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Daybook -- Today is Monday, February 19, 2007, in Epiphany.
* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation: http://www.forwardmovement.org/todaysreading.cfm * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acp/index.cfm
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INDIA: Church leaders urge Novartis to drop legal case on medicines in India http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82546_ENG_HTM.htm
ENGLAND: Karachi-born bishop warns, Britons must identify with Christian roots http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82394_ENG_HTM.htm
More World news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_77937_ENG_HTM.htm
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SOUTH CAROLINA: Standing Committee asks other dioceses to reconsider withholding consent to Lawrence http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82537_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news:
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Mission: Jefferts Schori calls for marking of ONE Sunday near beginning of Lent
[ERD] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is calling congregations to commemorate "ONE Sunday" on February 25, the First Sunday in Lent.
"ONE Sunday" is an effort to join congregations in prayer and reflection for people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Episcopalians are also encouraged to advocate for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_77743_ENG_HTM.htm) and rally with others who are members of ONE Episcopalian (http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ONE/), a grassroots partnership between the Episcopal Church and the ONE Campaign.
"As Christians around the world begin their Lenten journeys with commitments to acts of personal devotion, prayer, and almsgiving, congregational celebration of 'ONE Sunday' provides an opportunity to deepen our commitment to actively participate in God's mission of healing the world," said Jefferts Schori.
Through Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), "ONE Sunday" is an opportunity to make a contribution to a special offering that will help people suffering from chronic hunger, disease and poverty around the world.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_82567_ENG_HTM.htm
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Catalyst: "Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Life" from Penguin Group, by Marshall Frady, 216 pages, paperback, c. 2006, $13
[Source: Penguin Group] As a young journalist in the South in the 1960s, Marshall Frady walked the hot sidewalks, sat in crowded churches and courtrooms, and interviewed prominent civil rights leaders. Now the critically acclaimed biographer profiles a man whose spiritual and political leadership gained him an indelible place in 20th century history. In his masterly and riveting Martin Luther King, Jr., Frady draws on his 25 years of award-winning commentary on American race relations to give an inspiring portrait of this amazing leader and the turbulent era in which he lived.
To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at http://www.episcopalbookstore.org, or call 800-903-5544.
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