Original play on human trafficking provokes much thought, discussion
by the Rev. John Jankowski, Priest-in-Charge, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Cloud
NOV. 17, 2013, ST. CLOUD, MINN. — To raise awareness of a serious and often hidden issue, along with sponsorship from First Methodist Church, St. Cloud Region and Christ Church Newman Center, the Episcopal Church of St. John (St. Cloud) hosted a performance of “bottom,” an original play about human sex trafficking in Minnesota. The play was written and performed by Blank Slate Theatre. [Read more...]
By Jamie Mair
Christ Episcopal Church, Woodbury
NOV. 2, 2013, STILLWATER, MINN. – About three dozen youth from two Episcopal churches raised $2,000 for a shelter serving homeless young people on a Saturday night.
The youth from Ascension Episcopal Church in Stillwater and Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury slept outside in boxes as part of the event, on a night when temps dipped to around freezing. Money pledged for the event will go to Avenues for Homeless Youth, a program in Minneapolis that helps teens and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. [Read more...]
Nov. 15, 2013, Jackson, Miss. - Dr. Erma J. Vizenor: chairwoman of White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Minnesotan Episcopalian, was part of a historical national 90-minute discussion on race moderated by Ray Suarez, host of ‘Inside Story’ on Al Jazeera America and former senior correspondent for PBS and PRI. [Read more...]
NOVEMBER 8, 2013
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The Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) supports the rights of victims of childhood sexual abuse to restitution, help, and justice.
As such, ECMN has no relationship whatsoever with the lobbying group known as the Minnesota Religious Council, which is part of a lobbying effort against expanding the time limit for lawsuits by victims of childhood sexual abuse.
“Episcopalians in Minnesota have always embraced the Baptismal Covenant imperative to respect the dignity of every human being,” says the Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, IX Bishop of Minnesota. “We also have a history of supporting the marginalized in our society. Allowing victims of abuse the time they need to access restitution is in line with that history and with our determination to honor all God’s people.”
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OCTOBER 28, 2013: The Executive Council at its meeting from October 15-17, 2013, resolved to reaffirm its February 2010 challenge to the Episcopal Church (TEC) to raise ten million dollars for the Diocese of Haiti recovery effort. Download the entire resolution as a .pdf here.
At the Meeting of Elected Bodies this October 12, 2013, Standing Committee, Trustees, and Council elected and appointed the following members to leadership positions: [Read more...]
Sheltering Arms Foundation grants $455,000 to 36 Minnesota nonprofits for state’s most at-risk children
MINNEAPOLIS, August 27, 2013 — Minnesota has risen in its overall ranking of the well-being of our state’s children, bringing Minnesota up to fourth highest in the country, according to the 2013 Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Sheltering Arms Foundation announces its 2013-2014 financial support of 36 nonprofit organizations whose work is contributing to that improvement. The foundation will invest $455,000 this year in innovative programs that put the needs of Minnesota’s most vulnerable children as top priority — focusing on direct service programs in early childhood, out-of-school-time, and family support, as well as statewide advocacy campaigns designed to improve Minnesota’s policies that impact children and their families.
After this August’s mission trip from St. Mark’s in Minneapolis to White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota, two sisters were moved to write these reflections on the experience.