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March 9, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] The Province IX Synod, meeting at the Hotel San Juan, Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic on March 8, passed resolutions aimed at moving the province and Cuba toward financial self-sufficiency, and an additional resolution in support of restructuring the Episcopal Church. Bishops, clergy and lay leaders meeting for five days, March 5-9, also re-elected Colombia Bishop...
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March 5, 2012
I’ve just come back from a trip to Asia.  We visited the church in China, among others, and had a tour of the Amity Press.  After the government began to permit open religious expression in 1985, this printing enterprise was founded in order to make Bibles available in Chinese.  It’s an amazing example of what we’re here to talk about – entrepreneurial...
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March 25, 2011
Tucked high in the mountains of Honduras, an hour's drive south of San Pedro Sula, a Florida couple is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras to develop a self-supporting ministry aimed at helping the Central American country's vulnerable children. Mike and Kim Miller, missionaries serving with the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) , co-founded and are working...
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March 4, 2011
In a sewing factory in San Pedro Sula men and women infected with HIV/AIDS sew T-shirts, tote bags, school uniforms and other items for both in-country and export sale. In exchange for labor the workers receive a fair wage -- $250 a month (the Honduran minimum wage), medical care at a clinic operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras and funded by the factory's profits, and a flexible work...
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March 2, 2011
Autonomy had long been the dream of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) but it took the church's profiting from a dark period of history in the 1970s and 80s to firmly put it on the path to achieve that autonomy in 2007. ECP Prime Bishop Edward Malecdan and Floyd Lalwet, counsel for ECP, March 1 shared the history of their church and its long, hard journey toward autonomy on the...
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March 1, 2011
Ministerios Nuestras Pequeñas Rosas began 25 years ago in a three-bedroom rental house in this gritty, factory town four hours from the capital, Tegucigalpa, because its founder, Diana Frade, recognized the need to educate and empower at-risk girls. "I visited a boys' home in Tegucigalpa, and could see the girls on the street," said Frade, the founder, president and executive...
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December 6, 2010
Anglican and Episcopal leaders from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean are arriving Dec. 6 in the Dominican Republic for a four-day gathering to explore the intersection between poverty and climate change. "We're hoping to change the conversation in the church from one of climate change to climate justice," said the Rev. P. Joshua "Griff" Griffin,...
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June 30, 2009
Episcopal mission groups visiting Honduras from Maryland and Wyoming have assured their dioceses of their safety after reports of clashes between police and protestors in the capital city Tegucigalpa following the military ouster of President Manuel Zelaya. A group of 13 youth missioners and their adult chaperones from the Diocese of Maryland were in Talanga, north of Tegucigalpa, where at least...