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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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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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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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Task group developing deeper links and wider understanding

Task group developing deeper links and wider understanding

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Task Group set up by last year’s Primates’ gathering has been meeting in London this week with the emphasis on understanding diversity within the Anglican ...
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Carol Reese trauma center

Chicago hospital chaplain guides violence victims, families through spiritual crises

The Rev. Carol Reese is a chaplain and violence prevention coordinator at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Chicago, ...
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Missionaries complete 28-year project to publish Bible in Kurdish Sorani language

Missionaries complete 28-year project to publish Bible in Kurdish Sorani language

[Anglican Communion News Service] A team of Bible translators in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, working against the backdrop of civil unrest and religious persecution, has completed the first translation of the ...
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Episcopal cathedral in Arkansas to hold prayer vigil on eve of executions

Episcopal cathedral in Arkansas to hold prayer vigil on eve of executions

[Trinity Episcopal Cathedral press release] Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special “Service of Prayer and Vigil on the Eve of Executions” at 6 p.m. April 20. Our prayers and music for ...
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Bob Hibbs

RIP: The Rt. Rev. Robert Hibbs, retired Diocese of West Texas bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. Robert (Bob) Hibbs died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on April 17. He was 84. Retired Bishop Suffragan Bob Hibbs ...
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Madagascar bishop visits parishes affected by cyclone

Madagascar bishop visits parishes affected by cyclone

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Theophile Botomazava of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo. The cyclone made landfall in the northeast part of ...
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Faith-based refugee assistance, resettlement work focus of UN panel

Faith-based refugee assistance, resettlement work focus of UN panel

The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, right, and the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, preceding a panel ...
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Map of Palestine over the Years

Map of Palestine over the Years

  This series of maps shows graphically what Palestinians have lost over the decades since Zionism came to Palestine.  The map on the left, of Palestine in 1946, just before ...
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Preachers ponder their task in divided nation and, perhaps, divided congregations

Preachers ponder their task in divided nation and, perhaps, divided congregations

Sermons grounded in Scripture, especially the lectionary readings of the day, can be a faith community’s touchstone in times of division, say many preachers. [Episcopal News Service] The 2016 presidential ...
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President Robert W. Radtke Shares Easter Meditation

En Español We have invited writers to explore what it means to live faithfully in community. What can we do in partnership that we cannot do alone? For as in ...
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Good Friday: Joy Comes in The Morning

Like so many, I find myself mesmerized by the current state of the world, the rapidly changing news cycle and the seemingly endless eruption of vitriol and hateful rhetoric spewing ...
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Archbishop to lead flotilla to reclassification of England’s largest parish church

Archbishop to lead flotilla to reclassification of England’s largest parish church

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of York John Sentamu will head towards England’s largest parish church on a lifeboat next month. He will be joined by a flotilla of boats from ...
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RIP: Fifth Bishop of Los Angeles Frederick Houk Borsch

RIP: Fifth Bishop of Los Angeles Frederick Houk Borsch

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch died early on April 11 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Borsch died ...
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Little Rock cathedral to hold prayer service for seven death-row inmates on the eve of executions

Little Rock cathedral to hold prayer service for seven death-row inmates on the eve of executions

Inmates Bruce Ward (top row L to R), Don Davis, Ledell Lee, Stacy Johnson, Jack Jones (bottom row L to R), Marcel Williams, Kenneth Williams and Jason McGehee are shown ...
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Maundy Thursday: Love One Another

Maundy Thursday: Love One Another

The old priest wrapped a towel around her waist, knelt down, and poured warm water into a bowl. As she knelt, a young man, dirty and torn took the seat ...
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Crucified migrants sculpture highlights the plight of refugees

Crucified migrants sculpture highlights the plight of refugees

[Anglican Communion News Service] St Paul’s Cathedral in Bendigo, in the Australian state of Victoria, is displaying an artwork depicting crucified migrants in the run-up to Easter. The cathedral’s dean, ...
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Inside the exiled South Sudanese diocese of Kajo-Keji

Inside the exiled South Sudanese diocese of Kajo-Keji

[Anglican Communion News Service] The third bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji, Emmanuel Murye Modi, was consecrated and installed on Jan. 151. On Jan. 20, the area was hit by the ...
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