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January 10, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] A group of Latino evangelical churches in the United States have begun a voter registration drive intended to send a message to candidates that they ignore Latino interests at their peril. The National...

January 4, 2011

Lee County, Florida, has had its share of tough times. Having gained notoriety in 2009 as the foreclosure capital of the nation, its unemployment rate continues to hover around 13 percent, far above the national average. As the ranks of...

September 16, 2010

The Rev. Roddey Reid, Jr., 91, of Naples, Florida, died Sept. 14. Reid was the first executive director of the Church Deployment Office (now the Office for Transition Ministry), 1971-1983, and served as chaplain to the Episcopal Church...

July 22, 2010

Launching a $3 million capital campaign in the midst of a recession is not for the faint of heart. But then again, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Boca Grande, Florida, is a unique congregation in a unique community. St. Andrew's...

July 13, 2009

Episcopalians attending General Convention linked arms with hotel workers July 14 to march to the gates of Disneyland to demand economic justice for 2,300 Disney employees protesting a planned hike in the cost of their health insurance...

December 3, 2008

Anticipating that economic hard times will persist in 2009, the Diocese of Southwest Florida is giving congregations its own version of a one-year economic stimulus package by lowering apportionment payments by 20 percent. The Diocesan...

February 6, 2008

St. Peter's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida, has once again changed the vision for its building expansion, adding two floors and $3 million to its most recent plan. The one-story, 18,000-square-foot office and meeting complex,...

October 23, 2007

Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith used his first address to diocesan convention October 20 to steer a course for Southwest Florida with an emphasis on mission, outreach and young adults. Smith, who was invested as...

July 4, 2007

On a hot day at the end of June a team of youth and adults from the Diocese of Southwest Florida were hard at work in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, priming and painting walls, and improving the floor of a tiny two-bedroom home on five-foot-tall...

December 4, 2006

The slate of candidates for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida's bishop coadjutor became smaller by one December 4 when the Rev. Robert Dannals withdrew his name from consideration. In a letter to Karen Patterson, president of...

December 3, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida will reduce its giving to the Episcopal Church in 2007 by more than $200,000 in order to bring the amount in line with the Biblical concept of the 10 percent tithe. At the diocese's annual...

June 21, 2006

The 75th General Convention acknowledged the past involvement of the Episcopal Church in slavery and supported a study of monetary and non-monetary reparations to descendants of the victims of slavery. During action on June 21, the last...

June 21, 2006

Note: This story adds more details throughout to a version posted earlier today.The 75th General Convention June 21 approved a resolution that calls on bishops and Standing Committees to "exercise restraint by not consenting to the...

June 21, 2006

The House of Deputies approved two resolutions June 20 dealing with the response of the church to the Windsor Report. Deputies concurred with resolution A166 from the House of Bishops supporting the process of developing an Anglican...

June 21, 2006

A flurry of legislation cleared the House of Deputies in the waning hours of the 75th General Convention June 21, including a resolution that begins interim Eucharistic sharing with the United Methodist Church (UMC), and other resolutions...

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