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Rachel McDaniel named 2016-2017 United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps Intern

May 31, 2016

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, has announced that Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee has been named the Julia Chester Emery United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-2017.  McDaniel currently serves as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the […]

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Lenten Series: Singing Anew

March 1, 2016

“Perhaps … I am the face of one of your fears. Because I am a woman, because I am Black, because I am a lesbian, because I am myself —a Black woman warrior poet doing my work—come to ask you, are you doing yours?” Audre Lorde Six months ago, I sat in a sun-washed living room […]

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St. Alban's Underwear Because We Care

February 23, 2016

The people of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davenport, Iowa, have a request that will sound strange when you first hear it. They want your underwear—your clean underwear—and they want to give it away. Around 30 years ago, a parishioner who worked with the homeless of Davenport stood up during the morning announcements and delivered […]

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The United Nations and The Episcopal Church

January 6, 2016

On United Nations Day, Wednesday, October 24th, we celebrated the ways in which the UN helps us, as Episcopalians, uphold our Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people.” Being involved with the work of the UN is […]

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

January 6, 2016

“The pilgrimage has been inspiring and uplifting. We have learned, we have experienced, we have worshipped, we have struggled, and we have partied. The best thing about it is that God is at the heart of all we have done. The pilgrimage has made me realize that faith can actually be alive and fresh in […]

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

January 6, 2016

James Otis Sargent Huntington 25 November 2013 Chapel of Christ the Lord Opening of 16 Days Against Gender Violence   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaches in the Chapel of Christ Our Lord at the Episcopal Church Center on November 25, 2013. […]

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United Nations Day

January 6, 2016

A monitor in the meeting room of the Committee on Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations, to which the Episcopal Church was granted special consultative status in January 2014 (Photo by Lynnaia Main) United Nations Day is Friday, October 24. When Jesus instructed the disciples to heal the sick, welcome the stranger, feed the […]

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International Day of the Girl Child

January 6, 2016

October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child, one of the newest United Nations days of observance. The Reverend Heather Melton, who serves as the Missioner for the United Thank Offering and is the mother of one-year-old twin girls, reflects on the world she hopes her girls will experience as they grow older. Let […]

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Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: World Refugee Day Edition

June 5, 2015

June is full of events leading up to World Refugee Day – do not miss out on these opportunities to learn more about current refugee crises, raise your voice in support of protection and resettlement for refugees, and celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees.   Advocacy Calendar Resources Advocacy Calendar Saturday, June 20 is […]

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Continuing the Lesson: Civil Rights Sunday, September 15

November 6, 2014

Today I am pleased to welcome Rob Johnson as guest blogger. Rob is a longtime friend, fellow youth minister, and advocate for social change. Rob teaches Religion and Project Adventure at Breck School, an Episcopal, coeducational, college prep school in Minneapolis. He also serves as the Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator at Trinity Episcopal Church, Excelsior. […]

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Episcopal Church, African primates, bishops issue communique: Transformation through Friendship

October 28, 2014

The following is A Communique issued by Primates and Bishops of Africa and The Episcopal Church on a recent groundbreaking meeting.     A Communique: Transformation through Friendship   October 8-10, 2014 The General Theological Seminary, New York City   We speak as six Primates representing Burundi, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Tanzania, West Africa, and […]

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Urgent Action Alert: Stop Cuts to Refugee Services & Help Unaccompanied Children

September 22, 2014

Action Needed: Members of Congress need to hear that their constituents support a $1.83 billion increase for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in Fiscal Year 2014 to meet the needs of both unaccompanied children and refugees. This increase for ORR is part of the Administration's $3.7 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request for FY14 to respond […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter August- September 2014

September 12, 2014

Congress is back (briefly), the Obama Administration delays executive action but increases family detention, refugee resettlement funding needs, and updates from the border, all in this month’s newsletter. Advocacy Calendar Administrative Update Legislative Update Resources Advocacy Calendar It is an election year- Whether your members of Congress are running for reelection or not, they will […]

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Presiding Bishop at Executive Council: opening remarks

June 10, 2014

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12.   Executive Council Opening remarks 10 June 2014               Good to see you all; welcome to the desert.  When I landed in Phoenix Saturday evening It felt like coming home […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter June 2014

June 4, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter- June 2014 President Obama delays the DHS review of immigration enforcement policies; Congress heads home for June recess; National Refugee Advocacy week begins and the rise in unaccompanied immigrant children continues     Advocacy Calendar Legislative and Administrative Updates Immigration in the News Resources   Advocacy Calendar June 2-6 is National […]

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Immigration Advocacy Newsletter March-April 2014

April 7, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: March- April 2014     The House passes the punitive ENFORCE Act; the Administration pledges to review deportation practices; what is a discharge petition anyway?; and more in this month’s newsletter!   Advocacy Calendar Legislative and Administrative Updates Immigration in the News Resources Advocacy Calendar   Call-in number and code: 805-399-1000, […]

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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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