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February 19, 2008

When nearly 1,500 young Episcopalians arrive in San Antonio, Texas this July, they will take part in a five-day gathering that has been meticulously planned by a group of youth and adults from around the church. That group, the 2008...

February 14, 2008

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dekalb, Illinois, is located only three blocks from the Campus of Northern Illinois University, the site of a shooting rampage on February 14 that has left six people dead and many others wounded. The...

February 11, 2008

"We need your friendship. We need your presence." These were the words spoken over and over again to the Very Rev. Spenser D. Simrill, dean of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, during a recent visit to Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba...

September 19, 2007

More than two hundred adults, youth and children participated in a day-long training summit at Church of St. John the Evangelist in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 15 to equip individuals and congregations to support the Millennium...

August 31, 2007

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF), a 65-year-old nationwide membership organization, has announced plans to launch a massive prayer effort surrounding the war in Iraq. EPF is joining with 34 other religious organizations to launch a...

June 28, 2007

By the time Rody Hall and her now late husband, Ted, sailed down the Mississippi River in a lobster boat in 1984, she had already lived what would seem to many to have been "several lifetimes." She was known and respected as a...

June 8, 2007

Bishop Stephen Hays Jecko, 67, and Bishop Frederick Warren Putnam, 89, both died on June 7. Jecko was the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida and had been serving the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas as an assisting bishop....

May 23, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Task Force has awarded $4,100 in grants to six congregations to support efforts that aim to achieve the MDGs in Minnesota, Haiti, Rwanda and Uganda.   The...

November 8, 2006

By the time Minnesota Bishop James Jelinek adjourned the 149th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, meeting October 27-28 in Duluth, delegates had launched a new diocesan effort to support the Millennium Development...

November 21, 2005

When 175 Hmong refugees from Southeast Asia, formerly Roman Catholic Christians, were officially received into the Episcopal Church November 3 at St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis, their congregation became the first of its kind in...

March 22, 2005

Episcopal clergy are providing much-needed pastoral care on the Red Lake Indian Reservation after a high school student killed nine persons on Monday, March 20, and then took his own life. The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota's ministry...

March 7, 2005

An arson fire destroyed the Church of St. Edward the Confessor, Orono, Minnesota on Sunday morning, April 14, 2002. That was the begining of a long and difficult journey for the small congregation, which, more than once, came to the...

January 13, 2005

"We are beginning a new chapter in the history of St. Andrew's this morning," said the Rev. James Nyebe Wilson II, in his sermon last Sunday at St. Andrew's Church, north Minneapolis. The rector used a festive occasion -- the...

June 28, 2004

Robinson calls on church to "open up to the pain around us" by Joe Bjordal [Diocese of Minnesota] The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, returned to Minneapolis on June 19. It was here, last summer...

May 23, 2003

Bishop James L. Jelinek of the Diocese of Minnesota has joined a lawsuit that seeks to challenge the constitutionality of a recently enacted Minnesota statute permitting concealed handguns in various places, including the parking lots of...

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