Archives for April 2014

Video: Heidi Shott on rural poverty and restorative justice in Maine

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Heidi Shott, canon for communications in the Diocese of Maine, talks about generational poverty, the high prevalence of domestic violence in her state and the diocese’s taking on restorative justice work.

Video: Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards on how to counter violence

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards describes how his diocese is working against what he calls “this crazy violence” that he says is often bred in loneliness, despair and disempowerment. Edwards spoke to ENS while attending the April 9-11 Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to […]

Video: Priest Joseph Harmon describes a way to influence gun sales

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] The Rev. Joseph Harmon, rector of Christ Church, East Orange, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Newark describes an effort to get state and local law enforcement agencies to discuss safe-gun technology with their firearm vendors. Harmon says that, after the U.S. military and other federal law-enforcement agencies, […]

Video: Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith discusses the growing epidemic of violence and how he and other Episcopal Church bishops have come together to form Bishops Against Gun Violence to begin to stem the tide. Beckwith spoke to ENS while attending the April 9-11 Reclaiming the Gospel of […]

Video: B-PEACE for Jorge, an antiviolence campaign in Massachusetts

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Julia MacMahon, lead organizer for B-PEACE for Jorge, and Tania Ortiz, a youth organizer, talk about the Diocese of Massachusetts’ antiviolence initiative. In September 2012, 19-year-old Jorge Fuentes was murdered while walking his dog outside his home in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was an exuberant, remarkable young man and natural leader, […]

Video: Lindsay Fry-Geier of New Hope Oklahoma

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Lindsay Fry-Geier, executive director of New Hope Oklahoma, a Tulsa-based nonprofit organization that serves children of incarcerated men and women, talks about violence, its effects on community and providing services more than 400 children to break the cycle of generational violence.

Video: Archbishop explains comments made to LBC radio

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in an April 10 press conference addressed comments he made last week on a British radio program saying that the Church of England’s embracing of same sex marriage could lead to the persecution and murder of Christians in other parts of the world. […]

Video: The American Cathedral in Paris: A place of transformation

This article and video is the last in a four-part series on the ministry of cathedrals, featuring interviews with their deans. The first article, “Video: Inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, with Dean David Ison” is available here; the second, “Education always a part of Ashton Brooks’ vocation,” is available here; the third, “Los Angeles cathedral(s): […]