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September 20, 2019

[Religion News Service] The United Methodist Church’s deadline for petitions for its next global meeting passed Sept. 18, setting the terms for a final reckoning with LGBTQ issues that have divided the denomination for more than 40 years...

September 17, 2019

Julie Faith Parker. Courtesy photo via RNS [Religion News Service] That’s “childist” biblical scholar — not “childish.” But childist biblical scholar Julie Faith Parker does think adult readers have a lot to learn from the...

July 23, 2019

Elizabeth Schrader is a Duke University doctoral student in religion. Photo: Megan Mendenhall/Duke University via Religion News Service [Religion News Service] On July 22, the feast day of Mary Magdalene, Elizabeth Schrader will...

July 22, 2019

[Religion News Service] “Holy, Holy, Holy!” has been chosen in a March Madness-like tournament as “the greatest hymn of all time.” The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada announced the winner on July 18, the last day of its...

July 9, 2019

Pilgrims walk through a field on June 26, 2019, on Day 4 of the Appalachian Camino, a weeklong pilgrimage organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on parts of the Appalachian Trail passing through the diocese. Photo:...

April 22, 2019

[Religion News Service] Friends, family and supporters of prominent Christian author Rachel Held Evans are pooling funds to help cover her medical expenses after she was hospitalized over the weekend and placed into a medically induced...

December 12, 2018

Acolytes and a crucifer from St. Ambrose Episcopal Church stand outside All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Warrenton, N.C., during a closing service on Dec. 8, 2018. Photo: Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service [Religion News Service] On...

November 20, 2018

The view from the St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot shows how close fires came to the 52-year-old Episcopal parish that sits on a rise several hundred yards above Pacific Coast Highway in central Malibu. Photo: Joyce Stickney...

September 14, 2018

[Religion News Service] Tackling issues like climate change or protecting the environment often requires a lot of boring, behind-the-scenes work, far from the spotlight. But sometimes you have to let your light shine, said the Rev....

December 14, 2017

Tain Scott wears pictures on his vest of his godbrother, Ben, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary when a gunman blasted his way into the building. Tain’s mother, Sophfronia Scott, printed two photos of Tain and Ben playing in a pile...

August 11, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is beginning to receive nominations for a bishop coadjutor. Diocesan Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr., 65, called for a coadjutor during the diocese's annual convention in November 2007. Walker, Long...

June 3, 2008

Julia had cornmeal and black tea for dinner. Her family couldn't afford a balanced diet. After eating, she rubbed her eyes and whispered to her mother that she wanted to go to bed. "I feel a little weak," she said. As Julia...

April 2, 2008

For the fourth consecutive year, Episcopalians from the Dioceses of New York, Long Island, and Newark will unite for the AIDS Walk New York on May 18. Episcopal Response to AIDS (ERA) will have a team of nearly 200 sponsored walkers and...

December 13, 2007

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, will address the question "Can churches be peacemakers in a world racked by violence?" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, December 16....

November 12, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, meeting in convention November 9-10, in Hauppauge, New York, affirmed a resolution submitted by diocesan Bishop Orris G. Walker, Jr., calling for the election of a bishop coadjutor. Walker, 65, has...

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