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Episcopal Sites and Resources

Advocacy/Practice
  • Anglicans Online (News and resources, 9000 links)
  • Episcopal Cafe ("an independent Web site featuring news, commentary, art, meditations and video")
  • Integrity (An Organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians)
  • Interfaith Alliance (to "Promote democratic values, Defend religious liberty, Challenge hatred and religious bigotry and Reinvigorate informed civic participation")
  • Living Church Foundation (Promotion and support of orthodox, catholic Anglicanism)
  • Praxis Communities (Praxis is maintained and edited by the Fresh Expressions communities, campus ministry, of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.)
  • Thinking Anglicans (United Kingdom: a discussion forum, intended for "tolerant, thoughtful and understanding exploration")


Outreach and Mission at home and worldwide
  • Episcopal Appalachian Ministries Serves as a resource on public policy issues, to educate, and provide mission opportunities relating to the Appalachian region.
  • Episcopal Relief and Development; ERD provides emergency assistance, rebuilds, and offers long-term solutions to help people around the world.
  • Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation is an emerging network of lay and ordained people wanting to energize thousands of American Episcopalians to reduce the suffering of billions of impoverished people, and contribute to the ongoing spiritual renewal of the Episcopal Church.
  • Here is the United Nations' page about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • South American Missionary Society-USA; SAMS recruits, sends and supports missionaries in fellowship with the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Latin America helping to share the Gospel, establish churches, train national church leaders, and minister socially through medical clinics and Christian schools.


Environmental Stewardship
  • Appalachian Voices ("Bringing People Together to Protect Our Mountain Heritage")
  • World Council of Churches (Climate change and water: caring for creation)
  • Episcopal Ecological Network ("The EpEN includes all concerned Episcopalians who are helping our Church assume a leadership role in the worldwide environmental movement.")
  • Eco-Justice Ministries (Eco-Justice Ministries helps churches to develop ministries that are faithful, relevant and effective in working toward social justice and environmental sustainability.)
  • Creation Justice Ministries "Creation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States."
  • Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare (ENAW help's equip churches to give meaningful voice to every creature, especially where neglect, cruelty, degradation and commercial exploitation are concerned.)
  • The Regeneration Project ("Interfaith Power & Light" is a campaign to mobilize a national religious response to global warming while promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation.)
  • Ohio Interfaith Power & Light (A Religious Response to Climate Change)
  • Athens County Economic Development Council ("Green" economic development opportunities in our area.)


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Site Credits

The 'webmaster' is Theodore (Ted) Foster.
fosterth@ohio.edu


  • Consultants for the most recent website design were Glenda Frost, Curt Sherman, and Sandra Oney.



  • While a student at Ohio University, Brian Tomko was the initial Project Director to set up and maintain the CHOGS site:

  • Photographs:
    • These are from many sources and generations, so thanks to all and more photographs are welcome.

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Special thanks to George Cohen who in 1980 created the original print of the Parish Building which is used on our stationary and this website.

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