Archives for May 2012

Churches embrace the Genesis Covenant, seek GreenFaith certification

Episcopal Church, GreenFaith to host webinar

[Episcopal News Service] St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, has a long history of environmental stewardship, so in 2010 when one of its priests suggested the church pursue GreenFaith Certification, the congregation got on board. Two years later, as St. David’s approaches the end of the certification period, it’s been remarkable to see how […]

Children can grow in faith with Abundant Life curriculum at convention

[Episcopal News Service] While adult deputies and bishops conduct the business of General Convention this summer, the children gathered at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis will train to become mission ambassadors to their congregations back home. The Children’s Ministries of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Indianapolis are partnering with the diocese’s Waycross […]

World Council of Churches to hold first meeting in China

[Ecumenical News International] The Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) said it will hold its first meeting in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on “the unique situation of Chinese churches and ecumenical relations” in the region. The meeting will take place from June 9-16 in Shanghai and Nanjing, according to a WCC news release. […]

The Blue Book in Spanish now available for download

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Report to the 77th General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book, is available in Spanish – named El Libro Azul – for downloading as PDF for no charge at the Episcopal Church General Convention website. General Convention 2012 will be held July 5 – 12 at […]

El Libro Azul en español está ahora disponible para ser descargado

[Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El Informe a la 77 ª Convención General, comúnmente conocido como El Libro Azul, [Blue Book] se encuentra disponible en español- llamado El Libro Azul – para ser descargado en formato PDF sin cargo alguno en el sitio de la página web de la Iglesia Episcopal La Convención General del 2012 […]

VIRGINIA: ‘Continuing congregations’ turn focus to future

[Episcopal News Service] The past weeks have been a time of transition for the Diocese of Virginia. Congregations that have worshiped away from their home churches for more than five years have made joyful homecomings to their church buildings. The entire diocese has joined in celebrating these returns, all while entering into a discernment process […]

‘A priest is like Mary Poppins’

[Episcopal News Service] The other day, someone asked me what a priest does. “Do you officiate weddings and funerals every day?” she asked. “Or pray all the time? What exactly is it that you do?” It’s a common question from churchgoers and non-churched folk alike: What is this work to which a priest is called? […]

Rapidísimas

[Episcopal News Service] Como si el papa Benedicto XVI no tuviera nada que hacer o estuviera libre de preocupaciones, otro gran escándalo toca a su puerta: Paolo Gabriele, su hombre de confianza y mayordomo personal está arrestado como el principal sospechoso de filtraciones de documentos privados del papa. Gabriele de 40 años, está casado y […]

Faith groups and United Nations condemn massacre in Syria

[Ecumenical News International, Geneva] The World Council of Churches joined the international community in condemning the massacre of at least 108 people, including 49 children, on 25 May in the villages of Taldou and Kall Laha in the El Houleh area of Syria. “I express my deep pain over the massacre of innocent people and […]

Canada: Dialogue renewed with the United Church

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada has entered a new round of dialogue with the United Church of Canada. The aim is to explore ways in which the two churches can work together for more effective ministry and mission. “Much of the impetus for these conversations is coming from the grassroots of our two […]