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Farmers, activists push for immigration reform

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Phil Wagner grows apples, sweet cherries and peaches on his 157-acre Wayne County spread. The retired Army colonel has worked 12 years as a fruit farmer. And none of it would happen without the immigrant labor, mostly Hispanic, who pick that fruit for $9 to $15 an hour, he said.

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Bloggers Report In

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Living Water is looking for clergy and congregations that have a regular, active blog - for an upcoming story.

Let Don Hill or a member of the Living Water Board know who to contact. Thank you

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Haiti: The Three “Rs” of Disasters

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It is important to remember that all disasters have a life cycle:  “The Three Rs of Disasters.”

Right now, we are in the “Rescue” phase.  All hands are on deck to save lives and property.  This phase involves finding and treating the immediate medical needs of survivors and stabilizing ongoing hazards, such as shifting buildings. As such, it is best left to the heavy lifters - government and military search and rescue teams.

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Facts About the Diocese of Haiti and Aftermath of the Earthquake

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The world continues to watch after a devastating 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti, with the death toll mounting each day.  The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development responded immediately.  The following fact sheet will assist in your continued reporting of the Haiti earthquake.

Please continue to check the special Haiti page for updated and additional information.


Updated information available from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, including items from across the coun

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Statement from Province II Bishops on the Earthquake in Haiti

Monday, January 18, 2010

We the Bishops of Province II of The Episcopal Church were gathered for our
annual retreat when we learned of the great earthquake in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti. Having spent our 2008 retreat in that country, we were already very
conscious of the desperate situation of the Haitian people and of our
Diocese of Haiti.

This new disaster which has injured and killed so great a
number touches us very deeply. Haiti is the poorest nation of the hemisphere

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Special Fund for Haiti Relief

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Episcopal Relief and Development has set up a special fund for donations for Haiti relief at www.er-d.org.

Bulletin inserts will be available soon.  As many of you know, the Diocese of Haiti is part of Province 2.  We have yet to hear from our seminary but we do know that the cathedral has been destroyed as well as many parishes and schools.  Bishop Duracin and his wife are alive but their house is gone.  Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.

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