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September 26, 2006

Relationship to the church: Although only recently an official member of the church, I have worshiped in Episcopal churches in various places for over 10 years, and I currently work for Trinity Church, a parish in New York City as Manager for Congregational Development.

I am deeply glad...

September 26, 2006

If I could express a final thought or two to the leaders of the national church, I could not express enough the need for well placed advertising. The message is out there but not reaching the places where it is needed most. Secondly, young adults that are not active in the...

September 26, 2006

I think it is wonderful that the national church is finally taking an interest in the young adults. We are such a neglected group because we are truly hard to minister to. We know that. But if our home dioceses take the time to figure out what we want and need we all would start participating...

September 26, 2006

I'm the kind of person who is shy in new social groups and settings. I prefer to approach people one at a time. As such, it's difficult for me to join (or even enter the building of) a new and strange church. I'm not a fan of meeting a crowd of people of any size all at once....

September 25, 2006

I grew up active in the Church because I was obligated to. The cut-and-paste simplicity of the stories I heard was lost on me once I was old enough to read the Bible for myself. I had questions and the answers I got didn’t answer them. Yet, I was still expected to do the usual round of youth...

September 25, 2006

I grew up active in the Church because I was obligated to. The cut-and-paste simplicity of the stories I heard was lost on me once I was old enough to read the Bible for myself. I had questions and the answers I got didn’t answer them. Yet, I was still expected to do the usual round of youth...

April 30, 2006

A couple of summers ago, Bishop Edwin “Ted” Gulick Jr. had an “Aha!” moment at the diocesan camp. After a college student received Communion from a young priest at a service there, he told Gulick: “This is the first time I’ve ever received the Eucharist from someone in my decade.”

“I...

August 31, 2005

A bluegrass concert and a Hip-Hop Eucharist, a cultural carnival and a photo op with Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold were four of the many events that greeted 1,400 high-school-age Episcopalians who traveled to Berea, Ky., for the six-day triennial Episcopal Youth Event. Griswold, who spoke...

July 25, 2005

July 26, 2005

Dear Senator,

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women represents over 3,000 organizations that have been working with communities around the nation to prevent violence against women and understand the unmet needs of victims of...

March 8, 2005

Some of the cuts proposed in the President’s FY 2006 Federal Budget.

Food Stamps are cut $1.1 billion over 10 years. An estimated 200,000 – 300,000 people will lose Food Stamps as a result of this cut.WIC would be cut $658 million from FY 2006 - FY 2010 – if achieved by reducing the...

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