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[MaineStewards] When Mallory was very small, I decided that our family would live into the season of Advent.

Episcopal, Lutheran presiding bishops issue World AIDS Day statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2012.

The text of the statement follows:

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened by chain-wielding thugs

[Anglican Communion News Service] Reclaiming church properties has not been as easy as Anglicans in Zimbabwe had hoped with those trying to do so being refused entry and beaten with chains.

Writing to supporters around the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Harare Bishop Chad Gandiya said that, despite a Supreme Court order recognizing the cathedral as belonging to the diocese, excommunicated bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, “did not leave willingly.”

Gaza and Israel: Time for self-reckoning

[Episcopal News Service] With a sigh of relief, another ceasefire is in place between Israel and Gaza.

Presiding bishop on Advent: ‘What is it that you are most waiting for?’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Noting that Advent is a time of waiting for “the coming of the Prince of Peace, the one who will reign with justice over this world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori focuses on two questions in her Advent 2012 message: “What is it that you are most waiting for?” and “How are you going to wait this year?”

George Edward Haynsworth, retired Nicaragua missionary bishop dies

[Episcopal News Service] Funeral services will be held Nov. 28 for the Rt. Rev. George Edward Haynsworth, 90, retired missionary bishop of Nicaragua and former assistant bishop in the Diocese of South Carolina.

China’s ‘great visionary’ Bishop K. H. Ting dies at 97

Bishop K. H. Ting and Bishop David Lai of Taiwan during a meeting in November 2006. ENS Photo/Matthew Davies

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