Episcopal Life Online Newslink July 13, 2007
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* TOP STORY - Lady Bird Johnson to be remembered In Episcopal services * TOP STORY - Monastery gives troops a place to heal * DIOCESAN DIGEST - KANSAS: Clergy offer pastoral care as residents return to flood-damaged Coffeyville * DIOCESAN DIGEST - TEXAS: Former chaplain accused of sexual misconduct * WORLD REPORT - ENGLAND: Archbishop given award for environmental role ** WORLD REPORT - ENGLAND: Year-long renovation begins at Walsingham shrine * WORLD REPORT - RWANDA: Mothers' Union provides for needs of refugees * WORLD REPORT - SOUTH AFRICA: Investment turns 'landowners into backyard entrepreneurs' * WORLD REPORT - UGANDA: Archbishop says 'younger' Anglican provinces will reshape Communion * OPINION - Not-so-peaceful city: Retired priest recalls Birmingham in the days his father was bishop * ARTS - German sculptor inspired businessman to use his hands
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Lady Bird Johnson to be remembered In Episcopal services
By Marjorie George
[Episcopal News Service] A July 13 private Eucharist at the Lady Bird Wild Flower Center in Austin TX will be the first of three commemorations of the life of Lady Bird Johnson, widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Johnson was a longtime member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Diocese of West Texas. The Rev. Dick Elwood, interim rector of St. Barnabas, will preside at the July 13 Eucharist. The Rev. Stephen Kinney, former rector of St. Barnabas, will be the homilist.
Johnson will be further remembered on Saturday, July 14, at a worship service at River Bend Baptist Church, overlooking Lake Austin. Kinney will preach, with Elwood and the Rev. Dean Pratt, also a former rector of St. Barnabas, assisting in the service. On Sunday, a committal service will be held at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City with Elwood presiding.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_88125_ENG_HTM.htm
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Monastery gives troops a place to heal
[Society of Saint John the Evangelist] Monks of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) are joining forces with a member of the Massachusetts National Guard to help men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan find a safe place to heal.
"There is a tremendous need to help these folks," according to Capt. Jeffery Cox of the Massachusetts National Guard.
Cox, a clinical social worker with the Guard, offered his expertise and advice to the brothers of the Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to create a time of healing at the monastery specifically for members of the armed services who have spent long stretches away from home in war zones.
Cox has been deployed twice since 2003 and served in a combat stress company in Iraq in 2005-2006. He is a postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Episcopal Church Province 1 Coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development. He works full-time as a contractor for the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program, supporting seriously injured and wounded soldiers throughout New England.
"The Church has a vital role to play to help these men and women make the long journey back to their lives and families in one piece," said Br. Roy Cockrum, the guesthouse brother at the monastery. "We want to hear their stories and to be with them along the way."
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_88119_ENG_HTM.htm
More Top Stories: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/elife
KANSAS: Clergy offer pastoral care as residents return to flood-damaged Coffeyville http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_88122_ENG_HTM.htm
TEXAS: Former chaplain accused of sexual misconduct http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_88121_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm
ENGLAND: Archbishop given award for environmental role http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_88111_ENG_HTM.htm
ENGLAND: Year-long renovation begins at Walsingham shrine** http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_88099_ENG_HTM.htm
RWANDA: Mothers' Union provides for needs of refugees http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_88114_ENG_HTM.htm
SOUTH AFRICA: Investment turns 'landowners into backyard entrepreneurs' http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_88115_ENG_HTM.htm
UGANDA: Archbishop says 'younger' Anglican provinces will reshape Communion http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_88118_ENG_HTM.htm
More World news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81808_ENG_HTM.htm
Retired priest recalls Birmingham in the days his father was bishop
By Douglas Carpenter
[Episcopal Life] Editor's note: The following response comes from the Rev. Douglas Carpenter, retired, of Birmingham, Alabama, son of Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, the first name addressed in the Letter from Birmingham Jail by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Winnie Varghese has a good article in the May issue of Episcopal Life, but I was bemused by the fact that she spoke of Birmingham, Alabama, as a peaceful city before 1963.
I grew up in Birmingham in the '30s and '40s. It was not peaceful. It was a very tough steel-producing city, covered with smoke and soot. There were frequent murders.
My father, C. C. J. Carpenter, was the bishop of the Alabama Diocese from 1938, when I had just turned 5, until 1968. In 1951, a parish in Mobile wanted to start a parochial school. He gave his approval only when they agreed it could be integrated. Actions such as this put him on the hit list of the White Citizens Council and the Ku Klux Klan. He got frequent hate threats by phone.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_88106_ENG_HTM.htm
More Opinion: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_ENG_HTM.htm
German sculptor inspired businessman to use his hands Annunciation by Alex Hallmark
Episcopal Life Online July 13, 2007
German sculptor inspired businessman to use his hands
By Julia Fleming
[Episcopal Life] Alex Hallmark was bored. Bored with a job that didn't stimulate him and forced to consider what else interested him.
About eight years ago, Hallmark, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, left his real estate business and became a sculptor.
"I got bored with the yardstick of success, the measurement in real estate, which is basically money," he said.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81827_88108_ENG_HTM.htm
More Arts: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81827_ENG_HTM.htm
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