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Call of the Spirit: Abraham

Meet Abraham. One of the 40,000 "Lost Boys" of Sudan, he is the leader of a growing congregation of South Sudanese Episcopalians in Syracuse, New York.

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Movie Review: “All Saints” is Alright

Above: The official trailer for All Saints (2017). by Christopher Carter Sanderson As I walked out of the big-budget scifi film Interstellar, I took a deep breath and said to myself, “well, as a [...]

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Celebrating World Refugee Day on June 20th, 2017

As Christians, we reach out to and care for those who are in need just as Jesus did.  As we know from the headlines, there is a ever-present need for help and support for refugees that is greater [...]

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“It is God who has brought us to this place.” A Sudanese community leader reflects on the journey to Syracuse.

Abraham Deng is a member of the vestry of St. Paul’s Church in Syracuse. Having come to Syracuse as a refugee from Sudan, Mr. Deng is a leader of the Sudanese congregation at St. [...]

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Support & Advocacy for Refugees and Immigrants: Resources

A version of this letter and resource list originally appeared in the February 2, 2017 issue of The Messenger. Dear People of Central New York, As Christians, we are diverse in our opinions and [...]

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Bishop DeDe writes letter to Syracuse mayor: “Christians have a sacred duty to care for the most vulnerable among us.”

Bishop Duncan-Probe is pictured above with members of the South Sudanese congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Syracuse. Photo credit: DJ Iglesrud for the Episcopal [...]

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Episcopal Bishops Issue A Word to the Church for the World

Every member of the church has been “called for a time such as this.” (Esther 4:14) Let prophets tell the truth in love. Let reconcilers move boldly into places of division and disagreement. Let [...]