News: Episcopal News Service May 11, 2016


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May 11, 2016


Bottles of water came in from around the world, from coast to coast and as far as the Jordan River and Haiti. Photo: Diocese of Eastern Michigan 

Happening in Flint: ‘We are all connected’
This spring’s Happening youth event made a statement with the incorporation of water from around the world into their spiritual practice over the weekend of April 30-May 1.

Flint, one of the biggest cities in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, is in the midst of a crisis. A couple years ago, under leadership of an emergency manager, the water supply in Flint was switched from a Detroit source to one out of the Flint River. Mismanagement and improper treatment led to dangerous amounts of lead being leached from the pipes that carry the water into the homes of Flint residents. It wasn’t until just months ago that the state recognized the issue and Flint broke into national headlines.

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Church to develop disaster strategy as Pacific islands disappear
The Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is to establish a “clear resilience strategy” to strengthen its response to future natural disasters in the Pacific islands. The move, adopted at the Province’s General Synod, came as researchers announced that five pacific islands have completely disappeared and a further six are experiencing “severe shoreline recession” as a result of rising sea levels.

Life after a terror attack: a call to prayer and a warning against complacency
It is six months since terrorists brought death and destruction to the streets of Paris – and just over six weeks since similar carnage was visited on Brussels. The bombings and shootings in France left 130 dead and 368 wounded. The three blasts in Belgium killed 35, including the bombers, and injured more than 300.

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