Archives for May 2014

Video: Historic New Jersey church honors deceased veterans

Memorial Day service begins with French and Indian War soldier

[Episcopal News Service – Shrewsbury, New Jersey] History always hovers around Christ Church, standing on the Historic Four Corners intersection here. But, the past is especially present on the Sunday of every Memorial Day weekend. Parishioners and visitors gather that day at 11 a.m. in the churchyard that surrounds the church to hear the names […]

Video: Eliza Marth on the importance of unemployment benefits

[Episcopal News Service] Eliza Marth represented the Diocese of North Carolina during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Marth is a caseworker […]

Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances

[Episcopal New Service] Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Here he talks about […]

Video: Young adult Coreen Walsh talks about food security and nutrition

[Episcopal New Service] Coreen Walsh represented the Diocese of San Diego during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor. Walsh works coordinating the […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches in Washington, DC

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon during morning Eucharist May 14 at the Simpson Memorial Chapel in the United Methodist Building across from U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. She was among 50 bishops and young adults, from 14 dioceses representing the Episcopal Church’s eight domestic provinces, gathered in the […]

Video: Archbishop of Canterbury on the South Sudan crisis

'We must be battering at the gates of heaven in prayer'

[Episcopal News Service] “We must be battering at the gates of heaven in prayer” for South Sudan, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says during an interview with Episcopal News Service. During the past five months, South Sudan has faced its greatest challenge since becoming the world’s newest nation in July 2011, when it seceded from […]

Video: Presiding Bishop calls the church to prayer for South Sudan

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called the Episcopal Church to prayer and action for South Sudan. During the past five months, South Sudan has faced its greatest challenge since becoming the world’s newest nation in July 2011, when it seceded from the north in a referendum on independence following almost half […]

Video: South Sudan in crisis

[Episcopal News Service] South Sudan is facing its greatest challenge since becoming an independent nation almost three years ago. Fighting erupted last December after South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused his sacked former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup. But even as hope emerged on May 9 when the two rivals agreed to a […]

Video: South African monastery builds community, locally and globally

[Episcopal News Service] The brothers at Holy Cross Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa, observe a holy routine. With six services and an extended period of silence every day, it’s a life of prayer and worship, of community and of deep devotion to God. But while living in community may be central to the brothers’ vocation, […]