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May 22, 2003

The Episcopal Church's advocates on global issues celebrated a double legislative victory this week as the U.S. Congress passed legislation to authorize a $15 billion program to combat global AIDS and to direct the Bush Administration to...

May 13, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined other church leaders in an urgent appeal to Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers to take the bold steps necessary for peace in the Middle East. They also sent a letter to the president and...

May 12, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold has appointed Maureen Shea to head the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC. The announcement comes after an extensive search in which over 80 applications were reviewed....

May 7, 2003

Publications of the Episcopal Church received many of the top awards at the annual convention of the Associated Church Press (ACP) in Indianapolis, April 27-30 under the theme, "Getting to the heart of our stories." In the category for...

May 6, 2003

Episcopal Communicators from across the nation met April 23-26 in Los Angeles, described by the keynote speaker as "the brownest city in America," where the program of the conference drew heavily on the city's cultural diversity in...

May 4, 2003

"The relationship between congregation size and church growth is surprisingly tricky to measure," says C. Kirk Hadaway, the Episcopal Church's new director of research, in a new study just released by his office. The study seeks to...

April 30, 2003

The following Polly Bond awards were presented at the Episcopal Communicators Conference in Los Angeles, April 23-26. NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS Editorial and Commentary Award of Excellence: Donald Light, writer; Nan Cobbey, editor,...

April 30, 2003

Church leaders and ecumenists around the world are expressing various degrees of dismay and disappointment over an April 17 papal encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist) that offers no hope of sharing the sacrament...

April 14, 2003

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spent Palm Sunday with the Christians in Jerusalem, issuing a pastoral letter to Christians in the Middle East and preaching at the Anglican Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem. In...

April 9, 2003

While the war continued to rage in Iraq, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams brought together 15 Christian theologians and 15 Muslim scholars to explore the use of Scripture in the two faiths in a 'Building Bridges' seminar in...

April 4, 2003

'We are living in the midst of a historic transformation in Jewish-Christian relations,' said Rabbi Eugene Korn, director of interfaith affairs at the Anti-Defamation League, in his introduction to an April 3 panel discussion on...

April 1, 2003

The Episcopal Church's patient participation in and commitment to ecumenical dialogue, with the stated ultimate goal of full communion, continues on several levels with different partners. Progress is sometimes slow but participants...

March 25, 2003

(ENS) As the American-led offensive against Iraq began, Episcopalians joined Christians around the world in praying for a quick end to the war and the safe return of troops. In the meantime church doors across the nation are open, candles...

March 20, 2003

Four months before the July 30 opening of the 74th General Convention in Minneapolis, 'We are in good shape,' according to the Rev. Rosemari Sullivan, secretary and executive officer of the General Convention Office. 'The...

March 20, 2003

In a voice vote at their annual spring retreat, the bishops of the Episcopal Church received a report of the theology committee of the House of Bishops on the 'Gift of Sexuality,' offering it to the church as grounds for discussion...

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