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March 10, 2005

The Rev. Rebecca McClain says starting her new post as executive director of the national Church Deployment Office (CDO) feels a bit like "crossing from the South rim to the North rim of the Grand Canyon." "It's a huge...

February 28, 2005

Anglican women are a unifying force worldwide particularly as they continue to eradicate needless poverty and disease, Jane Williams -- theologian and the wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury -- said on a three-day visit to Southern...

December 1, 2004

Across the nation, as health-care advocates observe World AIDS Day December 1, they are also facing such hard realities as fewer funding dollars, growing infection rates, and increased public apathy on the domestic scene. In Houston, state...

September 30, 2004

The youth group at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Los Angeles, knows much when it comes to serving the community. The 13- to 22-year-olds have become a unifying force in both parish and community. With the support of the...

September 27, 2004

Faithfulness amid struggles confronting the Episcopal Church is essential for "any authentic expression of Christian life," Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold told worshippers who packed the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist during Sunday...

September 27, 2004

A ballroom at the Davenport Hotel here has been converted into a worship space. Rows of red chairs line the area in front of a banquet table-turned-altar. Two candles adorn each end; a cross rests behind it. A lectern to one side serves...

September 26, 2004

San Francisco author and essayist Richard Rodriguez challenged a gathering of 132 bishops to think "brown," as they meet here through September 27 to discuss reconciliation and communion. The story of Christianity is the story...

September 24, 2004

The greatest challenge facing the church today is keeping God at its center, Yale Divinity School Professor Miroslav Volf told a national gathering of Episcopal bishops here. "Our experiences with God and the attitudes toward religion of...

August 30, 2004

The Rev. Fuad Dagher, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Shefa Amr, Israel, has just three words for those who would aid struggling Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land: "Come and see." And for those who are serious about...

July 29, 2004

Blaine Baggett says one of Saturn's 31 moons sports a geyser like Earth's steamy Old Faithful, only made of ice, and yet another has a crater reminiscent of the Star Wars movie's Death Star killing machine. He considers...

July 12, 2004

Vision was “20/20” as about 200 people from across the country met in San Francisco June17-21 for the 30th annual Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM) convocation, where evangelism and outreach were central topics. Clergy and laity alike,...

June 9, 2004

At least 830 people, meeting in Long Beach, California, for the June 3-4 "Plano West" conference co-hosted by the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters of the American Anglican Council (AAC), were alternately urged to leave the...

June 1, 2003

WORKING TO BUILD respect and reconciliation with one another and within the wider church, Episcopalians with differing views on liturgical blessings for same-gender unions joined a "national conversation" convened May 7-11 by Los Angeles...

May 27, 2003

In the end, Deacon Fred Glass said, Alabama's late Gov. George Wallace had something more to say than "Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" during his years of virulent opposition to the civil rights of black...

February 15, 2002

Taking to the streets in protest over the firing of 240 local hotel workers, about 200 Episcopal laity and clergy, in Los Angeles for the 22nd annual meeting of the national Episcopal Urban Caucus, joined a February 8 demonstration outside...

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