Archives for June 2013

Article & video: Toua Vang is first Hmong priest in Anglican Communion

[Diocese of Minnesota] Toua Vang was ordained June 27 by Diocese of Minnesota Bishop Brian N. Prior as an Episcopal priest. It looked very much the same as the other ordinations; Prior placed his hands on Vang’s head, saying: “Therefore, Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, give your Holy Spirit to Toua; fill him with […]

Bishop Mouneer Anis: Pray against violence in Egypt’s protests

[From the office of The Most Revd Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis] My dear brothers and sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! The situation in Egypt is very serious. I do not know where this situation will take us. I feel that Egypt is at the verge of violent demonstrations, another revolution, or […]

NCC officers welcome Senate passage of immigration reform bill

[National Council of Churches press release] The National Council of Churches praised the U.S. Senate Thursday for its bipartisan support of comprehensive immigration reform. The bill received wide support from Democrats and Republicans and passed by a vote of 68 to 32. The Senate bill offers a 13-year path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized […]

Ecumenical statement on Senate’s passage of immigration reform

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In response to the United States Senate’s vote to pass S. 744, the Senate’s immigration reform legislation, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson have issued the following joint statement. United States Senate Passes Compassionate […]

New York bishop responds to Voting Rights Act decision

[Episcopal Diocese of New York press release] Yesterday I produced a statement celebrating the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and same-sex marriages in California.  Yesterday was, in my judgment, a landmark day for those who celebrate the dignity of every person and strive for justice and equality for all people. Yet on the preceding day […]

Kevin B. Lindahl joins Church Pension Fund board of trustees

[Church Pension Fund press release] At its June 2013 meeting, after due deliberation, the Church Pension Fund (CPF) Board of Trustees elected Kevin B. Lindahl to fill the vacancy left by the retirement from the board of trustee James E. Bayne. Mr. Lindahl holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regis University and a […]

Archbishop Justin opens flagship Anglican diabetes clinic in Ramallah

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke of the need for “justice, security and peace for the Palestinian people” while opening the clinic at St. Andrew’s Church. Welby opened a specialist diabetes clinic in Ramallah on June 27, saying it represented “all that is best that we stand for” in the Anglican Communion. After cutting […]

Archbishop of Canterbury appoints new advisor for evangelism, witness

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop Justin is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon Chris Russell as his new Advisor for Evangelism and Witness at Lambeth Palace. The focus of this new role will be to help implement the Archbishop’s priority of the re-evangelisation of England and ensure that evangelism remains central to […]

Connecticut bishops’ statement on DOMA and Voting Rights Act votes

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut press release] We give thanks for the recognition of state and federal law enacted by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act.  In Connecticut that means that all married couples will have the same status before the law.  This is a move forward for […]

A word to the churches

Joint statement from The Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The leaders of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have issued a joint statement following 12 years of full communion. A Word to the Churches from the heads of The Anglican Church […]