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‘Public engagement’ is theme of conference of Brazilian theologians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five theologians from around Brazil participated in a theology conference this week under the theme “Anglican theology and public engagement.”

The mission theology project exists to “raise up new ‘Doctors of the Church’ in the global South to write, network, publish and engage with theologians in the global North, to renew the worldwide Church and influence society,” said the Rt. Rev. Graham Kings, co-chair of the conference and mission theologian in the Anglican Communion.

Indigenous language project shares stories of loss and resilience

[Anglican Communion News Service] The question of how indigenous families in Canada coped with language loss and worked to keep their languages alive is the focus of a new project spearheaded by the EagleSpeaker Community Connection Society in Calgary, Alberta.

Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate

[Diocese of East Tennessee] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Tennessee April 28 announced a slate of five nominees who will stand for election as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.

The nominees are:

RIP: Nancy Marvel, former Episcopal Relief & Development executive director

[Episcopal Relief & Development]  A longtime resident of Pelham, New York, Nancy Marvel died on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the age of 85.

Affectionately known as “Nan,” she served as the executive director from 1995 to 1998 for Episcopal Relief & Development, formerly the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief. 

Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run, held in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local faith organizations.

Mothers’ Union warns against a ‘weakening resolve’ in fight for women’s empowerment

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, and end discrimination against women in the workplace.

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