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 [email protected]. @AmySowder

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May 10, 2018

Home Cooked Fridays, a weekly meal prepared by the community for the community, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, is prepared with rescued food. Photo courtesy of Kelly Barnhill [Episcopal News Service] It’s a problem with...

April 25, 2018

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and trend-setter. Her music, lyrics and life inspire the theme of a Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Photo: Wikipedia Commons...

April 21, 2018

The Commission on Impairment and Leadership has made recommendations the Episcopal Church’s ordination, training, transition, deployment, wellness, management and oversight processes. Photo: Getty Images [Episcopal News Service] It...

April 21, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Commission on Impairment and Leadership created a list of 13 detailed recommendations for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and others to consider when tackling the pressing issues of alcohol and substance abuse...

April 19, 2018

The Rev. Mike Angell, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City, Missouri, speaks at an April 11 ecumenical unity press conference. Photo: Fred Koenig [Episcopal News Service] As Americans reel from the...

March 20, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton, South Dakota, is the last remaining church designed by renowned architect and Episcopalian Richard Upjohn. Photo courtesy of Groton Community Historical Society [Episcopal News Service] In the...

March 9, 2018

The 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women included 45 member states plus accredited nongovernmental organizations such as the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Photo: UNCSW [Episcopal News Service] Women...

March 1, 2018

A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack while a fellow classmate consoles her at a memorial by the school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 18. Photo:...

March 1, 2018

A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack, while a fellow classmate consoles her at a memorial by the school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 18. Photo:...

February 26, 2018

Vivian Evans, center, shares her thoughts after “The Birth of a Nation” film screening at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan Feb. 22. The Diocese of New York designated 2018 as “The Year of Lamentation” for its...

February 16, 2018

Contractors hoist a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11. Response crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Environmental...

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...

February 9, 2018

Donations come in all forms, starting with what church members place in the offering plate during services. Photo: Getty Images [Episcopal News Service] “Oh, you can deduct it.” That saying has reverberated across clothing...

February 5, 2018

A worshiper receives ashes at St. Bart’s in New York City. Photo: Episcopal Church submission [Episcopal News Service] Instead of seeing this Lenten season as a time to do without, you can approach it from a more plentiful...

January 31, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Deborah Danner didn’t have to die. In October 2016, the Episcopalian had a psychotic episode at her Bronx, New York, apartment. It wasn’t the first time that police responded to a disturbance complaint about...

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