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May 12, 2016


The Diocese of Ecuador Litoral has developed a comprehensive plan to care for the short- and long-term needs of people living in communities most affected by the April 16, 7-8-magnitude earthquake that hit the South American country. Photo: Edgar Giraldo/Facebook

Ecuador Litoral continues to respond to earthquake victims’ needs
Saturday, May 14 marks four weeks since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador causing the death of more than 650 people, injuring more than 4,600 and displacing some 30,000. Recovery from the loss of life and the estimated $2 to $3 billion in damages will take years.

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New Zealand postpones decision on same-sex blessings
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has postponed until 2018 a decision on whether or not to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages. The proposal had been made by the church’s “Way Forward” group, which had been mandated by the 2014 General Synod to come forward with proposals; but after days of discussion at this year’s synod, the decision has been delayed.

England: Support increases for ExxonMobil climate change resolution
Moves by the Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, to force global oil giant ExxonMobil to be more transparent in its plans for responding to climate change have received a boost with the news that the two leading proxy advisers, ISS and Glass Lewis, have declared their support for the move.

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