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September 19, 2011

The controversial trial of 10 Muslim students – arrested for heckling the Israeli ambassador during a campus speech last year at the University of California in Irvine – was coming to a close Sept. 19, but their supporters were just...

September 11, 2011

A standing-room-only interfaith crowd — young and old, male and female, gay and straight, politicians and priests, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians — gathered at the Los Angeles city hall steps Sept. 10 to mark the 10th anniversary of the...

September 7, 2011

Before voluntarily evacuating on Sept. 8, Camp Allen staff moved resident horses, snakes, and birds to safety, installed sprinklers on roofs and closed up buildings in hopes that the beloved Episcopal Diocese of Texas campground would be...

September 5, 2011

The wildfire raging about 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, had already claimed her home, so the Rev. Lisa Hines was taking no chances Sept. 6. She carefully packed Eucharistic vessels from Calvary Church, Bastrop, into her car, in case a...

August 29, 2011

Religious leaders and other opponents of Alabama's stringent immigration law welcomed a federal judge's Aug. 29 ruling temporarily blocking the controversial measure from taking effect. Bishop Henry N. Parsley, Jr. of the Episcopal...

August 22, 2011

It's become a familiar story — an aging congregation challenged to grow a declining membership, to reinvent mission, to reach out to its surroundings and embrace diversity and change, to adopt new models of ministry to survive. Add "...

August 16, 2011

The Rev. Michael Cooper was as surprised as anyone, including local authorities, when a stolen Rembrandt drawing turned up in his Encino, California, church office two days after it went missing from a ritzy Marina del Rey hotel. It's...

July 20, 2011

If the Rev. Hernan Afanador provides parishioners transportation to church or even offers ailing church members a ride to the doctor, he could be breaking Alabama law. Transporting an undocumented person is a crime under the state's...

July 18, 2011

Climbing Stone Mountain in the Georgia humidity and triple-digit heat was one of the hardest things 11-year-old Miller had ever done -- but he managed just fine, with a little help from his newfound friends. There were nearly two dozen...

July 5, 2011

Offering Native American youth opportunities "that help change lives" and keeping them safe are among the ambitious goals Brandon Martinez has set as the new director of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook, Arizona. At 20, he is the...

June 14, 2011

It took two teams of translators and nearly a half-century of painstaking collaboration, but now "Vit'eegwijyahchy'aa: Vagwandak Nizil," or "God: His Good News" is available in the Gwich'in Athabascan language spoken by Yukon River area...

June 13, 2011

What if cathedrals across North America, the long-held treasured symbols of tradition, were "re-imagined" into incubators and hubs for fresh and creative new ministries, "places where young adults can be drawn to explore Christian faith...

June 10, 2011

Bloy House students will be able to earn a joint Master of Divinity degree through the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont and the distributive learning program of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a new...

June 8, 2011

Images of people "cut all to pieces" and cries of sheer terror and panic still haunt Cary Lee, but the special road district supervisor for Joplin, Missouri, said June 6 that despite the devastation his faith has deepened through...

June 6, 2011

Like many contemporary churches, Trinity, Buffalo, was saddled with too much building and maintenance and too few resources, until the Diocese of Western New York congregation eyed its "street view" circumstances and turned a liability...

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