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June 3, 2013
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October 17, 2011
Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned faith-based organizations and faith leaders, value the dignity of every individual regardless of citizenship and respect the rights of all people to enjoy safety and freedom. As our traditions and holy texts call upon us to welcome the stranger, our organizations and ministries work to provide friendship, human care, and legal assistance to migrants...
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October 12, 2011
The first meeting of the International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Colombia was held Oct. 6-8 at the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia in Bogota, kicking off a program modeled after the World Council of Church's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) to address violence and human rights violations in the South American...
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October 5, 2011
The Anglican Alliance consultation in Latin America opened Oct. 3 with a discussion on climate change and the launch of a website. The consultation in Sao Paolo includes participants from all the Anglican Communion provinces in Latin America and the Caribbean, and from Africa, south and south east Asia, the United Kingdom and from Anglican development agencies. It will consider priorities for...
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September 19, 2011
Vehicle and foot traffic flows uninterrupted on the bridge separating Colombia and Ecuador at Tulcán, a border town where annually thousands of Colombians cross over, seeking refuge from violence and persecution. The national police are present on both sides, but no one is stopped, no questions asked, no identification is required to enter. Some of the bishops and spouses who made the...
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September 16, 2011
Editor's note: A Portuguese translation of this article follows the English version and a Spanish translation is available here. For a video from inside the village, click here. Guarani Chief Pedro Alves lives with his people in Tekoa Vy'a Renda Poty, a tiny village owned by the city of Santa Helena in the southern Brazil state of Paraná, where the city provides for their basic...
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September 8, 2011
Bishops from the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America (IARCA) on Sept. 7, the first of three days of meetings in New York, visited the Episcopal Church Center, participating in the noon Eucharist and meeting with and briefing staff on the state of the church in their respective countries. "We're here not just as individuals but as a province," said Bishop of Costa Rica...
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June 20, 2011
The following article is available in Spanish here. After an eight-month separation from them, Antonio boarded a plane with his wife and their three children in Cali, Colombia, last winter and flew to Quito, Ecuador, where they petitioned the Ecuadorian government for asylum. It was the ultimate act in a 10-year-saga that included an attempt on Antonio's life, four internal displacements...