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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...

March 22, 2010

President Barack Obama signed the health-insurance overhaul bill, extending coverage to some 30 million uninsured people, into law March 23 during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

"After a century of trying, today after over a year of debate, today, after all the votes...

January 20, 2010

A quiet Westminster, California, neighborhood welcomed more than 200 visitors on January 16 for the dedication of "Gordon's House," a new family home built by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the Henry T. Nicholas III Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity Orange County, beginning at the...

August 26, 2009

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission in southwest Austin, Texas, has received grants from St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities and other agencies that will enable it to serve 4,000 more underinsured and uninsured working poor patients. Melinda Rodriguez, director of development for the Wallace...

August 18, 2009

Driving to and from Holy Nativity Episcopal Church's community garden in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, volunteers noticed backyard trees producing more fruit than one household could consume. A light went on and Harvest Westchester was born.

"We have a community garden at...

August 18, 2009

Driving to and from Holy Nativity Episcopal Church's community garden in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, volunteers noticed backyard trees producing more fruit than one household could consume. A light went on and Harvest Westchester was born.

"We have a community garden at...

August 13, 2009

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's Charlie Comella Community Garden was chosen from more than 1,000 applicants to receive one of 20 $2,500 grants awarded in the United States and Canada by Fiskars Project Orange Thumb in 2009.

"We're thrilled to be honored by Fiskars with this prestigious...

July 24, 2009

Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the South.

The young Episcopalians spent July 13-17...

July 24, 2009

Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the South.

The young Episcopalians spent July 13-17...

July 13, 2009

The thorny issue of domestic poverty, the story of the Good Samaritan and a diocese that has known both disaster and rebirth provided the themes for the July 13 convention Eucharist.

The Gospel story of the traveler who helps a robbed, beaten man of another culture "couldn't be a better...

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