During our regular morning meditation at Thistle Farms—a body-care products enterprise run by survivors of trafficking, addiction and prostitution—one could feel the stress of the upcoming holiday season among the 100 employees and volunteers. The air itself was thick with anxiety.
The Rev. Canon John A. Logan Jr. isn’t the kind of guy who seeks the spotlight. He doesn’t pose for photos or even smile for them, and usually, he is the guy who slips out the back door at office parties. But after more than 60 years as a priest in the Diocese of Texas, it is long past due to...
By the 1990s, St. Peter’s Anglo congregation began to grow smaller as members moved to suburbs away from north Pasadena. The area began to reflect a decidedly Hispanic aesthetic as more immigrants moved in. Today, the church’s vicar, the Rev. Pedro Lopez, is filling up the church once again.
Kathy Culmer didn’t realize it until later, but she has been learning the art of storytelling since she was a child. Culmer remembers her mother weaving exciting tales in the African-American folk-telling tradition.
Elisa walks with her two companions along the train tracks in Luanda, the capital of Angola. Janet and Kikala work for the Mothers’ Union, Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner in Angola, and are touring the barrio with Elisa to visit the savings groups she helped found over the past year.
Cassy Swain, a soon-to-graduate Fellow of Bayou City Service Corps, summed up her experience in three simple words, “Poverty is hard.”
In August of 2012, ten youth ministries were challenged to celebrate their gifts through the Trading Talents Project. In the spirit of the parable in Matthew 25, each group was granted $2,000 with the expectation that they would expand their “talents” in order to have the largest missional...
“I love this program. All prisons should have it,” said Wilhelmenia Howard, warden of the Plane-Henley State Jail Complex in Dayton, Texas.