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August 18, 2015


Participants in the 19th Annual Jonathan Daniels and Martyrs of Alabama Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama, Aug. 15 pray at the location of the former Varner’s Cash Store where Daniels was killed by a shotgun-wielding special sheriff’s deputy on Aug. 20,1965. Photo: Ellen Hudson/Diocese of Alabama

Jonathan Daniels pilgrimage remembers the past, looks to future
Nearly 50 years after Jonathan Daniels was killed by a special deputy from Lowndes County, Alabama, the pilgrims who came to Hayneville Aug. 15 to remember the seminarian’s martyrdom walked through the streets led by a county sheriff’s squad car.

Some 1,500 people from across The Episcopal Church and elsewhere walked the path that Daniels, 26, Richard Morrisroe, also 26, Thelma Bailey, 19, and Ruby Sales, 17, took on Aug. 20, 1965, the day Daniels died stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at Sales. Morrisroe, who was a newly ordained Roman Catholic priest and was seriously wounded that day, returned to Hayneville for the day. The pilgrims ranged from babies in strollers to elderly in wheelchairs.

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Gary Hall, Washington National Cathedral dean, retiring at end of year
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, tenth dean of the Washington National Cathedral, announced Aug. 18 that he will retire on December 31.

Bishop James Magness, Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries, to retire in 2017
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church.

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Instagram contest focuses on food security
In a photograph, Zaida Bastos, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) program manager at the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), and a group of proud, smiling farmers in Rugombo, Burundi, are holding up freshly picked eggplants. What is not readily apparent in the picture is that the farmers are HIV-positive.

With that in mind, the eggplant takes on an entirely new significance. The antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV must be taken with food; without it, the drugs can be fatal. From the farmers’ perspective, food security is not simply a matter of producing enough food to eat, but also of being able to safely take a medicine essential to their long-term health and wellness.

It was with issues such as this in mind that, the youth initiative of PWRDF, launched its first four-week photo contest focusing on food security, using Instagram, a free online photo/video-sharing social network platform. (PWRDF is the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.)

Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage
The village of Ohsweken in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ont., recently played host to the second Music for the Spirit summer day camp, which three Anglican Church of Canada agencies co-sponsored with other faith groups and charitable organizations.

New words for the old service
Across the Anglican Church of Canada, the Book of Alternative Services and the Book of Common Prayer are the liturgical foundation for Sunday morning services. But at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church in Burlington, Ont., the traditional liturgy is getting a reboot.

Consultation centralizes liturgical life
The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC), a network of the Anglican Communion, has issued a communiqué summarizing its 2015 biennial meeting, held in Montreal, Aug. 3–8.

South India: Karimnagar diocesan youth take stand against addiction
The Diocese of Karimnagar in association with the [Church of South India] Synod Youth Department organised a Diocesan Youth Festival from 7 to 8 August 2015 at CSI Centenary Wesley Church, Karimnagar. The theme for this Diocesan Youth Festival was ‘Transformation- Youth against Addiction and Abuse.’ Around 400 young people from various congregations from the Diocese of Karimnagar were present to participate in this youth festival.

Newfoundland’s Anglican-Episcopal pipeline
The Rev. Steven Maki is part of a long tradition of cross-border religious reciprocity. He’s an American Episcopal priest serving in an Anglican parish in Newfoundland.

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Claire Nevin-Field named 21st rector of St. Peter’s Church



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