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October 31, 2004

The atmosphere is festive. In an overcrowded courtyard, women cordon off specific areas for their domestic chores and personal space. Tiny mirrors are fixed to trees near plump plastic bags burgeoning with soap and combs, and makeup and...

October 31, 2004

Q: "Did the Episcopal Church split in the manner that denominations such as the Baptists (American and Southern Baptist Conventions) and others have since the Civil War?"  The Rev. Canon Francis C. Zanger, D.Min, priest...

September 30, 2004

After several weeks of review and alterations, the blueprint for the Episcopal Church’s national advertising campaign is receiving final touches. “The plan, part of our overall comprehensive communications strategy, fully affirms...

September 30, 2004

Christianity is a religion that was born out of a repressive empire. First followers of Jesus had to navigate perilous times and power systems in order to survive, let alone thrive. Four centuries later, Christianity would become an arm of...

August 31, 2004

His Church friends hid the special coins -- his name imprinted on one side, a guardian angel on the other -- in cathedrals, castles and ancient ruins across England and Scotland, hoping one day Alex Kalata would find them when he got well...

August 31, 2004

I’m usually late for my church’s 10:30 a.m. service because I’m hooked on CBS Sunday Morning, a slower-paced news and feature program. I love the traditional closing: a few soothing minutes of the best of Mother Nature. But for two...

August 31, 2004

Anglican Bishop Benjamin Ojwang came to Barcelona, Spain, for the Parliament of the World’s Religions on a mission for his country. “Put international pressure on our government to accept peace talks,” he pleaded, telling how Uganda’s...

June 29, 2004

Eighty two dioceses have signed pledges totaling $23.6 million to support the 2004 General Convention budget, and others have indicated support totaling another $4.2 million, the Episcopal Church's chief financial officer, N. Kurt...

May 31, 2004

This report comes from Jennifer Leber. She and her husband, Philip, have served as missionaries in Africa for the last five years. The night was black and silent. The dark clouds were hiding the glow of the stars and moon, which would...

May 31, 2004

DEAR MRS. X, I feel that I have to write you this letter. I know how sick and tired and frustrated you must be, and I feel that I have come to know you in the four days you have been down in my Emergency Department. The evening you...

May 31, 2004

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY students, often living away from home for the first time, face a multitude of new challenges. Even those who were active in church life before arriving on campus are apt to drift away from the habits of regular...

May 31, 2004

WHEN THE RECTOR of a San Diego church wanted ideas for celebrating Father’s Day, he got a doozy from one of his parishioners. Jack Horner says he worked on ideas all day then finally asked his wife, Lori. “Have the fathers bless their...

May 31, 2004

EPISCOPAL LIFE WON 12 awards, including the award of excellence for “Best in Class” among national and international newspapers, at the 2004 Associated Church Press convention in Toronto April 18-21. More than 100 writers, editors,...

April 30, 2004

This summer, students from the University of the Episcopal Church of Haiti will be living out a great idea thanks to the Diocese of Lexington. It's an idea other friends of the church in Haiti might want to copy. The Companion Diocese...

March 31, 2004

FUELLED INITIALLY BY the sales of tickets to Roman Catholic and evangelical groups, The Passion of the Christ is now attracting a much broader audience. "It's [now] a large cross-section of America," said Rob Swartz of Newmarket Films,...

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