Archives for February 2014

Faith leaders write Kerry on Israeli-Palestinian two-state agreement

[National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East press release] In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry thirty-three leaders of Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations advocated that “public support by leaders and members of our three religious communities, both here and on the ground in the region, will be […]

Historically black colleges challenged by economic hardships

[Episcopal News Service] For more than a century, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) affiliated with the Episcopal Church have worked to provide high-quality education to students who often faced limited academic opportunities. Formed to educate African-Americans when schools were segregated, they continue to fill an important academic role and serve their host communities as […]

En Cuba, el centro promueve la reflexión y el diálogo

[Episcopal News Service – Cárdenas, Cuba] “Si no somos parte de la solución, somos parte del problema”, dice el cartel a la entrada del Centro de Reflexión y Diálogo aquí. Es un lema que resuena en el ministerio del centro, con programas de compromiso con la comunidad y dirigidos al desarrollo humano y comunitario. El […]

Presiding Bishop’s Lent Message 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Note: the following is presented in English and Spanish “So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lent Message […]

Documentary explores San Francisco’s Christian LGBTQ community

[Episcopal New Service] An 11-minute documentary film by San Francisco State University students explores Christian LGBTQ community, featuring Episcopalians. “Arms Wide Open” explores the lives of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community who actively practice the Christian faith. The film focuses on St. Aidan Episcopal and Glide Memorial churches in […]

Presiding Bishop lectures at Westminster College

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the second annual C.S. Lewis Legacy Lecture at Westminster College on Thursday, Feb. 27. A video of the lecture is available here. The full text follows. Who are We?  Whence, Whither, and Why? Westminster College 27 Feb 2014 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at Westminster College

George Herbert Westminster College, Fulton, MO St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury 27 February 2014 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church We’re celebrating the feast of George Herbert today.  He was a poet and priest of the Church of England, born in 1593 to a wealthy and politically well-connected […]

In Cuba, center promotes reflection and dialogue

[Episcopal News Service – Cárdenas, Cuba] “If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem,” reads the sign at the entrance of the Center for Reflection and Dialogue here. It’s a slogan that resonates in the center’s ministry, outreach programs and approach to human and community development. The center and […]

Episcopal Church of Cuba adopts three-year strategic plan

[Episcopal News Service – Havana, Cuba] The Episcopal Church of Cuba has a clear vision moving into its next triennium: to be a church united in diversity, celebration, evangelism, teaching, serving and sharing the love of God. Arriving at that vision has been “a very rich experience,” yet at times “somewhat difficult,” said Bishop Griselda […]

Daniel Sarfo becomes primate of West Africa

[Anglican Communion News Service] The surviving metropolitan archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa has been elevated to become its 10th primate. According to a statement, Daniel Sarfo, archbishop of the internal province of Ghana, becomes the province’s new leader following the death of Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson. The statement read: “Following the demise […]