Archives for October 2013

Video: Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the WCC General Assembly

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addresses the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in Busan, South Korea. The full text of Welby’s address follows. Dear sisters and brothers in Christ On behalf of the Anglican Communion I greet you in the name of our Lord […]

Video: Canon Kenneth Kearon on the WCC

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, speaks about the importance of the World Council of Churches and the Anglican Church’s longstanding commitment to ecumenical affairs.

Video: Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe on the WCC

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Dean Wolfe of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, a member of the Episcopal Church’s official delegation to the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, talks about the importance of ecumenical affairs.

Video: Archbishop Joris Vercammen on the WCC

[Episcopal News Service]  Archbishop Joris Vercammen of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, the Episcopal Church’s oldest full communion partner, talks about the importance of the World Council of Churches and its vital role in the global ecumenical movement.

Video: Vercammen, Whalon discuss full communion

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop Joris Vercammen of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht and Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe talk about their churches’ long-standing full communion relationship and the benefits of entering into deeper communion.

Video: Guttie Kanjam describes life caught in Nuba Mountains conflict

[Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Gutti Kanjam was taken from his birthplace in the Nuba Mountains as a boy and forced to live in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. He later lived as a refugee in Lebanon before being resettled in the United States. He is now studying government and international politics at George Mason University […]

Video: Bishop Samuel Enosa Peni describes his 4-year-old diocese

[Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Diocese of Nzara Bishop Samuel Enosa Peni began work in his remote diocese with a laptop, printer and generator set up under a mango tree. As he led the diocese in a strategic planning process for the first five years, Peni said, he also knew the diocese had a key, influential […]

Video: Ian Woodward describes Salisbury’s relationship with Sudan

[Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Canon Ian Woodward, vice chair of the Diocese of Salisbury-Sudan Link, which is a 40-year-old partnership, says the relationship is both challenging and rewarding. It is, he said, based in prayer and strives to discern the “essentials of our faith” and how to turn prayer into action. – The Rev. […]

Video: Renk Bishop Joseph Atem describes his diocese’s ministry

[Episcopal News Service — Chicago] The Rt. Rev. Joseph Atem, of the Diocese of Renk, describes his diocese’s difficult placement between the two Sudans, and his church’s efforts to help those displace by both recent and past conflicts. The church is especially trying to empower women and youth in order to improve their lives and […]

Video: Allison Duvall on immigration, making legislative visits

CWS: ‘Summit on Immigration Reform’

[Episcopal News Service] Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager for church relations and co-sponsorship, attended the Church World Service Summit on Immigration in Washington, D.C., Oct 7-8.  Here she talks about the summit and the resources and how the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations can help interested Episcopalians prepare for legislative visits of […]