the many ways that God’s laws and words are beneficial to humans: they bring justice and light, they impart wisdom, they have resurrection power for the soul, they are more valuable than wealth and they are eternal. That […]

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