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October 7, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A little more than six months after the Republic of South Sudan became an independent nation, President Salva Kiir Mayardit established a Committee for Community Peace, Reconciliation and Tolerance in Jonglei state. Today, with the help of Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of...

October 5, 2012

Long-term Episcopal Missionary Jenny McConnachie ran the the Itipini Community Project in South Africa for two decades. Photo/Jesse Zink

[Episcopal News Service] I have a picture of Jenny McConnachie that, for me, sums up her three decades of service as a missionary of the...

October 4, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post‘s Religion Section.

I am an Episcopal priest serving two congregations in Buffalo, N.Y. Two years ago this Thursday, on Oct. 4, 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

My prayer, as I...

October 3, 2012

[Religion News Service] Manhattan was a traffic nightmare as the United Nations General Assembly was in session and security precautions ramped up.

Iran’s president gave his usual insulting address. Israel’s prime minister volleyed with dire warnings of Iran’s nuclear-weapons...

October 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A number of years ago, my family and I came back to the United States after a semester in England. As we were going through customs, an official picked up my son’s backpack, felt its heft, and exclaimed, “Whew! What’s in here? A bunch of rocks?”

“Yes, sir...

September 26, 2012

[Religion News Service] Nothing will get better in our troubled and divided nation until we take to heart three lessons about what it means to be a decent person.

First, give back to God.

In researching trends in giving, I was shocked to discover that more than 50 percent...

September 17, 2012

The Rev. Canon Patrick Augustine

[Episcopal News Service] Our hearts are saddened as we watch the violence that has erupted across the world in protest to an anti-Islam film. It has already caused human loss of lives such as Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans serving in...

September 17, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] “Are we safe?” I asked.  My husband and I were sitting in our cramped coach seats at 30,000 feet, the airplane fluttering.  He gazed out the window, undisturbed by the turbulence, while I grabbed his arm and hoped that his physics...

September 12, 2012

[Religion News Service] As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my generation and to the one that preceded us.

It is time for us to get out of the way.

I don’t mean easing into wheelchairs. For the most part, we’re way too...

September 11, 2012

Phyllis Strupp

[Episcopal News Service] My deceased father, a D-day veteran, was a lifelong Roman Catholic who went to church every Sunday. He was not in the habit of discussing spiritual matters, but that changed during the church’s sexual abuse scandal. Religion became one of...

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