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August 5, 2003

In 1976, when the Episcopal Church approved the ordination of women, Nancy M. Ruhl of Austin, Tex., was in Minneapolis sitting beside a fellow seminarian and former Roman Catholic monk. They held totally opposite views on the issue, she...

August 4, 2003

The church is poised to take another step in providing equality for all God’s people, but the struggle continues, Bishop Steven Charleston told a crowd gathered at the Church of the Gethsemane to honor recipients of Episcopal Peace...

August 3, 2003

“The day the first atomic bomb was dropped, it was a fine day,” recalled retired Bishop Joseph Noriaki Iida of the Diocese of Kyushu, Japan. An exhibitor at the 2003 General Convention, Iida was a 16-year-old student at a naval academy 10...

August 2, 2003

The cognate committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music offered a compromise resolution Sunday on preparing rites for same-sex blessings that would allow for local option. The new resolution, which combines resolutions C005, B007, C022...

August 2, 2003

While most members of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music cognate committee voted to approve a substitute resolution calling for the development of rites for same-sex unions for possible inclusion in Enriching Our Worship, the Rev. Kendall...

July 31, 2003

For Archbishop Njongonlulu Ndungane of Cape Town, global reconciliation means addressing a worldwide economic system that devalues human life and contradicts Christian belief and witness. The gap between rich and poor is “a devastating...

July 31, 2003

The church should continue to collect and prepare culturally diverse rites and music for use in various settings to advance the goals of 20/20, the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Worship cognate committee voted Friday. The committee also...

July 31, 2003

Panelists at Wednesday’s "conversation" exploring convention’s theme, “Engage God’s Mission: Receive, Repent, Reconcile and Restore,” discussed models for making convention and the larger church...

June 30, 2003

NEW LITURGIES FOR church plantings and new strategies for continuing worship renewal and enrichment will be considered by bishops and deputies at General Convention. The commission is requesting $100,000 per year to add...

September 30, 2001

SITTING IN A ROOMFUL of Episcopalians involved in health ministries, the Rev. Babs Marie Meairs described her work as a Veteran's Affairs chaplain in San Diego. She works with spinal-cord injuries and the extended-care unit and...

November 30, 1997

Whoever coined the phrase "extended family" never imagined one as large as Patti Browning's. It's as large as the world, as big as the Body of Christ. In 12 years as wife of the presiding bishop and 15 years earlier living overseas,...

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