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May 13, 2010

Zion Episcopal Church in Avon, New York, decided to expand its mission, converting the church's rectory into a six-bed transitional home for women veterans when its rector and the community realized women veterans, more so than men, can fall through the cracks.

The idea for Zion House...

May 9, 2010

More than 150 people came from all over the country to attend a Domestic Poverty Conference held recently in Newark. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori came and gave an eloquent and comprehensive overview of the various dimensions of economic poverty -- and challenged us to respond....

May 6, 2010

Jubilee, a new documentary chronicling a 12-year relationship that comprehensively transformed both an affluent Episcopal Church and a Dallas neighborhood located in a high-crime area, is now available online at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/multimedia/jubilee.

The 30-minute documentary...

May 2, 2010

More than 170 Episcopalians, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson and others involved in social service ministries gathered in Newark, New Jersey, April 28-30 for "Called to Serve: The Episcopal Church Responds to Domestic Poverty," a...

April 28, 2010

Eight years ago St. Peter's Episcopal Church in rural Hillsdale, Michigan, began operating a free medical clinic for un- and under-insured and low-income people one night weekly.

"We had hoped it would be an urgent care clinic, but what we found was that people were coming in with...

April 28, 2010

"Healing the worst of the poverty in this nation is intrinsically connected to restoring human beings to right relationship with the rest of creation."

With those words, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the first keynote address and prepared the...

April 28, 2010

Hear the words of the prophet Micah: What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

And the prophet Amos: ...let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream (Amos 5:24)

And the...

April 27, 2010

"Healing the worst of the poverty in this nation is intrinsically connected to restoring human beings to right relationship with the rest of creation," said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in a keynote address that touched on most every factor --€“ shelter, food, environment, health...

April 27, 2010

"Healing the worst of the poverty in this nation is intrinsically connected to restoring human beings to right relationship with the rest of creation," said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in a keynote address that touched on most every factor --€“ shelter, food, environment, health...

April 6, 2010

Every day across the United States Episcopalians work in soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, health clinics, daycare centers and in social service capacities, striving for justice and peace among all people and in respect for the dignity of every human being.

Later this...

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