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November 5, 2007

Hurricane Noel, the deadliest storm of the 2007 hurricane season, has prompted prayers and support for the people of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Bahamas, and Cuba. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is in communication with...

June 27, 2007

Sister Teresa Irene, OCD, picked up the phone in her cell on a Monday afternoon in June and heard a distinctly British voice. "Rowan here," said the man. Sister Teresa Irene, acting prioress of the Episcopal Church's recently founded...

June 15, 2007

The Episcopal Church and partner faith groups are pressing the travel and hospitality industries to help protect children from sex trafficking -- and they are having success. The Office of Women's Ministries and the Executive Council...

June 12, 2007

A task group of the Episcopal Church's Executive Council will propose June 14 that Council tell the Anglican Communion that no governing body other than General Convention can interpret Convention resolutions or agree to deny "future...

May 17, 2007

"Lament is the vital, fundamental, starting point for the hope that transforms," Archbishop Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, told more than 300 guests at Episcopal Divinity...

May 2, 2007

"We know that the United States has tortured to death 30 people -- these we've documented. There are probably hundreds more." Linda Gustitus, chair of the Washington Region Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), wanted her audience...

April 3, 2007

Henri Petithomme, a Haitian living in Miami, began a fast April 4 at St. Paul and Les Martyrs d'Haiti Episcopal Church in Miami in support of the Haitian immigrants who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to arrive in Florida last week...

April 1, 2007

Bishop Leo Frade of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida pledged March 31 to help resettle the 101 Haitian migrants who survived a three-week ordeal at sea to reach the shores of South Florida last week. Jumping from a severely...

March 22, 2007

In a news conference on March 21 that immediately followed the semi-annual meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops near Houston, Texas, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said that a meeting with Archbishop Rowan Williams and...

March 15, 2007

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, made the plea: ''Each child is God's own beloved… How we treat each child is how we treat God... Every child needs and deserves health...

March 12, 2007

With their own lives very probably on the line, nine human rights activists from the Philippines this week told stories of government-sponsored terror at a series of public hearings in Washington, D.C., several of them sponsored by church...

January 15, 2007

Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin of Haiti calls a foiled kidnapping of his two daughters in December "a miracle of God."   It happened on the road leading out of Port-au-Prince while the young women were on their way to the funeral of...

August 31, 2006

“We need to get busy about healing the world. That’s what we’ve been called to do. We need to stop focusing on our internal conflicts. The mission of the church is the centerpiece.” Katharine Jefferts Schori doesn’t mince words. The...

July 1, 2006

The hottest item you could get at General Convention this year wasn’t the beloved Amish fudge. It wasn’t any of the T-shirts with their clever sayings offered for sale in the Exhibit Hall. Not the “Kenyon is not near...

June 30, 2006

General Convention dealt with relatively few of the proposed international resolutions as its work bogged down with debates about Windsor Report responses. Some wondered aloud if that failure might weaken the church’s strong voice of...

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