David Paulsen

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David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org.

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September 12, 2017

The congregation at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Montana, covered up swastika graffiti on a church sign with messages on pink paper hearts. Photo: St. James, via Facebook. [Episcopal News Service] Hate symbols showed up...

September 11, 2017

An undated photo hanging on a wall inside Trinity Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, shows the 1919 church and members of its early congregation. [Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] “Trauma” was the word...

September 7, 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Paul Walker stand at the foot of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statue is wrapped in plastic while the city fights a legal challenge to the monument’s removal. Photo...

September 5, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral and the Diocese of Washington announced Sept. 6 that the cathedral’s stained-glass windows depicting two Confederate generals will be removed, bringing to an abrupt close a...

August 25, 2017

This plaque honoring Leonidas Polk, an Episcopal bishop and Confederate general, is displayed in Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dean Gail Greenwell says it should be removed or relocated. Photo: Sarah Hartwig/Christ Church...

August 23, 2017

The sign in front of R.E. Lee Memorial Church bears the name of the church and, therefore, also the Confederate general who was a parishioner there. Photo: Lee Memorial Church via Facebook [Episcopal News Service] Was Robert E. Lee an...

August 20, 2017

The Rev. Ken Brannon, rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley, Idaho, wears protective glasses and looks to the sky with his wife, Rachel Brannon, and son, 16-year-old Isaac, as they await the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21....

August 15, 2017

Mourners and clergy, including the Rev. Elaine Thomas, second from right, pray outside the memorial service for Heather Heyer on Aug. 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press [Episcopal News Service...

August 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] An ecumenical association for theological educators in Myanmar held a training workshop on cross cultural mission and research approaches this month. The four-day event was led by the Church of...

August 14, 2017

[Cathedral of St. John the Divine] The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during white nationalist/“Unite the Right” rallies over this past weekend is beyond distressing and disturbing. Such hate-driven violence has no legitimate...

August 13, 2017

Clergy from all faith traditions link arms on Aug. 13 as protestors marched through Charlottesville. White supremacists marched on the sidewalk behind the clergy line while men wearing camouflage and carrying long guns came down the...

August 8, 2017

A total solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on Aug. 21, 2017. Photo: Reuters [Episcopal News Service] Dixie Nelson, parish...

August 2, 2017

“Sacred sleep” mats are arranged on the floor at the Episcopal Church St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, California. Homeless visitors can rest weekday mornings on the mats in the church. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Richard Smith...

July 31, 2017

De izquierda a derecha, Robert Dilday, John Gayle, Cheryl Blackwell y Sal Anselmo se encuentran entre los capellanes voluntarios de la iglesia episcopal de San Esteban que ministran en la cárcel municipal de Richmond, Virginia. Foto de...

July 30, 2017

From left, Robert Dilday, John Gayle, Cheryl Blackwell and Sal Anselmo are among the volunteer chaplains from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church that minister at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: Sarah Bartenstein [Episcopal...

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