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[ENS] Multimedia: ELCA's Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson / Catalyst: Echoes of St. Hildegard

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:47:22 -0400

Daybook -- Today is Friday, September 22, 2006. The Church calendar remembers Philander Chase, Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois. (1775-1852)

* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: * Today in History: On this day in 1993, Craig Anderson was installed as the 11th dean of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York. r=93172

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Multimedia: ELCA's Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson on the MDGs, "full communion" partnership

[ENS] Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) speaks about the role of churches in holding governments accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and upholds the "full communion" relationship between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church.

Hanson also urges involvement in the ONE Campaign, the goal of which is to direct an additional ONE percent of the U.S. federal budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, food and clean water to transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.

Video and audio streams of Hanson's interview are available at:

Hanson and Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold released a joint pastoral letter September 14, calling on members of both churches to "play a key role building [the] will and holding governments accountable" for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The joint pastoral letter, titled "That All may be One," is available at:

A reflection from Griswold on the MDGs is available at:

To find out more about the MDGs and the ONE Campaign, including General Convention resolutions and archived ENS stories, please visit:

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Diocesan Digest

* SOUTHERN OHIO: Bishop Price added to episcopal election slate

Full digest:

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World Report

* CANADA: Primate urges involvement in battle against AIDS * NIGERIA: Cathedral burned and bishop's office attacked in riot * ANGLICAN COMMUNION: Zambian priest appointed Mission and Evangelism Office

Full report:

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Catalyst: "Echoes of St. Hildegard" from Church Publishing, Inc., by the Lady Chapel Singers with Lisa Neufeld Thomas, CD, $18

[Source: Church Publishing, Inc.] A recording of the sacred voices of women collected through the Women's Sacred Music Project, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. It features selections from the Convent of Las Huelgas Manuscript and from Hildegard of Bingen. Contemporary female composers and arrangers are represented as well. The recording is topped off by a performance of Esther, Premiere Cantate by Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.

To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at or call 800.903.5544.

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