Archives for January 2012

Why I’m opposed to fracking

[The Episcopal New Yorker] This whole sordid subject of fracking — the deep drilling for natural gas with highly pressurized water and dangerous chemicals — and the impact of groundwater pollution have a long history. But in my own life it’s not a long or complicated story. In fact, it’s not complicated at all. So, […]

Una conferencia de la Iglesia Episcopal ofrece a clérigos y laicos oportunidades de explorar la misión en los ministerios étnicos

Conferencia Nueva Comunidad para clérigos y laicos

[Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] La conferencia Nueva Comunidad para clérigos y laicos patrocinada por Iglesia Episcopal ofrecerá a clérigos y laicos oportunidades de explorar la misión de los ministerios étnicos. Centrada en el tema: “Recuperando nuestra misión; reinterpretando nuestro contexto; renovando nuestras comunidades”. El clero está invitado del 29 de febrero al 3 de marzo  […]

Jubilee Ministry grants awarded for church programs, mission work

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Social and Economic Justice Office of the Episcopal Church Center has awarded 108 Jubilee Ministry grants in 50 dioceses for 2011 and 2012 in four categories for more than $165,000 to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church. The 2011 categories are: health and nutrition; diocesan development; […]

Elizabeth Drescher: Digital ministry, made for the mainline

[Faith & Leadership] Mainline churches were never a good fit for broadcast media, but they are ideally suited to take advantage of the new world of social media, said Elizabeth Drescher, the author of “Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation.” To Drescher, social media offers a chance for the mainline […]

Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering how one man confronted evil

British spy rescued Jews in Nazi Germany in example to churches

[Episcopal News Service] For many, the Holocaust remains the ultimate example of evil. A retired Episcopal priest in Florida can take pride in knowing a family member confronted that evil and saved thousands of lives. Frank Foley “was what you might call an uncle-in-law: He married my mother’s sister,” recounted the Rev. John Kelley of […]

Holy Innocents’ finishes ‘first’ in juvenile diabetes fundraiser

Top-grossing U.S. school for Walk to Cure Diabetes

[Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School] For the second year in a row, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) in Atlanta has raised more money than any other school in the country for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. School participants netted $39,757.84 for JDRF, making the community service-minded, independent school the top-grossing school in the nation to […]

NCC supports legislation to prevent Internet stalking

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches has joined a growing list of religious and advocacy organizations calling for the tightening of laws to prevent Internet stalking. One effort to accomplish that, the organizations said in a letter sent to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is the Internet Abuse Act of 2011, introduced […]

NCC repeats call for renewal of Violence Against Women Act

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches has joined 38 national and regional ecumenical, interfaith, and advocacy organizations to renew a call to Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA). Last month, the NCC was one of more than 150 organizations that issued a similar call. See http://www.ncccusa.org/news/111212VAWA.html The […]

Episcopal Church conference to explore mission in ethnic ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church-sponsored New Community Clergy and Lay Conference will provide opportunities for clergy and lay people to explore mission in ethnic ministries. Centering on the theme “Reclaiming our Mission; Reinterpreting our Context; Renewing our Communities.” clergy are invited February 29-March 3 and lay people on March 1-4; the […]

In London, Occupy movement says Jesus would join them

[USPG] Residents of the Occupy London camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral are challenging church and society to consider their stance on global economics. Speaking to the U.K.-based USPG mission agency, residents of the campsite – now passed its 100th day – were clear in their belief that Christians should stand on the side of the […]