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January 14, 2020

Anglican Communion primates met Jan. 13 with the King of Jordan at a conference center near the site of Jesus’ baptism. The primates are meeting in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 13-15. Photo: Jordan News Agency

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January 8, 2020

[Episcopal News Service] The military conflict between the United States and Iran that began when President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of a top Iranian general on Jan. 3 escalated on Jan. 7, as Iran retaliated with missile strikes on military bases housing American troops in Iraq....

January 7, 2020

Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States following the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, The Episcopal Church continues to be guided by the teaching of Jesus Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” We affirm that, “It is crucial in this time of instability and threat of...

December 20, 2019

Barbara Boehm, center, a parishioner from St. James Episcopal Church in Montclair, New Jersey, presents a letter from student employees at the church’s thrift shop to children at the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre in 2018. Photo courtesy...

June 17, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney and Iskandar Majlaton, Finance Director at the Princess Basma Centre

On the UTO trip to the Holy Land, one of the places we visited (and spent longer than we were supposed to because we had such a wonderful experience there) was the Princess Basma Centre. Years ago, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Centre and was so impressed with its work...

June 13, 2019

Ghazwan holding chicks in a farm previously destroyed by ISIS. Photos courtesy of International Christian Concern and Stand With Iraqi Christians

[Episcopal News Service] At a cost of $5 each, chicks are helping Iraq’s Christian...

May 13, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new research center has been opened in Cairo as part of a newly renovated archive facility for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt. The new Cairo Research Centre has been created by the Diocese of Egypt, in collaboration with the U.K.’s University of Leicester....

May 7, 2019

The Wisdom House Project is a partnership between the Syrian Emergency Task Force and an ecumenical group that originated at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas, to support a makeshift school for kindergarteners in Syria’s...

May 1, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

I was getting brunch with a friend yesterday, and the conversation turned to assisted living services. My friend was expressing how her family has gotten a lot of flak for putting her grandmother in such a facility, and I shared that I was familiar with the industry because my mother has been...

April 1, 2019

By: Katelyn Kenney

For this article of my “Journey to Palestine” series, I’ll be sharing a bit about the grant sites we visited in Ramallah, West Bank: the Arab Episcopal Diabetes Clinic and the Episcopal Technical and Vocational Training Center.

The Arab Episcopal Medical Center sits in the same lot as St...

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