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April 11, 2007

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on...

February 22, 2007

In this season of Lent, the Episcopal News Service returns to its ongoing series of articles focusing on listening and learning throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, reflecting the diversity of its 38 autonomous provinces in 165 countries. The series will also provide useful information...

June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church issued a mea culpa for slavery and segregation at General Convention. With an admission of sin, an apology and a promise to document its own complicity in what they called “a fundamental betrayal” of humanity, deputies and bishops voted to find ways to repair the breach “...

March 22, 2006

Nosotros, los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal reconocimos la dolorosa realidad de las consecuencias del racismo en nuestra carta pastoral de 1994 “El Pecado del Racismo”. En aquella carta les decíamos que “la esencia del racismo es el prejuicio unido al poder. Se basa en el pecado del orgullo y...

March 21, 2006

We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church, acknowledged the painful reality of the consequences of racism in the 1994 pastoral letter "the Sin of Racism." In that letter, we stated "the essence of racism is prejudice coupled with power. It is rooted in the sin of pride and exclusivity which...

January 16, 2006

The struggle for justice and freedom continues to link those deprived of "the opportunity to dream" across the Americas today, Panama's Bishop Julio Murray told the congregation gathered at L.A.'s Cathedral Center for its annual King Day observance.

The "triple evils of poverty, racism...

November 1, 2005

The Executive Council in October directed its Social Responsibility in Investments Committee to use the church’s investments to encourage positive change in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

“Our recommendation is not divestment, which I think some people were anticipating...

June 17, 2005

The Episcopal Church's ongoing response to racism—and its impact on evangelism and mission in the church—took up a large part of the agenda of the Executive Council at its Louisville, Kentucky meeting, held June 13–16.

"This is a dialogue, rather than a 'training' or...

May 11, 2005

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA we write to urge your opposition to H.R. 1279, the Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005, legislation that includes a number of provisions that would...

March 31, 2005

It was a cold, rainy morning in downtown Kansas City at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Diocese of West Missouri. But inside the warm and brightly lit Founders Hall, a crowd laughed and socialized after celebrating the life and work of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American...

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