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Ghana pilgrims study development as reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service – Accra, Ghana] It’s not uncommon to see women using donkeys to plow fields during the growing season in Ghana’s Upper East Region. Donkeys, it turns out, are easier to manage than bullocks, and when hitched to a plow, women ca … [Read More]

Immigrants’ fears fuel outreach at Maryland church targeted by post-election racist graffiti

[Episcopal News Service] The four hate-filled words were gone almost as quickly as they were discovered, scrawled across a sign and a wall at Church of Our Saviour in Silver Spring, Maryland, on the first Sunday after November’s presidential el … [Read More]

Carl Wright takes up ‘living paradox’ of an episcopate

[Episcopal News Service -- Washington, D.C.] Carl Wright, a rector and former Air Force chaplain, became the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries Feb. 11 during a service filled with bishops, clergy, lay p … [Read More]

Virginia church condemns white supremacy after ‘alt-right’ figure moves to neighborhood

[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal church in Virginia is speaking out against white supremacy after a key figure in what is known as the “alt-right” movement took up residence mere blocks from the church in the historic Old Town Alexandria nei … [Read More]

Olympia diocese welcomes refugees, sues to keep resettlement efforts alive

[Episcopal News Service] The federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that blocked reinstatement of the Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugee admissions was welcomed by Episcopal Church leaders in Washington, where the Diocese of Olympia is p … [Read More]

Episcopal Church Executive Council reaffirms stand with Standing Rock

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council during the last day of its Feb. 5-8 meeting here reaffirmed its stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Council members said the church pledges to “c … [Read More]