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Let there be light—in childbirth

Welcoming a baby into the world involves making a seemingly endless number of decisions, all of which become increasingly urgent and important when childbirth arrives.

‘We can name the evil that is racism’: A conversation with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

The struggle against anti-Black racism is a common thread in the history of North America and South Africa. During the apartheid era, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa played a major role in supporting the movement to end the official system of racial discrimination. While apartheid officially ended three decades ago, racism continues to plague South Africa today alongside persistent economic and social inequality.

‘I look in the mirror, I see Absalom Jones’

Each February, the Episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania celebrates the life and legacy of Absalom Jones. The first African-American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, Jones also founded the first Black Episcopal congregation, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, and is in the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints.

PWRDF helps displaced Iraqi families come home

Members of 1,500 displaced families in northern Iraq were more safely able to return to their homes this year as the result of a project funded partly by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).