Archives for October 2012

Newark bishop’s message to the diocese after Hurricane Sandy

[Diocese of Newark] Oct. 31, 2012 Our state has sustained enormous devastation through the violence of Hurricane Sandy. As of 2 pm on October 31, we have heard of no injuries to any of our members. So many of our churches and homes are without power – but not one of our churches has experienced […]

NEW YORK: Diocesan Convention postponed to Nov. 17

At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine details t.b.a.

[Diocese of New York] Oct. 31, 2012 To the People of the Diocese of New York: I write to announce that the Diocesan Convention scheduled for this Friday-Saturday November 2 and 3 has been rescheduled as a one day Convention to be held Saturday November 17 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (further […]

Hurricane bulletin insert offered by Episcopal Relief & Development

In response to Hurricane Sandy, Episcopal Relief & Development has developed a bulletin insert for use in congregations this coming Sunday. The agency continues to reach out to partners along the U.S East Coast and throughout the Caribbean as they assess needs and develop response strategies to Hurricane Sandy.

Jubilee Ministry grants applications now accepted

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications for 2012 Jubilee Ministry grants are now being accepted in two categories: diocesan initiatives and health and nutrition. Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church whose mission work affect the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues. Grants […]

Hurricane hits U.S. East Coast after slamming Caribbean a week earlier

Episcopalians start to mobilize, assess impact following disaster

[Episcopal News Service] Updated Oct. 31 at 11:45 a.m. EDT to include information about the dioceses of Long Island, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Not long after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard on Oct. 29. – claiming at least 55 lives, displacing thousands and causing blizzards, widespread flooding and power outages […]

Council considers status of Anglican Covenant in small groups

‘We’re still in communion,’ one member notes

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council spent an hour in private conversation on Oct. 31 (local time) considering the status of the Anglican Covenant but took no action. Those reflection group conversations, preceded by a short plenary session open to the public, has been the pattern of this 15th meeting […]

Statement from the ACC concerning those affected by Hurricane Sandy

[Anglican Communion News Service –Auckland, New Zealand] The members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, Oct. 31 (local time),  expressed their concern, compassion and prayers for all those caught up in the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Members heard of the scale of lives lost in the Caribbean, in the eastern United […]

Consultative Council stands against gender-based violence

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council on Oct. 31 (local time) agreed to have Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Anglican Communion Secretary General Kenneth Kearon direct a group to monitor the communion’s response to gender-base violence and other forms of abuse. The decision came on the fifth day of […]

Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 29 de octubre

[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, Nueva  Zelanda] Muchas cosas ocurren cada día durante la 15a. reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano (ACC). Además de la cobertura regular de Episcopal News Service, he aquí algunas de las otras cosas que siguieron del 28 al 29 de octubre (hora local). Jóvenes autores anglicanos presentan un libro sobre la […]

Massachusetts Episcopalians, bishop march for economic justice

Bank of America Cards collected, destroyed

[Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation] In the same week that the federal government launched a $1 billion lawsuit against Bank of America for “spectacularly brazen” mortgage fraud, Bishop Thomas Shaw and Episcopalians from across Massachusetts came together on Saturday morning in Boston’s Government Center for a march and a worship service in support of economic justice. […]