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November 12, 2010
Sudan is in the news more and more these days and will continue to be as the Jan. 9 referendum on independence draws nearer. It is a sensational and important story, and such stories make the headlines. But if you just hear about Sudan in the news, you might come away with the feeling that all is fear and uncertainty. Yes, there is fear and uncertainty in daily life here, but it takes a back seat...
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January 15, 2010
Two Episcopal Church missionaries in Port-au-Prince say that they feared for their lives during the Jan. 12 earthquake and in its aftermath that shook the Haitian capital. When the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit just before 5 p.m. local time, the Rev. Canon Oge Beauvoir and his wife Serrette were in their Port-au-Prince home, he told Nathan Brockman of Trinity Wall Street in a Jan. 15 telephone...
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November 5, 2008
Twenty-six-year-old Jesse Zink considers himself a missionary; just not a traditional one.   "I have no interest in thumping the Bible over any poor people's heads in the middle of nowhere," he said during a recent visit to the Episcopal Church Center in New York. God's work is "about reconciliation and bringing people together and to God," he said, but with the...
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February 14, 2007
Collaboration between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Tanzania -- including missionary work in the dioceses of Dar es Salaam and Central Tanganyika -- was underscored as area missionaries shared perspectives with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishop Mdimi Mhogolo. On the eve of the February 15-19 Primates' Meeting near Dar es Salaam, Jefferts Schori and...
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February 20, 2003
If the recent training session for new missionaries at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is any indication, there is a new look to the type of people who are accepting the call to serve abroad. Among the 19 newly commissioned missionaries who attended the two-week orientation are Bruce and Helen Dolph of California, a retired couple in their 60s who are going to Kenya to...
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December 19, 2002
'People always ask me: 'Is the Episcopal Church still sending missionaries to foreign countries?'' says the Rev. Jane Crosby Butterfield, mission personnel office director of the Episcopal Church. As an indication that the church is still strongly committed to sending missionaries, she points to a two-week orientation program for 22 candiates on the campus of the Episcopal...