EES News

Using Social Media as a Tool for Evangelism in Lichinga, Mozambique

The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji convened a workshop to train church leaders to livestream and/or post recorded worhip services, to distribute educational materials and to convene small groups. The training was successful and the participants were enthusiastic; however, many clergy in his Diocese cannot afford smartphones. Some were able to borrow phones to implement what they … Read More »

Prison Evangelism in Burundi

The Rev. Simion Kinono trained eight women and eight men to be catechists in prisons in Burundi. The training used a pedagogical method of teaching and small group discussion; the discussion groups were organized by gender and an experienced woman priest led the women’s discussion. The topics offered in the training included: The Biblical foundations … Read More »

Training Batwa Evangelists in the Diocese of Buye, Burundi

The Rev. Dominique Ciza convened a group of fifteen women and fifteen men from the Batwa tribe for training as evangelists, in the Diocese of Buye in Burundi. Traditionally marginalized and discriminated against, the Batwa represent a minority population. Evangelists from the dominant tribes (Hutu and Tutsi) have not been successful in ministry with the … Read More »

Treasure in the Field

Jennifer Allen is coordinating the development of Bethany House and Garden, a diocese of Kansas project of creation care and racial reconciliation. Treasure in the Field, her EES grant, is an effort to give the homeless a voice in community decision-making.  She has held numerous meetings with community members from a variety of contexts, and … Read More »

Apostles of Sensitiveness

Demarius Walker began with a vision to convene a group of Apostles of Sensitiveness, following the work of Howard Thurman, who would witness how to follow the Way of Love in the divisive political climate of 2020. He wanted to do in-person work with a group of students and members of an Episcopal church, but … Read More »

Virus, Violence and Narrative Ministry

Linda Aristondo was inspired to capture the narratives of marginalized persons and their response to the injustices experienced through COVID-19 and expressed through the Black Lives Matter movement in Harlem. She used grant funding to engage a videographer, and they conducted dozens of interviews with food pantry clients, shelter residents, people experiencing homelessness, and volunteers … Read More »

Women Evangelists

The Rev. Charles Chiutula discerned that women in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Malawi were not participating as leaders and evangelists in the mission of the church, both because of cultural expectations and the absence of a platform for their ministry. He used EES grant funds to hold a five-day training for 40 women from … Read More »

The Prison Penpal Project

Meghan Mazur envisioned a COVID-safe penpal ministry between seminarians at the School of Theology (Sewanee) and incarcerated persons. At the time of her proposal (Fall 2020), the Sewanee community was completely isolated in pandemic, and she dreamed of both sharing God’s love with a population that is often overlooked by the Church and expanding seminarians’ … Read More »