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As nationwide uncertainty continues for immigrant communities, several parishes in the Diocese of Massachusetts are mobilizing to put in place networks to protect their neighbors, regardless of immigration status. Those taking action have a twofold mission: one, to build a network of sanctuary…
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Due to the latest snowstorm, the diocesan and cathedral offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston will open late on Monday, Feb. 13.  Estimated opening time is 10 a.m., with some staff members working from home.The MANNA Monday Lunch program will take place as usual.
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Episcopalians across New England rallied to help raise $27,577 in a charitable contest launched last week by the bishops of the New England and Atlanta dioceses to see whose fans could raise the most money for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time on Super Bowl Sunday.Final tallies show Team…
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Ash Wednesday, on March 1, 2017, invites us to the observance of a holy Lent--the season of penitence, reconciliation and renewal that leads to Easter.  For those taking on a devotional practice during Lent, here are some homegrown and locally recommended resources…
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If all priests were blessed with the Rev. Edwin D. Johnson’s smile, churches wouldn’t need lights.Incandescent is the only word to describe what happens when the 34-year-old pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester speaks about putting his faith and his church on the front lines of a…
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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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Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, together with Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, have signed a joint letter from 17 church leaders, issued today by the Massachusetts Council of Churches, opposing the…