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A rabbi, a Muslim imam, an Episcopal priest and a Mormon bishop have dinner together.  No, this is not the beginning of a stand-up comic's joke.  It really happened, on Jan. 8, at the Islamic Center of Burlington.  The four clergy, including the Rev. Christopher Wendell of St. Paul's…
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By about 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Dennis Bates had already been in the kitchen at Christ Church Episcopal in Quincy for 6 1/2 hours.  Clad in an assortment of Patriots apparel, the 68-year-old calls the shots in the kitchen, dispatching his volunteer troops armed with ladles of turkey,…
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"Last week, the Rev. John Floberg, the Episcopal priest serving on the North Dakota side of the Standing Rock reservation, issued a call to clergy across the country to join with him for an action against the proposed Dakota pipeline, which crosses sacred Lakota lands and threatens the water of the…
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Some two dozen Massachusetts pastors joined more than 500 clergy from around the country Thursday and Friday to protest the construction of an oil pipeline that could endanger the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.The Rev. Noah H. Evans, rector of Grace Episcopal…
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On the eve of the presidential election, parishioners at Grace Episcopal Church say they believe the United States has lost its way because of its lack of civility in the campaign.About two dozen parishioners met in silent prayer for about an hour Monday night in the historic church at the corner…
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BROOKLINE — They sat in silence in the old stone church, deep in thought, the turbulence and traffic of the world outside reduced to shadows and light at play on the walls.They prayed for the nation. They murmured a beloved psalm: I lift up my eyes to the hills/From where is my help to come? And…
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Bishops from both the Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts Episcopal dioceses two weeks ago lead followers on a rainy seven-mile pre-election walk from Northboro to Southboro. It was billed as an opportunity for adults to get the youth perspective."The grasp of the issues by our young people was…
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As one of the most divisive and controversial presidential elections in American history comes to a close, many Cape and Islands churches hope to provide spiritual support for voters and an opportunity to offer prayers for the nation.  The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has called for a…
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In an effort to quell the anxiety of the presidential election, All Saints Episcopal Church in Belmont is holding an Election Prayer Vigil on Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All Saints the Rev. Cheryl Minor said the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts asked all parishes to hold a similar event around…
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In an effort to help subdue the anxiety and stress of the 2016 Presidential Election, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm St., Dartmouth, will open its’ doors to the entire community as a non-denominational, non-partisan, place of peace and solace on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.From 10 a.m…