January 14, 2014
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[Episcopal News Service] Sara Lowery from the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama is spending one year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer working with Hong Kong’s Mission for Migrant Workers. The mission helps some of the 300,000 domestic workers who sometimes...
January 13, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] A Jan. 10 memo to the Obama Administration and members of U.S. Congress sent by the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations outlines the current crisis in South Sudan and makes recommendations urging the government and the international community to partner with South Sudanese civic and faith leaders to stem the tide of violence and build peace.
The six-page memo, based on the firsthand accounts of church leaders...
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[Lambeth Palace] Starting somewhere new is always a bizarre experience. There’s so much to get used to, and things come at you at such a pace. It’s been a huge year of contrasts. It’s had some incredible high points. One of them being the baptism of Prince George, and to be honest I had to pinch myself to think I was actually there.
And another one was my installation at Canterbury Cathedral, a wonderful service in a packed cathedral, very exciting, and a weight of...
December 25, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Isaiah looks forward to God rescuing His people, instantly recognisable, leading them in victory. Hebrews looks back at the great line of prophets and says this arrival is the climax to the whole of history. John starts with those words that send shudders up the spine, consciously echoing Genesis, “in the beginning ……. ”
And what do we get? A few pounds [kilos] of crying baby. Shepherds clump in and mutter...