Archives for August 2015

Out of Deep Waters: Bishop says New Orleans ministry keeps evolving

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] It was clear to Diocese of Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson Jr. when he began his episcopate in 2010, five years after Hurricane Katrina, that the storm had “deeply wounded” the people of the diocese. “I could be in a meeting and say ‘Tell me your experience’ and it […]

Out of Deep Waters: Retired bishops say brokenness wrought by Katrina brought grace

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] In the days after Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath devastated the dioceses they led, now retired-Mississippi Bishop Duncan Gray III and his Louisiana counterpart at that time, now retired-Bishop Charles Jenkins discuss the days immediately after the storm and reflect on its lessons 10 years later. “A church […]

Video: Jonathan Daniels’ companions in Alabama recall his life, death

[Episcopal News Service – Keene, New Hampshire] Five people who worked alongside Jonathan Daniels in the struggle for civil rights in Alabama in 1965 gathered at his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church, on Aug. 22 to reminisce about the seminarian who died when he was 26 years old. Daniels died Aug. 20, 1965, in […]

Video: Friends who grew up with Jonathan Daniels reflect on his life

‘Jon lives in us every day,’ says one

[Episcopal News Service – Keene, New Hampshire] As part of a weekend commemoration of Jonathan Daniels’ martyrdom on Aug. 20, 1965, a group of his early friends gathered at his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church, on Aug. 22 to reminisce during a public panel discussion about the seminarian and civil rights worker who was […]

Video: Remembering Jonathan Daniels

[Episcopal News Service] As the United States faces anew the racial tensions that divide the country, Episcopalians and others are reflecting on the sacrifice of Jonathan Daniels who was martyred 50 years ago this month during his time working for civil rights. Daniels, 26, died from a nearly point-blank shotgun blast fired by a Lowndes […]

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