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June 15, 2006

The Committee on Social and Urban Affairs, during its June 15 hearing, heard passionate testimony on four resolutions focused on slavery and reparations. "We hope to embark on a new journey one that involves the Episcopal Church as an...

June 14, 2006

After a lengthy round of introductions that revealed national and international representation, the Deputies of Color held their first meeting June 13 to continue compiling and refining the issues most pertinent to their caucus at General...

June 11, 2006

Hundreds gathered in the daily Eucharist space at General Convention on June 12 to hear Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and House of Deputies President George Werner. In his remarks, Griswold thanked the Diocese of Southern Ohio "on...

May 31, 2006

Deputies of color will unite for a second General Convention to address various issues and resolutions. At a weekend conference in Columbus in April, 48 of the more than 200 deputies of color who will be at convention began discussions to...

May 19, 2006

Thunderous applause filled the James Memorial Chapel at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in New York City on May 16, as Desmond M. Tutu, Anglican archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, became the 33rd recipient of the seminary...

May 16, 2006

When Episcopalians come together in Columbus, Ohio, for General Convention in June, even the children will have a part to play. "Very often children are voiceless and it's really important for them to be present so that they are not...

May 9, 2006

This June will find the Deputies of Color united for a second General Convention to address a variety of issues and resolutions. After a weekend conference in Columbus, Ohio April 1-2, 48 of the more than 200 deputies of color began...

April 21, 2006

The June triennial gathering of the Episcopal Church will be asked to consider resolutions concerning slavery and racial reconciliation; studying the "complicity" of the church in the institution of slavery and how "recompense" can be made...

April 13, 2006

The voices of youth and young adults in the Episcopal Church will be heard in many ways this June at General Convention. For youth there are two distinct opportunities for participation in the triennial gathering: the General Convention...

March 16, 2006

The small size of the assembly did not diminish the intensity of the message shared by Rania Riah Abu El-Assal, daughter of Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal of the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East, at the UN Church Center on March 8. El-...

March 13, 2006

"This is not solely about what happens to immigrants," said Ruben Garcia, founder and director of Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. "My concern is that all the focus is going to be on immigrants, and I think we have got to give...

March 10, 2006

The Episcopal News Service's February 10 "Call for Comment" on race relations in the Episcopal Church generated a variety of responses from its readers (a sampling of emails follows below). Nearly 50 emails were received, the...

March 8, 2006

"To have strong faith in God is a very strong weapon," said Harriet Baka Nathan Pitia, provincial trainer for the Mothers' Union of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan. Pitia is a delegate to the 50th session of the United Nations...

February 28, 2006

The inaugural Jones-Murray lecture, named for the Revs. Absalom Jones and Dr. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray, the first Black male and female priests in the Episcopal Church respectively, will be held March 18, 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal...

February 2, 2006

This year's Trinity Institute conference--on the theme "The Anatomy of Reconciliation – from violence to healing"--brought together five strong voices who spoke from the crucible of their own experience that reconciliation is not easy work...

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