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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby signs the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery during a Dec. 2 meeting at the Vatican. The Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Al Modarresi of Iraq, another of the 12 religious leaders who signed the declaration, looks on. Photo: Global Freedom Network

Faith leaders unite with business leaders to end scourge of slavery

[Episcopal News Service] The number of people who enslave adults and children for profit across the world is multiplying, and traffickers cumulatively make more money than the oil industry. That’s the assessment of Archbishop David Moxon, the … [Read More]

EcoPeace Middle East gathers Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians in the lower Jordan River for the "Big Jump," an event to raise awareness of river restoration efforts. Photo: EcoPeace Middle East

Holy Land groups pave path to peace with commonality and trust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs3W8nYgT8M [Episcopal News Service] It may be a cliché to say that water knows no boundaries, but for Elizabeth Koch-Ya'ari, navigating the stream of ecology and peacemaking is bringing together Israeli, … [Read More]

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House of Bishops concludes meeting with eye towards Convention

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in its annual spring retreat, has agreed to write a new pastoral letter to the church on the sin of racism. The letter, expected to be adopted at the spring 2016 meeting, will … [Read More]

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UNCSW delegates discuss statelessness, universal birth registration

[Episcopal News Service] To have a nationality means to exist, though millions of people worldwide are stateless because of armed conflict, politics, border disputes and economic migration. Others are rendered stateless simply as result of never … [Read More]

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Video: They thought they were American, then they were deported

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIDWm14j8IY [Episcopal News Service] Harry Bielskis thought he was American until the day he was deported. For the past 2 years, the former bus driver from Portland, Oregon, has been forced to recycle his life in … [Read More]