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October 11, 2011

Singing "we shall overcome," the Rev. Canon George Regas and more than a dozen other anti-war protestors were arrested Oct. 7 in front of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles after rallying against the war in Afghanistan.

The rally -- to draw attention to the tenth anniversary of...

August 22, 2011

It's become a familiar story — an aging congregation challenged to grow a declining membership, to reinvent mission, to reach out to its surroundings and embrace diversity and change, to adopt new models of ministry to survive.

Add "Japanese-American heritage" to the mix and the picture...

July 7, 2011

Praising the Obama administration for upholding human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons in domestic and international contexts, Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool attended a June 29 White House reception and policy briefing in honor of LGBT...

February 6, 2011

For Qi Yi the best part of celebrating the Lunar New Year Feb. 6 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hacienda Heights in the Diocese of Los Angeles was the feeling of being among family.

"This is my first time to celebrate the Chinese New Year in a church," she said. "When I was in China...

December 16, 2010

For 10-year-old Jacquelin Garcia, portraying Mary on Dec. 16 "felt nice," even though she shivered in the dark and cold and was turned away from door after door during a Las Posadas celebration at the downtown St. Athanasius Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

"It was sad,...

October 20, 2010

Defeating Proposition 8, the California voter-approved ban on gay marriage, is more than a legal issue; it's also a matter of faith, Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles told an Oct. 20 gathering of interfaith leaders at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.

Bruno,...

October 20, 2010

Defeating Proposition 8, the California voter-approved ban on gay marriage, is more than a legal issue; it's also a matter of faith, Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles told an Oct. 20 gathering of interfaith leaders at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.

Bruno,...

September 30, 2010

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, an ecumenical agency under the auspices of the Diocese of Los Angeles, has been awarded a "highly competitive" $115,000 federal grant to enable the diocesan agency to expand legal and education services for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.

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September 3, 2010

By: The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson and Executive Council member Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine have issued a letter to the church calling for study on the Anglican Covenant.

“We strongly urge every congregation in this...

June 24, 2010

The Rev. Dennis Gibbs received an urgent phone call from a New York City stranger right after a PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly segment featured Gibbs' chaplaincy at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, one of the country's largest jails.

"He saw the part of the...

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