Archives for June 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Article & videos: EAM@40 celebrates legacy of Asiamerican ministry

Gathering culminates in colorful, multicultural Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] The gift of water and the sins of racism were major symbols and themes during the June 20-24 Episcopal Church’s Asiamerica Ministries gathering to celebrate EAM @ 40. The conference began with a Eucharist in which representatives of EAM’s six ethnic convocations were given flasks of blessed water to […]

No longer ‘second-class citizens’

Episcopalians applaud Supreme Court rulings on DOMA, Prop 8

[Episcopal News Service] UPDATED June 27 to include quote from Diocese of El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves. Janis Reid and Brenda Bos of Los Angeles were parked in front of the family television very early June 26, anxiously waiting to learn if the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense […]

Presiding bishop on DOMA, Prop 8 rulings

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following on today’s United States Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8. The Episcopal Church is presently engaged in a period of study and dialogue about the nature of Christian marriage.  This work is moving forward, […]

House of Deputies president on DOMA, Prop 8 rulings

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church, issued this statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s rulings that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and that same-sex marriage can resume in California: “I join with millions […]

Natural disasters, displacement perpetuate poverty in El Salvador

A human rights-based approach fosters lasting development

[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] One hundred eighty-nine families displaced by a natural disaster have laid claim to a narrow strip of land situated between the Pan-American Highway and a dozen abandoned, government-owned grain silos a 25-minute drive east of San Salvador. They live in shacks constructed of tin, mud, discarded construction […]

Video: Justin Thao, Aileen Choi reflect on being members of EAM@40

[Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] Justin Thao and Aileen Choi, two of the nearly 50 young people who attended the June 20-24 Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries @ 40 gathering spoke June 22 with Episcopal News Service about their participation in the event. In their comments, they note how much they learned from the presentation earlier […]

Video: Longkee Vang reflects on Hmong youth ministry and EAM@40

[Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] Longkee Vang of St. Paul, Minnesota, spoke with Episcopal News Service June 22 about the youth ministry he leads at Church of the Holy Apostles and about the journey of his Hmong community to the U.S. and to the Episcopal Church. He also spoke about the importance of the […]

Video: The Rev. Fran Toy reflects on her ministry and EAM@40

[Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] The Rev. Fran Toy sat down with Episcopal News Service June 22 to reflect on her ministry and her involvement in the church’s Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries.