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8/8/2006
[Episcopal News Service]   
  • HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cathedral State Day will honor Alaska
  • BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's to host interfaith conference on disability
  • SEATTLE, Washington: Training opportunity set to counter violence against women
  • NEWARK, N.J.: Newark diocese to meet in special convention 
     



Coming August 11, 2006… 
 
HAYNEVILLE, Alabama: Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage set for Hayneville –- The memory of Jonathan Myrick Daniels will be remembered at the Annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama, August 11-12.

Daniels was the a 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian who answered the call of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help register African-American voters in Alabama, only to be shot and killed months later, on August 20, 1965, while shielding 16-year-old Ruby Sales from the shotgun fired by a sheriff's deputy.

Daniels was declared "a martyr and witness to the Gospel" and in 1994 his name was added to the Episcopal Church calendar of saints and martyrs, to be remembered on August 14 each year.

Attendees of the event will participate in a dinner August 11, 6 p.m., in the Lowndes County Courthouse followed by Taizé-style worship at 7 p.m. The pilgrimage on August 12 will begin in the Courthouse Square at 11 a.m. U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a pioneer for civil rights, will speak at the service of Holy Eucharist.

For further information contact the Rev. Bill King at (205.715.2060 ext 317,) or email bking@dioala.org/bp3king@bellsouth.net.



Coming August 20, 2006… 
 
WASHINGTON, DC: Cathedral State Day will honor Alaska -- The state of Alaska will be honored at the August 20 11 a.m. service at Washington National Cathedral. As part of its national ministry, the cathedral has for many years individually honored each state in the union. During worship services, the government and people of that state are prayed for. Invited guests include Alaska's Bishop Mark MacDonald, who will be celebrant at the Eucharist. Elected officials will be present, and Alaskans will serve as bearers of communion elements and gifts to the poor. All Alaskans and friends are cordially invited to attend the observance, scheduled as follows:

11 a.m. -- Alaska Major State Day Worship Service
12:30 p.m. -- Alaska Day Cathedral Coffee Hour Fellowship
12:45 p.m. -- Short 35 minute tour of the Cathedral featuring the ways Alaska is represented in the Cathedral's stone.
 
Information: 800.622.6304.



Coming September 13, 2006… 
 
BENNINGTON, Vermont: St. Peter's to host interfaith conference on disability -- "That All May Worship" From Barriers to Bridges: An Interfaith Conference on Religion and Disability will be held September 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street. 

This event is sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the National Organization on Disability, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont Accessibility Committee, and the Bennington Interfaith Council.

Further information may be obtained by phone (802.442.2911,) e-mail (jvkrum@adelphia.net) or online.


 
Coming September 18, 2006… 
 
SEATTLE, Washington: Training opportunity set to counter violence against women -- Faith Trust Institute will hold “Religious Resources and Roadblocks to Ending Violence Against Women” September 18-20 in Seattle, Washington.

Open to clergy and religious leaders, this training will present a framework for understanding violence against women and for addressing the religious and pastoral issues which it presents. 

For more information contact Sandra Barone at (206.634.1903 ext.14) or email sbarone@faithtrustinstitute.org
 


 
Coming September 23, 2006… 
 
NEWARK, N.J.: Newark diocese to meet in special convention – The Diocese of Newark will meet in special convention September 23, at the Robert Treat Hotel, to elect the 10th Bishop of Newark. Candidates are listed online at http://www.dioceseofnewark.org.

The Eucharist will be celebrated at Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, 608 Broad Street, at 8:30 a.m.
 
Information is online.