A Message from Allison: Often Christians delegate peacemaking to committed activists rather than embracing it as a “holy obligation” for all of us, as Henri Nouwen suggests. Episcopal Peace Fellowship has existed on the fringe of The Episcopal Church for the past 75 years rather... Read More →
A presentation by Rev. Allison Liles, Rev. Gary Commins, Sabine Brown and Shannon Berndt. Given at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, An Episcopal National Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence April 9 – 11, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK PRAY The EPF Peace Prayer Holy God,... Read More →
Message from EPF’s newest forming CHAPTER in Pensacola, Florida: SCHOOL of the AMERICAS …. What is it, anyway? …a talk by Maria Luisa Rosal Sixty-eight years ago the U.S. Army opened the School of the Americas (the SOA, more below) to train military and police in countries of... Read More →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EPF joins interfaith leaders in urging Pope Francis to call for justice in Palestine during his May visit to Holy Land Contact – Bob Kinney – email@example.com Ithaca, New York – The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) joins 19 Episcopal bishops – current... Read More →
A Prayer for the Sabbath to Prevent Gun Violence O God of Life, Creator of the universe, Sustainer of all, we come before you in sorrow and anger at the killing on our streets and in our schools, workplaces and houses of worship. We come in repentance at our own participation in... Read More →
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.
The proclamation was a presidential order and not a law passed by Congress, so Lincoln then pushed for an antislavery amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure its permanence. With the passage of the 13th Amendment in 1865, slavery was eliminated throughout America (although blacks would face another century of struggle before they truly began to gain equal rights).
Lincoln’s handwritten draft of the final Emancipation Proclamation was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Today, the original official version of the document is housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. ... See MoreSee Less