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New Zealand province to divest fossil fuel shares

[Anglican Taonga] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has become the first province in the Anglican Communion to pledge to divest from fossil fuels.

The provincial synod May 14 passed a resolution that requires the church “to take all reasonable steps” to divest its shares in fossil fuel companies by its next synod, in mid-2016.

New York diocese ordains Allen K. Shin as bishop suffragan

The Bishops Surround Bishop-elect Shin for the Laying on of Hands. Photo: Kara Flannery

The bishops surround Bishop-elect Shin for the laying on of hands. Photo: Kara Flannery

Calif. court’s preliminary decision: return 27 properties to Episcopalians

[Episcopal News Service] In a preliminary decision, a California court has ordered the return of 27 properties held by a breakaway group to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and has said that dioceses cannot opt to leave the Episcopal Church.

Video: Young adult Graham Simpson talks about second chances

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[Episcopal New Service] Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Video: Young adult Coreen Walsh talks about food security and nutrition

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[Episcopal New Service] Coreen Walsh represented the Diocese of San Diego during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

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