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May 30, 2013
ONE EPISCOPALIAN UPDATE The ONE Campaign has invited us to participate in an exciting conference call next Friday, June 7. The Last Hunger Season charts the course of a new exodus, one occurring in smallholder farmers all over the world. It isn't an exodus from one place to another -- it is an exodus of the spirit. It is an exodus from a life of misery, to a life of plenty. And although...
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April 10, 2013
Migel's small plot of maize crop appeared infested with weeds; tall green plants disrupted the ordered rows of corn stalks. But Migel explained that the green legume, indigenous to Chiapas, Mexico, functioned as a natural fertilizer by extracting nitrogen from the air and enriching the soil.   Migel then took us to his garden. He had interspersed basil and oregano plants among his...
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April 5, 2013
Dark green shows members of the Group of Eight (G8), the governments of eight of the world’s wealthiest countries. Light green represents the European Union. (This Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons image/multimedia is from the user Holek and is freely available at //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G8_organization.svg under the creative commons cc-by-sa 2.5 Poland license.) [Episcopal News...
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February 27, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] Our presiding bishop suggested this year that we might use the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as a lens through which to view our observance of this season. When the Episcopal Church adopted these goals at our 2006 General Convention, there was some criticism that these were “secular” goals and that we were somehow taking our eyes off the...
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November 7, 2011
Dear Members of the United States Senate, As the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church, we write to lift up the shared commitment of our churches to alleviate global poverty, hunger, and insecurity. We urge you to support this commitment when you vote this week by defending the Senate Appropriations Committee's recommended funding...
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October 11, 2011
This three-part series on the importance of Foreign Assistance began with a parable of a single Samaritan who transcended cultural boundaries and personal gain to save another's life. This final installment focuses on the power of partnership when governments and churches come together to save millions of lives from deadly pandemics that plague impoverished countries. Malaria is a deadly yet...
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September 26, 2011
Join activists around the U.S. and tell Congress not to cut life-saving foreign assistance For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. - Matthew 25:35-36 In the first part of this series...
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September 23, 2011
Diane Riley spends her days advocating for hungry people, recognizing that she could be in their place were she born 25 years later. "I grew up in a very blue-collar home, and I know that today we would be one of the people going to food pantries," said Riley, advocacy director for the Community FoodBank in Hillside, New Jersey, and a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. "We...