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November 7, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said November 8 that the church “laments the departure from the Episcopal Church of some individuals in southern Illinois" after members of the Diocese of Quincy voted on November 7 to...

November 6, 2008

A majority of delegates to the 131st annual synod of the Diocese of Quincy voted on November 7 to leave the Episcopal Church and realign the diocese under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, which covers the...

November 4, 2008

The 53 Chicago-area children who have died by violence over the past year were remembered in a requiem mass at St. James Episcopal Cathedral on All Souls Day, November 2. In his welcoming remarks, Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee said "it...

October 30, 2008

Shortly before members of the Diocese of Quincy's governing synod are expected to consider voting to leave the Episcopal Church, diocesan Bishop Keith Ackerman announced his retirement, effective November 1.   The announcement...

October 15, 2008

Faced with declining church attendance and dwindling income, the Diocese of Michigan is set to launch a plan aimed at revitalizing the "diocesan household." At the core of the plan is an effort to determine the best way to invest...

October 9, 2008

The first Sunday in Advent, November 30, will be a historic day on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, but not an occasion for celebration by local residents. On that day, nine Episcopal churches will be officially closed,...

September 24, 2008

Alison Feigh's childhood was significantly influenced by one tragic event. On October 22, 1989, her friend and classmate, Jacob Wetterling, was abducted at gunpoint on a rural road near St. Joseph, Minnesota, and never seen again. That...

September 23, 2008

The stage at the 2008 annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, scheduled for October 24-25, 2008, will be larger than usual. Choir risers will be in place, but instead of singers, they will hold hundreds of boxes of donated...

September 15, 2008

A group of Episcopalians from the Diocese of Iowa will deliver the gift of clean water to hundreds of people in Swaziland next month, thanks to funds raised by the Waters of Hope Bike Ride held in early May. The ride raised more than $65,...

September 1, 2008

Members of the Diocese of Louisiana on September 2 were assessing damage after Hurricane Gustav and generally expressed relief that a disaster preparedness plan, tested for the first time since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005...

August 28, 2008

Four members of the staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana participated in a lobbying and advocacy effort at the Democratic National Convention August 25 to 28 in Denver, Colorado. They served as part of a 40-member team of the Equity...

August 13, 2008

When the Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul spoke to the annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS) in May 2008, he described the immediate challenges he was facing as the new archbishop of a church with 24...

August 13, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, located in western central Illinois, has sent a document to all members of the diocese aimed at answering the question of whether the diocese should separate from the Episcopal Church. In a cover letter...

August 11, 2008

Alison Feigh’s childhood was significantly influenced by one tragic event. On October 22, 1989 her friend and classmate, Jacob Wetterling, was abducted at gunpoint on a rural road near St. Joseph, Minnesota, and never seen again....

July 15, 2008

Locked arm in arm, row by row, 1,200 Episcopalians swayed to strains of "You are glorious" and "Here am I Lord" late on the evening of July 12 in Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The scene...

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