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The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 22nd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana May 19, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Covington, Louisiana Recognized for her ministry and service ...
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2017 ECW Honored Women (and Bishop)

2017 ECW Honored Women (and Bishop)

from the ECW Honored Women Board The Rt. Rev James B. Brown, IX Bishop of Louisiana The 2nd Presentation of Honored Person of the Year by the Episcopal Church Women ...
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Photographs: 130th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women

Photographs: 130th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana held their 130th Annual Gathering at St. Augustine’s, Metairie, on June 2 and 3. The theme of the gathering was ...
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Reflection on Embracing the Community and the World

Reflection on Embracing the Community and the World

by Cecile Torbergsen, Devotions Chair, Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Louisiana The theme for today’s gathering is EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD (Matt. 25:35B – “I was ...
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Reconciliation at heart of Pakistani Christian response to persecution

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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Retirement of the Rev. DeeDee Estes

Retirement of the Rev. DeeDee Estes

The Rev. Dee Dee Estes, chaplain at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, New Orleans, celebrated her last chapel service on Wednesday, May 25. She retired after 13 years of service to ...
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Women’s group sews to provide comfort | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Women’s group sews to provide comfort | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

For years, the women of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Prayer Shawl ministry have been meeting periodically to knit, contemplating with every stitch, the peace of mind that comes with faith ...
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2016 ECW Honored Women

2016 ECW Honored Women

The 20th Presentation of Honored Women by the Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Louisiana. Recognized for their ministry and service in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Acknowledged at ...
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“Stir up the Spirit - Celebremos”!: 129th Annual Gathering of the ECW of the Diocese of Louisiana

“Stir up the Spirit – Celebremos”!: 129th Annual Gathering of the ECW of the Diocese of Louisiana

by Shiela S. MacArthur, Diocesan Memorials Chair and Annual Gathering Reporter Photographs by Ann Ball, ECW President (2016-2019) and Laurel McCartney, Outgoing ECW President Historic St. James, Baton Rouge, founded ...
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Deacon Joyce Eskamire-Jackson Retires

Deacon Joyce Eskamire-Jackson Retires

Deacon Joyce Eskamire-Jackson retired from active ministry on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in December 2007 and served at St. Anna's, New ...
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ECW Honored Women for 2015

ECW Honored Women for 2015

Rhea C. Babin of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Houma, was brought up in the Catholic faith, but when she married an Episcopalian, Calvin Babin, she joined the church and has ...
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128th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Louisiana

128th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Louisiana

by Shiela S. MacArthur, Diocesan Memorials Chair Annual Gathering Reporter The Episcopal Church Women gathered on May 15-16 at the beautifully rebuilt St. Matthew's, Houma, LA and focused on the theme ...
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The Rev'd Sharon Alexander Installed as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church

The Rev’d Sharon Alexander Installed as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church

by Marcie McBride, Communication Director, Trinity Episcopal Church The Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, marked a very special day for the congregation at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, ...
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Bulletin inserts for Dec. 18: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Bulletin inserts for Dec. 18: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

This post appeared here first: Bulletin inserts for Dec. 18: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women [Episcopal News Service - Churchwide Blog] ...
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‘Gender-based violence is a sin’ – church leaders take message to the big screen

‘Gender-based violence is a sin’ – church leaders take message to the big screen

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christian leaders in Fiji have united to declare that gender-based violence is a sin, in an advert shown on cinema screens and national television. The 60-second ...
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Episcopal Church Women hear message of revival at DaySpring Center

Episcopal Church Women hear message of revival at DaySpring Center

[Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida] A new model for the venerable Episcopal Church Women was presented at the first-day opener of the new Program Center at DaySpring Episcopal Center. The ...
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Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations ...
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Diocesan representatives came forward during the United Thank Offering Eucharist to present their offering for the year. The largest sum in history -- $1,628,001.12 - was presented. The Triennial Meeting of the Women of the Church made a total of 75 grants for overseas and U.S. projects. Photo: N. B. White/Episcopal News Service

Marking the 40th anniversary of General Convention’s approval of women’s ordination

At the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, diocesan representatives came forward during the United Thank Offering Eucharist to present their offering for the year. It was the largest sum in ...
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Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination

Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination

To interact with this timeline, close the introduction and use the slider at the bottom to scroll through the events. To explore an event, click on it. You will then ...
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Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA announce pathbreaking partnership on gender-based violence in Liberia

Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA announce pathbreaking partnership on gender-based violence in Liberia

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) have launched a partnership to increase engagement among Christian and Muslim faith leaders to end gender-based ...
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Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre

Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre

[Anglican Communion News Service] After 20 years of prayers, hopes and fundraising, a new women’s mission center opened in Seoul, Korea, in early September. The idea for the center was ...
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Bulletin inserts for Aug. 28: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Bulletin inserts for Aug. 28, the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, explain the application process for Episcopal delegates to the March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Download ...
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Rwandan Anglicans celebrate role of mothers in rebuilding country

Rwandan Anglicans celebrate role of mothers in rebuilding country

This post appeared here first: Rwandan Anglicans celebrate role of mothers in rebuilding country [Episcopal News Service - Worldwide Blog] ...
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Central New York elects DeDe Duncan-Probe as next bishop

The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe [Episcopal Diocese of Central New York] The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe was elected Aug. 6, to be the 11th bishop of the Episcopal ...
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Church tackles female poverty and child marriages with education boost

Church tackles female poverty and child marriages with education boost

This post appeared here first: Church tackles female poverty and child marriages with education boost [Episcopal News Service - Worldwide Blog] ...
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Pope institutes commission to study the diaconate of women

Pope institutes commission to study the diaconate of women

[Vatican Radio] In the course of a dialogue during a meeting with the participants in the Plenary Assembly of Superiors General, which took place in May, Pope Francis expressed his ...
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Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 61st Session ...
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Rochester bishop preaches at Women’s Christian College’s centenary in Chennai

Rochester bishop preaches at Women’s Christian College’s centenary in Chennai

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Bishop Prince Singh preached the following sermon July 7 during the centenary celebrations of the Women’s Christian College’s Centenary service in Chennai, India. The college is the ...
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The Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia is the first woman to head Msalato Theological College. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Tanzania: Trailblazer Hilda Kabia is first woman to lead Msalato Theological College

The Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia is the first woman to head Msalato Theological College. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service] On Aug. 1, 2015, the Rev. Hilda Kabia ...
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Rachel McDaniel named 2016-2017 United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern

Rachel McDaniel [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, has announced that Rachel McDaniel ...
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RIP: Joan P. Grimm Fraser, pioneering Episcopal priest

The Rev. Joan P. Grimm Fraser [Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] The Rev. Joan P. Grimm Fraser, an Episcopal priest and leading spokesperson on women’s issues in church and society ...
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Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia pledges equal gender representation

Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia pledges equal gender representation

[Anglican Taonga] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia has decided to press for equal gender representation in its highest decision-making bodies. Just back from the United Nations Commission ...
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Central Africa applied ’embassy’ protocol for ACC’s visiting female priests

Central Africa applied ’embassy’ protocol for ACC’s visiting female priests

The Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin celebrates the Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka. Photo: Gavin Drake/ACNS [Anglican Communion News Service] When the Anglican Consultative Council met for its ...
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CDSP names Jefferts Schori St. Margaret’s visiting professor of women in ministry

CDSP names Jefferts Schori St. Margaret’s visiting professor of women in ministry

Former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been named the third St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Very Rev. W ...
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Jo Bailey Wells, Church of England priest with U.S. ties, appointed bishop of Dorking

[Episcopal News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury’s chaplain, the Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells, was named March 24 to be the fifth bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s ...
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Anglican women reaffirm ‘unequivocal commitment’ to stay in communion with each other

Anglican women reaffirm ‘unequivocal commitment’ to stay in communion with each other

[Anglican Communion News Service] Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 2016: 22 March 2016 We as ...
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From left, Rosemary Williams, moderator, and panelists Caroline Herewini, Dana Danking, the Rev. Paula Nesbitt, and Ann Smith, during a panel on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and Girls.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

From left, Rosemary Williams, moderator, and panelists Caroline Herewini, Dana Danking, the Rev. Paula Nesbitt, and Ann Smith, during a panel on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and ...
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Women ought to encourage their husbands and other men to join them to eradicate gender-based violence, the Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon tells Anglican and Episcopal women gathered March 16 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. The speech by the Anglican Communion’s secretary general came during an event related to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg

Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

Women ought to encourage their husbands and other men to join them to eradicate gender-based violence, the Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon tells Anglican and Episcopal women gathered March 16 ...
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Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini tells a gathering in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center on March 16 that women's experiences and voices are often discarded and erased from decision-making processes and even from history. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

‘Women build peace’ but their voices and stories have been ignored

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini tells a gathering in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center on March 16 that women’s experiences and voices are often discarded and erased ...
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Coverage of Anglican, Episcopal women at the 60th annual UNCSW

Coverage of Anglican, Episcopal women at the 60th annual UNCSW

Source: Episcopal News Service| Coverage of Anglican, Episcopal women at the 60th annual UNCSW ...
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Episcopal and Anglican women gathered March 14 at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord for a Eucharist opening the 60th annual United Nations Conference on the Status of Women underway through March 24. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Anglican, Episcopal women gather to open the 60th annual UNCSW

Episcopal and Anglican women gathered March 14 at the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord for a Eucharist opening the 60th annual United Nations Conference on the Status ...
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Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for 60th annual UNCSW meeting

Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for 60th annual UNCSW meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting in New York City March 14 to March ...
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18 girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School have formed the first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. Photo: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

First all-girl cathedral choir in southern hemisphere

Eighteen girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School have formed the first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Photo: St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne [Anglican ...
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