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Pandemic brings deeper creativity, meaning to 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations

Katherine Marshall hands Lenten surprise bags to a parish family at a drive-by pickup at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on Feb. 7. Photo: Liz Beal Kidd. [Episcopal ...
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UTO grants help feeding ministries expand to meet needs of communities hit by pandemic

[Episcopal News Service] A Caring Place didn’t start as a feeding ministry. When the upstart nonprofit in Lexington, Kentucky, was founded last year by members of two closely aligned Episcopal ...
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New Orleans Episcopal housing initiative fosters homeownership and wealth generation

First-time homeowner Evelyn Carlton, once a homeless veteran, sits on the front porch of the home she was able to purchase through Jericho Road. Photo: Courtesy of Jericho Road Episcopal ...
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For a Louisiana priest who’s no stranger to disasters, COVID-19 is ‘the moment we’ve been trained for’

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series about how priests and lay members across The Episcopal Church are caring for one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. If ...
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New Orleans church, home to ‘murder board,’ eyes new tribute to victims in stars on ceiling

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, has posted the names of homicide victim outside the church since 2007. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal ...
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Episcopalians face into ‘catastrophic and life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey

Interstate highway 45 is submerged during widespread flooding Aug. 28 in Houston. Photo: REUTERS/Richard Carson [Episcopal News Service] As Hurricane Harvey stalled over the Houston area causing catastrophic and deadly ...
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Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana

The Rev. Morgan MacIntire, far right, led a group of parishioners on a three-mile walk after the noon Ash Wednesday service to kick-off the Walk to Jerusalem program. Photo courtesy ...
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Louisiana flood relief is cooking

[GumboEvent.org press release] Great food has always come out of Bayou country, and unfortunately, Louisiana also has its share of natural disasters, mainly flooding.  Historic flooding has hit the Bayou ...
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Flooding in Louisiana – Assisting at The Right Time

I am hearing from church leaders around the country that they are eager and ready to volunteer in Louisiana. I am so moved and grateful to see how willing The ...
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Episcopal Relief & Development supports Louisiana dioceses in flood response

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana’s emergency response efforts in the wake of widespread flooding that has affected more ...
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Gulf Coast dioceses respond to severe flooding

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with diocesan leaders along the Gulf Coast who are coordinating flood response efforts after several days of heavy rainfall ...
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Louisiana bishop’s pastoral letter on Baton Rouge flooding

[Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana]  Dear friends, In the wake of the flooding in the Baton Rouge area, I wanted to touch base with you to let you know where we ...
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UBE Opening Eucharist includes confession of the sin of racism

[Union of Black Episcopalians] The opening Eucharist service of the Union of Black Episcopalians annual conference, held July 31 at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana, commenced with an acknowledgment ...
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Video: Jericho Road

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, July 21, Thursdays at 2 features Jericho Road in Louisiana, an Episcopal Housing Initiative. The video is available here and ...
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Reconciliation at heart of Pakistani Christian response to persecution

[Episcopal News Service] The Easter Day suicide bombing at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, that killed at least 72 Christians and Muslims and injured more than 300, sent shockwaves throughout ...
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Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm response

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the response efforts of the Episcopal dioceses of Louisiana and Western Louisiana following storms that knocked out power ...
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