Archives for November 2013

Advocating at UNCSW to end violence against women and girls

16 days of activism

[The Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships] The Episcopal Church has long been active in raising consciousness about the prevalence of violence against women and girls, one of the most prevalent forms of gender violence. A global dimension of this activism is its annual engagement at theUnited Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Since 1946, […]

Episcopal, ELCA presiding bishops issue World AIDS Day 2013 statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2013. The text of the statement follows: World AIDS Day, December 1, is both an annual commemoration of those who […]

Searching for understanding one day after fatal church fire

‘There will be resurrection experiences out of this,’ bishop says

[Episcopal News Service] Instead of celebrating a Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist on the morning of Nov. 27, the members of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church remained stunned after a fire at the church the morning before killed two people, including their rector. The Rev. David Dingwall, who would have turned 51 on Dec. 26, died hours after […]

Global religious leaders issue call to ‘welcome the other’

[Episcopal News Service] Global religious leaders including Episcopalians and Anglicans from Latin America and the Caribbean committed Nov. 22 to work together to resist rising hostility toward the “other” in their declaration: “Welcoming the Other — A Multi-Religious Vision of Peace,” according to Religions for Peace press release. “All faith traditions make clear that it […]

The ninth missioner, a Thanksgiving story

[The Dominican Development Group] On a hot, humid day in mid-June 2013 a group of intrepid Episcopalian missioners from Michigan arrived in the Dominican Republic to continue the building of the San Simon church in San Marcos. An amazing discovery awaited one of the missioners, Tammy Mazure, for she found a small, 6-8 weeks old, approximately […]

State College church opens doors for Thanksgiving Dinner

[Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] The Community Café at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College, Pennsylvania, was born out of a desire by parishioners to fill the outreach void that was left when the State College Area Food Bank, which was housed at the church for many years, outgrew its space. For the past […]

‘Bless’ Friday is about serving, not shopping

[Episcopal News Service] Instead of power-shopping the Thanksgiving day-after sales, Robyn LaRocca and her teenage daughters will be doing laundry, and preparing and serving meals to Houston-area homeless. They are teaming up with about 20 members of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Houston for “Bless” Friday, a Nov. 29 alternative to the traditional […]

Easton: Two dead, one hospitalized following fire

[Diocese of Easton] Editor’s note: This story was updated at 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 26 to report the death of the Rev. David Dingwall, according to local news report. More information is now available in a more recent story here, which was posted mid-afternoon Nov. 27. The Rev. David Dingwall, rector of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal […]

Learn. Pray. Be inspired. Act

16 days of activism

[The Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships] There are many blessings that come with being a member of the worldwide family of churches known as the Anglican Communion. One of them is how we can all come together and work towards affecting positive change around the world. Today we’d like to use our blog post to lift […]

National Cathedral to charge admission on a trial basis in 2014

[Episcopal News Service] Seeking to raise an estimated $300,000 in additional annual revenue, Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 1 will launch a six-month trial of charging tourists to visit its historic building. Though charging admission is a new policy, the cathedral has charged for specialty and group tours, said Richard Weinberg, the cathedral’s director of communications […]