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EPF Accepting Sayre Award Nominees

EPF Accepting Sayre Award Nominees

Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its Palestine Israel Network seek nominations for their John Nevin Sayre Award and newly established PIN Cotton Fite Award. EPF established the Sayre award in 1979 ...
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EPF Responds to Texas Church Shootings

EPF Responds to Texas Church Shootings

Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls upon its members to demand state and federal legislators stand up to the gun lobby and vote to make this country a safer place to live ...
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Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Reformed and Anglicans ‘drawn into deeper communion’

Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Reformed and Anglicans ‘drawn into deeper communion’

[Anglican Communion News Service] An agreement between the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches, which settled one of the historic disagreements at the centre of the Reformation, was the focus of a ...
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Anglican Communion appoints director for theological education

Anglican Communion appoints director for theological education

[Anglican Communion News Service] The vice principal of St. Hild College in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, the Rev. Stephen Spencer, has been appointed as director for theological education in the Anglican Communion ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s pain at broken communion

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s pain at broken communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken of the pain caused by the broken communion between Christians brought about as a result of the Protestant Reformation ...
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‘Fantabulous’ news as West Yorkshire church re-opens two years after flood

‘Fantabulous’ news as West Yorkshire church re-opens two years after flood

[Anglican Communion News Service] A church in West Yorkshire is to be rededicated by the archbishop of York, John Sentamu, next weekend, almost two years after it was severely damaged after ...
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Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi installed as director of Anglican Centre in Rome

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi installed as director of Anglican Centre in Rome

[Anglican Communion News Service] The former primate of Burundi, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, has been installed in his combined role director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the archbishop of Canterbury’s ...
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Church Pension Group’s ‘centennial conversations’ begin dialogue

Church Pension Group’s ‘centennial conversations’ begin dialogue

[Episcopal News Service – New York, New York] The implications of declines in church-going and the aging trend of people who do go to church do not all have to ...
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How these Episcopal churches handle Halloween

How these Episcopal churches handle Halloween

The placement of multicolored decor, photos, mementos and skulls on the altar at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, is part of the congregation’s Nov. 2 event to honor ...
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After 174-year wait, cathedral prepares for consecration in Auckland, New Zealand

After 174-year wait, cathedral prepares for consecration in Auckland, New Zealand

[Anglican Communion News Service] In 1843, the first Bishop of New Zealand, George Augustus Selwyn, purchased land for a cathedral in Auckland, On Oct. 28 – 174 years later – the ...
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Pakistan politician speaking at Anglican event rejects treating non-Muslims as minorities

Pakistan politician speaking at Anglican event rejects treating non-Muslims as minorities

[Anglican Communion News Service] The leader of Pakistan’s Jamat-e-Islami political party, Senator Siraj ul Haq, has said that non-Muslims should not be referred to as minorities or put into an inferiority ...
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NYC grassroots racial reform network lives out ‘Beloved Community’ mission

NYC grassroots racial reform network lives out ‘Beloved Community’ mission

Rahson Johnson (right), a member of the Circles of Support advisory board, spoke to the crowd as moderator Dawn Jewel Fraser (left) listened at the Fit the Description interactive film ...
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New bells dedicated at memorial church in Belgium

New bells dedicated at memorial church in Belgium

[Anglican Communion News Service] A church built in the 1920s in memory of the 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops who died during the battles for Ypres during the first World War ...
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Australian Anglicans urge state government to drop euthanasia bill

Australian Anglicans urge state government to drop euthanasia bill

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the Australian state of Victoria not to legalize medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill ...
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Archbishop Welby to present ACC Reformation resolution to Catholic and Lutheran leaders

Archbishop Welby to present ACC Reformation resolution to Catholic and Lutheran leaders

[Anglican Communion News Service] A resolution from the Anglican Consultative Council welcoming an agreed Roman Catholic-Lutheran declaration on justification will feature at a service in Westminster Abbey next week. The ...
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Episcopalians urge protection of Arctic refuge as Congress moves toward OK’ing drilling

Episcopalians urge protection of Arctic refuge as Congress moves toward OK’ing drilling

Porcupine Caribou Herd in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south. Photo: U.S. Fish and ...
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Anglicans get boost in Doha as potential readers begin training

Anglicans get boost in Doha as potential readers begin training

[Anglican Communion News Service] Four years after their church was consecrated, Anglicans in the Qatari capital Doha have begun a Church Learning Group as members begin the process of vocational discernment ...
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Gender justice on agenda as Anglican Women’s Network meets in London

Gender justice on agenda as Anglican Women’s Network meets in London

[Anglican Communion News Service] Last week, the steering group for the International Anglican Women’s Network met in London to discuss the many issues facing women throughout the world. Hailing from around ...
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Eastern Michigan elects Bishop Cate Waynick as bishop provisional

Eastern Michigan elects Bishop Cate Waynick as bishop provisional

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan] The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan elected the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick to serve as bishop provisional of the diocese during the annual convention on Oct ...
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Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation

Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after Burundi’s brutal civil war, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300,000 people, the country’s faith leaders have called on the international community ...
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