Millennium Development Goals

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February 6, 2007

Legislative Update The 110th Congress has kept a breakneck pace since it began January 4th. Thank you for responding to our EPPN alerts - this is an update on those issues:

Minimum Wage: Thanks to dedicated advocates like you Congress has now, for the first time in more than 10 years,...

February 1, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, meeting January 26-28 in its 88th annual Council, heard Bishop Neff Powell praise the generosity of the diocese and the sacrifices of its diocesan staff that allowed it to carry a surplus into 2007.

"Generosity begets generosity," Powell...

November 8, 2006

We wanted to be sure that all of our dedicated activists know that in her first sermon as Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke about the Millennium Development Goals and the importance of public policy advocacy in the church’s mission of justice:

This church has said that our...

November 3, 2006

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached at her November 4 investiture service, which was set in the context of Holy Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral. The full text of Jefferts Schori's sermon follows:

 

Investiture 4 November 2006 National Cathedral

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November 3, 2006

Sermón para la Investidura 4 de noviembre de 2006 Catedral de San Pedro y San Pablo, Washington, DC

¿Dónde está tu hogar? ¿Cómo definirías "hogar"? Antes de salir, un amigo de Nevada me dijo que él había pensado que yo solamente dejaría Nevada para regresar a mi hogar y que, para él,...

October 26, 2006

The following is a quick update on issues with which we were engaged this fall. Congress was not able to complete its work and will return after the election for a “lame duck” session. Those sessions are often unpredictable but especially so if there are significant changes in the...

October 15, 2006

Preparations are well underway for "Towards Effective Anglican Mission" (TEAM) -- a global conference on prophetic witness, social development and HIV and AIDS, set for March 7-14, 2007 in Gauteng, South Africa -- since Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town convened with...

October 7, 2006

When we hear the Biblical story with a certain question in mind we hear it in new ways. Sermons are always heard through the filters made up of the questions on people’s minds. That is the reason we can preach on world peace and have a parishioner thank us for helping them to know how to raise...

October 2, 2006

On Sunday, October 15, Episcopalians have an opportunity to help set a new Guinness World Record by standing up against global poverty and supporting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

What is STAND UP? Launched by the Millennium Campaign, STAND UP is an innovative and exciting...

September 30, 2006

Did you know that every three seconds in our world, someone dies simply because he or she is too poor to continue living? Or that every six seconds, someone dies from AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis? Or that in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, a child is orphaned every 14 seconds...

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