Presiding Bishop Statement on the Release of Prisoners from Cuba

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the release of prisoners from Cuba:
"I give thanks for the release today of prisoners held by Cuba and the United States.  The return of Alan Gross and the remaining three of the Cuban Five to their homes will bring great rejoicing to their families and their nations.  This action also opens the door to regularized relations between these two countries for the first time in 50 years.  The Episcopal Church rejoices with these families and we have deep hope for the possibilities of reconciliation and exchange between the divided parts of the Church and humanity."
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Homelessness in Concord, NH

The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Episcopal Bishop of NH, has taken a leading role in the fight to end homelessness in our state's capital.  As a part of the city's Taskforce to End Homelessness, Bishop Rob, alongside community leaders, advocates and business professionals, is engaged in study and discernment on this important issue. Learn more at http://concordhomeless.org.

The Concord Monitor has taken on this issue, too, in a multipart series. You can read moreHERE, and follow the Monitor's reporters on Twitter at #homelessinconcord. The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire will continue to share updates of Bishop Rob's work.