The foundation of a successful and productive life often lies in education, yet too many children here and around the world miss the opportunity to attend school. We must strengthen our public schools at home and access to education, particularly gender equality for girls, worldwide. How can you provide a better future for a child? Look below to see how fellow Episcopalians have acted; can you add your voice to theirs?
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Mission Report: St. Thomas Episcopal to Haiti
[Huntsville (AL) Times] A four-member team from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama, conducted a weeklong construction mission at St. Simeon Episcopal Church in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, last month. Team members joined with six local carpenters to form a joint Haitian-American construction crew to build school desks and benches for three Episcopal schools.
Pennsylvania church lends helping hand to families
[The Times Heral (PA)] In bad economic times, increasing youth violence and major budget cuts in education in the nation, the outreach mission West-End Computer Lab and Revitalization Committee at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania, are addressing the needs of the community and its residence.
Church's ‘Backpack Blessing’ bolsters students, teachers
[The Daily News (NY)] A special service held at Christ Episcopal Church in Albion, New York, is designed to show appreciation for the area’s students and educators. During the Backpack Blessing prayers are offered for the safety, achievement and growth of all students, teachers and school personnel.
A Church That Wants to Teach Science
[Discover Magazine] St. John's Episcopal Church, on the northwest side of Chicago, applied for a grant to help congregations identify scientists among them interested in exploring science and informing a dialogue about faith. It turns out we were one of about 90 churches interested in elevating the voices of scientists in our congregations.
Christ & Grace Episcopal Church offers Reading Adventure Camp for Virginia third-graders
[The Progress-Index (VA)] A total of 19 children, recommended by Petersburg, Virginia, Public School teachers, attended the first week-long Reading Adventure Camp for rising third-graders, which focused on the theme, "Come, Safari with Us!"