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April 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Six years ago, our district’s state representative granted my request for a meeting. Waiting in his office, I noticed that the walls were covered with pictures of smiling people receiving awards, celebrating birthdays, and holding babies. As he settled in behind...

April 18, 2012

[Religion News Service] Let’s imagine you are running an enterprise. A shop, online vendor, political party, church, bank — you decide.

Now look at the trends happening around you. Let’s say you notice these three:

— Living as a single person is far more common today than...

April 17, 2012

[Religion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently announced that he would step down by year’s end. A few days later, the Church of England rejected a Williams-backed unity plan for global...

April 13, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] You wouldn’t know it by talking to Wells Fargo, but the Easter season has arrived. The austere days of Lenten fasting, of skipping things like chocolate or tequila, or doing the hard work to mend broken relationships — these have given way to Easter egg hunts...

April 12, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] If you walk by my church on a warm spring day, at first glance you might think we’ve been targeted by pranksters: outside our front door, several of the trees bear a rainbow of ribbons, brightly colored strips of cloth that flutter in each passing breeze.

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April 2, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On March 31, I spent a day with Poles from a wide range of backgrounds gathered at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Krakow to participate in a process of discerning whether to establish an Episcopal Church community in Poland. Supported by a generous grant from the...

April 2, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] I recently read a sermon by Laurie Haller about a large Christmas pageant where four-year olds put on the manger scene. To help the toddler actors find their spots, the teacher covered the stage with tiny chalk crosses to mark the...

March 30, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Zink

[Episcopal News Service] My friend Fumanekile lived in Itipini, a shantytown community built on a garbage dump outside a small town in South Africa. I had been working in a community center in Itipini for three months as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary...

March 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On Palm Sunday, congregations around the world will relive the Passion of Christ, according to the Gospel of Mark. From the distance of two thousand years, it is easy to feel contempt for the malevolent religious leaders, the cowardly apostles and the fickle mob...

March 28, 2012

[Huffington Post] This article first appeared on the Huffington Post here.

In some ways I worry that I have no right to speak on the events of the last week in the United States, and especially in Florida, where I happen to be at the moment. I am, after all, a white person, and...

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