Archives for June 2014

Australia: Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier elected as primate

[Sydney Anglicans] The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, has been elected the next primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. The primatial electors met at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide on June 28, a day before the start of the General Synod. The post of primate is a ceremonial role, without significant constitutional authority. After […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at Niobrara

Niobrara Convocation 29 June 2014 Santee, NE   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Last weekend I participated in a memorial pilgrimage for St. Alban.  He died about 1800 years ago, as the first martyr in England.  The Romans were hunting down Christians and had heard that Alban […]

Bicycle project to boost food security in South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican diocese in South Sudan has sourced and distributed bicycles to local farmers to improve their coordination and help increase productivity to ensure food sustainability in the area. Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD), the development wing of Wau diocese in the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan […]

VTS conference concludes with ‘The Dodoma Statement 2014’

[Virginia Theological Seminary press release – Dodoma, Tanzania] The Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS), Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) concluded the 2014 Christian-Muslim Conference in Dodoma, Tanzania, June 26 with the presentation of a statement of intent. The Dodoma Statement 2014 begins: “We are Muslim and Christian faith leaders, scholars, inter-religious workers and peace-builders. Together as descendants of Abraham […]

EPF urges US to stay out of the developing religious civil war in Iraq

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urges President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress to refrain from any military involvement in the religious civil war developing in Iraq. “Over two decades of war in Iraq has provided ample evidence war as a means to leverage influence in the area is a […]

Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio publica pautas de estudio, recursos de debate

[24 de junio de  2014] El grupo de trabajo de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio ha publicado Querido Amado, recursos para conversación y debate. El siguiente es un informe del Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio. Querido Amado: Un paquete con pautas para el estudio y debate sobre el Matrimonio […]

Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias proporciona subvención especial por aniversario

[[23 de junio de 2014] La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias de la Iglesia Episcopal proporcionando subvenciones “fondos iniciativos” especiales de $ 12.500 a un obispo en cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia y a la Obispa Presidente, por un total de $ 125.000. Parte de la celebración del 125 aniversario de […]

Presiding Bishop receives honorary degree from Oxford University

[Adapted from an Oxford University press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among five prominent figures from the worlds of science, the arts and religion to receive honorary degrees from the University of Oxford on June 25. Jefferts Schori, who received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, said: “[Oxford] is a place where the […]

#Episcopal ‘Social Media Sunday’ a digital invitation

[Episcopal News Service] While in church this Sunday, get out your smart phone. Facebook a selfie, live-tweet a prayer, blog an idea, video the hymn-singing, Instagram photos, Pinterest fun images, Foursquare a location — and use #Episcopal — so “Social Media Sunday” goes viral. Social Media Sunday is an invitation to Episcopalians to share faith […]

Western Massachusetts: ‘Casino vote is good news for the poor’

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts press release] The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling to allow the casino issue to have a place on the November ballot is good news for the poor. We, as Church, see the great need of the city of Springfield and acknowledge the good intentions of elected officials who see casino gaming […]