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In Common Austin 2020: Inspiration, Connection, and Action!

In Common Austin 2020: Inspiration, Connection, and Action!

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For the third consecutive year, clergy lay leaders, and community partners gathered for the Episcopal Health Foundation’s In Common event. The gathering serves as a place for Episcopal congregations and their community partners to dream big, be inspired, and create a vision with like-minded...

 Church As ‘First Responder for the Soul’

Church As ‘First Responder for the Soul’

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The West Coast was an early flashpoint in the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. “It sort of came on fast here in Seattle,” said the Rev. Doyt Conn Jr., rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church. As of March 17, at least 56 people had died in Seattle and King County, Washington, more than a...

The Religious Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation

The Religious Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation

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W.E.B. Dubois observed in his history of the Reconstruction era that news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation resulted in exuberant expressions of religious feelings among African Americans in the South. Beginning on January 1, 1863, with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation...

Helping Refugees is a Religious Freedom Issue

Helping Refugees is a Religious Freedom Issue

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We believe that the legal protection of religious freedom prohibits the federal government from prosecuting someone helping undocumented immigrants in a way that would otherwise violate federal law. The same is true of an individual offering sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum: If the person...

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