Archives for August 2013

Episcopalians disappointed by Texas Supreme Court opinion

[Diocese of Fort Worth press release] The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of Fort Worth; the Standing Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are disappointed by the August 30, 2013, opinion of the Texas Supreme Court that failed to uphold the summary judgment […]

Burmese refugee families lose homes, possessions in Wichita fire

[Diocese of Kansas] Three refugee families from Burma who were beginning to make a new life in the U.S. are trying to adjust to the loss of all their possessions in a two-alarm fire that destroyed their apartments Aug. 27. Beyond that, they are struggling with a sense of despair, feeling that tragedy has followed […]

South Carolina clergy removed from ordained ministry

Canon leaves door open for reconciliation

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] More than 100 South Carolina clergy have been notified that they have been removed from the ordained ministry of The Episcopal Church and are “deprived of the right to exercise… the gifts and spiritual authority conferred in ordination.” “Notice of Removal” letters signed by the Right Reverend […]

‘Doing mission and creating disciples’

Dioceses empower local leaders in cultural contexts

[Episcopal News Service] Without a local formation program like Waiolaihui’ia in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i, potential priests like Malcolm Kealanu Hee could likely never see ordination. Hee, 50, juggles two teaching positions with busy family and other responsibilities. But every other month, he spends an intense 72-hour weekend at a local retreat center, learning […]

St. Paul’s, K Street, welcomes Bishop James Jelinek as interim rector

[St. Paul’s Episcopal Church press release] St. Paul’s Episcopal Church [on K Street in Washington, D.C.] this week welcomes The Right Reverend James Jelinek as its Interim Rector. Jelinek will lead the parish during the transition until its tenth rector is called, a process that will take approximately 15 months. “I am very excited to […]

Rapidísimas

Según observadores las grandes potencias mundiales tendrán que intervenir en Siria para evitar males mayores. La agencia EFE informa que París está dispuesto a intervenir, no así los Estados Unidos que teme a una acción bélica de consecuencias imprevisibles. El parlamento británico votó en contra de la idea del primer ministro. Lo más triste del […]

Anglican Communion invited to first ever online debate

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide with access to the Internet have a chance to take part in what is thought to be the first ever cross-province webinar. Anglican Alliance, the platform that supports development, relief and advocacy across the Anglican Communion, is hosting the online debate on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Taking part […]

Zimbabwe: Harare Anglicans relaunch abandoned clinic project

[Anglican Communion News Service] The construction of a much-needed clinic has resumed five years after a property-grab by an excommunicated bishop forced the Anglicans in Harare to abandon the project. The Memorial Clinic project was initiated by members of the Anglican Wabvuwi Guild and Anglican clergy following the death of five members in a road […]

Canada: Church responds to aboriginal suicide crisis

[Anglican Journal] In response to the suicide crisis affecting some native communities in western Canada and in the Arctic, the Anglican Church of Canada’s indigenous ministries department has appointed a new suicide prevention coordinator for that region. The Rev. Nancy Bruyere, a non-stipendiary priest in the Diocese of Keewatin, has been named to the position. […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech on Syria in the House of Lords

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered the following speech on Aug. 29 in the House of Lords on the situation in Syria. My Lords, I very much welcome the opportunity to have been able to speak later in this debate because of the extraordinary quality of many of the contributions that have been […]