Category Archives: Anglican Communion

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence November 25th – December 10th, 2013  November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first day of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child

October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child, one of the newest United Nations days of observance. The Reverend Heather Melton, who serves as the Missioner for the United Thank Offering and is the mother of one-year-old twin girls, … Continue reading

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Christians in the Middle East

The Rev. Canon Robert (Bob) Edmunds and his wife Deborah served as missionaries of The Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem from 2008 to 2011. Working with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the Edmunds were physical representations of the longstanding … Continue reading

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World Mission Sunday- Feb 15, 2015

World Mission Sunday is an opportunity each year for Episcopal churches to celebrate worldwide ministry, and to think about the implication of our Baptismal promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” (BCP 305).  Churches are involved through companion … 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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United Nations Day

United Nations Day is Friday, October 24. When Jesus instructed the disciples to heal the sick, welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, serve the poor and proclaim good news to the captives and the oppressed, it was well before the … Continue reading

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Challenge Violence of Every Kind: The Fourth Mark of Mission

Our guest blogger for today is the Rev. Heather Melton, who serves as the Coordinator of the United Thank Offering. For the past 8 days, this blog has shared stories from different voices to help draw attention and awareness to the Sixteen … 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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The Advent of Good News: AIDS and Gender Violence

Today, Day 7 in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, is also the 25th annual World AIDS Day and the first day of Advent. Gender-based violence is a pervasive reality across the globe, and affects both women and … 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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