More than 650 Episcopalians joined Bishop Tom Shaw and an estimated 10,000 others in making a witness against gun violence by walking the Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester.
More than 650 Episcopalians joined Bishop Tom Shaw and an estimated 10,000 others in making a witness against gun violence by walking the Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester.
Bishop Tom Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts makes a visit to the Boston Marathon memorial site and is moved to wonder how we're willing to get at the root causes of violence.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Ebo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, tells Odyssey Networks that the world needs interfaith leaders now more than ever.
Bishop Mary Glasspool of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles shot some video while she was in Washington walking the Way of the Cross as a witness against gun violence on Monday of Holy Week. Here she reflects on what she saw and heard.
A man in a coffee shop asks Bishop Tom Shaw: "Did anybody thank you for getting out of bed yet today, Tom?"
Bishop Stephen Lane: As one wag put it, The Episcopal Church is a hierarchical church with a meeting at the top.
Bishop Tom Shaw: Lent is the season of the church's year when we understand our intimate relationship with God in the deepest parts of who we are.
Religious leaders in Newtown wrestle with questions of forgiveness in the wake of the mass shooting of children in December. From Odyssey Network.
Is: war, poverty, racism. Isn't: "smoking a couple of joints a week."
Odyssey Networks tells the story of a Chicago couple who have responded to the extreme poverty they encountered in Haiti.
Bishop Alan Wilson pointed us to this video about the little town of Bethlehem, and what it is like today.
The O Antiphons (explained here and in greater detail here), beautifully performed by an ensemble whose identity is unknown to us. For more information, listen to this classic example of NPR journalism.
Every three seconds a child dies somewhere in the world because of hunger, malnutrition, dirty water or the absence of vaccine protection. Visit GlobalGiving and donate money to any of the projects that fight hunger around the world.
Episcopal clergy and laity blessed animals at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo on St. Francis Day. It was the inaugural event of St. Francis the Wanderer, a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia to take liturgy outside the walls and into public places.
A homemade film produced by a parish in the Church of England seeking a new vicar has become an unexpected YouTube hit.
Gregory Smith, senior researcher for the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, talks with Odyssey Networks about the rapid growth of the religiously unaffiliated.
The Diocese of Connecticut is going to give it a try. What do you think of their plan?
A somewhat patronizing video from the folks at Barna, who nonetheless have good data, and a knack for spotting trends. What do you make of it?
Here's how they do it at Indiana University.
What does Jesus mean when he says he is the bread of life? Barbara K. Lundblad, Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary shares a few ideas in this video by Odyssey Networks
Claire West talks about the "edible church yard" at St. Mary's Urban Farm in Manhattanville, New York in this video produced by the Episcopal Church's Office of Communication.
The life-giving and life-saving ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem are the subject of this 8 minute documentary by Matthew Davies of Episcopal News Service.
The Rev. Jimmy Bartz leads Thad's an Episcopal Church for people who "won't go anywhere near a traditional church building. Video by Mike Collins of the Episcopal Church's Office of Communication, in partnership with the Office of Congregational Vitality.
Professor Steve Fowl of Loyola University in Baltimore discusses his experience at a consultation on the Bible and LGBT issues in Durban, South Africa among Episcopalians and African Anglicans sponsored by the Chicago Consultation and the Ujamaa Centre at the University of KwaZulu Natal.
The Rev. Jon Richardson, vice president for national affairs of Integrity, talks about sharing the Episcopal Church's Baptismal Covenant with other participants at the Chicago Consultation/Ujamaa Centre gathering in Durban, South Africa.
During a gathering hosted by the Chicago Consultation, the Rev. Ecclesia de Lange spoke about being dismissed from her position as a pastor in the Methodist Church of South Africa after she married her female partner.
The Rev. Mote Magomba of Tanzania speaks about his ministry, and his change of heart on LGBT issues during the Chicago Consultation's gathering last fall in South Africa.
In the fall of 2011, the Chicago Consultation gathered some 50 African Anglicans, Episcopalians and members of other churches in Durban, South Africa for a prayerful conversation about issues of scripture, theology and sexuality.
This brief video on the creed has become popular in a hurry. What do you think of it?
Despite recent strains, many Anglicans, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, are pursuing better relationships with the Roman Catholic Church.
In what ways do you make use of social media to spread the Gospel?
Christopher Walken reads Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Not our usual fare, but hey, it's Christopher Walken reading Where the Wild Things Are.
What role should religion play in political discourse? How can candidates speak of their faith without alienating those who do not share it.
The Rev. John Mark Wiggers of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee hit the streets to play a little word association game.
Odyssey Networks examine the furor around the so-called War on Religion.
At a time when The Episcopal Church is considering how to reform itself, here are a few words from Ron Heifetz, co-founder of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard, who coined the phrase "adaptive leadership."
Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary helps us read "the Tim Tebow text."
This is one of the best parish welcome videos we've seen. And we've seen a few
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas engaged in deep conversation before deciding to bless same-gender relationships. In this video, members of the congregation reflect on their process and their decision.
How would Martin Luther King, Jr., view the state of today's faith-based activism? Some scholars believe he would be dissatisfied.
Leaders across the faith spectrum have been working to protect and assist victims and eradicate child trafficking. Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11.
Vicki Garvey, Director of Spiritual Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, imagines Marys and Moseses who said no.
A classical carol from King's College, Cambridge.
A documentary about the work of Protest Chaplains at Occupy Boston.
In a speech in Geneva on December 6, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same.”
"If we think we are feeding anybody on $31.50 a week, we need to think again."
This video relies on some statistics already in wide circulation, but does a service by focusing on what social media might mean for the church.
The Diocese of Texas spreads the gospel in unconventional places and in unconventional ways.
The ministry of the post-earthquake Episcopal Church in Haiti includes a school for disabled children, a home for senior citizens, rural medical clinics and 250 Episcopal schools.
A short film that crowd sources the definition of mission
A sermon on money, moneychangers, and our attitudes towards them.
Taking the liturgy into the heart of a protest in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Jesus is the cornerstone of a house built for those who are rejected by the world, Father Matthew says.
The Diocese of Texas has created a thought-provoking video to promote its upcoming Evangelism Conference.
Episcopal Relief and Development builds a well in Nicaragua.
Rod Webster, vice president and general manager of the Church Insurance Companies, lays out some numbers on the decline of our church. What do we do about it?
A service of remembrance at St. Paul's Chapel in lower Manhattan.
Professor Randall Balmer talks about President Barack Obama's Christian faith.
Father Matthew teaches one of the shortest book in the Bible to animals, stuffed and live.
So says the band, Gungor, and the folks at Goodwin Films, who do marvelous things with felt.
The folks at College Humor think so. Have a look.
The Rev. Barbara Lundblad, a Lutheran minister, discusses the hardships and breakthroughs she has experienced during her career.
Will the social safety net be shredded by budget cuts? Religious leaders hope not
Macky Alston's documentary on Bishop Gene Robinson is coming next year to a screen near you.
From Trinity Wall Street, a profile of the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic.
Matthew Davies of Episcopal News Service chronicles the birth of the nation of South Sudan, and the role of the church in its future.
Former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold discusses the advantages of having lay students present in seminary classrooms.
Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina says the Episcopal Church is well-suited to the challenges of preaching the Gospel in a multi-faith world.
From Trinity Wall Street comes the story of the Episcopal Service Corps volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Takoma section of Washington, D. C.
The Diocese of Tamale in Ghana works in partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development to train workers, provide loans, and live the Gospel.
The story of Common Cathedral, a ministry, mostly among the homeless, on Boston Common.
"If you feel like you are a member of the family, you are a member of the family." Scenes for St. Jude's Church in Wantagh, N. Y.
Father Matthew says yes.
Until recently, Christianity was an underground religion in Qatar, but today it thrives. ENS profiles the Rev. Bill Schwarz, an Anglican priest and an Episcopal Church missionary.
In celebration of World Labyrinth Day on May 7, 2011, Jane Decker, from St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, offers an introduction to walking prayer.
The wounds Katrina inflicted still fester. This video from All Saints, Chicago, is a testament to those working to heal them.
Now go. Tell his disciples and Peter, he is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.
Doing this in remembrance of Him. At St. Gregory's of Nyssa in San Francisco.
The chaplains of Episcopal City Mission bring hope to vulnerable young people in juvenile detention centers in St. Louis and the surrounding area.
Two priests tell the story of the rebirth of St. Paul and the Redeemer Episcopal Church in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Episcopal Church missionaries Robin Denney and Larry Duffee have traded in their lives in the U.S. to share their skills in agriculture and finance and to play a small part in helping to rebuild South Sudan. ENS has the story.
Bishop John Chane wonders if Rep. Peter King considered how his hearings on the alleged radicalization of American Muslims played in the Middle East and Africa.
Episcopal News Service profiles the brave and lonely work of former Ugandan bishop Christopher Senyonjo on behalf of LGBT people in his homeland.
A little confection from Father Matthew before the season of fasting.
After the cataclysmic earthquake in Haiti, St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., formed a partnership with a Haitian school, Ecole Christ Roi, in the remote village of Civol. Here's a travelogue of a recent visit.
The Diocese of Olympia strikes again. Another terrific video. This one on reaching out to young people.
The Odyssey Networks interviews Bishop John Bryson Chane on the political implications of interfaith understanding.
At St. Paul the Apostle Sudanese Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, members offer prayers after the referendum establishing Southern Sudan as an independent country.
Find out about the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement and immigrant advocacy program of the Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of Texas.
The Diocese of Olympia strikes again with another excellent video, this one about congregational development.
Father Matthew, his dog and his dinosaur teach us about table blessings.
After the shootings in Tucson, it is worth listening once again to the words of Robert F. Kennedy after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
An outstanding short documentary about the challenges of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines, by the Anglican Board of Mission--Australia.
Jana Mashonee's rendition of "O Holy Night" in Navajo is accompanied by winter scenery on Navajo land and original artwork by Daniel Tate.
A Byzantine Hymn of the Nativity chanted by reader Nader Hajjar, Ottawa, Ontario.
A well made stewardship video! From the Diocese of Olympia.
A video meditation from Bishop Scott Benhase, courtesy of the Diocese of Georgia.
Fred's Pantry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Peekskill, NY is at ground zero in these economic hard times. A film by Peter Barossi.
"Solemnly, gratefully and reverently acknowledged." A video retrospective from Gallandro after Ken Burns.
Another visit with the monks of St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan.
The Rev. Chris Yaw has completed his 16-part video series, Jesus was an Episcopalian.
In five quick minutes, the Rev. Chris Yaw traces the historical outlines of the Episcopal Church.
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music conferred with leaders of Province 1 about the blessing of same-sex relationships.
The Rev. Chris Yaw of Southfield, Michigan is putting together a series of videos based on his book Jesus was an Episcopalian. (And yes, he knows the title is anachronistic.)
The survivors of the schism in the Diocese of Fort Worth are on the mend, and the CREDO Institute was there to help.
The Episcopal Campus ministry at the University of Arizona recently held a flash mob Eucharist. We are not hip enough to know what that is, but hope they will tell us.
Joy Mukaire of the Christian Health Association of Sudan, tells TECtube about how the churches in Sudan are strategically positioned to serve society's most vulnerable people.
This Spanish-language profile of the Diocese of Puerto Rico is accesible even if you don't understand the narrative.
An excerpt from Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness, a new documentary project about same-sex marriage from an African American perspective. Byron is a long-time deputy to General Convention.
Here are eight minutes of tranquility, courtesy of the monks of St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan.
Father Nadim Nassar, the only Syrian priest in the Anglican Communion, shares his insights about speaking publicly about faith in contemporary London.
Of advocacy, community and kale soup in an Episcopal Service Corps project in Oxnard, California.
The Diocese of Chicago's Renk Media Team has produced an excellent video on its recent trip to Sudan. Here is a preview.
The innovative ministries of the Diocese of Lexington are bringing hope to young people in Appalachia.
Canon Charles LaFond of the Diocese of New Hampshire, a former monk, talks about his work as a potter and as a priest.
Father Matthew tells us a bit about the sign of the cross and the various ways it is made.
A trip to Ghana with Episcopal Relief and Development inspires a priest from Dallas. Presentation by Heidi Shott.
A charmingly homey documentary about a woman who is a priest in the Church of England
The Diocese of Washington and St. Thomas' Church, Dupont Circle, celebrated Capital Pride 2010 with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda, Bishop John Chane and his wife, Karen .
From Missional Community, the story of a man who seems to have a choice to make...or does he?
Father Matthew leads a rapid romp through the Book of Common Prayers.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Des Moines is building a Rain Garden in its parking lot.
A video making the rounds at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has people on the internet talking about how to spread an ancient message in our technological age.
Father Matthew continues his walk, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
You won't find many better parish videos than this history of St. Thomas' Church, Dupont Circle in Washington, D. C.
Father Matthew walks the Via Dolorosa.
Here is the UCC's new video. What do you think, folks, would something like this work for us, or do we need to take a different approach?
Visit an emerging church community in the Diocese of London in this video from Anglimergent.
Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church and Community of the Streets ministry in Houston work with homeless men and women.
Peter Rollins, author of How Not to Speak of God, says believing in the Resurrection has nothing to do with dogma.
Figuring out the life you are supposed to lead in the context of your faith, say the young adults in this video.
Dr. Stephen Dzisi shares the work of Nets for Life in Ghana. Video courtesy of Trinity Wall Street.
Kurt Daisley sings The Exultet at the Great Vigil of Easter at St Thomas Episcopal Church, Bushwick in Brooklyn.
Father Matthew's monkey dreams of other things.
Connecting to the land and its people. A video from Trinity Wall Street
This video on the "missional church" may be simplistic and a bit too sure of itself, but nonetheless, it make some valid points. Missional Church v. Program Church. What's your take?
The Anglican Church in Ghana stresses service and evangelism in a diverse country. Video courtesty of Trinity Wall Street.
Episcopal Relief and Development and the Anglican Diocese of Belize have collaborated on a new HIV-AIDS curriculum for school children.
More fun with student videos, this one from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta.
Mother Marion Rectenwald of the Diocese of South Dakota works among the Lakota people in South Dakota. Video courtesy of Trinity Wall Street.
How the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina reaches out to migrant workers through its farmworkers mininstry.
A spirited student video about the earthquake relief effort at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va.
Father Matthew gently explains why Pat Robertson is a pinhead and the people of Haiti deserve our love and support
PBS's Kim Lawton interviews Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President Rob Radtke of Episcopal Relief and Development ask for help for the Diocese of Haiti.
Canon Mary Glasspool talks about her election as suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
We are late to this party. But it is a good party.
The King College Choir wishes you a Merry Christmas, and so do we here at Episcopal Cafe.
A musical Christmas meditation from "a heathen and a pagan."
A veteran of the Episcopal Church's Young Adult Service Corps says: Just let yourself be open to what God might have in store for you.
Bishop Jeff Lee tells a moving story about letting go of the image of a perfect self.
Two young Australians visit a Manila youth group that reaches out to some of the most marginalized children in the Philippines.
A poem by Fred Taban, a theology professor at the Episcopal Church Sudan Seminary in Kajo Keji county Sudan.
Lydia Kelsey did a lovely job with this video for the Diocese of Iowa's annual convention
The Diocese of Long Island's youth ministry went to a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, and Father Matthew was there.
Apparently, it is something like this. Hat tip: Rude Armchair Theologian.
DeWayne Davis of the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations reflects on, and prays for, those who have suffered or died in America for lack of health insurance.
Ruth Meyers gives the first "micro lecture" from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
J. S. Batchler has transformed Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," into a hilarious crash course on Church history.
This lovely meditation comes from Combat Stress Productions at King of Peace Episcopal Church, Kingsland, Georgia.
Bishop James Mathes narrates a short film about three outstanding ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
Father Matthew talks about the ancient discipline and its modern resurgence.
The Rev. Frank Wade offers his take on the sexuality resolutions of the 2006 and 2009 General Convention.
"God speaks through every level of the Church, and we cannot be confident of God's direction until we have heard from all the levels," says the Rev. Frank Wade.
Trinity Wall Street offers an engaging video blog of the music camp some choir members conducted this summer in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.
Father Matthew Moretz's ecounter with "Danse Macabre," painted by Bernt Lotke c.1485, leads to a meditation on death--and numerous funny accents.
The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and Episcopal Relief and Development are re-building a piece of central city New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. You can help.
Cafe favorite Heidi Shott offered a Daily Wrap on each day's activities at General Convention. Here is her parting shot.
"I am here to grow food for the poor," says Jeff Rarick of the Matthew 25 Farm in Central New York.
The latest playful instruction from Father Matthew Moretz focuses on art and the Evangelists
A short film from the Chicago Consultation on Christianity's intermal arguments over human sexuality.
A film from the Chicago Consultation examines the role of culture in shaping religious attitudes toward homosexuality.
A short film from the Chicago Consultation about the Anglican Communion's arguments about sexuality.
A short film from the Chicago Consultation explores the nature of the Anglican Communion as the Episcopal Church heads into its General Convention.
Phyllis Tickle talks about the convergence of the Evangelical, Charismatic, Liturgical and Social Justice quadrants of Christianity.
Father Matthew Moretz offers a recipe for Lectio Divina that you can use at home.
A blind monk speaks on death and why he does not fear it, from the film Into Great Silence.
Watch a lovely video about the food pantry operated by St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California.
Americans are "Johnnies come lately" to the Emergent Church movement, says Phyllis Tickle.
Author Phyllis Tickle talks about her influential book about newly emerging forms of Christianity.
The Rev. Ed Bacon said that being gay was a gift from God on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Here he preaches about the mail he received.
Exorcism, electroshock therapy, the Rev. Mel White fought hard to overcome his attraction to men. It didn't work, and now he is glad.
A visit to the Anglican hospitals and clinics of Gaza and the West Bank with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
"This is your brain on Biblical inerrancy." From Father Matthew Moretz, Episcopal video pioneer, whose work will appear here from time to time.
"We do a lot of happy singing on Easter." Video courtersey of Trinity Television and New Media.
Stefan Parkman, one of Sweden's finest choral conductors, talks about Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. Video courtesy of Trinity Church, Wall Street
Conductor Andrew Megill talks about Bach's Mass in B Minor and Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. Video courtesy of Trinty, Wall Street.
Watch Simon Carrington, director of the Yale Schola Cantorum, prepare The Trinity (Wall Street) Choir and Rebel Baroque Orchestra for a performance of Grands Motets.
Bishop Michael Lewis of Cyprus and the Gulf States says Iraqi Christians are concerned that U. S. forces might leave too quickly. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
In the second of three interviews, Bishop Michael Lewis of Cyprus and the Gulf States talks about the Episcopal hospital in Gaza. Video: Trinity Television and New Media. Photo: Diocese of Jerusalem.
In the first of three interviews, Bishop Michael Lewis of Cyprus and the Gulf States, introduces the work of the Church in the Middle East. Video Courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The church reaches out to women who are HIV-positive in the Diocese of Uruguay. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Marian McPartland looks back at an eventful life. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
David C. Korten says values like personal responsibility and local control undergird the movement toward sustainable development. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
The Rev. Dr. Néstor O. Míguez says the earth cannot support the habits of the world's wealthiest societies without exploiting the poor. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
Majora Carter, a MacArthur "genius" grant winner explores sustainable development as an antidote to urban poverty. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
The Rev. Timothy J. Gorringe, a leading environmental theologian, is a prophet of sustainability. Video courtesy of the Trinity Institute.
"Talk to God, and talk to the people," says the Rev. Mark Bozutti-Jones. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Handel thought of Messiah as a Lenten piece. Members of the choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street talk about why they love it.
...and how he could lose it, according to the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Video courtesy of Trinity Televisoin and New Media.
Amy Sullivan of Time discusses issues that might fracture Barack Obama's winning coalition. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
It is difficult, but necessary, not to demonize those with whom we disagree, says Desmond Tutu. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Desmond Tutu gets by with help from his patron saints and prayers from his friends. Video courtesy of Trinity Video and New Media.
The time between "no longer" and "not yet" is sacred time, says Joan Borysenko. Video Courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Alan Jones sees the world's religions laboring toward "a new imaginative, compassionate way of caring for one another." Video Courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Terry Hershey learned the hard way how striving for success can kill relationships. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"Religion is the worst and the best thing that we have," says author Sam Keen. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The audacity of prayer is believing that prayer can change the world and thus change what it is possible for God to do in that world, says theologian Walter Wink. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Bishop Eugene Sutton talks about "America's foremost African-American mystic." Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Reading The Seven Storey Mountain opened a new world for Sue Monk Kidd. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Walter Wink asks how we can resist evil without becoming evil ourselves. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Jesus, in the world's terms, had no power, says Bishop Eugene Sutton. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The money spent on cosmetics in the U. S. or on ice cream in Europe would pay for basic education worldwide, says Jim Wallis. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"We are materially rich--and going bonkers," says Joan Borysenko. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Walter Wink says that in Jesus' teaching about prayer he gives us the secret of his miracle-working power. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media
Alan Jones says spiritual growth is often the result of hardship. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"Jesus found me when I was completely lost." Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
A few thoughts on not making an idol of The Bible . Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
How the internet came to Cuttington University, Liberia. Video Courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
A profile of the brilliant Italian poet by Trinity Television and New Media.
A profile of the English artist, writer and visionary from Trinity Television and New Media.
A profile of the Carmelite mystic, writer and reformer from Trinity Television and New Media.
A biography of the theologian and bishop from Trinity Television and New Media.
A profile of the visionary, theologian and composer from Trinity Television and New Media.
A profile of the author of The Spiritual Exercises from Trinity Television and New Media.
A biography of the saint and mystic from Trinity Television and New Media.
Nurse Christina Hing of Episcopal Asian Ministries, a Trinity Transformational Fellow, has worked among drug addicts, and lost her husband to the Khmer Rouge. Today she works on behalf of Anglican Women's Empowerment.
Advertising-driven overconsumption is devastating the global environment, says the Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, a Trinity Transformational Fellow.
The Rev. Theoroda Nmade Brooks, the first woman ordained in the Province of West Africa, serves a needy parish in the Bronx. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The conclusion of this series on Desmond Tutu focuses on the campaign of the former South African government's campaign against his family. Courtesy Trinity Television and New Media.
The fight for economic sanctions brought Desmond Tutu into conflict with the South African government. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"Each time that he preaches, I think that my freedom is coming tomorrow," a South African woman said of Desmond Tutu. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The day that a white Anglican priest tipped his hat to Desmond Tutu's mother was a pivotal one in the future archbishop's life. Video courtesy of Trinity Television.
"All we want is our God-given freedom to be human in the land of our birth." The first in a multi-part series from Trinity, Wall Street.
"The self-justified truth claim, whether religious or otherwise, is the source of all violence," says Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
"Washing someone else's feet is very intimate," says a parishoner at Trinity Wall Street of the Maundy Thursday service. "It usually is not part of our experience of worship."
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 16. Trinity Television and New Media examines the meaning of this special day in the Church's year.
How do you speak into the real life of young adults? The Boston Young Adult Ministry has a few ideas. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Rima Vesely Flad, founder of ICARE has devoted her life to prison ministry and advocacy. Inmates, she says, have been among her greatest teachers. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"The nature of life and of the Christian journey is wrestling," says Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
Tariq Ramadan says dogmatic rationalists are as blind as religious fanatics. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"I wanted to bring the blackness of my identity together with my faith," says theologian James Cone. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught his daughter Susannah that a religious person must be politically aware. Video courtesy of Trinity Institute.
James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword, is among the featured speakers in Trinity Institute's next webcast conference, An Interfaith Dialog on Religion and Violence, January 21-23.
Watch this space for in-depth interviews with all five presenters, including James H. Cone, Susannah Heschel and Tariq Ramadan. Find a teleconference site in your area.
We are featuring a much longer video clip than usual because the Rev. James Cooper's sermon is the most in-depth description of the Road to Emmaus consultation, held in Madrid in July, that we have heard.
The meeting, put together by Trinity Church, Wall Street, of which Cooper is rector, brought together about two dozen bishops from the Episcopal Church and two dozen from Africa. It was a fairly quiet affair, the better to foster conversation, and many American bishops left feeling that the Anglican Communion was not as broken as they had once assumed, and that there were many bishops in many countries willing to work with them, regardless of differences over issues of human sexuality. This meeting is primarily responsible for the optimism that at least some liberal Episcopal bishops feel about the future of the Communion. It has also served as a template of sorts for the planning of the Lambeth Conference.
Bishops in Mozambique and Connecticut have forged a unique partnership to take guns out of homes and to replace weaponry with tools of production. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
We here at Episcopal Cafe, along with our partners at Episcopal Church in the Visual Arts and Trinity Television and New Media wish you a blessed Christmas.
Parishioners at Trinity Church, Wall Street, share their feelings about a season of beauty and prayerful anticipation. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Joan Borysenko prays and sings the night time prayers of an observant first century Jew. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Megory Anderson, founder of the Sacred Dying Foundation in San Francisco, contends that death is not a failure, but a transition, and that God is present to the dying. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Father Thomas Keating says our relationship with God can "get deeper and better and more profound," if we set aside time to leave behind our "ordinary, every-day, psychological awareness." Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The triumph of the Solidarity movement in Poland demonstrates that "the Kingdom of God is already happening," says Biblical scholar Walter Wink. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Bill Moyers narrates the journey of one of the twentieth century's greatest theologians and martyrs. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Author Sue Monk Kidd talks about the courage it takes to endure "threshold moments," in our spiritual growth. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Theologian Miroslav Volf tells the story of the death of his five-year-old brother, and how his parents came to forgive the man who was responsible. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons says the oppressed "have work to do," to rid themselves of the anger and self-loathing that oppression generates before true reconciliation can occur. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
"The gay issue, it comes down to something very simple," says the Rev. James Alison, author of Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay. "Either there is or there isn't such a thing as being gay." Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
An inspiring look at turning theological education into action through small group reflection. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The Rev. Alan Jones explains how St. Francis of Assisi had a head-on collision with the living God. It knocked him silly, but it also knocked him into the kingdom. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Café contributor Deidre Good, professor of New Testament at the General Theological Seminary discusses some of the theological issues raised by the rediscovery of the Gospel of Judas. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The Rev. Barbara Crafton, author of Mass in a Time of War, says we can understand death, but an understanding of the Resurrection eludes us. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Author and critic Phyllis Tickle explains what comes after the feeling: "Oh God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Baking bread, washing clothes, writing poetry, author Kathleen Norris, a Benedictine oblate, unearths the mystical pull of the Dakotas. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Magazine, describes the role of the church in times when political leadership breaks down. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Archbishop Tutu reminds us that God's embrace includes people who'd never dream of embracing one another--you and your worst enemy. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Abp Tutu explains there's nothing we can do to make God love us more: "We are, each one of us, the very best thing that God ever created." Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
The Rev. Michael Battle explains an African theology in which “a person is a person through other persons.” Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Helen Prejean says we are all worth more than the worst thing we've done. Courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Journalist John Hockenberry watches a community coalesce during a surprising ride on the New York City subway. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
Father Thomas Keating, Cistercian monk and guiding spirit of the Centering Prayer movement, says that intimacy with God requires not effort, but simple consent. Video courtesy of Trinity Television and New Media.
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