Highlights for September

Author uses imagination in researching family history Review by Mel Schlachter Some years ago, a prominent American cathedral with lots of visitor traffic reflected on its purpose in opening to tour groups and tourists. Was it just tolerating tourists, or was it in fact welcoming pilgrims who might be in those very groups but find …

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Migration ministries’ affiliates prepare to welcome Afghan families

By David PaulsenEpiscopal News Service Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and its affiliates mobilized to respond to an expected increase of people fleeing from Afghanistan to the United States after the Afghan government fell to the Taliban in mid-August, expediting the end of the 20-year American presence in the country. EMM is one of nine agencies …

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Highlights for July and August

Who owns a gift to the church? By Solange De Santis The May issue of Episcopal Journal contained an Episcopal News Service story about St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, which was auctioning some extremely valuable items in order to endow a scholarship for African-American students to attend St. Paul’s Schools in Brooklandville, Md. The story prompted …

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Highlights for June

Indiana Episcopalians open state’s first LGBTQ youth shelter Diocese of Indianapolis Even before the ribbon was cut to officially open Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first residential facility for LGBTQ youth and young adults who are at risk of homelessness, two people were living in the house. “As soon as we announced our opening date, young people …

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