News: Episcopal News Service August 24, 2015


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August 24, 2015


Ruby Sales preaches in Jonathan Daniels’ home parish
Fifty years and three days after Jonathan Daniels died in Hayneville, Alabama, by stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at her, Ruby Sales, a human rights activist, said her heart was heavy as she preached in his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church.

But she also said she found joy in this year’s commemorations of Daniels’ death, along with renewed hope for the future.

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RIP: Former Jerusalem and Middle East Bishop Samir Hana Kafity
The Most Rev. Samir Hana Kafity, twelfth president-bishop and primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and bishop-in-residence at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway, died on the afternoon of Aug. 21 at home after a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Historic move towards Indigenous province in Canada
As the cool evening air settled, Sacred Circle participants congregated around a small evergreen tree ready to be planted as part of a tradition at the end of the gathering.

It was a fitting end to a momentous day, when Sacred Circle delegates planted the seeds for a historic move towards self-determination by endorsing a draft plan to establish a fifth province and structure for the Indigenous Anglican Church as part of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Episcopal housing initiative to participate in New Orleans citywide day of service

Episcopal Church Development Office 2015 Symposium: Community Engagement and Spiritual Formation: Stories of Transformation

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Gregory Jenks appointed as the dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

Tim Vivian receives Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Burr Prize

Palmer Trinity School names Juan Gomez development director

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RIP: Former Jerusalem and Middle East Bishop Samir Hana Kafity

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