Archives for September 2013

Interfaith push to fix Affordable Care Act church-specific glitch

Church backs effort to help some employees get premium tax credits

[Episcopal News Service] As Congress continues to fight over the Affordable Care Act, the Church Pension Group and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are urging legislators to pass a bill to rectify what they see as a church-related glitch in law. The Affordable Care Act is meant to make preventive health care — […]

Bishops conclude fall meeting with an eye on new possibilities

[Episcopal News Service] The House of Bishops ended its fall meeting Sept. 24 in Nashville, Tennessee, following six days focused on the theme “Transforming Loss into New Possibilities.” “This has been a grace-filled meeting,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori during a telephone press conference after the meeting ended. The bishops looked at mission as […]

Episcopal health group recognized for Affordable Care Act advocacy

Partnership between National Episcopal Health Ministries, Episcopal Public Policy Network makes resources available

[Episcopal News Service] Say what you will about the Affordable Care Act – and many people have a lot to say – it seems fairly likely that enrollment in the program will open as scheduled Oct. 1 and two Episcopal Church-related organizations, National Episcopal Health Ministries and the Episcopal Public Policy Network, are working together to help […]

House of Bishops fall meeting

Haiti medical mission group sets ‘core principles,’ urges collaboration

Meeting brings together Haitians, Americans to listen to, learn from each other

[Episcopal News Service – Miami, Florida] An ecumenical group of people involved in medical missions to Haiti has offered colleagues in the Episcopal Church and beyond a set of “core principles” that ought to guide those efforts. “With the common goal to stimulate growth and sustainability of accessible quality health care in Haiti, we believe […]

Presiding bishop issues statement on Syria

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the situation in Syria. The situation in Syria continues to evolve.  The death and violence that have been wrought on the Syrian people are a humanitarian tragedy of the first order.  I do not […]

Episcopal Relief & Development responds to crisis in Syria

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the ongoing crisis in Syria through two local partners, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Jordan and the Lebanon-based Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC) in Syria itself.  FMEEC aims to assist at least 50 families in the […]

Church, presiding bishop respond to UTO resignations

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement Sept. 6 regarding the recent resignation of four United Thank Offering board members in response to a draft revision of UTO’s bylaws. “The resignations of several members of the United Thank Offering board in the past few days deeply distress me. They appear to be […]

Video: From Cairo to London, interfaith art brings message of peace

[Episcopal News Service] The arts may be one of the most effective mediums for building bridges, says the Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, the Episcopal priest responsible for the journey of 25 life-size painted fiberglass donkeys from Cairo to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where they will be on display in the south nave aisle until Sept. […]