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June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church issued a mea culpa for slavery and segregation at General Convention. With an admission of sin, an apology and a promise to document its own complicity in what they called “a fundamental betrayal” of humanity, deputies...

June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church took a bold step in the campaign to rid the world of hunger and poverty. In a ringing endorsement of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals and the ONE campaign, General Convention promised total support –...

June 1, 2006

Immigration rights, reparations for slavery, peace proposals for Palestine/Israel, world poverty and HIV/AIDS are among the top national and international issues on the agenda in Columbus, Ohio. The Standing Commission on Anglican and...

June 1, 2006

Northerners like to think they bear less guilt than Southerners for our nation’s ugly history with slavery and the slave trade. They are dead wrong, according to Katrina Browne, a committed Episcopalian from Boston. Browne learned...

May 31, 2006

The proposed budget for the Episcopal Church for 2007-2009 totals almost $152 million. Deputies, bishops and anyone else at General Convention will have three chances to comment and make requests before that budget is adopted. The...

April 30, 2006

Ask leaders in the Diocese of Nevada to describe Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and almost all of them will say, right off the bat: “She’s a reconciler.” Then they will tell you how much Nevada needed reconciling. The woman who has led...

February 1, 2006

As arguments about teaching evolution escalate across this country, dividing communities and forcing teachers and school boards into court, the Episcopal Church is poised to offer a unique and moderating resource. The recently published...

November 1, 2005

If the city of Seguin, Texas, hadn’t suffered several devastating floods in the 1990s, its citizens almost certainly would not have acted as they did when the exhausted, fleeing victims of Katrina and Rita arrived on their doorstep...

November 1, 2005

“It is the impact of the hands-on work, of being Christ to one another that puts that indelible mark on a person.” That’s how Gary Lillibridge, coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of West Texas, described the reaction of...

November 1, 2005

The Rev. Maurice “Reese” Friedman, former Air Force chaplain, spent two decades responding to disasters and training for “preparedness” in hurricane-battered Florida. Today, he is putting that skill to use, and he...

June 30, 2005

Executive Council spent much of its spring meeting talking about money, politics and evangelism: how to safeguard the church’s endowments, the international crises in Haiti, Sudan and the Anglican Communion, and how to stem recent...

April 1, 2005

Episcopal Bishops, in response to the request from Anglican primates that no more gay bishops be consecrated, voted March 15 to withhold their consent to the consecration of all bishops before General Convention meets in June 2006. In a...

October 5, 2004

The Rev. Max Accimé, priest in the Haitian city of Gonaives, hardest hit by Hurricane Jeanne, was able to stay during the storm only by climbing onto the roof of his house. Many in Gonaives, a coastal city several hours north of the...

September 1, 2004

If there is any expression Tracey Herzer cannot stand it is: “Teen-agers are the church of tomorrow.” “It makes my skin crawl,” says the executive director of Leader Resources, the decade-old organization that has...

July 1, 2004

Haitians and their neighbors in the Dominican Republic continue to contend with the aftermath of torrential rains and floods in early June in which 3,000 people were reported dead or missing. Several areas remained inaccessible, except...

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