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2014-05-12 16:22:39

BOSTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Episcopal City Mission (ECM), an agent for social and economic justice with headquarters in Boston, MA, has decided to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. The unanimous vote of the ECM Board of Directors took place at the May 8 meeting after months of research, reflection and deliberation that included diligent analysis of the potential financial impact of divestment on its investments. The Finances Committee and the Board of Directors were...

2014-03-04 12:27:44

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) has completed the initial relief phase of its response to Typhoon Haiyan - known locally as Yolanda - and will continue to assist impacted communities in rebuilding homes and rehabilitating livelihoods. Episcopal Relief & Development supplied funding and technical support for these activities, which have strengthened relationships among participating communities, built local...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

"The emergent church is a way of "assisting people to shift from being spiritual tourists to becoming Christian pilgrims." Cambridge, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011 A prominent leader in the international "Ëœemergent church' movement arrives in Boston in early March to share ways in which churches of different denominations are reaching out to each other. The new church movement uses the full spectrum of new technology to engage the faithful and those who are simply "spiritual...

2011-02-09 00:01:26

The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, commented, "The Episcopal Divinity School congratulates all 12 appointees to this important body. President Barack Obama has carefully sought a mix of faiths from Christian to Jewish." (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 Episcopal Divinity School has reacted with pleasure to the announcement by the White House that Doctor of Ministry student Reverend Elder Nancy L. Wilson, has been appointed as a...

2011-02-09 00:01:26

Fewer people in the pews seeing churches resort to blogging, Facebook and videos Cambridge, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 Churches have over the last two decades faced dramatically declining memberships, but that trend may be reversing with the increasing use of social media. The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a pioneer in social networking among churches. In 2002, it received the first of two grants from Lilly Endowment, Inc. for a Pastoral Excellence...

2009-11-20 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Episcopal Church's core beliefs and practices, including those related to Christ, the Bible, women's ordination and relationships, are featured in a new, national newspaper ad breaking today and on its website, according to Anne Rudig, Director of Communication. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091120/DC15152LOGO ) "We want to herald and share our welcoming message," explained Rudig. "We are bringing our identity, our core...

2008-12-08 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The leaders of African American churches will commemorate one of the most extraordinary events in American history - the inauguration of the country's first President of African descent - with a gala celebration. The African American Church Inaugural Ball will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC. The event is shaping up to be a star-studded affair with representation from the religious, business, arts and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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