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Episcopal Divinity School trustees vote to pursue affiliation with Union Theological Seminary in New York

Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was formed in 1974 through the merger of the Cambridge-based Episcopal Theological School and the Philadelphia Divinity School. it is one of the smallest ...
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Diocese of Maryland’s Trail of Souls uncovers hidden history of churches’ ties to slavery

A balcony once used as the “slave gallery” is still a feature of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingsville, Maryland, as detailed on the Trail of Souls website. [Episcopal News ...
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Anglican Communion Office appoints its first chief operating officer

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a newly-created role, the Anglican Communion Office in London has appointed a chief operating officer, David White –  a senior manager with a wealth of ...
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A ‘Day of Pentecost moment’ at lunch on the LSU campus

More and more international students at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have been coming to the Lunch with C.S. Lewis program offered by St. Alban’s Episcopal Chapel. Photo:Diocese of ...
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Interfaith gathering rededicates St. Saviour’s Church in northern Israel

[Diocese of Jerusalem] Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani on Feb. 21 re-dedicated St. Saviour’s Church in the northern Israel town of Acre. the Rt. Rev. Musa Haj, bishop of ...
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Modern theological education mustn’t lose sight of final goal, warns Canada primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has said that as Anglican educators, bishops and clergy debate how theological education should be adapted to ...
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Church Pension Group releases 2016 Denominational Health Plan annual report

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, released the Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2016 Denominational Health Plan (DHP) ...
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for support for Good Friday Offering

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the substance of our prayers,” ...
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Episcopal dioceses to test variety of approaches to racial reconciliation with grant money

[Episcopal News Service] A “peace camp” for children in New Mexico, translated into a new program for adults. American cultural assimilation classes for women who recently arrived in Dallas as ...
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Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya on last leg of African whistlestop tour

[Anglican Communion News Service]  The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of countries in the region. He met the ...
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A Community Effort: Ending Gender-Based Violence

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, local civil service organizations have been addressing gender-based violence in the wake of decades of civil war. Amidst this complex reality, the local Church ...
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Appeals court remands Episcopal Church in South Carolina federal lawsuit

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has again ruled in favor of attorneys for the bishop of The Episcopal Church ...
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Priest in America’s ‘murder capital’ brings public-health approach to gun violence prevention

The Rev. Marc Smith, at an Easter service in 2016, was vicar at Church of the Ascension in St. Louis before being named the Diocese of Missouri’s deputy for gun ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury kicks off African tour

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting Burundi and Rwanda over the weekend as part of a week-long visit to Africa. His first stop was Burundi, ...
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London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’

[Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will ...
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National Cathedral continues to debate the Lee, Jackson windows

Stained glass fabricator Dieter Goldkuhle, who worked with his late father to install many of the stained glass windows at Washington National Cathedral, replaces an image of the Confederate battle ...
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EPPN: Meet with members of Congress in your district this week

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Face-to-face interactions with your members of Congress are more effective than any other form of advocacy. This week, this engagement is even easier, as ...
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches at St. John’s in Hong Kong

http://www.youtube.com/embed/62KTCtWQaFs?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent [Episcopal News Service — Hong Kong] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached to a standing room only crowd that overflowed into the courtyard at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong’s central ...
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Standing Rock camps face another deadline due to melting snow, changing tactics

Crystal Houser, 30, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, bags excess blankets for delivery to nearby communities Feb. 8 while helping to clean up the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil ...
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