Lynette Wilson, Episcopal News Service



Episcopalians gather in public witness outside immigrant detention centre

A thousand Episcopalians, at least two for every one female incarcerated at the Hutto Detention Center in rural Texas, stood under the blistering sun July 8 in public witness to the actions of the U.S. government in its enforcement of immigration policies that have separated families over the last couple of months and have led to roundups of migrants and deportations.

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers (middle), canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism and reconciliation, and California Bishop March Andrus, right, join more than 500 interfaith clergy and laity in showing solidarity to opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Peaceful, prayerful solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux

“We knew you were coming; that one day you would come here and start asking questions about your government,” said elder Regina Brave, her long, gray braid falling over the word “navy” written in yellow, capital letters across the top of her black, leather vest. “We are all children of God. Black, red, yellow, white, are all represented.”

The Rev. C.K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, and Rebecca Linder Blackly, the U.S. State Department's senior policy advisor for Africa in the Office of Religion and Global Affairs, play with orphans at Valentine Orphanage April 2, during a group visit to outreach ministries of the diocese of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Andrea Mann

Commonalities surface as Galatians 6:2 participants share their stories

Throughout the Galatians 6:2 Conference, participants from six Anglican Communion provinces found that on issues of Anglican and Episcopal identity, theological education, migration, human trafficking and the environment, their commonalities outnumber their differences.

California Bishop Marc Andrus leads Episcopalians and others in a pop-up worship service in the green zone at COP21. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS

Episcopal COP21 delegation adds church’s voice to climate talks

As the Conference of Parties, or COP21 as it’s known, entered its second week, the delegation representing Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society here on the outskirts of Paris on Dec. 7 sent a letter of thanks and encouragement to the ambassadors of the United Nations permanent missions of the countries in which The Episcopal Church has a presence.

Chuck Stewart interprets for a youth group from the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York during a visit to El Mozote, where in 1981 government troops massacred 800 residents of the village. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS

Youth group studies El Salvador’s brutal history

Driving into the small, tranquil village of El Mozote, it’s difficult to comprehend that one of the largest violations of human rights in the modern Americas occurred there 31 years ago.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani listen to a Muslim woman talk about the importance of Al Ahli Arab Hospital on Jan. 2. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson

Gaza hospital continues to serve the poor despite hardships

On a recent sunny day in Gaza, mothers and their children waited onbenches on the manicured campus outside of Al Ahli Arab Hospital toreceive care from a hospital-run program that offers three-months ofservices to 750 children aged 0 to 5.

The Rev. Kelly Ayer, director of Zion House, and two of the house's residents have a conversation in the house's backyard. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson

Transitional home helps homeless female U.S. vets

After leaving an unhealthy relationship, Linda, a U.S. Navy veteran, moved in with her son and his girlfriend – until the three combined couldn’t make

Police make their way through flooded streets near the East Village in Manhattan. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

East Coast grinds toward recovery after hurricane

Dioceses throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut continued to assess the damage and havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy as the region made slow progress

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