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February 7, 2010

Growing up, Michael Haslett learned a simple creed of human rights: "You're equal. You should be safe. You should be happy. If you want to go to school, you go to school." "But that's not true everywhere in the world," he recently told...

January 17, 2010

When 8-year-old Ismail Taylor-Kamara saw the news about the devastation Haiti suffered in last week's earthquake, he e-mailed his priest, the Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson, asking her to help him organize the children at St. Andrew & Holy...

January 14, 2010

Some ministries prove irresistible. Nearly three decades ago, Dr. Chris McConnachie began taking breaks from his private orthopedic practice in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for short mission trips to an impoverished area of South...

October 27, 2009

Christians are a subversive lot, biblical scholar the Rev. Walter Brueggemann recently told a gathering in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. "Every time the church prays, 'Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it in heaven,' it...

October 21, 2009

The Oct. 20 announcement that Pope Benedict XVI plans to allow provisions to accept groups of former Anglicans who wish to join the Roman Catholic Church prompted a flurry of speculation and comment across the Episcopal Church and beyond...

September 30, 2009

Church Warden Paul Shackford can still picture the first Girl Scouts who arrived to help feed the homeless people his parish was housing overnight in Harrington Park, New Jersey. "They were petrified." One of the homeless guests at St....

July 16, 2009

The music group A Joyful Noise was rehearsing How Great Thou Art before the July 15 convention Eucharist, and tenor Sheila Phillip couldn't resist breaking into harmony in the midst of a conversation. Every morning during convention,...

July 16, 2009

The music group A Joyful Noise was rehearsing How Great Thou Art before the July 15 convention Eucharist, and tenor Sheila Phillip couldn't resist breaking into harmony in the midst of a conversation. Every morning during convention,...

July 14, 2009

The Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music committee on July 15 approved a long list of resolutions for consideration by the House of Bishops. Among others, the resolutions recommend establishing an Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Sunday...

July 13, 2009

A resolution to add "Rachel's Tears, Hannah's Hopes: Liturgies and Prayers for Healing from Loss Related to Childbearing and Childbirth to the Enriching our Worship" series of supplemental prayer book materials has moved to the House of...

July 13, 2009

The House of Deputies July 14 addressed issues of church property litigation, a study of church communications, an agreement with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and new propers for Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Results from a vote by orders...

July 13, 2009

A handful of Episcopal poets and fans gathered for a poetry reading July 12 in the Exhibit Hall at the booth of the Consultation, a coalition of church advocacy and justice groups. Seated around a microphone backed by a blue curtain,...

July 13, 2009

A resolution asking for the collection and development of theological resources and liturgies of blessing for same-gender unions for consideration at the next General Convention is headed to the House of Bishops. The resolution invites...

July 13, 2009

Look behind the red curtain at the front of the worship hall and you won't find the Wizard of Oz. But you will see altar guild members from around the country, working their behind-the-scenes magic to make the Eucharist run smoothly...

July 12, 2009

A handful of Episcopal poets and fans gathered for a poetry reading July 12 in the Exhibit Hall at the booth of the Consultation, a coalition of church advocacy and justice groups. Seated around a microphone backed by a blue curtain,...

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