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The “Showers of Stoles Project” comes to Atlanta

“The Showers of Stoles Project” is a travelling exhibit which highlights discrimination against LGBTQI+ ministers in Christianity and Judaism. The exhibit features stoles, each with a story attached, hanging in a beautiful array. Each is from a leader who had to find a home in another denomination, or remain in the closet, because of their orientation or gender identity. The exhibit is on display in Atlanta, before it will travel to New York. “The Showers of Stoles” has been going […]

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Aiming for some clear thinking on ministry

The Rt Rev Dan Martins, bishop of Springfield, has offered a teaching to his own diocese on the nature of ministry that is clear, concise and offers much to consider to anyone involved or interested in ordination processes or ministry in general.

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Unique former southern baptist church profiled in Charlotte Magazine

Update: The word “former” was added to the headline, and “Southern” has been removed from the closing paragraph because they confused some readers. -DS

Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, has been featured in a local profile because of their inclusive and tolerant environment and service to their neighbors. The church is led by a husband-and-wife team, Russ and Amy Jacks Dean, who recently performed a marriage for a same-sex couple and have kept a congregation with diverse political and theological […]

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Homelessness services agency with an annual focus on veterans shares their mission

Next Step Homeless Services of Arkansas sees 120-150 clients per day, many military veterans, for short-term and long-term help in avoiding or ending homelessness.

The agency leases space, for $1 per year, from St. John’s Episcopal Church. On Memorial Day, their president, Kim Wohlford, wrote an op-ed in the Fort Smith paper Time Record to let their local community know more about their services and to reach out to veterans who may be looking for support.

From the op-ed:

Memorial Day is a time […]

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The Rev. Jacqueline Means, first woman regularly ordained as a priest by The Episcopal Church, to speak at symposium about woman in religious leadership

Radical Religious Women is a symposium offered by Indiana Voices for Women in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Rev. Jacqueline Means will join other women leaders to share stories about their ministry and vision for the Church.

Sister Tahera Ahmad, a prominent Muslim leader, and Rabbi Sandy Sasso, the first woman ordained in the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, are the other presenters. The three speakers will also be part of a free conversation the same evening, titled The Power of Women’s Stories.

The Lafayette Journal & […]

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Innovative ministry at a church in Marysville, CA: free bikes

Working in collaboration with their local police department, St John’s Episcopal Church gave away bicycles that the police donated from their evidence room. One of the bikes came with a cart attached, which proved fortunate for a couple who have three small dogs and wanted to take trips with their pets.

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