September 22, 2016
- The film, which depicts Doss's heroic acts that saved 75 soldiers during World War II, will be released in the United States on November 4.
September 21, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Through the history of the United States, refugees have enriched our communities as creators, business owners, students, and friends. Our nation, and indeed our church, has been enhanced by contributions from refugees that have sought safety and opportunity in this land. We know this to be true from decades of ministry walking with refugees and migrants.
I am deeply saddened by the violent acts in New Jersey, New...
September 20, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Central American migrants arriving at the U.S. border in record numbers no longer makes mainstream news headlines, but that doesn’t mean the crisis in the Northern Triangle has abated.
In 2014, 69,000 unaccompanied minors, mothers and children arrived at the U.S. border, bringing attention to the high number of people forcibly displaced by violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. By August 2016, that number had reached 160,000, according...
September 19, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] World leaders came together at the United Nations Sept. 19 to adopt the New York Declaration, a document that commits countries around the world to protect the rights of refugees and migrants and to share the responsibility for the record number of people on the move.
“Today’s summit represents a breakthrough in our collective efforts to address the challenges of human mobility,” said U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following the...
September 16, 2016
At a National and World Council of Churches consultation, participants assessed the role that churches have played in the struggle for peace the Middle East, and repeated their call to the Israeli government to end its occupation of the Palestinian territories, calling for the United States to adopt a neutral position in hopes that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals.