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The Rev. Diane Riley, a deacon in the Diocese of Newark, is quoted in this article.

[The Star-Ledger] After the passage by the House of Representatives last week of a farm bill that does not include funding for the federal food stamp program, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) visited the state's largest food bank this morning to highlight his support for the program, which he cast in stark and unambiguous moral terms.

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The Rev. Diane Riley, a deacon in the Diocese of Newark, is quoted in this article.

[NJ Spotlight] As Congress debates the best way to pass a federal farm bill, advocates for New Jersey’s food-aid recipients are concerned that efforts to slash funding for nutrition programs could overburden family budgets at a time when the state’s economy remains fragile and its unemployment rate remains above the national average.

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[The Montclair Times] On Thursday, June 27, Toni's Kitchen, the soup kitchen operated by St. Luke's Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Avenue, had more than just vegetables, soup, protein and fruit on offer.

There was a pharmacist, a medical assistant, and a nurse practitioner. There was a table for patient registration. And a social worker for helping with care coordination.

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[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Marianne Stuart celebrates Eucharist on a Sunday morning in Birmingham, Alabama, the worshipers may be in pews a few hours south in Mobile or more than a day’s drive north in New York.

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In 2012 the Alleluia Fund granted $5,500 to the Afterschool Program of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County. Recently Ellen Donker, a Development Associate with IHN, shared the following stories about the Afterschool Program, saying, "The Alleluia Fund contributed greatly to its success."

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Sporting T-shirts with rainbows, Episcopal shields and slogans such as "Our welcome is wide," "We are all part of one human family" and "I'm a Christian and I support equality," more than 200 Episcopalians from the Dioceses of Newark and New York marched together down 5th Avenue in NYC at the Gay Pride March on June 30.

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[The Cleveland Plain Dealer] Five years ago, three courageous men of faith took the bold initiative to create an interfaith alliance built on the monotheist traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the understanding that the three religions are inextricably linked to one another.

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Cherish is not just a vow; it is also a good idea.

More than 25 years into our marriage someone asked Ernest and me who Kim Byham is, and I explained, "Kim Byham is my best friend." Later when we were alone, Ernest said, "I know you are close to Kim and I rejoice in that. But I am surprised that I have never heard you name me as your best friend. You are my best friend."

There was no meanness, no 'gotcha' in his countenance, just gentle, loving vulnerability.

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[Episcopal News Service] Steve Price’s white gardenia boutonniere and diamond pinkie ring were bittersweet tributes among a sea of joy at the June 27 “Celebration of Equality” at St. John’s Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles.

From Los Angeles to New York, worshippers gathered across the church to celebrate in very public and very personal ways, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled California’s ban on gay marriage (Proposition 8) unconstitutional.

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[Morristown Green] Morristown’s Church of the Redeemer and the Presbyterian Church are the big winners in this year’s Morris County historic preservation sweepstakes, which will distribute $2.7 million among 22 sites.