November 25, 2015
Displaced people are woven throughout the narrative of our faith. The Israelites wandering in the desert. Naomi in Moab. The remnant in Babylon. Ruth in Israel. Over and over, Scripture teaches us to care for the stranger, the alien, the widow, and the orphan.
The growing turmoil in Syria and throughout the world has brought this...
[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem to wish you a peaceful Advent, as we journey together towards the Incarnation in a stable in Bethlehem.
The message of the Prince...
November 19, 2015
[Oficina de Asuntos Públicos] El Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, aborda la crisis actual de los refugiados de sirios:
“¡No tengáis miedo!”
A menudo en los evangelios, el miedo paraliza al pueblo de Dios, y una y otra vez, ya sean los ángeles, o nuestro Señor mismo, responde con las mismas palabras de consuelo: “¡No tengáis miedo!”
En momentos como este el miedo es real. Y comparto ese...
November 18, 2015
[Episcopal Public Policy Network action alert] “In the Book of Leviticus, God says to the people of Israel that, “the foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the foreigner as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” Accordingly, we welcome the stranger. We love our neighbor. The Episcopal Church has long been committed to resettling refugees in our own communities fleeing violence and...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry addresses the current Syrian refugee crisis:
“Be not afraid!”
Often in the gospels, fear grips the people of God, and time and again, either the angels, or Our Lord himself, respond with the same words of comfort: “Be not afraid.”
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November 9, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/9/15)—From shedding tears to roaring with laughter, attendees at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) national Space for Grace gathering held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel Wednesday through Saturday experienced a wide range of emotions, as powerful preachers and speakers urged them to examine their own lives and accept the call to correct injustice and create positive change in their communities.
During opening worship, the...