Women and children, at home and around the globe, suffer disproportionately from the inequities in society. Additionally, domestic violence can profoundly impact the safety of women and children forcing them to leave their homes and seek shelter. The Church seeks to address these issues in many ways, by supporting programs that address cycles of poverty caused by unemployment, lack of health care and domestic violence at home, and through legislation that helps achieve the Millennium Development Goals internationally.
Working together for justice.
Lusby church brings school nurse to Haiti
[Southern Maryland News] After seeing a need for better medical care in Haiti, Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish in Lusby, Maryland, is helping fund a school nurse in one impoverished city.
TEXAS: Calvary Church and Dreyer's plant community fruit orchard
With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's Fruit Bars after winning an online voting contest.
Becca Stevens recognized as White House 'Champion of Change'
The Rev. Becca Stevens, author, Episcopal priest and social entrepreneur, has been named by the White House's Office of Public Engagement as one of 15 "Champions of Change" for her pioneering work with Magdalene/Thistle Farms, a residential community and social enterprise she founded to serve women who have survived prostitution, addiction and abuse
CANADA: Anglicans and Lutherans mark 35 years of ordaining women
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
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.