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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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Diocese of Maine food distribution ministry connects farmers, jobless residents hit by COVID-19

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Maine and Episcopal volunteers have been key players this summer in a solution to two parallel problems brought on by the coronavirus pandemic: Maine ...
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Milwaukee bishop calls for ‘righteous anger’ after another shooting of a Black man by police

A small group of Black Lives Matter protesters hold a rally on the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 24, 2020, after Kenosha police shot ...
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Amid escalated police presence, Los Angeles-area Episcopal church offers sanctuary to protesters

Jasmine Richards crosses her arms while addressing protesters on Aug. 21, 2020, in Pasadena, California. Photo: Alejandra Molina/Religion News Service [Religion News Service — Pasadena, California] The Rev. Mike Kinman, ...
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Iowa Episcopalians join neighbors in supporting recovery efforts after devastating windstorm

Dustin Smith cuts through a branch at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa, as he and Dave Ford help remove a tree downed by the derecho windstorm that hit ...
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Bishop cites progress in repairs to Southeast Florida apartment building after 177 residents displaced

The Diocese of Southeast Florida bought St. Andrews Residence in 2009. Photo: St. Andrews Residence [Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Southeast Florida informed residents of a diocese-owned affordable housing apartment ...
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Episcopal leaders renew calls to protect Arctic refuge after Trump administration’s latest moves on drilling

Mountain ranges and waterways in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal leaders are stepping up their calls to protect the Arctic ...
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Security fences to be removed, art added to plywood over windows at St. John’s in Washington

Police stand outside St. John’s Episcopal Church while protesters take part in an anti-police-brutality march in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2020. Photo: Reuters [Episcopal News Service] Security fences have ...
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Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels honored in online commemorations

[Episcopal News Service] Annual commemorations of the life of Episcopal martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels shifted online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with church leaders participating from New Hampshire ...
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