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Mississippi religious and political leaders at odds over Medicaid expansion

Mississippi religious and political leaders at odds over Medicaid expansion

“God does not ask us at the judgment day if we have decreased the size of government. But God will ask us how we have treated the poor and how we’ve treated the most vulnerable among us.” – The Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi

Presiding Bishop Curry: Statement in Time of Waiting for Chauvin Trial Verdict

Presiding Bishop Curry: Statement in Time of Waiting for Chauvin Trial Verdict

Statement issued by The Episcopal Church linked here. [April 20, 2021] This is a tense and troubled moment, as we await the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. Please pray for the soul of George Floyd, for his family, and for everyone everywhere who has suffered because […]

Sewanee makes two moves related to racism

Sewanee makes two moves related to racism

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, has made two recent moves addressing racism in its past. A stain-glass window in the chapel will be updated to remove the Confederate flag. And a School of Theology lecture series named for William Porcher DuBose, a slavery and KKK apologist will be renamed.

All Saints – Mobile replaces stolen BLM banner, again

All Saints – Mobile replaces stolen BLM banner, again

The governing board of the majority-white Episcopal church voted to hang the banner after internal discussion of racism last year following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was stolen before. It was again as the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, charged with Floyd’s murder, proceeds in Minneapolis.

Augusta church to move Polk memorial, when and where TBD

Augusta church to move Polk memorial, when and where TBD

The vestry of St. Paul’s Augusta voted in November to move the memorial to Leonidas Polk, the Confederate General and Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. The memorial plaque is located behind the altar. No date or location has been set for the relocation of the memorial. The decision to move the memorial caused a split in the church with financial fallout.