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Audio: Canon Phil Groves on the Listening Process
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Audio: Presiding Bishop tells conference to carry out prophetic witness
At the March 14 closing session of the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference, which has described itself, in part, as an international conference on prophetic witness, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the participants that they stand in a long line of Jewish and Christian -- including Anglican -- prophets.  Listen Here



Audio: HIV/AIDS, malaria are connected, must be treated together, TEAM conference told
HIV/AIDS and malaria must be fought with education, openness and better access to medical care, four speakers told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference on March 12, the sixth day of its eight-day meeting in Boksburg, South Africa.  Listen Here



Audio: Dr. Debby Watson, an independent researcher of children's issues
Dr. Debby Watson told the TEAM conference March 11 that when she talks with poor children about why schools are important to them, they tell her that they make friends and happy memories in school, that school feeds them and gives them hope, and that they think school can help them not be poor. She suggested that the same might be said about churches, adding that churches could provide all these things for children.  Listen Here



Audio: The Rev. Diana Nkesiga, vicar of All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda
The Rev. Diana Nkesiga from Uganda told the TEAM conference March 11 that churches have a vital role to play in helping children and adults move through grief.  Listen Here



Audio: Michael Lapsley says forgiveness, restorative justice are central to conflict resolution
Healing and reconciliation are integral to the journey of forgiveness, the Rev. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who serves as the director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories based in Cape Town, South Africa, told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference gathered in Boksburg March 10.  Listen Here



Audio: Northern Uganda bishop Onono-Onweng says education will provide the path to dignity
Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng of the Anglican Diocese of Northern Uganda told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference March 10 in Boksburg, South Africa, that education is at the heart of rebuilding his conflict-torn region.  Listen Here



Audio: Steve de Gruchy, head of the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Steve de Gruchy, who teaches at the School of Religion and Theology at University of KwaZulu-Natal, told the TEAM conference that "rich companies, rich people, rich nations and, I have to say, rich churches stand in judgment against us" when contrasted with the extreme poverty in the world.  Listen Here



Audio: Hellen Wangusa, Anglican Observer at the United Nations
Hellen Wangusa, Anglican Observer at the United Nations, said in her response to Shetty's presentation that Anglicanism's theological emphasis on the incarnation and the importance of embodiment fits well with the MDGs' concern about people's physical well-being.  Listen Here



Audio: Salil Shetty, UN director of the Millennium Campaign
Churches are one of the few organizations that get in touch with their constituencies every week, said Salil Shetty, director of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals campaign, to the TEAM conference March 9.  Listen Here



Audio: South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki reinforced his dedication to continuing partnership between his government and the Anglican Church during a March 9 meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Southern Africa. In this audio stream, Mbeki and Williams address the media March 9 following their meeting. Requested by Ndungane and attended by the president's director general, Frank Chikane, the meeting was held at the president's residence in Pretoria, about 60 kilometers from Boxburg where more than 400 Anglicans are attending the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference.  Listen Here



Audio: Archbishop of Canterbury delivers keynote address in Boksburg, South Africa
A world where no one is forgotten, no one is invisible, "is a world in which God's promise has been fulfilled," Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told delegates attending the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference in his keynote address March 8 in Boksburg, South Africa.  Listen Here



Audio: Archbishop of Cape Town urges TEAM conference to answer God's call to mission
Cape Town Archbishop and Primate of Southern Africa Njongonkulu Ndungane told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference March 8 that God had called the participants to Boksburg, South Africa. "We hear and we respond because we serve a God who hears the cries of the oppressed," Ndungane said in his opening address to the TEAM conference. "God, my friends, hears and he acts and he acts through the mission of the Church and God acts through people like you and me."  Listen Here



Audio interview: Archbishop of Canterbury upholds MDGs among Communion's top priorities
The strategies embodied in the Millennium Development Goals are the focus of an international conference titled "Towards Effective Anglican Mission." Known by its acronym TEAM, the week-long conference will welcome more than 350 Anglicans to Boksburg in South Africa, beginning with an opening Eucharist March 7 at All Souls Anglican Church in Tsakane. In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who is attending the conference as a keynote speaker, offers some perspectives about the gathering and the mission priorities for the Anglican Communion.  Listen Here



Towards Effective Anglican Mission: Archbishop of Cape Town to lead international conference on MDGs
The strategies embodied in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be the focus of a March 7-14 international conference titled "Towards Effective Anglican Mission" (TEAM) at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Hosted by the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, the conference will bring together key representatives from the worldwide Anglican Communion, including as keynote speaker the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.  Watch the Video



Presiding Bishop briefs Church Center community on Primates' Meeting
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on February 23 briefed the community of people who work at the Episcopal Church Center in New York on the recent Primates' Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Listen Here



Presiding Bishop reflects on the Primates' Meeting
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers some reflections following the February 15-19 meeting of Anglican Primates near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Listen Here



A Wing and a Prayer

Catalyst Cafe and Books for Global Good opened its doors for the first time last week hosting a signing for Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's new book "A Wing and a Prayer".  Jan Nunley takes a look inside the cafe to find out how this new ministry is working towards fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals.

  
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Cuba: Presiding Bishop reflects on pastoral visit
The Episcopal Church of Cuba is a faith community notable for its vitality and creativity, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church says in an ENS multimedia interview recounting her February 1-5 pastoral visit to the island nation.  Watch the Video



Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane on the Millennium Development Goals
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has been one of the leading voices on issues of peace and justice throughout the Anglican Communion and is steadfast in his endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In an interview with the Episcopal News Service, Ndungane offers an overview of the MDGs and speaks about ways in which people can become involved in the fight against global poverty.  Watch the Video



Grace Phiri of the Zambian Anglican Council
Grace Phiri, national health advisor for the Zambian Anglican Council (ZAC), is involved in health policy formulation in the Anglican Church in Zambia and interprets government health policies to ensure effective implementation of the Church's health programs. She has been instrumental in piloting a malaria prevention and control program through ZAC. In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Phiri speaks about her responsibilities with ZAC and how the partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development has aided the Church's mission and helped to build capacity for development in the five dioceses of Zambia.  Watch the Video



Prison chaplaincy at Angola featured in documentary
The ministry of chaplains serving the State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, is the focus of an Episcopal Church documentary titled "Changing Lives: Behind the Walls at Angola." A clip of the feature-length program, newly released this year, is available here.  Watch the Video



Brian Grieves on the Towards Effective Anglican Mission conference
The "Towards Effective Anglican Mission" (TEAM) conference, meeting in Boxburg, South Africa, March 7-14, 2007, will bring together representatives from the worldwide Anglican Communion to focus on issues of poverty and AIDS and to enhance current initiatives in social outreach work to achieve the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, director of Peace and Justice Ministries and a TEAM planning committee member, spoke with Episcopal News Service about the importance of the conference, which is being hosted by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.  Watch the Video



Pre-investiture preparations completed at Washington National Cathedral
On the eve of the investiture of the 26th Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, final preparations for the November 4 service at the Washington National Cathedral are now complete. Flowers have been arranged, rehearsals completed, and cameras positioned for the live webcast. Viewers can log onto http://www.episcopalchurch.org on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 10:55 a.m. (EST) for live coverage of the investiture service.  Watch the Video



Jerusalem's Bishop Coadjutor Suheil Dawani speaks about recent developments in the Middle East
The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani was consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in January 2006 and will officially take office as diocesan bishop in 2007. While visiting the United States October 2006, he spoke with Episcopal News Service about recent developments in the Middle East and how they have impacted the lives of the Palestinian people. Dawani also shared his vision and hopes for the future as he begins to lead the diocese in these challenging times.  Watch the Video



Alexander Baumgarten on the Millennium Development Goals, ONE Campaign
Alexander Baumgarten, international policy analyst in the Office of Government Relations, talks about the Episcopal Church's commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the 75th General Convention as a mission priority for the next triennium and upholds the importance of the ONE Campaign, an advocacy movement to make poverty history.  Watch the Video



Lynne Grifo: Theological Education for All
The Rev. Lynne A. Grifo, associate coordinator in the Office of Ministry Development, underscores the importance of theological education in the Episcopal Church and offers a profile of the redesigned "Theological Education for All" website. The website's new look brings ease to finding an expanded selection of downloadable resources to help visitors explore spirituality and the Christian faith. "We wanted to make the site easier to use, enrich the content, and increase the number of links, articles and downloadable resources on the site," said Grifo.  Watch the Video



Bonnie Anderson on the Standing Committees and Commissions
During the months following General Convention, appointments were made by the Presiding Bishop-elect and President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson to the 18 standing commissions and committees. Anderson speaks about changes in their composition which, she says, should reflect the broad diversity of The Episcopal Church.  Listen Here



ELCA's Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson on the Millennium Development Goals
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) speaks about the role of churches in holding governments accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and upholds the "full communion" relationship between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church.  Watch the Video



Margaret Rose on ordained women's leadership
The Rev. Margaret R. Rose, director of Women's Ministries for the Episcopal Church, speaks about the "Imagine: Claiming & Empowering Ordained Women's Leadership" conference October 2-6 at the Kanuga conference center in North Carolina and the leadership of Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori.  Watch the Video



Presiding Bishop's message for the fifth anniversary of 9/11
As the fifth anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 approaches, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold calls on all people to commit to "a future in which the events of that day will not be repeated." He also upholds the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals as giving the governments of the world a clear and workable plan for addressing "the vast disparity between the wealth of nations ... and the extreme poverty of nearly half of the world's people."  Watch the Video



Bonnie Anderson reflects on General Convention, upholds MDGs
Bonnie Anderson, recently elected president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, speaks about the rich history of the Episcopal Church's decision-making processes and the mission priorities emphasized at its 75th General Convention, held in June in Columbus, Ohio. 

"These mission priorities placed Justice and Peace -- Promoting justice and peace for all of God's creation and continuing and accelerating the leadership role and programs of the Episcopal Church, which support the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the dioceses of the Episcopal Church and in the world -- as the number one priority," she said, challenging all people to focus upon the mission of reconciliation in the world and particularly with the global poor.

  
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Jefferts Schori's Convention address following her election as 26th presiding bishop
The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori addresses the 75th General Convention following her June 18 election as 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Watch the Video



Remembering Katrina: Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development
As the one-year anniversary approaches of the days when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Dr. Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development, offers an update of the situation and describes the multi-year relief and rehabilitation efforts focused on rebuilding the region and people's lives.  Watch the Video



Hezbollah, Israel need negotiations not violence, Grieves says
After a month of deadly conflict and an August 14 ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah, the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, director of Peace and Justice Ministries, reflects on the church's peace-making obligations and urges Episcopalians to contact the United States Administration "with a very simple and clear message that we've got to get back to negotiations; that there's no solution to this conflict that is going to come through war or violence of any kind."  Watch the Video



Presiding Bishop Candidate Inverviews
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Presiding Bishop supports listening process, writes to primates
In a February 2006 letter to the primates and moderators of the Anglican Communion, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold conveyed his support for the listening process and his hope that there may be more opportunities for Anglicans to meet face to face. The Anglican Communion’s listening process was first requested at the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 1998 and gained fresh impetus at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in June 2005. It is intended to honor the process of mutual listening throughout the Communion, including listening to the experiences of gay and lesbian people. In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Griswold speaks about the significance of listening to the experiences and beliefs of Anglicans throughout the world.  Listen Here



Listening: Anglican women from El Salvador, Kenya, New Zealand, share perspectives at UN forum
Abagail Nelson, vice president of ERD, led a conversation with the three Anglican women -- Lisbeth Barahona of the Diocese of El Salvador; the Rev. Joyce Kariuki of the Anglican Church of Kenya; and Dr. Jenny Te Paa, dean of the Anglican Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand -- to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). The forum, "Transforming Vision into Action," was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  Watch the Video



Listening: Phoebe Griswold addresses Anglican women at UNCSW forum
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), a forum sponsored by Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE) was held March 4 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where Anglican women shared their hopes and concerns for a world in which Christian faith calls them to action. Phoebe Griswold, founding member of AWE and wife of Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, delivered a compelling address for which she received a standing ovation.  Watch the Video



Listening: Jerusalem bishop brings message following Palestinian elections
In an interview with Episcopal News Service, the Rt. Rev. Riah Abu El-Assal, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, speaks about the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Jerusalem and responds to the January 25 Palestinian elections, when the Islamic militant group, Hamas, won a landslide victory.  Watch the Video



Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

"Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus," a 25-minute documentary produced by the Episcopal Church's Office of Communication, follows a pilgrimage throughout the Holy Land, including visits to Bethlehem, Galilee, Jerusalem and Nazareth. Led by tour guide Iyad Qumri, the pilgrims, members of the Diocese of Los Angeles, made the journey October 15-25 as part of a mission trip that built on an existing companion relationship with the Diocese of Jerusalem.

  
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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath and Response: Audio and Video
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Episcopal Youth Event 2005
More than 1,000 young Episcopalians representing almost every diocese in the Episcopal Church gathered at Berea College in Kentucky July 26-31 for the 2005 Episcopal Youth Event. The program included a variety of music, worship, public forums and workshops, all helping to capture the week's theme: "Can you catch the spirit off the beaten path?" Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and more than 50 other bishops also participated in the week's activities. 
  
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Presiding Bishop in Armenia: Narrated Slideshow
Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold narrates a pictorial view of his trip to Armenia.
  
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Anglican Consultative Council
The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the main legislative body of the Anglican Communion that represents the voice of the inner life of the provinces, is one of the four instruments of unity. The 13th meeting of the ACC -- abbreviated as ACC-13 -- is being held June 19-28 at the University of Nottingham, England. A comprehensive agenda will address pertinent global issues such as poverty, disease and injustice, as well as ongoing conversations regarding ecumenical affairs, mission and evangelism, theological education, women's issues, among others.
  
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UNCSW Anglican Women's Forum 2005
Uniting to address poverty, disease and gender equity among other issues worldwide, Anglican women attending the 49th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) led a March 6, 2005 forum seeking international solutions to expand healthcare, education, and economic justice.
  
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An interview with Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town and Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold
The Archbishop of Cape Town, Njongonkulu Ndungane, embarked on a two-week-long tour of the United States March 3 to give impetus the Millennium Development Goals. Kevin Eckstrom of the Religion News Service interviewed Ndungane and Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold while they were visiting Washington, D.C., on March 8. Matt Davies reports. You will need Real One Player or Windows Media Player to play this audio stream.
  
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Primates Meeting 2005
The Primates of the Anglican Communion gathered at the Dromantine Conference Centre near Newry, Northern Ireland, February 21-25. International concerns facing the leaders included relief efforts after the South Asia tsunami, HIV/AIDS and the church's response, and a priority for the gathering is to receive and discuss the Windsor Report, the culmination of almost a year's dialogue between the 17-member Lambeth Commission on Communion.
  
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UNCSW Anglican Women's Forum 2004
On March 7, 2004 the Anglican Consultative Council’s (AAC) Delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women sponsored this historic event at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.     Watch the Videos



Windsor Report 2004
The Lambeth Commission on Communion published its report (Windsor Report) at a news conference in St. Paul 's Cathedral, London , on Monday, October 18, 2004 . Archbishop Robin Eames , Primate of All Ireland and chairman of the commission, gave a short presentation on the document. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold delivered a message to the Episcopal Church in response to the Lambeth Commission on Communion's Windsor Report.
  
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General Convention 2003 Webcasts
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