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Judge Gorsuch’s Episcopalianism a concern to conservatives

Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neal Gorsuch has been attending Episcopal churches for much of his adult life. This has been the source of some concern for conservative Christian leaders, given the Episcopal Church’s more liberal stance on issues such as abortion and equal marriage rights.

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Church in Seattle commemorates 75th anniversary of imprisonment of Japanese Americans

Yesterday, February 19th, marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII. St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle is an historically Japanese American congregation, and has been holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary.

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Falls Church dedicates plaque to slaves who built it

Falls Church, the Episcopal church in the northern Virginia town of the same name, is an historic congregation, dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The building of Falls Church was erected in 1769, and although there are no definitive records of slaves doing the work, there is sufficient evidence to draw that conclusion. On February 11, the church dedicated a plaque to those laborers.

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Prayer Vigil of Peace and Reconciliation at National Cathedral

On February 10, Washington National Cathedral will host the Prayer Vigil of Peace and Reconciliation, beginning at noon with Eucharist, and continuing for 24 hours to conclude with the ordination and consecration of the Ven. Carl Wright as the Episcopal Church’s next bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries.

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