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March 17, 2003

Episcopalians are joining other Americans, and Christians around the world, bracing for what appears to be an inevitable war with Iraq. As a sign of growing tensions, some bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting in their spring retreat...

March 13, 2003

A high-level delegation of eight church leaders from West Africa--including two Anglican bishops--is spending several weeks in the United States, at the invitation of Church World Service, for intensive consultations with government and...

March 12, 2003

(ENS) While most of the world's attention was focused on an impending war in Iraq, an ecumenical gathering of advocates working for just US policies in Africa and the Middle East drew over 300 participants to Washington, DC, at the end of...

March 7, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold has announced that, following 'a very good conversation,' Sonia Francis, his assistant for program, has decided to take early retirement 'in order to make her own health and healing her first...

March 5, 2003

The second session of the official dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church met February 6-8 at St. Mary Seminary's Center for Continuing Education in Baltimore, Maryland. The dialogue was established by...

March 3, 2003

At a banquet following the February 27 enthronement of Rowan Williams as the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, described the ecumenical task in...

February 28, 2003

(ENS) According to the head of the Middle East Council of Churches, mission "needs to practice justice by doing justice, reconciling people with each other and with God." Speaking at the Anglican Communion Mission Organizations...

February 20, 2003

(ENS) As US troop build-up continues, and the threat of war with Iraq increases, the chorus of religious voices opposed to war is growing louder. Episcopalians are joining other Christians in protest marches, prayer services and peace...

February 18, 2003

Attempts at reconciliation with parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster, in the Anglican Church of Canada, that oppose the decision last June opening the way to blessing of same-gender relationships have hit a serious snag....

February 7, 2003

During a pastoral visit to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold encountered a church that is vital and growing--despite a difficult political and economic climate....

February 5, 2003

Clutching their passports, sunscreen and Prayer Books, members of the Episcopal Church's Executive Council gathered in the Dominican Republic January 27-30 for a rare meeting outside the United States--and the setting made a...

January 24, 2003

The Episcopal Church's Office of Communication announced today the appointment of the news teams that will cover the Minneapolis General Convention this summer, July 28-August 8, 2003. The Episcopal News Service (ENS) team will...

January 23, 2003

Church-related advocates working for just US policies in Africa and the Middle East are sponsoring an ecumenical gathering in Washington, DC, February 23-26, to pressure Congress and the Bush administration to develop more just and...

January 21, 2003

In the days leading up to this year's celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25, two teams of Episcopalians joined representatives of other Christian communions at an interdenominational seminary on the campus...

January 13, 2003

In a letter to members of the church's Executive Council, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold announced today that the Rev. Margaret Rose, rector of St. Dunstan's Church in Atlanta, Georgia, has been appointed director of Women'...

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