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September 23, 2010
  DID YOU KNOW? The Episcopal Church has committed to the Millennium Development Goals at three consecutive General Conventions (2003-Resolution D006, 2006-Resolution D022, 2009-Resolution D019) and has declared the Goals to be a mission priority of the church during the past six years.   The Goals have also been endorsed by all four instruments of unity of the Anglican Communion:...
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July 15, 2010
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post website here. As host of the weekly, nationally syndicated radio program "Day 1," I work with a diverse array of church leaders from the mainline denominations. Most are pastors or seminary professors, but occasionally we have a layperson as our featured speaker. Recently I was privileged to record one rather well known layperson: former...
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March 31, 2009
Support for the world's poorest, most vulnerable communities has been at the core of the Episcopal Church's global mission efforts for the last triennium, particularly through its commitment to achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals are expected to gather strong momentum at the 2009 General Convention, when bishops and deputies representing the...
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January 26, 2009
“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. You shall be called repairer of the breach and restorer of streets to live in.” - Isaiah 58 Poverty, hunger, and deadly disease afflict the majority of God’s people around the world today. Five billion of the world’s...
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November 9, 2007
The 2006 General Convention set the last Sunday after Pentecost as "ONE Sunday" for the Episcopal Church. If you don't have the liturgical calendar superimposed on your day planner (even I don't!) – that date is November 25. We’ve included links to resources you may find helpful in your preparations: ONE Sabbath Toolkit for Church Leaders – this has sermon ideas as well as worship...
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June 11, 2007
“I am delighted today for the Episcopal Church to stand with its partner, ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, in launching ‘ONE Vote’ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. ONE Vote is an ambitious effort to make global health and extreme poverty top foreign-policy priorities in the 2008 presidential election. Episcopalians, like people of faith across the United...
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May 1, 2007
Presider Brothers and sisters, Jesus was crucified in faithfulness to the cause of love and justice that all might be reconciled in peace. Let us pray that through the Cross of Christ his example may be realized in our world and our lives. Silence Leader As Jesus was lifted high upon the cross of self-sacrifice that he might draw the whole world to himself, may we take up our cross and follow...
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March 19, 2007
A Paper Prepared for the House of Bishops of the Episcopal ChurchCamp Allen, Texas17 March, 2007 I am delighted to be back with you the bishops of the Episcopal Church as you meet to pray and worship together, study Holy Scripture together, and take counsel together for the sake of the Church and its faithfulness to God's mission. Now I do know that there are some pressing and emotional...