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Proudly displaying an “Immigrants and Refugees Welcome” banner in front of her Newburyport church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church rector the Rev. Martha Hubbard admitted she has sensed a lot of uncertainty and even fear within the community regarding the Trump administration and its policies.“As…
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Boston-area Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders say they are joining forces to combat President Trump’s crackdown on sanctuary cities.  “We will stand with our Muslim neighbors. We will stand with our undocumented neighbors,” said the Rev. Dorothella Little-page, who serves Episcopal…
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In a morning gathering at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, scores of interfaith clergy and religious activists on Tuesday called on Governor Charlie Baker to strongly oppose President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and refugees and pressed the state’s top elected official to make…
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People of different ethnicities, incomes, ages and beliefs poured into the Trinity Episcopal Church in Bridgewater Sunday night, Jan. 29. Although these people come from many different backgrounds they were all gathered for the same somber reason: Each person there had been affected in some way by…
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church held a service on Jan. 29 to remember and honor lives of loved ones lost to alcoholism and drug overdoses.  "It's so great to see so many of you here today and coming together as a community," said Rev. Scott Ciosek as he began his sermon.  In October, the church at 351…
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The Rev. Hall Kirkham of St. Michael's Church in Milton joins "Milton Reflecting" show host Ron Bell to talk about work with the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association and Milton Reflecting Group on issues of racism and diversity.  Kirkham and some members of St. Michael’s have been involved this…
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Trinity Chapel, a small, friendly Episcopal congregation in the historic village of Shirley Center, was founded in 1902, and many years later the congregation is still going strong with its worship and community service.  Four years ago, two couples from the congregation got together for dinner and…
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With little fanfare, Martha’s Vineyard clergy and congregations are working daily to feed and shelter vulnerable members of the island’s year-round community. A decades-long winter tradition of nightly community suppers in parish halls resumed this week, and for the second year in a row there is a…
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A rabbi, a Muslim imam, an Episcopal priest and a Mormon bishop have dinner together.  No, this is not the beginning of a stand-up comic's joke.  It really happened, on Jan. 8, at the Islamic Center of Burlington.  The four clergy, including the Rev. Christopher Wendell of St. Paul's Church in…
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By about 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Dennis Bates had already been in the kitchen at Christ Church Episcopal in Quincy for 6 1/2 hours.  Clad in an assortment of Patriots apparel, the 68-year-old calls the shots in the kitchen, dispatching his volunteer troops armed with ladles of turkey, squash…