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March 23, 2011

New guidelines on best practices for teaching religion aim to help Episcopal schools enhance religious literacy among their students, maintain academic standards for religion instruction and outline qualifications for religion teachers...

February 28, 2011

George Bogart used to walk past St. John's Episcopal Church in Boonton, New Jersey, on his daily trips to and from the bar down the street. He'd notice the church's sign, welcoming all, and tell himself he ought to check it out sometime. "...

February 13, 2011

While some may plan special celebrations or speakers, Episcopal schools don't confine teaching African-American history and culture to Black History Month each February. Educators across the nation describe curricula designed to teach...

February 6, 2011

Inspired by economist and professor Jeffrey Sachs, two college juniors are working to entice fellow students to pledge $1 a week to support the United Nations Millennium Goals and specifically to help eradicate extreme poverty in Africa...

November 29, 2010

Crucifer Scott Collins stood at the front of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey, and lifted high his cross. "Who's ready for a cross parade?" he asked. About a dozen children and adults holding small wooden...

November 16, 2010

Two Lents ago, the Rev. Andrew Sloane led a rector's forum at St. Paul's Episcopal Parish on K Street in the Foggy Bottom section of Washington, D.C., about the Benedictine Communities of Jerusalem, Roman Catholic monasteries located in...

October 18, 2010

Religious groups and government bodies often seem at odds over social issues such as preventing teen pregnancy. But not in Gaston County, North Carolina, where an interfaith coalition first convened in 2000 by Episcopalian William Seabrook...

October 15, 2010

Spurred by changes in technology and the maritime industry, the Seamen's Church Institute is charting a new course in its ministry to the world's mariners. SCI is selling its six-story Water Street building in Manhattan, New York...

September 1, 2010

The Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative’s efforts to help New Orleanians continue to revitalize their community five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area soon will bear new fruit, thanks to supporters new and old whose...

August 18, 2010

Twenty years ago, Curt Armstrong went to France, intending to learn French and pick grapes before heading for graduate school. He ended up becoming an assistant in a L'Arche community, where people with and without cognitive disabilities...

July 13, 2010

From the time he was a kid, Cuban immigrant Manny Ortega had a passion for carpentry. "Jesus was a carpenter, so that always had some kind of meaning to me," he recalled. That passion eventually led him to become a council...

April 25, 2010

The vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Paterson, New Jersey, won't decide whether to accept an anonymous collector's $2 million offer to buy 13 of its stained-glass windows until it sees the report of a newly created Stewardship...

April 25, 2010

Diana Wilcox approached the dragon-shaped sculpture lurking beside the wooden pulpit at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, New Jersey. Black fabric trailed from the mouth of its TV-screen head, mounted on a chicken-wire...

March 28, 2010

The vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Paterson, New Jersey, is scheduled to vote March 31 on whether to accept an anonymous collector's $2 million offer to buy 13 of its stained-glass windows. The collector, who first made the...

March 1, 2010

The Episcopal Women's Caucus board emerged from its annual meeting last weekend with new energy, fueled by a new structure, streamlined mission statement and a commitment to enhanced communications as a tool of advocacy for women. The...

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