News: Episcopal News Service February 24, 2016

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February 25, 2016


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Detroit’s historically black St. Matthew’s added to ‘Freedom Network’
Before Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, before Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress and before Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church were helping slaves escape across the Detroit River to freedom in Canada.

Founded in 1846 above a blacksmith’s shop, St. Matthew’s is among the oldest historically black congregations in the Episcopal Church and in the nation, and was a center of local abolitionist activism and community organizing.

Yet that aspect of the church’s past went relatively unrecognized until 2015, when the National Park Service added St. Matthew’s to its National Network to Freedom.

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WORLDWIDE

Secretary General calls for prayers for the Anglican Consultative Council

Anglican Communion recognizes youth and children discipleship with new award

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PEOPLE

Hewell named VP for Institutional Advancement for Seminary of the Southwest

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