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Retired Indianapolis bishop nominated for Eastern Michigan provisional bishop role

Retired Indianapolis bishop nominated for Eastern Michigan provisional bishop role

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan] The standing committee of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan has nominated the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, retired bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, as candidate for ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been speaking of his excitement at the prospect of next month’s Primates’ Meeting. Justin Welby has invited primates and moderators from ...
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Human rights award for Anglican Consultative Council standing committee member

Human rights award for Anglican Consultative Council standing committee member

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Edmonton Jane Alexander will be honored by the University of Alberta next week in recognition of her “leadership in local and international human rights ...
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Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest commandment

Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest commandment

[Anglican Communion News Service] The solution to the conflict in South Sudan lies with committed Christians and the church rather than the government or international community, the archbishop of the ...
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Retired lay leader provided pillar of support to Pentagon Episcopal Community

Retired lay leader provided pillar of support to Pentagon Episcopal Community

John Symons greets with long-time friend, the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, after the bishop suffragan for armed forces and federal ministries celebrated the weekly Eucharist recently for the Pentagon Episcopal ...
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EPPN: Tell your senators to protect health care

EPPN: Tell your senators to protect health care

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Over the past two weeks, U.S. senators have worked transparently and diligently on bipartisan legislation to improve health care for Americans. Yet now, Senate leaders ...
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MacDonald reflects on 10 years as national indigenous Anglican bishop

MacDonald reflects on 10 years as national indigenous Anglican bishop

“More has happened in these 10 years than I ever imagined possible,” says Mark MacDonald about his role as national indigenous Anglican bishop. Photo: Art Babych [Anglican Journal] Every Sunday ...
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Lee Memorial Church

Lee church changes name: Confederate general dropped in favor of ‘Grace’

The sign in front of R.E. Lee Memorial Church bears the name of the church and, therefore, also the Confederate general who was a parishioner there. Photo: Lee Memorial Church ...
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Celebrations of Tonga’s first bishop symbolize ‘a bird that has begun to fly’

Celebrations of Tonga’s first bishop symbolize ‘a bird that has begun to fly’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Pacific island nation of Tonga has its first official bishop. But ‘Afa Vaka, who was consecrated and installed on Sept. 17, is actually the third ...
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‘Don’t forget us’: Orphaned girl’s plea leads to film and book of poems

‘Don’t forget us’: Orphaned girl’s plea leads to film and book of poems

[Anglican Communion News Service] A book of poems written by the girls of an Episcopal orphanage in Honduras has been published. The release of the anthology, “Counting Time Like People Count ...
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Climate change rally

Diocese of Alaska backs grassroots climate efforts as it prepares to welcome Episcopal bishops

Members of the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition pose for a photo Jan. 9 after rallying at the federal building in Fairbanks in opposition to climate change deniers in the Trump ...
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Volunteers pitch in to clean up Georgia’s Honey Creek Retreat Center

Volunteers pitch in to clean up Georgia’s Honey Creek Retreat Center

Thirty volunteers from the Diocese of Georgia spent Sept. 16 to 17 at the Honey Creek Retreat Center clearing debris left by Hurricane Irma. Photo: Frank Logue [Episcopal Diocese of ...
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Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf

Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf

[Anglican Communion News Service]  The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf has partnered with a Canadian theological college to accredit its lay training course. The Exploring Faith course is ...
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Australian Anglicans ‘sorry’ for complicity in domestic violence

Australian Anglicans ‘sorry’ for complicity in domestic violence

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Australia has issued a “heartfelt apology” to victims of domestic violence for failures in teaching and pastoral care to support victims and ...
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Archbishop Justin Welby joins new UN advisory board on mediation

Archbishop Justin Welby joins new UN advisory board on mediation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined 17 other global leaders and experts on a new United Nations High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. The ...
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Episcopalians find and give grace in the Harvey flood

Episcopalians find and give grace in the Harvey flood

Diocese of Texas Assistant Bishop Hector Monterroso joins members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Waco, on Sept. 16 as they help a family from Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Houston ...
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Virgin Islands churches banding together to care for their Irma-hit neighbors

Virgin Islands churches banding together to care for their Irma-hit neighbors

Storm damage is seen from the air Sept. 11 after Hurricane Irma passed Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. Photo: Capt. George Eatwell, RM/Ministry of Defence handout via Reuters [Episcopal ...
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‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells government

‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells government

[Anglican Communion News Service] The federal government should act with a “deepened sense of urgency” over its commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, according to a motion passed by the ...
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Cincinnati Lee

Cincinnati cathedral drafts plan to study removing memorials to Confederate figures

Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general, is depicted as receiving a blessing from Virginia Bishop William Meade in this stained-glass window at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Sarah Hartwig/Christ ...
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Episcopal racial reconciliation event draws large crowd in Lee’s Lexington

Episcopal racial reconciliation event draws large crowd in Lee’s Lexington

Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and a professor of sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, speaks Sept. 13 about race and civil discourse ...
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