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NYT on VTS reparations payments

NYT on VTS reparations payments

“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.”

Diocese of Virginia to study reparations

“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.” 

Anne Boleyn’s devotional prayer book protected by Tudor women

Anne Boleyn’s devotional prayer book protected by Tudor women woman with long hair holding a prayer book with golden-edge pages

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 […]

Around the church: pandemic developments, graduation resources

Around the church: pandemic developments, graduation resources National Cathedral Interior

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 […]

Christian Leaders Speak Against Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Christian Leaders Speak Against Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

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, […]

LI bishop advocates for workers excluded from pandemic relief

LI bishop advocates for workers excluded from pandemic relief

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