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June 22, 2002

Canadian Anglicans are sorting out the implications of a decision by the Diocese of New Westminster at its meeting in Vancouver June 15 to bless committed same-gender relationships. The diocese had voted in favor of the motion at two...

June 20, 2002

According to an article in the June 20 issue of the London Times by religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill, Archbishop Rowan Williams of Wales is the first choice of the Crown Appointments Commission to be the next archbishop of Canterbury...

June 18, 2002

At its meeting on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham June 10-13, the Executive Council heard encouraging reports on the potential move of the Church Center to the campus of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New...

June 13, 2002

The students and faculty of Cuttington University College (CUC)were driven from campus in early May because of renewed fighting but they have set up temporary facilities in the capital city of Monrovia. Despite a renewal of the civil war...

June 4, 2002

Themes of justice and compassion permeated the service at the Washington National Cathedral June 1 where the Rev. John Bryson Chane was consecrated the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Washington. In his sermon, the Rev. William Sloane...

May 31, 2002

The Diocese of Massachusetts elected a suffragan bishop today who just happens to be a black woman with the name of Harris, repeating the historic election of Barbara Harris as a suffragan in 1988, the first woman elected a bishop in the...

May 31, 2002

'The situation in Israel and Palestine is worse than I thought,' said Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of Massachusetts on his return from a 10-day ecumenical peace pilgrimage to the region with 23 people from his diocese and the Diocese of...

May 21, 2002

As more details filter out of Liberia, the violent confrontation between the government and a coalition of rebels is threatening the nation's institutions--including churches. In a letter to members of the board of trustees for...

May 16, 2002

Former Missouri senator John Danforth has concluded, after two difficult trips to the Sudan as President George W. Bush's special envoy, that the United States should support international efforts to push both sides in the civil war...

May 15, 2002

Rebels in Liberia have escalated their attacks and are near the capital of Monrovia, sending thousands of people fleeing into camps outside the city, already crowded with people fleeing fighting in the countryside, according to news...

May 10, 2002

While Congress was passing resolutions endorsing Israeli incursions into Palestinian territories and brushing aside objections from the Bush administration that such actions could undermine diplomatic efforts, church leaders meeting a few...

May 9, 2002

'We are eyeball to eyeball with the enemy every day,' said the young American soldier assigned to take groups into the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea at Panmunjom. He said that a thousand tourists come through...

April 13, 2002

Episcopal publications received many of the top awards from the Associated Church Press at the annual meeting at a Baptist retreat center near Birmingham, Alabama, April 7-10. Episcopal Life received a total of 11 awards, including...

April 10, 2002

The Episcopal Church set another place at its table of inclusivity April 6 when it ordained Carol Joy Gallagher as suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Southern Virginia---the first indigenous woman to join the episcopate in the worldwide...

April 4, 2002

Church leaders around the world, watching with horror as the Holy Land slips deeper into chaos and violence, are urging renewed peace efforts--and welcoming the announcement by President George W. Bush that he is sending Secretary of State...

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