Mozambique and the “Unnatural” Disaster: An Episcopal Priest Reflects on Cyclone Idai

The Rev. Cn. Helen Van Koevering and her husband, Bishop Mark Van Koevering, spent decades in Mozambique, where their hearts remain. Mozambique has been ravaged by Cyclone Idai and the flooding and cholera that have followed, leaving more than 100,000 homeless. Now the rector of St. Raphael's in Lexington, KY, Rev. Helen kindly shared these... Continue Reading →


Local Projects: Episcopal Diocese of Spokane

This week’s ECN local-project spotlight features the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Share on Facebook In 2017, the Episcopal Church approved 44 Stewardship of Creation grants for local ministries. Every Thursday, we highlight some of that exciting work here. Maybe your own parish or diocese could do a similar local... Continue Reading →

Yes, we are dust: Stardust.

Today on Ash Wednesday, we are told, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." At first glance, this is a humbling statement, an appropriate way to begin Lent, the season of penitence. The threats and damage of climate change remind those of us who live Western lifestyles that we certainly have... Continue Reading →

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