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August 12, 2007

Jonathan Daniels, a 26-year-old student at Episcopal Theological School (ETS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduate of Virginia Military Institute, and volunteer civil rights worker, was shot and killed on August 20, 1965, by a deputy sheriff as he approached a "cash store" in Hayneville,...

July 24, 2007

The Senate could take action at any time on the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 1105), sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) with 42 co-sponsors . This bi-partisan legislation, which passed in the House in May, will expand...

July 9, 2007

Riding his bike home from General Convention last summer, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth Jr. thought it would be a good idea to start a new tradition.

He rode 208 miles from Columbus to Cleveland with 15 other riders and used that trip to raise money for the Bishop'...

April 11, 2007

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on...

April 11, 2007

Dear Senator,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on September 14, 2005 as an...

February 22, 2007

In this season of Lent, the Episcopal News Service returns to its ongoing series of articles focusing on listening and learning throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, reflecting the diversity of its 38 autonomous provinces in 165 countries. The series will also provide useful information...

June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church issued a mea culpa for slavery and segregation at General Convention. With an admission of sin, an apology and a promise to document its own complicity in what they called “a fundamental betrayal” of humanity, deputies and bishops voted to find ways to repair the breach “...

March 22, 2006

Nosotros, los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal reconocimos la dolorosa realidad de las consecuencias del racismo en nuestra carta pastoral de 1994 “El Pecado del Racismo”. En aquella carta les decíamos que “la esencia del racismo es el prejuicio unido al poder. Se basa en el pecado del orgullo y...

March 21, 2006

We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church, acknowledged the painful reality of the consequences of racism in the 1994 pastoral letter "the Sin of Racism." In that letter, we stated "the essence of racism is prejudice coupled with power. It is rooted in the sin of pride and exclusivity which...

January 16, 2006

The struggle for justice and freedom continues to link those deprived of "the opportunity to dream" across the Americas today, Panama's Bishop Julio Murray told the congregation gathered at L.A.'s Cathedral Center for its annual King Day observance.

The "triple evils of poverty, racism...

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