Category Archives: United Nations

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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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Promoting health and well-being among indigenous Episcopalians Out of the depths have I called to you, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice; let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication. (Ps … 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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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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The Episcopal Church and Ecumenical Women: Advocating at UNCSW to end violence against women and girls

The Episcopal Church has long been active in raising consciousness about the prevalence of violence against women and girls, one of the most prevalent forms of gender violence. A global dimension of this activism is its annual engagement at the … Continue reading

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Presiding Bishop Speaks to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

James Otis Sargent Huntington 25 November 2013 Chapel of Christ the Lord Opening of 16 Days Against Gender Violence   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Today we mark both the feast of … Continue reading

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Young Women as God’s Hands in the World

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl-Child, we are delighted to share a reflection by Christy Stang, a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, MN. She is the youth representative on her parish’s vestry and the founder of … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl-Child

October 11th will see celebrations of the second annual International Day of the Girl-Child. It is a day marked by reflections, activities and celebrations worldwide as girls gather with each other, their peers, their families and other women to mark … Continue reading

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Transformation Through Grace and Presence: Indigenous Episcopalians Bear Witness at the United Nations

Sarah Eagle Heart, Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, and Lynnaia Main, Global Relations Officer, reflect on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Today, August 9th, is the 19th annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, first proclaimed by … Continue reading

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