Detroit delays water shutoff 15 days

Thousands of protestors demonstrate

[Episcopal News Service] The building crowd – which swelled to more than 1,000 protesters on July 18 in downtown Detroit – had a chant growing ever louder. “What do we want?  Water. When do we want it? Now.” Their voices were apparently heard. Monday, after months of residential water shutoffs designed to help the bankrupt […]

El Salvador: Violence, insecurity, impunity lead to displacement

Faith-based NGOs respond

[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] Irene’s 13-year-old daughter disappeared leaving school on Feb. 15, 2012, in a gang-controlled municipality just northwest of San Salvador. The teen’s body was found two days later; Irene learned about it from a local television station. “I’m very afraid for my other children, that something will happen […]

Gaza’s Al Ahli Hospital appeals for urgent help

[Episcopal News Service] Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City is appealing for urgent aid as it struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need following more than a week of Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas militants. One of more than 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital is striving […]

‘Marked for Mission’ EYE14 is sent out to heal the world with love

Four-day event ends with celebrating and commissioning for service

[Episcopal News Service – Villanova, Pennsylvania] After four days of worship, workshops, prayer, long walks across the Villanova University campus, late-night conversations and contemplation of Scripture and the Five Marks of Mission, EYE14 all came down to the call to go out into the world and love it. “Whenever God is about to change the […]