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Prayer service set at Texas detention center during General Convention

Prayer service set at Texas detention center during General Convention

[House of Deputies] Responding to calls from Episcopalians across the church to act on behalf of families seeking asylum at the southern U. S. border, a team of concerned leaders ...
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Detention Protest Set for July 8

Detention Protest Set for July 8

Adapted from the House of Deputies’ website General Convention deputies and bishops have planned a prayer service outside the T. Don Hutto Residential Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, at about ...
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Mobile Event App Released for Episcopal Church 79th General Convention

Mobile Event App Released for Episcopal Church 79th General Convention

Today, the Episcopal Church’s Office of the General Convention announced the release of a mobile event app for the upcoming 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, July 5 – July ...
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La Convención General prosigue su ‘tendencia digital’ de funcionar sin papeles

La Convención General prosigue su ‘tendencia digital’ de funcionar sin papeles

Los Rdos. Joseph Harmon y John Mennell, diputados de la Diócesis de Newark, muestran sus iPads asignados en préstamo a todos los diputados y obispos para la reunión de la ...
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New: 7/1 TLC Online

New: 7/1 TLC Online

The July 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. This edition includes Kirk Petersen’s survey of the charms awaiting bishops and deputies in Austin: The ...
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Bp. Richard Millard (1914-2018)

Bp. Richard Millard (1914-2018)

The Rt. Rev. Richard Millard, former Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of California, died June 15. He was 103. He served as a bishop in the Diocese of California, the ...
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Bp. LeMarquand Teaches Again

Bp. LeMarquand Teaches Again

The Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand, former Anglican Bishop of the Horn of Africa within the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, will return to Trinity ...
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World Refugee Day Video

World Refugee Day Video

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has recorded a brief video message on behalf of Episcopal Migration Ministries for World Refugee Day. Bishop Curry says: Our work with and for refugees began ...
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General Convention continues ‘virtual trend’ of going paperless

General Convention continues ‘virtual trend’ of going paperless

Diocese of Newark Deputies the Rev. Joseph Harmon and the Rev. John Mennell show off the loaner iPads assigned to all deputies and bishops for the Salt Lake City meeting ...
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Extending the Table pursues Christian ministries as means to build relationships in community

Extending the Table pursues Christian ministries as means to build relationships in community

The Rev. Jane Johnson, left, and Bobbie Joy Amann, the lead missioner of Beloved Community’s Mission Action Team, enjoy a conversation with Jeffrey, a regular at the Saturday breakfasts. Photo: ...
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Louisiana deputies attend Province IV Synod in preparation for General Convention

Louisiana deputies attend Province IV Synod in preparation for General Convention

by Ann Ball, General Convention Deputy The Diocese of Louisiana was well represented with a full slate of deputies and representatives at the Province IV Synod and other meetings held ...
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Peace. Prayer. Productivity: California ‘day monastery’ melds prayer, work

Peace. Prayer. Productivity: California ‘day monastery’ melds prayer, work

While money for renovation are still being raised, one of the co-creators of The Divine Office at St. Augustine by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Monica, California, Deborah Kaufman Giordano, a ...
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La Convención General adopta un Nuevo enfoque sobre los temas de Israel y Palestina que provocan un amplio debate

La Convención General adopta un Nuevo enfoque sobre los temas de Israel y Palestina que provocan un amplio debate

Una mujer palestina pasa el 1 de junio por el punto de control israelí en Belén, en la Cisjordania ocupada, para asistir a la oración del viernes en la mezquita ...
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General Convention adopts new approach to Israel-Palestine issues promoting open debate

General Convention adopts new approach to Israel-Palestine issues promoting open debate

A Palestinian woman makes her way June 1 through an Israeli checkpoint to attend Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, in Bethlehem in ...
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Ministry with Confederate roots helps African-American children become better readers, citizens

Ministry with Confederate roots helps African-American children become better readers, citizens

The core work of Appleton Episcopal Ministries’ Freedom School is to help struggling first-through-third-graders improve their reading. A 2015 Annie E. Casey Foundation study found that 60 percent of Georgia’s ...
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Mission developers spread the gospel and Episcopal Church’s reach into their neighborhoods

Mission developers spread the gospel and Episcopal Church’s reach into their neighborhoods

Valerie Le Grande serves food to some of the visitors to the weekly community meal organized by Intercession Episcopal Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church, which worship together as Beloved Community ...
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The Episcopal Church Conversations (TEConversations):  a new dimension in gathering and learning

The Episcopal Church Conversations (TEConversations): a new dimension in gathering and learning

A highlight of General Convention 2018 will be The Episcopal Church Conversations (TEConversations), three innovative, inspirational and informative sessions featuring brief talks, videos and engaging interludes. TEConversations will be part ...
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House of Bishops invites reflections on #MeToo and the Episcopal Church

House of Bishops invites reflections on #MeToo and the Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] The House of Bishops is inviting Episcopalians to “share reflections on sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation” ahead of a planned General Convention listening session titled “Pastoral Response ...
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House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo invites reflections, offers listening and steps to healing

House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo invites reflections, offers listening and steps to healing

The House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo will focus on listening, liturgy, and steps for healing. In an open letter to the Episcopal Church, an invitation is extended to ...
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Advancing to General Convention 2018: Consider volunteering opportunities in Austin

Advancing to General Convention 2018: Consider volunteering opportunities in Austin

A range of volunteer opportunities are still available at the Episcopal Church 79th General Convention, Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13  at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese ...
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