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June 27, 2008

Seeking to combat declining church attendance and rising crime among teenagers, the Diocese of Newark has established a music and dance program to help build self-esteem and develop valuable life skills among inner-city youth. "The...

June 1, 2006

One spring day in 1994, layman Dan Cobb walked into the pastoral-care office at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, one of the major institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and said, “I would like to be trained as...

May 31, 2006

Come to the Young Adult Festival at General Convention 2006 in Columbus and discern in a community of your peers from around the country where God is calling you, say young adult leaders in a themed “invitation” announcement about the...

February 1, 2006

Cuttington University in Liberia has many reasons to celebrate: new students, new programs and new life following civil unrest and severe destruction that forced it to close for more than a decade. The university recently started a new...

December 31, 2005

Cultural contexts continue to challenge women’s efforts to join equally in church leadership, Phoebe Griswold said after returning from meetings with women during a two-week trip to Asia. “Traditionally, cultural values place women in...

December 1, 2005

Days after hurricane Katrina devastated Mississippi and New Orleans in late August, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold met with the director of Episcopal Migration Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center in New York and asked the church...

June 1, 2005

When a federal appeals court ruled in February that Honeywell Industries must move forward with a $400 million cleanup of a chromium-contaminated site in Hudson County, N.J., it marked a major victory for local religious leaders. For...

February 28, 2005

New York’s famous church on Wall Street has launched a bold evangelism initiative, offering live webcasts of its main service. On any given Sunday, an individual seeking to participate in live worship with members of Trinity Episcopal...

December 31, 2004

Printed on the Rev. Larry Harrelson’s business cards several years ago were the following words: “The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, a faithful and open Christian community with permeable boundaries.” Harrelson was rector of...

November 1, 2004

At Trinity Episcopal Church in Escondido, Calif., Sunday school begins, as many do, with a Bible story. This day focuses on the Parables. But there seems to be a problem. As the Narrator begins, she notes that, according to the...

July 1, 2004

A retired State Senator remembers being appalled as she listened to older retired constituents contemplate whether to buy food or medicine. An Episcopal deacon recalls helping young Steven with his disability insurance before Steven died...

January 31, 2004

David Hussey and Mercy Hobbs met while attending seminary in Chicago and married after graduation. Hobbs was called to serve four congregations in Nebraska and South Dakota after her ordination to the diaconate in 1995. David Hussey was a...

June 30, 2003

AFTER BEING SHUFFLED around refugee camps for more than a decade, nine Somali Bantu refugees arrived in Syracuse in June. Over the next two years, 12,000 Bantus are expected to be settled in 50 communities; Syracuse will receive 500....

June 30, 2003

WHEN MACHINE-GUN fire and explosions erupted in Abie Klaypenh's village in rebellion-bloodied Liberia, he fled to safety in a dugout canoe. Landing in the Ivory Coast, Klaypenh says, he found no haven. Instead, a corps of militiamen --...

June 26, 2002

Calling people of faith to follow in the footsteps of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks by taking 'simple acts of courage' to stop all forms of violence, Bishop Jon Bruno and 14 young adults of the Diocese of Los Angeles recently...