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Religious leaders call for new measures to end human trafficking

November 6, 2014

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s an article in yesterday’s Washington Post about the White House advisory council of religious leaders calling for new measures to end human trafficking worldwide. Their 36-page report, which was released April 10, calls for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help […]

Resources for Responding to Tragedy

November 6, 2014

As you most likely already read, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer: Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death.  We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence of […]

God calls me to love all my neighbors

November 6, 2014

My heart aches and my brain seems scrabbled when I learn about a 4 year old boy shooting his 6 year old neighbor. This single death brings back memories of Shady Hook Elementary School, the Aurora  movie theater shooting, the 1998 Columbine High School massacre and the dozens and dozens of other senseless shootings. Not […]

Godly Play Conference upcoming

November 6, 2014

So many of our faith communities use the Godly Play curriculum that this upcoming annual Conference, June 19 to 22 at the University of Toronto, seems like a natural fit for continuing education. The fifth Godly Play Conference in North America will be a time for experienced trainers and storytellers to enrich their practice and […]

Unleash the Power of Age: May is Older Americans Month

November 6, 2014

May is Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month was established under President Kennedy in 1963 – a time when only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Read about the history of Older Americans Month on the […]

Who is Missing From Your Pews?

November 6, 2014

From time to time I have the honor of welcoming guest bloggers. Today I welcome Sabrina Evans, Director of Christian Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, who is tackling the important yet under-considered topic of full inclusion. Opening the Door wider Since April of last year, a group of dedicated individuals have given up one full […]

Older Americans Month: Video Series Focuses on Aging

November 6, 2014

Older Americans Month is celebrated each May to honor and recognize older adults for their contributions to families, communities, and society. The United States Administration on Aging’s theme this year, “Unleash the Power of Age,” celebrates older adults as productive, active, and influential members of society, who can share essential talents, wisdom, and life experiences with our […]

Office of Lifelong Christian Formation consulting with Bishop's Native Collaborative

November 6, 2014

The Bishop’s Native Collaborative (BNC), which was designed to reinvigorate native and indigenous initiatives by fostering the formation of clergy to serve native American Episcopal congregations, is developing an alternative theological education process which fulfills the seven canonical requirements while at the same time responds to the needs of their native communities. The seven canonical requirements […]

Unleash the Power of Age: Resources for Older Americans Month

November 6, 2014

More than one in three Episcopalians is over the age of 65, and another 41% of Episcopalians are between the ages of 45 to 64. Three of every four members of the Episcopal Church are age 45 or older. In terms of economic stressors alone (retirement age, technology gaps, social services, Social Security, and Medicare) […]

Spring Resources

November 6, 2014

The Faith Formation Learning Exchange just published their list of Spring 2013 Resources: What’s New: Spring 2013 includes the latest research and articles on families, children’s ministry, children’s and adolescent behavior, and young adult and adult issues and links to online and media resources. Featured Books, divided by issue and age Original articles by Faith Formation […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate