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June 15, 2016

Juliette Mukankwiro and Dinah Igiraneza, part of the Kigali archive team, pose in front of some of the material they have sorted and stored. Photo: Jesse Zink [Anglican Communion News Service] A new archive in the Diocese of...

October 5, 2012

Long-term Episcopal Missionary Jenny McConnachie ran the the Itipini Community Project in South Africa for two decades. Photo/Jesse Zink [Episcopal News Service] I have a picture of Jenny McConnachie that, for me, sums up her three...

June 26, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Zink [Episcopal News Service] Just more than four weeks ago, I found myself dressed in a tuxedo, standing in front of the church, and clutching the hand of my new wife. The two of us had just pledged our fidelity to one...

March 30, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Zink [Episcopal News Service] My friend Fumanekile lived in Itipini, a shantytown community built on a garbage dump outside a small town in South Africa. I had been working in a community center in Itipini for three months...

July 22, 2011

Abraham Adiang Ajak, 29, was in the Abyei market when the attackers -- armed militia members mounted on motorcycles and Sudan Armed Forces units -- came in May. "I heard gunfire first and then saw them coming," he said. "...

July 9, 2011

In an exuberant and joyous three-and-a-half hour service here July 10, South Sudanese Episcopalians celebrated the birth of their new nation, even as they looked towards the difficult future of their country. All Saints Cathedral in...

July 8, 2011

As a weekend of celebrations usher in the world's newest nation – the Republic of South Sudan – religious leaders are not losing sight of their ongoing responsibility to ensure that independence brings opportunity and realizes a lasting...

June 28, 2011

Last September, I met a man named Cimbir in Juba, Sudan. He was beginning his third long year away from his wife and family, studying at Bishop Gwynne Theological College, a seminary of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. One of the few...

July 16, 2009

"Uxolo lwenkosi malusoloko lunani," the priest says, raising his arms wide. "The peace of the Lord be always with you." "Lube nawe kanjalo," we respond in unison, linking hands. "And also with you." One voice sounds the first note, and...