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February 11, 2017
- The following is an excerpt of the late Mary Blocher Smeltzer’s story about how she and her husband, Ralph Smeltzer, aided Japanese-American families who were interned by the US government during World War II. The Smeltzers began teaching at the Manzanar internment camp and then worked to relocate Japanese-American families to Chicago and New York with help from the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Seminary. This story was included in the chapter titled “Japanese-American Resettlement Work”...
February 10, 2017
For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of the denomination’s significant leaders through history.
Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie: Influential Scholar Who Bridged the Black/White Divide
Rev. Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie (1911-1997) was the first African American to become a staff secretary of a national agency of American Baptist Churches (then the American Baptist Convention),...
February 9, 2017
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of director of human resources, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.
The director of human resources position is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City and is a full-time position.
The director of human resources reports to the chief operating officer and will be responsible for providing organizational development strategies and direct...
February 8, 2017
[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb. 5-8 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
Advocacy and Networking for Mission
Affirm the following ministries as Jubilee Ministries: St. Michael’s Community Services, Inc.; Anniston, Alabama, Diocese of Alabama; St. Andrew’s Hands and Feet Ministry,...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of chief legal officer, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.
A new full-time position, the chief legal officer is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. The chief legal officer will be...
February 7, 2017
[Canticle Communications] Episcopal dioceses, parishes and institutions take pains to invest their money in ways that advance their gospel-centered values, and two major church organizations are doing so through recently-launched fossil fuel-free portfolio options from Church Investment Group (CIG).
The Diocese of New York and All Saints Episcopal Church in...
February 6, 2017
- B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is appalled that the New York State Education Department used an anti-Israel cartoon on a New York State Regents exam. The test was administered on Jan. 24. According to the New York Post, the cartoon depicts three Israeli soldiers, one with a Star of David on his...