Posted by: Titus Presler | February 3, 2010

EPGM website is featured by Episcopal News Service

In good news for the public profile of the most comprehensive network of world mission  organizations and activists in the Episcopal Church, Episcopal News Service published an online story on Feb. 2 that highlights the launching of new website of the Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission and the fact that the site has a social networking function for mission activists.

Through this network, one can stay in touch with other mission friends, read about mission trips, connect to blogs, send and receive messages among friends, and view mission photos from recent mission trips,” EPGM said in its Dec. 16 news release.  “This networking capacity provides the opportunity for meeting and forming community across geographical boundaries and differences of culture, language, ethnicity, and nationality.

“To join the conversation,” EPGM explained, “go to the EPGM network sign up page to create an account <> , and log in. All who are interested in outreach and global mission are welcome to join in this exciting dialogue, regardless of membership in EPGM.”

Much of the credit for the redesign of EPGM’s website goes to Connie Wilson, a designer who is administrator for EPGM.  A member of the Diocese of Chicago, she has long been active in the diocese’s connection with the Episcopal Church of Sudan, especially the Diocese of Renk.

EPGM currently has close to 30 member organizations, which include freestanding mission agencies, several Episcopal Church Center units, and a number of parishes and dioceses.  The network is developing a capacity for welcoming individuals as members.  EPGM is collaborating with the Global Episcopal Mission Network, and the two groups are in discussions related to closer collaboration or developing a new network together.

EPGM held its inaugural meeting in 2000 as the continuation and expansion of the Episcopal Council for Global Mission, which was established in 1990.



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