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March 12, 2019

During the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's 63rd session (CSW63), our Church is present through the voices of many Episcopalians. Over the next few weeks, our blog series “Her Story: #CSW63” will feature the individual voices and stories of these Episcopalians in their...

March 11, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

The Presiding Bishop's delegation is excited and ready for the opening of the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and we want YOU to follow along and join us! Here are some ways you can track our work and stay engaged.

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March 9, 2019

During the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's 63rd session (CSW63), our Church is present through the voices of many Episcopalians. Over the next few weeks, our blog series “Her Story: #CSW63” will feature the individual voices and stories of these Episcopalians in their...

March 8, 2019

By: Misty Kiwak Jacobs

Isaiah 58:1–9a

“Cry aloud; do not hold back;     lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression,     to the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek me daily     and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness     and did not forsake...

March 6, 2019

By: Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Representative to the United Nations

Today is Ash Wednesday, one of the most sacred holy days in the Christian calendar, one that calls us to reflect and lament as we contemplate, over the next 40 days of Lent, Jesus’ act of compassion that relieved us of our sorry, sinful state. As it happens, this Lenten lamentation coincides...

December 27, 2018

By: Andrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D.

Andrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D. is visiting assistant professor of theological ethics at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. He served as lay representative with the Presiding Bishop's delegation to the 24th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

November 30, 2018

By: Misty Kiwak Jacobs

The days between November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10th, Human Rights Day, mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

“Civil Unrest,” “Violent Conflict” or “Internally Displaced People,” are terms we...

November 28, 2018

An eight-member delegation representing the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will attend the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, December 2-14. This is the fourth Episcopal delegation to attend this climate change meeting.

Known as COP24,...

November 13, 2018

By: Misty Kiwak Jacobs

Misty Kiwak Jacobs, Berkeley at Yale Divinity School seminarian and Global Partnerships/Episcopal UN intern for 2018 - 2019, preached the following sermon on November 9th, 2018 at the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. We thank her for her comforting...

October 29, 2018

By: Misty Kiwak Jacobs

At 5 a.m. on a Friday morning I stood in front of the mirror in my grad school apartment wearing a navy dress and a new, blue blazer. Blazer on. Blazer off. It felt hot, stiff, robotic. Blazer on. Blazer off. I hung the blazer back in the closet and put on a salmon cardigan. Just right. Like...

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