Executive Council challenged to engage in adaptive change

Triennial draft budget begins with two reduced revenue alternatives

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] Three Episcopal Church leaders challenged members of the church’s Executive Council Jan. 27 to engage in “adaptive change” in response to what they said are changing church and societal environments. That challenge began immediately as the members received two different budget scenarios developed by council’s Executive Committee upon […]

Bonnie Anderson’s opening remarks to Executive Council

Executive Council Meeting, January 27, 2012:  Opening Remarks Bonnie Anderson, President, The House of Deputies Good morning— I am glad to be here with all of you. We have three days of hard work ahead of us, and I believe that, with courage and vision, we can make real progress toward a draft budget that […]

Bishop Stacy Sauls’ opening remarks to Executive Council

Opening Remarks of the Chief Operating Officer Executive Council January 27, 2012 I want to begin and end by updating you on the well-being of the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.  To do that, I need to tell you just a little bit about a movie, which has recently been nominated for […]

Partners in Haiti and Friends in Wyoming

January Web Features from Episcopal Relief & Development

[Episcopal Relief & Development] This month’s Power of Partnerships honors the efforts of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and its relief and development arm, CEDDISEC (Centre Diocésain de Développement Intégré et de Secours), to support community-based relief and recovery in the continued aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.  Through CEDDISEC’s Protection and Empowerment program, members […]

Ecumenical group cites increased attacks on Palestinian villages

[Ecumenical News International, Asira Al-Qibliya, West Bank] The homes at the edge of this Palestinian village are located a few hundred meters from houses in the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar. But the relationship is anything but neighborly. On a late January tour of the Palestinian village led by representatives of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in […]

The search for the ‘God Particle’

[Episcopal News Service] Last month news accounts were breathlessly reporting that physicists were ready to announce that they’d discovered, at long last, the Higgs Boson – the so-called “God Particle.” The news, when it came out, was much less exciting than the earlier reports seemed to indicate. There was no discovery. There was instead essentially […]

Forward Movement announces Lent Madness 2012

The third annual 'saintly smackdown' begins Feb. 23

[Forward Movement] Lent Madness pits holy saints against one another in a battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. But it is more than that: Lent Madness is really an online devotional tool designed to help people learn about saints. The competition begins on Thursday, February 23. The creator of Lent Madness, the Rev. Tim Schenck, […]

Las iglesias se activan para ayudar a los desempleados

[Episcopal News Service] Hace tres años, Martice Scales, joven de 24 años, boxeador, músico y ex convicto desempleado de Racine, Wisconsin, no tenía ni posibilidades de trabajo ni incluso la más remota esperanza de conseguirlo. Entonces, un ex maestro suyo le remitió al Ministerio Vocacional de Racine (RVM) -un servicio de promoción comunitaria de la […]

Alaska priest appointed as CEO of Japanese American museum

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dr. G.W. (Greg) Kimura of the Diocese of Alaska has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, according to a Jan. 20 press release from the museum. Kimura has most recently served as transitional minister at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Palmer, […]

Presiding bishop’s video message to houses of General Convention

[Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a video message to the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops on the topic of the July General Convention. “I want to challenge this church to look forward and outward, rather than focusing inward and backward,” she says in her […]