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After receiving the Parochial Report Page 5s for 2011, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori wrote the following letter to Bishop Beckwith:

The Rev. Diane Riley, a deacon in the Diocese of Newark as well as director for advocacy of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, is quoted in this article in The Star-Ledger.

The rich really did get richer in New Jersey over the past 10 years, and the gulf between the wealthiest and poorest residents is the widest it’s been since the Great Depression, a new study has found.

Re: “Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?,” by Ross Douthat (column, July 15).

To the Editor:

If liberal Christianity is defined as doing anything to adapt to the culture, I’d be glad to pray over its grave. But that’s neither the church I serve nor the diocese I lead.

Our lives as Christians are shaped by stories – stories of Jesus, personal journeys of faith, traditions that shape each liturgical season. This year the Diocese of Newark invited congregations to share their stories of living into Christ’s mission to transform the world. To do so, the diocese added a page to the Parochial Report entitled, “Sharing Our Stories of Transformation through Mission,” also referred to as “Page 5.”

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] General Convention has called on the Episcopal Church to re-imagine its structure, taken historic steps towards full inclusion, endorsed positive investment in the Palestinian Territories, and reaffirmed its commitment to building Anglican Communion relationships while saying it is unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant.

“Five ‘Marks’ of Mission” serenaded the House of Bishops at the start of the July 12 morning session. Beckwith (Newark); Hollingsworth (Ohio); Lattime (Alaska) and Sisk (New York) were four of the Marks. Despite the spelling of his name, Marc Andrus of the Diocese of California rounded out the quintet.

[Episcopal News Service -- Indianapolis] Same-gender couples soon can have their lifelong relationships blessed using a rite approved by General Convention July 10.

Lay deputy Caroline Christie testifies before the House of Deputies supporting Resolution A049, which authorizes provisional use of liturgical resources for same sex blessings.

[Episcopal News Service -- Indianapolis] On the day when General Convention affirmed a policy of nondiscrimination against transgender people and the House of Bishops approved provisional use of a liturgy for same-gender blessings, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop told the LGBT communit

A Victoria Foundation grant to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra teaches 600 Newark elementary students how to play the violin. Funds given to Integrity train former prisoners to re-enter the job market. Money donated to Aspira prevents at-risk middle- and high-school students from dropping out of school.

For decades, the Victoria Foundation has championed Newark by spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve its schools, help its families and revitalize its neighborhoods.

Now, like the groups it supports, the independent foundation is calling Newark home.