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September 14, 2006

The Rev. Bob Blackwell and wife Kay, appointed missionaries of the Episcopal Church who live in Damascus, Syria, were at their home on September 12 when Syrian guards foiled an attempt by suspected Al Qaeda-linked militants to blow up the U.S. embassy.

The guards exchanged fire outside...

January 29, 2004

Texas-based missionaries in Tanzania find spiritual energy among the poorest of the poor, amid drought, poverty and disease.

Sponsored by St. Christopher's, League City and friends from throughout Texas, the Rev. Jerry Kramer and his wife Stacy, along with their three children, are...

January 29, 2004

Texas-based missionaries in Tanzania find spiritual energy among the poorest of the poor, amid drought, poverty and disease.

Sponsored by St. Christopher's, League City and friends from throughout Texas, the Rev. Jerry Kramer and his wife Stacy, along with their three children, are...

June 29, 2003

Devastating floods, perhaps the worst natural catastrophe in Sri Lanka since 1947, have brought together the nation's religious communities.

Up to 300 people are dead after flash-floods and landslides in the south were followed by torrential monsoon rains in mid-May. More than 150,000...

February 20, 2003

If the recent training session for new missionaries at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is any indication, there is a new look to the type of people who are accepting the call to serve abroad.

Among the 19 newly commissioned missionaries who attended the two-...

December 19, 2002

'People always ask me: 'Is the Episcopal Church still sending missionaries to foreign countries?'' says the Rev. Jane Crosby Butterfield, mission personnel office director of the Episcopal Church. As an indication that the church is still strongly committed to sending missionaries, she points...

January 22, 2002

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold arrived in Nigeria January 14, on a visit that will take him to all three provinces of the Church of Nigeria, the largest in the Anglican Communion.

Accompanied by his wife, Phoebe, and four aides, Griswold was met on arrival at Murtala Muhammed...

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