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Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote, according to an EDS news release. No faculty or staff members will be laid off during the upcoming academic year, and…
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The Mystic Valley Area branch of the NAACP has announced that the Rev. Noah Evans, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church of Medford, will receive the first Community Service Award named after its esteemed first branch president, Wallace H. Kountze.Click the link above to read the full story.
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The Rev. Tim Crellin of St. Stephen's Church in Boston participated in the July 14 live forum "5 on Race in Boston" hosted by WCVB Channel 5, sharing how access to jobs can change lives and asking about the rights of young people of color during interactions with police.Click the link above to view…
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About 50 people gathered on Main Street in Sandwich on July 13 to hold a candlelight vigil after the shootings in Baton Rouge, Dallas and St. Paul the previous week.  The Rev. Thomas Ferguson of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich spoke before the crowd and noted that in his short time as a…
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Lynn is trying to bridge the divide between the community and the police through conversation. The Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) held a community vigil and training at Bethel AME Church on July 12. Religious leaders, residents, police officers and children came together to discuss what…
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The online dating service Christian Mingle is now open to same-sex searches, and some are saying it's a victory for the church as the whole. "It might seem like a trivial thing that this Christian website is opening up," the Rev. Jeff Mello of St. Paul's Church in Brookline explained, "but that…
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Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry today called the Episcopal Church to prayer for the human family following the week's violent tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana.Click the link above to view his video message and find other resources.
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the president of the General Convention House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church. June 28, 2016 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be…
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For three decades, Wilberta Davis has taken part in the festive atmosphere around the Open Door community meal. She said she likes the music, singing and just being with other people.  The free meal on Thursdays in Sherrill Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, she said, is not just for people who…
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Dishes. Bones. Bottles. Brooches.  Underneath a quiet garden at the Old North Church, archeologists and their volunteers sifted through layers of soil to seek their own kind of treasure.  The archeological survey comes ahead of the church’s planned garden renovation, part of a multimillion dollar…