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July 4, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] (Updated at 8:30 p.m.) Following public testimony at times both passionate and poignant, the Committee on the Consecration of Bishops of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church on...

July 4, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Two clergy women and two lay women were honored July 3 by the Union of Black Episcopalians Partners in Mission as the “Legendary Tribute & Gala: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Women’s...

June 26, 2012

Identical twin brothers Raul and Guillermo Renederos and friends celebrate their “Los Cumpleañeros” a few years ago at San Andres Church in Yonkers, New York. Photo/San Andres Church [Episcopal News Service] When...

June 25, 2012

Members of Promise Arizona hold a prayer vigil prior to the United States Supreme Court decision regarding Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, coming down at the Arizona Capitol June 25 in Phoenix. The Supreme Court...

June 18, 2012

Artwork by “Serena” of the “Good Seeds” program at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey, California, expresses her inner turmoil. Clockwise from top left: Sun; God; Rebelision; Anger. [The Episcopal News, Diocese...

June 7, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] “Revival” may be a “cringe word” in the Episcopal Church but it’s one way the Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries’ New Visions Initiative is helping to re-energize congregations. Building relationships...

April 24, 2012

Participants enjoy refreshments and music at a "Beer n'Hymns" event at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. Photo/Karen Ward [Episcopal News Service] The ages-old tradition of beer and religion has come to Portland....

April 3, 2012

Bishop James Mathes of San Diego and Bishop Diane Bruce of Los Angeles are among a group of about 80 Episcopalians who took part in an April 2 Stations of the Cross pilgrimage from MacArthur Park in Los Angeles to the U.S. - Mexico...

March 28, 2012

Korean-style drum corps leads Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, other ministers, parishioners and guests from the centennial Eucharist at St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, to the parish school for a...

March 28, 2012

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles presents a globe representing peace among the Abrahamic faiths to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. The globe is a duplicate of those given to faith leaders at a Los Angeles...

March 25, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Thomas Butler’s days are busy and full; the Flourtown, Pennsylvania, lawyer is in and out of courtrooms, representing clients in commercial litigation lawsuits. But not before he’s met the Bible Challenge; to...

March 5, 2012

Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles is blessed during a Native American ceremony at the New Community conference. Photo/Keith Yamamoto [Episcopal News Service] Stories of faith and personal witness animated the historic Feb...

February 21, 2012

"God-dads" Bob Mikrut, left, and Ken Garner take two-year-old Matt Kirk to a Philadelphia Phillies game. Mikrut and Garner still take Matt, now 19, and his family to a Phillies game every year to celebrate his birthday. Photo/courtesy...

February 14, 2012

Several stained-glass windows at St. Paul and St. James Church in New Haven, Connecticut, were damaged by vandals during a break-in in 2011. Photo/Ryan DeLoach [Episcopal News Service] Google “church” and “robbery” together and the...

February 6, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Gay marriage supporters rejoiced Feb. 7 after an appellate court ruled California’s controversial Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. “Today’s 9th Circuit...

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