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The Church Awakens:

The Church Awakens is an electronic publication and online exhibit of The Archives of the Episcopal Church. The exhibit arose from the combination of an institutional reevaluation of the impact of racism, the motivation of a generous donor, the Rev. John Morris, and the Archives commitment to uncovering the archival legacy of the Church’s African American faithful.  The exhibit draws on the historical collections of the Afro-Anglican Archives of the General Convention.  The Archives adds new information to this unfolding narrative and challenges the Church to engage its history and reject the root cause of racism in the act of forgetting.

Archives Holdings:

The Archives is the repository for a number of collections relating to the Church's mission and ministry among indigenous people in the western United States. These materials include  evidence of the 19th century evangelism and educational work of the Board of Missions and the National Committee on Indian work, and in more recent times, advocacy for civil rights and cultural restoration through indigenous ministries.  The Archives holds oral histories from the Niobrara Convocation, as well as publications, personal papers and photographs.  Geographically-focused work among the tribes of Alaska and Hawaii are well represented.  Read more in our holdings profile.

John Maury Allin:

John Maury Allin served as the 23rd Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. His election to that office was the culmination of a vocation in which he served as a parish priest, bishop in Mississippi, and as an educational and spiritual advisor. This exhibit reflects the numerous connections and relationships he developed in the belief that ministerial leadership requires a personal commitment to the lives of those served.


The Archives of the Episcopal Church announces the release of their newly designed and content-rich website. The principal feature is the opening of a major exhibit on the life and work of the 23rd Presiding Bishop, John Maury Allin. Entitled Venture in Ministry, the exhibit weaves historical text and rich media into an exploration of Bishop Allin’s ministry as he navigated the Church through arguably its greatest period of institutional change in the 1970s and 80s.