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November 14, 2011
The bells of Washington National Cathedral, silent since the Aug. 23 earthquake, rang out joyfully following the Nov. 12 consecration of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington's ninth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. And though black netting draped across the cathedral ceiling was testament to ongoing repair work, colored light from the stained glass windows filtered through, one of...
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November 2, 2011
Times are tense for North Sudan's Christians, said Episcopal Bishop of Khartoum Ezekiel Kondo, who was visiting the U.S. in October to meet with the Department of State and major nongovernmental organizations and to speak on a panel at an anti-genocide conference sponsored by Save Darfur. Since July 9, when South Sudan became an independent country, Christians in the majority Muslim north...
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September 20, 2011
Update: On Sept. 21, the New York Times reported that the U.S. hikers had been released. Bishop John Bryson Chane of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington returned on Sept. 19 from Iran, where he and a delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders had sought the release of American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on humanitarian grounds. Bauer and Fattal were arrested, along with Sarah Shourd, on...
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June 23, 2011
On June 22, the day he had planned to return to the Diocese of Kadugli in Southern Kordofan, Sudan, Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail was sitting wearily in a Washington, D.C., law firm conference room drinking coffee from a corporate mug. Elnail was in D.C. to meet with U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Princeton N. Lyman, and other advocacy groups to ask for their help "to stop the war, give humanitarian...
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June 18, 2011
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., elected the Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde as its first female diocesan bishop on the second ballot on June 18, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Budde, 52, rector of St. John's Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was elected out of a field of five nominees. She...
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December 10, 2010
Bethlehem will come to Washington, D.C., this Christmas, by way of a joint simulcast service in English and Arabic that will connect worshippers on two continents. Christians in the D.C. area will assemble at Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 18 for the fourth annual service with Palestinian Christians gathered at the Christmas Lutheran Church in the town where Jesus was born. Presiding...
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November 29, 2010
Christians around the world can deepen their understandings of Jesus' birth – and the current context of Bethlehem and the Middle East – by making direct connections with Holy Land communities in Advent, Christmastide and year-round. Two quick online clicks – to web sites of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East and the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem...
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October 18, 2010
When Manyok Khoc, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, arrived in Ethiopia as a 13-year-old refugee he was barefoot and illiterate, speaking only his native language of Dinka. Now a 36-year-old U.S. citizen, he stands in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, in dress shoes and a blazer, speaking fluent English, with several years of higher education and a successful career to his...
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September 30, 2010
The Rev. Hanna Daly, rector of St. Andrew's, Ramallah, and St. Peter's, Birzeit, met his wife, Anita, when they both taught at the School for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan. The couple and their three school-age children moved to Ramallah in 2009 from Amman, where Daly subsequently established a successful youth ministry. They are now set on building a strong youth program at St. Andrew's...
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June 9, 2009
"It is the best of times and the worst of times," said Warren Clark, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, opening the organization's annual conference, "Israeli/Palestinian Peace: Hope For Things Unseen," held June 7-9 in the U.S. capital. "We are meeting here this year at an extraordinary time," he told the 155 conference participants, who...
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May 22, 2009
During a May 22 hearing on Capitol Hill, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana Charles E. Jenkins urged state and government agencies to employ better case management strategies to solve lingering post-Hurricane Katrina housing problems in Louisiana. Jenkins was part of a four-person panel addressing the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management subcommittee of the U.S. House of...
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December 24, 2008
Additional images accompanying this story are available here. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to military chaplaincies in the Washington, D.C., area with a December 23 trip to the Pentagon. Jefferts Schori arrived at Bolling Air Force Base on December 20, and spent the following day there, preaching at the 8:15 a.m. service and learning about Post Traumatic...

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January 1, 2005
The National Adult Literacy Survey defines literacy as “using printed and written information to function in society.” A 1992 NALS study shows that around 23 percent of adult Americans are functionally illiterate, reading at or below a fifth-grade level. An additional 28 percent, about 50 million adults, are marginally illiterate. According to the NALS, adults with higher levels of literacy are...
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November 14, 2011
The bells of Washington National Cathedral, silent since the Aug. 23 earthquake, rang out joyfully following the Nov. 12 consecration of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington's ninth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. And though black netting draped across the cathedral ceiling was testament to ongoing repair work, colored light from the stained glass windows filtered through, one of...
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October 1, 2006
Three blocks from The White House in Franklin Square Park, the Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery lifts a folding table from a small cart, sets out a woven basket of sandwich bread and a plastic bottle of grape juice and opens her arms wide. It’s lunch hour in downtown D.C., and women in sunglasses and summer skirts sip bottled water under the trees, while businessmen with Blackberrys share benches...
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January 1, 2005
Perched uncomfortably on a child’s chair in St. Matthew’s Parish Day School in Hyattsville, Md., Rick Davis’ eyes nervously flick over to the classroom door, then back again. His 4-year-old daughter, Cindy, seems oblivious to her dad’s discomfort. She places a plastic teacup on the table in front of him and pours a cup of pretend liquid from a toy teapot. Davis picks it up and sips distractedly...
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April 23, 2008
Promoting a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has seldom been more discouraging or difficult, delegates to the annual Churches for Middle East Peace Conference, held in Washington, D.C., April 20-22, heard from a variety of experts. But this work is more important than ever, representatives from 22 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Catholic church bodies and...
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December 24, 2008
Additional images accompanying this story are available here. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to military chaplaincies in the Washington, D.C., area with a December 23 trip to the Pentagon. Jefferts Schori arrived at Bolling Air Force Base on December 20, and spent the following day there, preaching at the 8:15 a.m. service and learning about Post Traumatic...
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January 1, 2005
As a child, Elizabeth Lancer spent eight years in France with her family. She and her sister lived their lives in French, speaking it at home and at school. But when they returned to the United States, they experienced a frustrating form of culture shock. “When we came back to the States, we had forgotten English,” Lancer said. Relearning her mother tongue was a challenge Lancer did not relish,...
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December 10, 2010
Bethlehem will come to Washington, D.C., this Christmas, by way of a joint simulcast service in English and Arabic that will connect worshippers on two continents. Christians in the D.C. area will assemble at Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 18 for the fourth annual service with Palestinian Christians gathered at the Christmas Lutheran Church in the town where Jesus was born. Presiding...
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September 30, 2010
The Rev. Hanna Daly, rector of St. Andrew's, Ramallah, and St. Peter's, Birzeit, met his wife, Anita, when they both taught at the School for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan. The couple and their three school-age children moved to Ramallah in 2009 from Amman, where Daly subsequently established a successful youth ministry. They are now set on building a strong youth program at St. Andrew's...
Your rating: None Average: 2.8 (23 votes)
June 9, 2009
"It is the best of times and the worst of times," said Warren Clark, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, opening the organization's annual conference, "Israeli/Palestinian Peace: Hope For Things Unseen," held June 7-9 in the U.S. capital. "We are meeting here this year at an extraordinary time," he told the 155 conference participants, who...
Your rating: None Average: 2.8 (21 votes)
May 22, 2009
During a May 22 hearing on Capitol Hill, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana Charles E. Jenkins urged state and government agencies to employ better case management strategies to solve lingering post-Hurricane Katrina housing problems in Louisiana. Jenkins was part of a four-person panel addressing the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management subcommittee of the U.S. House of...
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September 20, 2011
Update: On Sept. 21, the New York Times reported that the U.S. hikers had been released. Bishop John Bryson Chane of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington returned on Sept. 19 from Iran, where he and a delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders had sought the release of American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on humanitarian grounds. Bauer and Fattal were arrested, along with Sarah Shourd, on...