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July 3, 2019

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings are the lead signers of a friend of the court brief filed today with the Supreme Court of the United States. In the brief, they join more than 720 interfaith clergy and faith leaders in...

October 24, 2016

A stone and bronze plaque unveiled Oct. 22 in front of the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia, marks the location where a lynch mob discarded the body of their victim John “Cockey” Glover in 1922. The plaque was unveiled during a pilgrimage by 175 people sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of...

September 10, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Just over 50 years ago thousands of Birmingham students – some as young as 6 years old – left their classrooms to participate in a peaceful march on City Hall where they were hoping to meet with the mayor to discuss the end of segregation in their city. In response to this nonviolent protest,...

August 26, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] On August 28, 1963 a quarter of a million people joined the March on Washington for freedom, equality, and human rights. That day, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired our nation with words of challenge, determination, and hope: “I have a dream…” That...

July 23, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Standing here in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case, it seems to me that now is the time for faith communities to host conversations about civil rights, race, diversity, privilege, and forgiveness.

As you know, the dialogue is happening everywhere. Here are links to...

July 22, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed, killing four little girls and marking a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement that ultimately contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In a recent blog post, Sharon Ely Pearson referenced...

May 27, 2011

Have you guessed the reference of my book's title? I think it's one of the best ways of explaining why I chose to write this book.

If you grew up, as I did, an Episcopalian (or even in some other Protestant denomination), you probably remember the hymn "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God...

August 15, 2010

The 45th anniversary of the death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian-activist killed in Alabama during the civil rights movement, was commemorated in congregations during the Aug. 14-15 weekend.

Bishop Todd Ousley of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan was a...

August 12, 2007

Jonathan Daniels, a 26-year-old student at Episcopal Theological School (ETS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduate of Virginia Military Institute, and volunteer civil rights worker, was shot and killed on August 20, 1965, by a deputy sheriff as he approached a "cash store" in Hayneville,...

July 13, 2007

Editor's note: The following response comes from the Rev. Douglas Carpenter, retired, of Birmingham, Alabama, son of Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, the first name addressed in the Letter from Birmingham Jail by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Winnie Varghese has a good article in the May...

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