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With 2020 election approaching, how political can clergy get?

The Rev. Kim Jackson speaks to a man after washing his feet. Courtesy photo [Episcopal News Service] As vicar of Church of the Common Ground, a street-based ministry, the Rev ...
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Presiding Bishop’s ‘Love Is the Way’ book generates media buzz, from NPR to People to Brené Brown

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry first achieved a bit of global celebrity in 2018 after his “Power of Love” sermon at the royal wedding. National and international media ...
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EMM, other agencies await Trump administration action on refugee program as deadline looms

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries and the eight other agencies that resettle refugees in the United States on behalf of the federal government have received one-year extensions to continue ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Washington National Cathedral

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached the following sermon during a livestream service Sept. 27 at Washington National Cathedral.  Genesis 28:10-17; Psalm 84:1-6; 1 Peter 2:1-5, 9-10; Matthew ...
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Presiding Bishop calls for sacred spaces as safe places as Louisville protests continue

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement in response to the Breonna Taylor case and ongoing protests in ...
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Baltimore church, founded as ‘memorial’ to slave holders, seeks to atone for racism in its past

Members of Memorial Episcopal Church and St. Katherine Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, gather in prayer August 2019 at Hampton Plantation. Photo: Jason Hoffman/Diocese of Maryland [Episcopal News Service] While ...
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Former Western Massachusetts priest sentenced to 6 years in child pornography case

[Episcopal News Service] A federal judge sentenced Gregory Lisby, a former priest in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, to six years in prison on Sept. 18 for possession of child ...
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After grand jury finds police killing of Breonna Taylor justified, Kentucky bishop balances calls for peace and justice

[Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 23, just a few hours after the announcement that a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna ...
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Q&A: Presiding Bishop shares stories from his life and ministry in new book on Christian love

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gives his Christmas message for 2019. His latest book is “Love Is the Way,” out Sept. 22, 2020. [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s latest ...
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Washington bishops joins faith leaders in condemning ICE apprehension on church grounds

Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, middle right, participates in a virtual press conference about an ICE apprehension on church grounds in Maryland. Photo: Video screenshot/RNS [Religion News Service] Prominent faith ...
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Washington bishops joins faith leaders in condemning ICE apprehension on church grounds

Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, middle right, participates in a virtual press conference about an ICE apprehension on church grounds in Maryland. Photo: Video screenshot/RNS [Religion News Service] Prominent faith ...
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Washington bishop joins faith leaders in condemning ICE apprehension on church grounds

Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, middle right, participates in a virtual press conference about an ICE apprehension on church grounds in Maryland. Photo: Video screenshot/RNS [Religion News Service] Prominent faith ...
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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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