“Ms. Thomas, 65, said her mother remembered growing up in a little white house on the campus. She said her grandfather had dreamed of becoming a minister but had been barred from applying to the seminary because of his skin color. Eventually, near the end of World War II, he moved to Washington and became a minister before his death in 1967.”
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Racial reconciliation in the wider church came home to St. James the Less in Scarsdale, NY, with the recent removal of United Daughters of the Confederacy markers from the gravesite of Leonora Schuyler.
“The Executive Board recognizes the seriousness of the request and the necessity of discussing the issue,” said Board member Alda White. “Reparations is not an easy conversation. Nor is it a short conversation. It is a process. While the Board is unsure of what shape our work will take on this issue, we are committed to taking it on, prayerfully and deliberately.”
Tuesday May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which ignited a worldwide racial reckoning. You are invited to join Episcopalians in an online liturgy of prayerful commemoration at 8:00 pm EST.
Anne Boleyn had likely had several illuminated prayer books where she wrote notes in the margins that are now seen as inscriptions with remarkable historical significance; only a few have survived to the present. One of them, a devotional Book of Hours was missing for many centuries, only coming to light after businessman William Waldorf […]
Notable this week in pandemic developments was the announcement from the CDC that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a mask indoors or outside, and several states following suit or announcing new timelines for expanding limits to gatherings. Reactions to the news started to percolate through faith circles and Episcopal in-boxes—refer to the Episcopal […]
The Presiding Bishop today issued a statement following the latest violent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians. One more time we awake to the news of violence. Reports come in, even as you read this, about violence that has caused death, life-changing injury and destruction of property and lives. Violence which is borne of frustration, […]
When the newly renovated and expanded pipe organ at All Saints, Kapa’a, Kaua’i (Diocese of Hawai’i) is rededicated and played in public for the first time on May 16, it won’t be any ordinary organ. It is the only one on the island of Kaua’i, and represents a five-year commitment on the part of the […]
I applaud New York State’s inclusion of the Excluded Workers Fund in the 2021 budget that will provide financial help for undocumented immigrant workers excluded for more than a year from federal and state pandemic relief. – Bishop Provenzano
Major SBC church ordains women despite SBC ban; Vatican cautions US bishops about denying communion to politicians; German Catholic bless gay unions despite Vatican ban.