Jeremiah 1:18 – And I for my part have made you today a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall, against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and the people of the land. ————— Tuesday was... Read More →
Editor’s Note: This is the first reflection from seminarian Michael Kurth, EPF Young Adult Network Convener, while on a ten day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2017. Michael is a Postulant in the Diocese of New York and currently attends Berkeley Divinity School at... Read More →
Editor’s Note: EPF member Linda Gaither reflects on boycott actions and free speech and how it’s all interpreted and acted on when she compares the boycott movement affecting North Carolina around HB2 and the New York legislature’s attempt to stifle action around Palestinian... Read More →
Palestine Israel Network News Release Claysburg, PA – The Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (PIN) commends the recent request by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy – as well as supporters in the House of Representatives – to Secretary of State John Kerry... Read More →
Claysburg Pennsylvania – Echoing Pope Francis’ recent call to abolish the death penalty world-wide, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) has urged all diocesan bishops in the 31 states where capital punishment is legal to work toward abolishing the death penalty. EPF’s Death... 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