Archives for May 2014

African, North American bishops claim ‘foundational call as reconcilers’

[Episcopal News Service] Two-dozen bishops from Africa and North America have renewed their pledge to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and theological differences. The fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue was held May 22-25 in Coventry, England, and for the first time included four […]

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 […]

Honduras clinic provides treatment, care to people living with HIV, AIDS

Educational outreach to sex workers

[Episcopal News Service – San Pedro Sula, Honduras] Some years ago a woman came to the Rev. Pascual P. Torres and said, “I am going to die.” While she was a patient at a public hospital, she had been tested for HIV without her knowledge, then told the test results were positive. The staff told […]

Sudanese diaspora longs for lasting peace in homeland

Further ENS coverage on South Sudan, including recent video interviews with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, is available here. [Episcopal News Service] Almost three months have passed since Sudanese Angelina Rambang last heard from her husband. He’d been working with a bank in Juba, South Sudan, when fighting erupted […]

Young adults speak truth to power on Capitol Hill

‘Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty’

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Paddy Cavanaugh knows what it feels like to grow up in poverty and rely on food and other assistance. One of two children raised by a single mother who worked as a teacher’s assistant, Cavanaugh’s family received support from the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and […]

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 […]

Summit first step in creating a coalition against trafficking

[Episcopal News Service] It wasn’t until border control agents picked up Ethel Paat that she realized she was the victim of a transnational crime. A teacher with a master’s degree and a single mother of three, Paat arrived in the United States in October 2010. She’s just one of many Filipino women scammed since 2003 […]

As South Sudan rivals agree truce, church plays pivotal role

[Episcopal News Service] South Sudan’s political rivals have struck a new peace deal to end the five-month conflict that has left thousands dead and forced some 1.5 million people to flee their homes. Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan departed early from a London meeting of the Anglican […]

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 […]