Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Black Episcopal colleges celebrate

[Episcopal News Service] Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the site for "A Day of Recognition," which brought together presidents, students, chaplains and faculty of the three historically black Episcopal colleges -- St. Augustine's in Raleigh, North Carolina; St. Paul's in Lawrenceville, Virginia; and Voorhees in Denmark, South Carolina -- to acknowledge them for the roles they play in their communities and society.

"This event helps to connect the three colleges and facilitate communication," said the Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill, missioner for the Office of Black Ministries. "We wanted the students to leave here with information from the various workshops they attend, a better understanding of the Episcopal Church and the assurance that someone else cares about them."

Sponsored by the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church and the Association of Episcopal Colleges, "A Recognition Day" was a two-fold opportunity to present the church to students as a viable option as they consider their futures, and for the church and the colleges to explore new ways of collaboration. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori participated in the February 16 gathering themed "Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence."

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