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Presiding Bishop’s statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

[Episcopal News Service] The late John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “while on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” The sacred cause of liberty and justice, dignity and equality ...
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Presiding Bishop’s statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, passed away Sept. 18, 2020. Photo:Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS [Episcopal News Service] The late John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “while on earth God’s work must ...
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Central Gulf Coast communities, churches assess damage from Hurricane Sally

[Episcopal News Service] The latest hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast during this record-setting hurricane season has left churches and residents again assessing the damage, this time in communities served ...
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Episcopal TV writer launches social media challenge to encourage masks

Dozens of people have participated in the #whoamimaskchallenge so far. Image courtesy William Lucas [Episcopal News Service] In July, several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, William Lucas was feeling exasperated ...
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Presiding Bishop, in House of Bishops sermon, promotes voting, Christian love over divisions

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches at the opening of the Sept. 16 meeting of the House of Bishops on Zoom. [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in an opening ...
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Priest details inhumane conditions at private prison in Georgia where whistleblower reported medical abuse

Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, listens to a speaker at a news conference in Atlanta on Sept. 15, 2020, protesting conditions at ...
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COVID-19 won’t derail diocesan conventions, but online gatherings pose new challenges

Lexington Bishop Mark Van Koevering addressed a special convention of the diocese, held at the Judy Drive-In near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, on Aug. 29. Photo courtesy of Elise Johnstone [Episcopal ...
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From mountain biking to learning pods, camps and conference centers adapt to COVID-19

Empty chairs line the deck at Kanuga, near Hendersonville, North Carolina. Courtesy photo [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal-affiliated camps and conference centers – whether they’re owned by dioceses or operated independently ...
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As wildfires threaten communities across West, Episcopalians offer support to those in need

Sandra and Daniela Reyes comfort Isaias Reyes while visiting their damaged mobile home on Sept. 10 after the wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon. Photo: Reuters [Episcopal ...
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‘House churches’ offer return to in-person worship by following practice of early Christians

Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gather in the front yard of a couple from the congregation for Sunday worship. Photo: St. John’s Episcopal Church [Episcopal News ...
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Episcopal teens address extreme poverty with global philanthropy initiative

Teens from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, Connecticut, met monthly before the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss Scripture and learn about microlending. Photo courtesy of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church [Episcopal ...
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25 years after UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women, Episcopalians revisit the Beijing platform, gender inequality

Delegates sing and chant during a march to demand equal rights at the NGO Forum on Women in Huairou Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1995. The group and its supporters presented their ...
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As COVID-19 upends traditional worship models, Episcopal churches go beyond buildings

Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright records a segment for Imagine Church. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta [Episcopal News Service] As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, it is clear that what many in ...
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A church-run business incubator grows its community’s own solutions to poverty

The Rev. Barry Randolph stands outside the Church of the Messiah in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Rebecca Cook/Faith & Leadership [Faith & Leadership] By now, no concept or idea is too ...
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Episcopal seminaries adapt to COVID-19’s persistence

Lindsey Ardrey, a master of divinity senior from Louisiana, leads an outdoor worship service Aug. 25 on the Austin, Texas, campus of Seminary of the Southwest. Photo: Eric Scott/ Seminary ...
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Children in rural West Virginia travel world from home in Episcopal ministry’s ‘Camp in a Box’

Activities are ready for distribution in the Highland Educational Project’s first Camp in a Box, offering children a visit to Australia. The boxes, distributed over the summer in McDowell County, ...
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With repairs ongoing, some seniors can return to Southeast Florida affordable housing facility

The Diocese of Southeast Florida bought St. Andrews Residence in 2009. Photo: St. Andrews Residence [Episcopal News Service] Some residents of a senior housing facility owned by the Diocese of ...
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Hurricane Laura causes major damage in Western Louisiana

A large oak tree fell toward the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles, Louisiana, during Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27, 2020. Photo: Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School ...
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Hurricane Laura barrels through Western Louisiana; congregations to assess community-wide needs

Chris Johnson views destruction at his home on Aug. 27 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after Hurricane Laura moved through the state. Johnson stayed in his home as the storm passed ...
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California diocese’s ranch survives another close call with wildfires

Wildfire smoke rises into the sky, as seen from The Bishop’s Ranch near Healdsburg, California, on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of The Bishop’s Ranch [Episcopal News Service] For the ...
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