Rev Allison Sandlin Liles Episcopal Urban Caucus EPF Luncheon March 3, 2016 Sharing our stories, Offering solutions, Inspiring hope for a culture of despair. What a great theme for the 2016 Episcopal Urban Caucus Assembly. I’m confident I can share my story with... Read More →
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) heartily affirms President Barack Obama’s executive action to expand background checks for purchasers of weapons throughout our country. “President Obama’s heartfelt call to close important background check loopholes that have allowed... Read More →
Episcopal Peace Fellowship is now an affiliate of Canaan Fair Trade. That means that you can order directly from Canaan Fair Trade and benefit both Palestinian Farmers and EPF. Canaan Fair Trade in two minutes! Enjoy this little peek into Canaan. Click HERE to... 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