Archives for February 2013

Bishops sign amici curiae briefs in support of civil marriage equality

Unanimous support for Proposition 8 brief and virtually unanimous support for DOMA brief

[Episcopal Diocese of California] More than two dozen bishops of the Episcopal Church have filed two briefs in U.S. Supreme Court supporting civil marriage equality for same-sex couples. At the invitation of the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Diocese of California and Christopher J. Hayes, chancellor of the diocese, bishops across the Episcopal […]

House of Bishops to gather in retreat for prayer, reflection, discussion

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs — Press Release] Bishops of The Episcopal Church will gather for the House of Bishops spring retreat meeting March 8 – 12 at Kanuga Conference Center in NC. The theme of the gathering will be Godly Leadership in the Midst of Loss. Meditations will be offered by various bishops […]

Botswana diocese celebrates 40th anniversary, bids farewell to bishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from the Diocese of Botswana on Feb. 24 celebrated the diocese’s 40th anniversary and bade farewell to their bishop in a special thanksgiving service held at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone. Thousands of jubilant Christians and many high level dignitaries, including the president of Botswana, His […]

Archbishop of Canterbury announces new chaplain

[Lambeth Palace — Press Release] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Jo Bailey Wells as his new Chaplain, based at Lambeth Palace. Her primary focus will be for the spiritual life at Lambeth Palace and for supporting the Archbishop’s pastoral and liturgical ministry. Speaking about […]

EPPN issues policy alert on border violence

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Before he became one of the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who left their homes last year to make the solitary journey across some of the world’s most dangerous borders in search of safety, Mario was a high school student in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula is one of […]

Archbishop of Canterbury makes oath to the Queen

[Lambeth Palace — Press Release] The Archbishop of Canterbury paid homage to the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 26th February in a ceremony dating back to the Reformation in the 16th century. The Most Reverend Justin Welby made an oath to acknowledge Her Majesty to be Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The […]

Pope Benedict’s contributions to Christian unity

[World Council of Churches — Press Release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed “profound thanks” on 27 February for the ministry and witness of Pope Benedict XVI as he officially completed his service as head of the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict had announced his departure earlier in […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb. 25-27 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted several resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy & Networking for Mission and Finances for Mission Direct Treasurer as to how to vote on a series of shareholder resolutions in keeping with Episcopal Church policies as previously stated […]

Executive Council resumes Middle East peace advocacy

Resolution responds to direction-setting by General Convention

Editors’ note: This story was corrected Feb. 28 to remove reference to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network having issued “A Prophetic Challenge to the Executive Council.” The network only publicized the document. [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Feb. 27 began its part in the church’s 2013-2015 triennial […]

El Consejo sopesa la propuesta de permanecer en el centro denominacional

La relocalización es ‘sólo una máscara de la auténtica reforma que se necesita’ dice el informe

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] Las oficinas denominacionales de la Iglesia seguirían en el Centro de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York si el Consejo Ejecutivo acepta una recomendación recibida el 26 de febrero de parte de un grupo de ejecutivos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS, por su sigla en inglés). […]