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July 12, 2009

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) on July 11 honored former Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning and his wife Patti as "living examples of Christ's prophetic witness" with the John Nevin Sayre Peace Award. Surrounded by family...

July 11, 2009

Two of the most engaging visitors to July 11 hearings on proposals for developing prayers for the life and loss of companion animals didn't speak a word. They just wagged their tails. Service dogs Emily, soon to become companion to a...

July 10, 2009

Four-year-old Rebecca Wallace-West of Vermont lifted high the cross and led a procession of flag-waving youngsters through the worship hall to the tables reserved for children's program participants at the daily General Convention...

July 10, 2009

When nine-time Utah deputy Stephen Hutchinson arrived for General Convention 2009, he was on familiar turf. "I started in Anaheim, and I've come full circle," he said. He still remembers what it was like to be a first-timer,...

July 9, 2009

English composer Henry Purcell and Frances Perkins, first female U.S. Cabinet member, are among some new 100 names included in Holy Women, Holy Men, a revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts that is on its way for consideration by the House of...

July 8, 2009

More than 50 people testified on a collection of resolutions requesting marriage equality or rites for same-gender blessings, with a vast majority speaking in favor of the resolutions, in hearings before the joint Prayer Book, Liturgy and...

July 8, 2009

With a flurry of drums and gongs, the Korean Drummer Corps of St. James School in Los Angeles launched the opening of the General Convention Exhibit Hall, where visitors can browse the aisles for everything from chalices to fair trade...

June 2, 2009

Six years ago, Georgette Forney, head of an Episcopal Church pro-life group, asked the church to create a healing service for people like herself and others she encountered who had had abortions. She terminated a pregnancy when she was...

November 18, 2008

Songwriter Adele Colvin said it was while reading her Bible that she was inspired to look at the Christmas narrative in a new way -- from the point of view of the humble animals who knew the blessing of serving Christ. She called her...

April 27, 2008

Sister Jane Mankaa was 16 when she joined the Sisters of Emmanuel, a contemplative order in her native Cameroon. But something was missing. "I've always found some emptiness in my heart," she recalls. "I knew I had to do something, but...

January 31, 2008

Carol Homer's spiritual journey follows a trail of thread. Gold thread, silk, all the colors of the rainbow -- the New Jersey Episcopalian loves the stuff. She calls herself a "thread hog" and jokes that she's "never met a thread I couldn'...

November 12, 2007

I first encountered Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time as a reading assignment in Mrs. Ferguson's fifth-grade advanced reading group. And although I didn't quite do what a friend of mine did the first time she read the book -- completed...

May 23, 2007

When Charles Arlin attended basic training after joining the Army Reserves in 1955, he was "terribly homesick for the Episcopal Church." "I went to the general Protestant service, and it didn't work for me," he recalls. Eventually, he...

April 16, 2007

Sometimes, it pays to get the silent treatment. Church of the Saviour in Denville, New Jersey, commemorated Good Friday with a service portraying the Stations of the Cross in mime. In what has become an annual tradition, an...

January 21, 2007

In 1994, percussionist Freeman finished a concert tour with Barbra Streisand and entered General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York on a path to the priesthood. "I literally went from staying at the Four Seasons in Newport Beach to...

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