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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...

2013-04-19 16:23:21

Nationally Recognized System Brings Large and Long-Term Investment in Health Care to the Greater Houston Area HOUSTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas approved today a Definitive Agreement for the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives, a nationally recognized health care system. As part of the transfer of St. Luke's, CHI will contribute more than $1 billion to create a new Episcopal Health Foundation, which...

2013-03-18 12:28:46

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund has successfully exceeded its $5 million goal due to the incredible generosity of supporters across the Episcopal Church and beyond. Over the 2010-12 triennium, thousands of individuals joined congregations, dioceses, schools and organizations in this church-wide, grassroots effort to unite Episcopalians in the fight against malaria. Since 2006, Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife®...

2012-05-23 10:24:27

UMCOR to Join Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® Program Partnership NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The relief and development agencies of two mainline Protestant denominations are forming a new strategic partnership to prevent and control malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. By uniting in common mission, Episcopal Relief & Development's award-winning NetsforLife® program partnership and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)...

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...

2008-10-05 12:00:11

By Joe Mandak Associated Press MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church, with which it differs on issues ranging from homosexuality to biblical teachings on salvation. Assistant Bishop Henry Scriven said the vote means the Pittsburgh diocese is now more firmly aligned with the majority of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, which is more...