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December 9, 2010

Bethlehem will come to Washington, D.C., this Christmas, by way of a joint simulcast service in English and Arabic that will connect worshippers on two continents. Christians in the D.C. area will assemble at Washington National...

November 28, 2010

Christians around the world can deepen their understandings of Jesus' birth – and the current context of Bethlehem and the Middle East – by making direct connections with Holy Land communities in Advent, Christmastide and year-round....

October 18, 2010

When Manyok Khoc, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, arrived in Ethiopia as a 13-year-old refugee he was barefoot and illiterate, speaking only his native language of Dinka. Now a 36-year-old U.S. citizen, he stands in St. Paul's...

September 29, 2010

The Rev. Hanna Daly, rector of St. Andrew's, Ramallah, and St. Peter's, Birzeit, met his wife, Anita, when they both taught at the School for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan. The couple and their three school-age children moved to Ramallah in...

June 9, 2009

"It is the best of times and the worst of times," said Warren Clark, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, opening the organization's annual conference, "Israeli/Palestinian Peace: Hope For Things Unseen...

May 21, 2009

During a May 22 hearing on Capitol Hill, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana Charles E. Jenkins urged state and government agencies to employ better case management strategies to solve lingering post-Hurricane Katrina housing problems in...

December 23, 2008

Additional images accompanying this story are available here. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to military chaplaincies in the Washington, D.C., area with a December 23 trip to the Pentagon....

May 2, 2008

What are prayer books made of? For some members of St. George's Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale, Maryland, prayer books include fabric from a favorite dress, fragments of stained glass from a church destroyed by a hurricane, bumper...

April 22, 2008

Promoting a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has seldom been more discouraging or difficult, delegates to the annual Churches for Middle East Peace Conference, held in Washington, D.C., April 20-22, heard from...

September 10, 2007

On the morning of September 11, 2001, John Symons was sitting at his desk in the Pentagon's outermost ring when he heard a "big thud -- and I knew what had happened." So he shut down his computer, turned off the coffee machine and the...

May 8, 2007

Twenty Episcopalians from around the country joined an ecumenical coalition in Washington, D.C., May 6-8 to press for sustained diplomatic engagement by the Bush Administration to bring a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict...

September 30, 2006

Three blocks from The White House in Franklin Square Park, the Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery lifts a folding table from a small cart, sets out a woven basket of sandwich bread and a plastic bottle of grape juice and opens her arms wide. It’s...

September 7, 2006

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami called on Muslims, Jews and Christians to "return to their vital, vibrant and common essence" and bridge the divide between East and West during a Sept. 7 lecture at Washington National Cathedral...

February 22, 2006

Around 350 members of historically black Episcopal colleges in the U.S. and Liberia convened on Washington National Cathedral on February 18 to take part in a day of recognition. The event drew faculty and students from four colleges --...

November 30, 2005

Part of the wonder of the Christmas story is that it is as vast as it is simple – a piece of magic that Lori Amos, curator of Washington National Cathedral’s annual crèche exhibit in Washington, D.C., has discovered anew each year....

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