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May 18, 2016


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Episcopal congregations find ways to engage in current political cycle
Google the phrase “religion and politics” and in .52 seconds the search engine will suggest at least 140,000,000 internet entries.Obviously, the mixture of the two strikes many a nerve and none more so than during a presidential election year.

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities
The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry takes questions during an afternoon question-and-answer session May 18 during the first day of the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network conference underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop shares his vision for mission
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought his message of the Jesus Movement to the 21st Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference during a May 18 keynote address.

“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find [some] bread,” he said, offering a quote from by the Ceylonese Methodist pastor, D.T. Niles. “And so I’m just one beggar talking to other beggars about and our work of helping other beggars find some real bread.”

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WORLDWIDE

Archbishop calls for ‘great further step’ to end AIDS by 2030
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his strong support to the work of community-based responses to the global AIDS epidemic.

Australia: Anglicans offer prayer-space for arson-hit Muslims
The bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of the morning May 18. The blaze, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.

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VIDEO

Six months in, Presiding Bishop reflects on church challenges
During a PBS NewsHour interview that aired May 17, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks with Judy Woodruff about the challenges facing the Episcopal Church and Christianity.

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Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee issues report

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