Author Archives: Jackie

Bishop Paul Jones

Bishop Jones is honored September 4th. in Holy Women, Holy Men: Calendar of Saints (new names for Lesser Feasts and Fasts) : In April 1918,  the House of Bishops tried to silence  a prominent Episcopal voice against World War I, Bishop Paul Jones. Jones, serving then-Missionary District of Utah, was forced to resign his post…

Multi-faith Young Adult Nonviolence Internship Program

June 3 – July 7, 2013 Are you passionate about social justice? Interested in activism? Curious about other religious traditions? Muslim, Jewish or Christian? Ready to get your hands dirty – literally? Apply now to spend your summer with the Community of Living Traditions at the Stony Point Center. Join other young adults for eight…

CCP Calendar

CCP Basic Training  —- the principles, practice and power of active nonviolence for personal & social changeCCP builds upon YOUR wisdom and experience and liberates YOUR gifts.  It is a journey through times of violence, practice in creative nonviolence, a study of how social change happens, and an exercise to create community.  And you will choose and plan projects!You will discover YOUR power…

Followers of Jesus Christ Cannot Be Passive Spectators or Participants In Violence

By the Rev. Patrick Augustine, Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin. “The nation needs to do some “soul-searching” on how to reduce violence”, says President Obama.  We have watched the horrifying scenes on our television tubes a lone gunman in a movie theatre shooting and killing 12 and wounding 58 innocent people.  Now a mass shooting…

MUSLIM and IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS CONDEMN MILWAUKEE SIKH TEMPLE MASSACRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 20012 Contact persons: Dr. Shaik Sayeed (414) 324-9105  Dr. Shaik Ubaid    (516) 567-0783   MUSLIM and IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS CONDEMN MILWAUKEE SIKH TEMPLE MASSACRE Indian Minorities Advocacy Network (ImanNet) and Muslim Peace Coalition USA (www.muslimpeacecoalitionusa.com) have condemned the heinous terrorist attack on Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI and…

Why is EPF boycotting Starbuck?

In the wake of the Aurora shooting some questions have been asked regarding why EPF has joined others to boycott Starbucks (a not so popular thing at General Convention since it was the only place for coffee).  Here Dr. Linda Gaither, the EPF chair expresses just why we decided to join. “The Episcopal Peace Fellowship…

Fall Nonviolence Retreat Opportunity in West Park, NY

Guide Us Into the Way of Peace – The Contemplative Life and Non-Violence Led by Brother James Dowd Tuesday, October 2 to Friday, October 5 Explore, in the context of community, the unity of living life in a contemplative and non-violent way. We will spend time together in silent meditation, the monastic cycle of prayer,…

Honoring Jackie Lynn

by Linda Gaither, Chair, National Executive Council, Episcopal Peace Fellowship The EPF Reception at G.C. 2012 in Indianapolis was a time for honoring and thanking outstanding peacemakers.  The John Nevin Sayre Award was presented to Dr. Louie Crew and Ms. Mary Miller for their enduring witness to peace with justice.  It was a privilege for…

Batman isn’t real, Gun Violence IS

From the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence: The terrifying shooting rampage at the Batman movie premiere in Colorado today, that claimed the lives of 12 and injured as many as 59, including a 6-year-old, was a terrible tragedy that will never be forgotten.  Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families….

EPF hosts Young Adult Peacemaking Retreat:Labor Day in Chicago

News release from Bob Kinney (EPF Communications) Application Chicago – Building on the momentum generated by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s (EPF) young leaders at General Convention, the group will offer a peacemaking retreat for young adults over Labor Day Weekend here. “We welcome young adults who have taken part in EPF programs and others from…