May 8, 2021

Baptizing child of early enslaved Africans helped tie Episcopal Church to slavery’s legacy

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By Mary Frances Schjonberg From ENS [Episcopal News Service] Following this year’s commemorations of the 1619 arrival of enslaved Africans to the Jamestown colony, there is at least one anniversary to come that is worth remembering for how it ties The Episcopal Church to the legacy of slavery. Sometime in the first five years after those […]

Young Caribbean American ordained into priesthood

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Over 1,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Is. on Sept. 15 to witness the ordination of the Rev. Leandra T. Lambert to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church. The cathedral, which seats 600, could not accommodate the crowd, […]

Bishops vote unanimously to admit Cuba as a diocese

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By Lynette Wilson From Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops voted unanimously on July 10 to admit – or re-admit, really – the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese of the Episcopal Church. The Diocese of Cuba will become part of Province II. “I feel […]

Creation care committee begins its legislative work

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By Lynette Wilson From Episcopal News Service Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Advocating for a fair and ambitious climate agreement, a carbon fee and planting trees in commemoration of the Paris Agreement topped the agenda July 4 during the Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Committee’s first open hearing at the JW Marriott. The […]