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August 3, 2003

With only a handful of visitors in the gallery, the House of Bishops Sunday completed a light day of legislation as most of the attention centered in the House of Deputies, as they voted to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire.

The...

July 30, 2003

The work toward eradicating the sin of racism continues at the 74th General Convention.

Committee members of Social and Urban Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the House of Deputies an amended resolution A010, which calls on the church to continue anti-racism training and to...

July 10, 2003

General Convention ‘00 “urged Congress to pass legislation which would amend the current federal law to include real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, and disability as protected under federal prosecution of a hate crime and expand the number of settings in which the law can be...

January 17, 2003

The Episcopal Urban Caucus will meet in Chicago February 26-March 1, 2003 to hear a report on national church anti-racism hearings, engage the issues raised by '20/20,' and learn about nonviolence, radical discipleship, and economic justice.

'Chicago is a good place for us to meet,'...

November 25, 2002

On November 25, the FBI released its annual report, "Hate Crime Statistics 2001." The 136-page jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction report provides hate crime data collected under the 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act. This report is available online at: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/01hate.pdf

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October 6, 2002

Dear Senator:

We, the undersigned national religious organizations, urge you to support bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor, S. 1284, and passing it before Congress adjourns. ENDA is a modest measure that would extend employment protections to sexual...

June 14, 2002

Missouri Episcopal bishop George Wayne Smith led an interfaith defense of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed during a news conference June 12, called in response to an attack on Muslims by leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

The Baptists were holding their national meeting in...

May 1, 2002

Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr. of Southern Ohio issued a statement May 1 expressing his 'regret' at a decision by the board of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) not to go to Cincinnati for its annual meeting and conference in July.

'UBE leadership appears to have based this decision...

February 14, 2002

Healing can happen when you give truth-telling a chance. That was the good news that Desmond Tutu, the retired archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa, brought to the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hard news: You have to give it a chance.

The guest...

January 22, 2002

In an emotional two-and-a-half-hour worship service at Mt. Olive Cathedral of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 20, nine churches that have talked about Christian unity for more than 40 years inaugurated a covenant agreement that seals them together as...

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