Archives for 2013

Video: Reading Camp rocks kids’ worlds – and helps them read better

[Episcopal News Service – Pine Mountain, Kentucky] Being able to read well is a basic skill that not every young student masters. That lack of mastery can lead to a lifetime of low achievement – and poverty. That is the basic premise of Reading Camp, an 11-year-old ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. In […]

Video – Christians in Pakistan: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

[Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 22, 2013, two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, says that […]

UBE president reflects on hopes, concerns for future of race relations

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Annette Buchanan, president of the Union of Black Episcopalians, discusses her hopes for the future of America and the importance of “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in […]

Video: Myrlie Evers-Williams describes civil rights movement’s future

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Journalist Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, describes the benefits of positive anger in bringing about change. She also discusses how young people need to be involved changing America’s future. Evers-Williams spoke during a Nov. 15 news conference before the opening session of “Fifty Years […]

Video: Isaiah Brokenleg on how racism impacts Native Americans

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Isaiah Brokenleg, program director/epidemiologist for the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, talks about the invisibility of racism when Native Americans are involved. He spoke Nov. 16 during a break in “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese […]

Video: Jane Cosby on working to find hope amid America’s racism

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Episcopal Church Executive Council member Jane Cosby, from the Diocese of Pennsylvania, reflects on the important next steps after “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Jackson. […]

Video: Presiding Bishop says Mississippi bears ‘faithful witness’

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says reconciliation work in the diocese and state of Mississippi can teach other communities about confronting divisive issues. Jefferts Schori spoke during a Nov. 15 news conference before the opening session of “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering […]

Video: Bishop Gray offers the grace of Mississippi’s ‘brokenness’

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Diocese of Mississippi Bishop Duncan Gray III describes how the diocese can offer its “brokenness” and the brokenness of the cross to the rest of the church and the world as a way to combat racism. Gray made his remarks at a Nov. 15 news conference before the opening […]

Video: Former Mississippi Gov. Winter reflects on progress made by his state

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Former Mississippi Governor William F. Winter says his state has made progress against racism but “we still have a lot of work to do.” Winter spoke during a Nov. 15 news conference before the opening session of “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering […]

Video: North Carolina Bishop Curry says future depends on engaging past

[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry says the past teaches the present that “moral courage” can point the way to right action. Curry spoke during a Nov. 15 news conference before he joined a panel discussion during the opening session of “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism […]