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October 2, 2018

United Farm Workers founder César Chávez preaches at Church of the Epiphany, Los Angeles, in the 1960s. Epiphany hosted early meetings of UFW, and Chavez was a frequent visitor there. Photo: Courtesy of Church of the Epiphany [...

March 5, 2013

A member of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders talks with Oscar, who grew up in the Los Angeles area but came to Mexico a year and a half ago with his parents, who were deported. The family now lives in Chilpancingo, a...

July 7, 2012

The Rev. Charles Chen of the Diocese of Taiwan accepts a stewardship award honoring his parish’s commitment to building churches. Photo/Janet Kawamoto [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Good stewardship can be a...

November 28, 2011

The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, was elected Nov. 25 to be the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's first bishop suffragan, pending the required consents from a majority of...

August 22, 2011

A proposed pipeline to convey oil derived from "tar sand" in Canada across the American heartland is facing strong opposition from environmentalists – including faith-based groups – staging nonviolent sit-in protests this week in front of...

May 16, 2010

The two newest bishops in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Church didn't waste any time getting right down to ministry. Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, 53, on May 16 confirmed and received 15 people and baptized eight...

April 24, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Michael Louis Vono was elected April 24 as ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. Vono, 61, rector of St. Paul's Within the Walls, Rome, Italy, was elected on the third ballot out of a field of six...

July 16, 2009

Church happened in a dynamic and big and "transformational" way with multimedia presentations of themes such as breath, sky, earth, connectivity, mystery, and wonder at the July 15 L.A. Night at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Bishop...

July 13, 2009

Far from being wide-eyed and shy, the eight 20-something members of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship's Young Adult Presence (YAP) are very present indeed at General Convention, with a deep grasp of issues and an even deeper determination to...

July 11, 2009

Efforts to deal with the Episcopal Church's legacy of complicity in slavery have been difficult and slow, and the church needs more time to deal with the issue, say several resolutions pending in the Social and Urban Affairs Committee....

July 8, 2009

"Marriage equality is a reality coming soon to a state near you," Bishop Gene Robinson told an overflow crowd at a July 8 hearing. He was speaking to a proposed resolution that calls for wider-than-usual latitude for bishops to...

May 12, 2009

The role of young people, the fate of controversial resolutions and the effect of actions on the "people in the pews" were some of the topics discussed during an Internet broadcast, or webcast, May 13 with officers of General Convention,...

January 22, 2009

Demi L. Prentiss is serving as program officer for discipleship and leadership in the area of lay and baptismal ministry, according to the Rev. Margaret Rose, director of the Episcopal Church's Mission Leadership Center.  ...

December 3, 2008

In a live webcast on December 6, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will deliver the first Margaret Parker Memorial Lecture focusing on "Peace and Justice Through the Empowerment of Women." Webcast access will be...

September 12, 2008

On the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed some 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., Episcopal congregations around the country remembered the dead, comforted the bereaved...

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