Category Archives: Africa

International Day of Peace: Peace through play at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Sport might seem an unlikely activity to feature on the International Day of Peace (September 21). However, it is recognized as an excellent peacebuilding activity with its own annual UN International Day and an entire UN Office dedicated to Sport for … Continue reading

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William Wilberforce, Anthony Ashley Cooper, and Serving God

Our guest blogger today is Stephen Smith of the Diocese of California. Currently a senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, Stephen served as a missionary in Grahamstown, South Africa with the Young Adult Service Corps. During Stephen’s two years in South … Continue reading

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The wisdom of little people

World Mission Sunday is February 15!  To prepare ourselves to celebrate the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world, we present these blogs from our missionaries. Guest Blogger: Ryan Zavacky from the diocese … Continue reading

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Kansas to Kenya: Building Relationships and a Global Community

We are very fortunate to have a fantastic guest blogger, Jennifer Allen from the Diocese of Kansas, sharing some of her experiences in Kenya with us as we commemorate World AIDS Day. Jennifer Allen is an Episcopalian from the Episcopal Diocese of … Continue reading

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African bishops and The Episcopal Church issue communique

Excerpt: “Friends walk together.  Friends go the distance together.  Friends make music together.  Friends of Jesus love each other just as he commanded (v. 14).  Friends share their needs and their gifts, their burdens and their joys.  Over the years … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in prayer

Mary Higbe, after being on a team that worked with and trained teachers from the Anglican Diocese of Eldoret, June 2014: “I wrote of being asked by the Eldoret teachers to say the grace for tea. What I was given … Continue reading

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Donkeys, Plows, and Gender-Based Violence

Our guest blogger for today is the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church. During these 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, I’ve been thinking about donkeys and plows. Late last month, … Continue reading

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Day 6: News and Resources from Around the Communion

As we continue to journey through the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence/Violence against Women, we give thanks that more and more people across the Church and around the Communion are engaging in conversations and prayers about this and … Continue reading

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Learn. Pray. Be Inspired. Act: The Anglican Communion Addresses Gender Violence

There are many blessings that come with being a member of the worldwide family of churches known as the Anglican Communion. One of them is how we can all come together and work towards affecting positive change around the world. … Continue reading

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Partnership for World Mission

“Partnership is more meaningful when we practice the culture of love both locally and globally.” The Rev. Jessie Anand, London Tamil Christian Congregation Each year the Church of England hosts the Partnership for World Mission conference, which brings together people … Continue reading

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