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Episcopal Church Office of Communication Debuts Episcopal News Quarterly

March 16, 2010

Episcopal News Quarterly, a 12-page compilation of news and analysis from Episcopal News Service, debuted with its first edition on March 15.

The successor to Best of Episcopal Life, Episcopal News Quarterly is a condensed collection of news which appeared on the Episcopal News Service"s website ( and Episcopal News Monthly.

"Each issue is meant to provide a slice of the life, mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church," explained the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, editor. "Episcopal News Quarterly will feature the thoughtful voices of church leaders."

The inaugural issue of Episcopal News Quarterly features stories on the church's response to the earthquake in Haiti, a Minnesota priest"s use of pop art to challenge Native American stereotypes, the Church Pension Group's work on implementing a denomination-wide health plan, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's Easter message and a column by House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson.

With an initial circulation of 25,000, eight dioceses have partnered with the Office of Communication for Episcopal News Quarterly: Arizona, Eastern Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (six pages), Southwestern Virginia, Spokane, and Utah. Episcopal News Quarterly is available only through dioceses.

Episcopal News Quarterly joins its sister publication Episcopal News Monthly which was first published in February with 22 partners (20 dioceses and two parishes) and a 108,000 circulation.

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