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[ENS] Presiding Bishop brings message of 'Shalom' to Episcopal Urban Caucus conference

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Date Fri, 9 Feb 2007 18:28:56 -0500

Episcopal News Service February 9, 2007

Presiding Bishop brings message of 'Shalom' to Episcopal Urban Caucus conference

By Sonja Bennett and Daphne Mack

[Raleigh, North Carolina] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori addressed nearly 200 members of the Episcopal Urban Caucus (EUC) on February 8 and commended the organization on its mission to relieve oppression and suffering in the world and encouraged members to further examine how its mission can connect to that of the larger church in reconciling the word of God because "the world is not reconciled as long as some live without."

Under the theme "Making the Contacts: Locally and Globally," caucus members have addressed issues including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), slavery and reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation, economic justice and promoting justice for all people of the Episcopal Church without regard to race, sexuality, or social class.

Jefferts Schori told those gathered that the work of the church should be focused on building a world of Shalom; providing everything necessary to improve the lives of those living in the margins of society.

"When the least among us are served, the entire community flourishes," she said.

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