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Arkansas execution vigil

Prayer service planned for last of four Arkansas executions as activists seek to end death penalty

Anti-death penalty activists hold a vigil outside the governor’s mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 20 in this photo shared on Facebook by the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the ...
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Attorneys urge Bishop Bruno disciplinary panel to move in opposite directions

Attorneys urge Bishop Bruno disciplinary panel to move in opposite directions

The Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary case against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno consists of, from left, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Bishop ...
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Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run

Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger ...
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Mothers’ Union warns against a ‘weakening resolve’ in fight for women’s empowerment

Mothers’ Union warns against a ‘weakening resolve’ in fight for women’s empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, ...
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NEC Meditation Spring 2017

NEC Meditation Spring 2017

Rev. Jessie Smith This weekend with the rest of EPF’s National Executive Counsel has me thinking about the heart of our work.  Many of us are experiencing transition in our ...
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RIP: Seventh Bishop of Albany David Standish Ball

RIP: Seventh Bishop of Albany David Standish Ball

[Diocese of Albany] The Rt. Rev. David Standish Ball, seventh bishop of the Diocese of Albany, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of April 18th, 2017. Ball was born June 11, ...
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EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive ...
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Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest in Canada

Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest in Canada

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev, Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest formerly in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, ...
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Public procession for Unholy Trinity in Chicago

‘Unholy Trinity’ serves as call to action on poverty, racism, gun violence

From left, Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee, Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton and Diocese of ...
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EYE17 planning team prepares event schedule; arrangements discussed for Province IX EYE in 2019

EYE17 planning team prepares event schedule; arrangements discussed for Province IX EYE in 2019

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting ...
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One year after earthquake, Ecuador continues to rebuild

One year after earthquake, Ecuador continues to rebuild

Vacant lots and ruined buildings in Portoviejo’s central business district are signs of the city’s slow recovery. Photo: Ernesto Chiran [Episcopal News Service] It was nice out that afternoon, so ...
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Presiding Bishop announces covenant agreement for the Diocese of Haiti

Presiding Bishop announces covenant agreement for the Diocese of Haiti

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] With profound thanks to Almighty God and with deep gratitude for the prayers of so many throughout the church, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop ...
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World Malaria Day: A conversation about legacy, process and a commitment to reach more families

Introductions April 25th is World Malaria Day. In this conversation, we speak with program managers, Priscilla Amuah and Hilary Abii Asiah about the legacy and impact of our Netsforlife® malaria ...
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Bishops file brief on behalf of immigrants, refugees

Bishops file brief on behalf of immigrants, refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Attorneys representing 14 Episcopal bishops filed a friend-of-the-court brief on April 21 in support of appellees and in affirmation of U.S. district court in Hawaii in opposition to President Donald ...
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Episcopal Church selects development partner for downtown Austin, Texas, property

Episcopal Church selects development partner for downtown Austin, Texas, property

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has selected Cielo Property Group to partner in the development of a church-owned city block in downtown Austin, Texas, that ...
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Women’s mentoring is focus of Thailand gathering

Women’s mentoring is focus of Thailand gathering

[Anglican Communion News Service] Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a consultation April ...
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Nomination deadline nears for Episcopal Church positions, committees, boards

Nomination deadline nears for Episcopal Church positions, committees, boards

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The deadline to submit a nominee application for Executive Council, trustee of the Church Pension Fund, and other Episcopal Church board positions ...
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A Legacy of Community Engagement Sets the Stage for Further Gains in Development

World Malaria Day is Tuesday, April 25. In this blog Melissa Crutchfield, Director of Community Impact, takes a closer look at the state of our award-winning, flagship program Netsforlife® and ...
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World Malaria Day: A Legacy of Community Engagement Sets Stage for Further Gains in Development

World Malaria Day is Tuesday, April 25. In this blog Melissa Crutchfield, Director of Community Impact, takes a closer look at the state of our award-winning, flagship program Netsforlife® and ...
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Scott Reese

Former Virginia Tech chaplain looks to massacre’s aftermath for lessons in healing

The Rev. Scott Russell, an Episcopal chaplain at Rutgers University, speaks April 21 about his experience as a campus minister during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. He spoke at ...
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