Amy Sowder

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Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at amysowderepiscopalnews@gmail.com. @AmySowder

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February 15, 2018

Deborah Danner, a lifelong Episcopalian, died in a police shooting in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Church of the Heavenly Rest [Episcopal News Service] A judge ruled Feb. 15 that New York Police Department Sgt. Hugh Barry was not...

January 29, 2018

Children, as well as adults, participated in a hymnathon fundraiser at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. The singers covered all 720 hymns in the Episcopal Church’s Hymnal 1982. They stayed seated, had water by...

January 19, 2018

Church member Linda Tarnay, center, cuts the ribbon of the new ramp as her caregiver, the Rev. Winnie Varghese and the Rev. Anne Sawyer watch. The Dec. 2 ramp blessing ceremony celebrated a challenging five-year project to make the...

January 17, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry hugs and greets Episcopalians after leading a packed Eucharist service Jan. 11 at All Saints Cathedral on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The service and following reception were part of his pastoral visit...

January 17, 2018

Debris, especially large appliances, remains in some parts of the Florida Keys, which were hit by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service —Florida Keys] Four months after...

January 3, 2018

Brian Sellers-Petersen works in a garden in the spring 2016. He’s retiring from Episcopal Relief & Development to continue his food and faith ministry in other ways. Photo: Kevin C. Johnson/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle [...

December 22, 2017

Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh visited China in early December to give back a blanket, which Chairman Mao had given his father, to Chinese World War II historians and to build relationships with religious...

December 13, 2017

Music director Claudia Dumschat plays the piano and conducts after-school rehearsal for several boys from the Choir of Men and Boys at Church of the Transfiguration in New York. The professional choir is one of the oldest of its kind in...

December 11, 2017

The Rev. Renee McKenzie-Hayward takes an impromptu boxing lesson as volunteers prepare to start a youth boxing program to add to the athletic offerings in January at the Advocate Center for Culture and Education, a non-profit partner...

November 22, 2017

Volunteers Alicia Wu and Emily Liu, high school sophomores from Los Altos, California, spend Nov. 18 planting organic fava bean seeds in the burned-over vineyards owned by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church member Charles Johnston of Helena...

November 8, 2017

Boats and other watercraft remained overturned almost a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands. Parishes on the British and U.S. territories are part of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands. Photo: the Rt....

November 3, 2017

Yoga students learn the crescent pose, as well as receive the Eucharist at YogaMass, an idea created by the Rev. Gena Davis and run with Rev. John K. Graham, in Houston, Texas and beyond. Photo: Jonathan Dow/YogaMass [Episcopal News...

November 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The 26 Church of England bishops with places in the upper house of the United Kingdom’s Parliament will retain their places under new plans to reform the House of Lords. Bishops have been part...

November 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A comment made by the archbishop of Canterbury during his visit to the Holy Land in April has resulted in a pioneering green energy project for churches in Africa. During his two-week visit,...

November 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Time may be coming to an end for the “glorious movement” of the ANC, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, said in an outspoken attack during a discussion on the Power98 radio...

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