Archives for 2012

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches in Ramallah

[Episcopal News Service] “Our brothers are looking for the Holy One even if they don’t yet have the language for what it is they are seeking. Are you looking everywhere for Jesus? Go out and seek other anxious children, those brothers and sisters of ours who are also looking for him. We will find him […]

Video: Praying for a holy land

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East runs more than 30 education and healthcare institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, bringing vital services and a much-needed lifeline to the local community. The diocese and many of its institutions operate against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict […]

Video: After Sandy, ‘The hands and feet of Christ were here every day’

[Episcopal News Service] St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Keansburg, New Jersey, may be a small congregation, but its kitchen and parish hall have been a refuge in the last six weeks for the people trying to sort through and rebuild their lives after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the town and nearby communities. “The hands and feet […]

Video: The Bible Challenge – From Whitemarsh to the World

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Marek Zabriskie, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, spent 2011 reading the Bible cover to cover, a challenge that he says has enriched his life and made him more spiritually alive. His experience led him to develop the Bible Challenge initiative, through which thousands more also have […]

Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington have worked together to serve the people in the sometimes violence-ridden city of Newark, New Jersey, for the last five years. […]

Video: Praying for peace, witnessing to solidarity

[Episcopal News Service] Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the hundreds of people commuting through Newark, New Jersey’s Pennsylvania Station were greeted by a bishop, a rabbi and an imam in prayer. Many of the commuters were heading to New York, and many of those no doubt remembering colleagues, friends and […]

Video: Awareness Foundation combats religious, cultural ignorance

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Nadim Nassar, a Syrian-born Church of England priest, launched the Awareness Foundation in 2003 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The foundation aims to combat ignorance, misunderstandings and to change people’s preconceived notions about the world’s religions. The foundation runs regular courses, workshops and offers a training program for […]

Video: Canon Phil Groves on Continuing Indaba

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Phil Groves talks about the Continuing Indaba and Mutual Listening Process that has run four pilot conversations during the last three years to enable conversation across different cultures and contexts.

Video: What’s new in stoles? Not much

[Episcopal News Service] While the Exhibit Hall at the 77th General Convention featured some of the usual suspects, it also offered a few surprises. Report by Craig Wirth for ENS.

Video: Praying for a holy land

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East runs more than 30 education and healthcare institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, bringing vital services and a much-needed lifeline to the local community. The diocese and many of its institutions operate against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict […]