Archives for July 2014

Episcopal Church trust funds update

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer N. Kurt Barnes announced that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s (DFMS) trust funds, which total $380 million, continued an exceptional performance during the first six months of 2014. The trust funds account for 25% of the annual budget of […]

EPPN: It’s Time For Prison Reform

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Tell your member of Congress to be a champion of prison reform through supporting the Smarter Sentencing Act! The U.S. prison population is vast and growing. Between 1980 and 2014, the number of federal prison inmates increased by almost 790%. The Bureau of Federal Prisons currently operates at nearly 140% of its […]

Se acerca la fecha límite para la presentación de ilustraciones originales para la tarjeta de Navidad

[31 de Julio de 2014] Se acerca la fecha límite del 15 de agosto para la presentación de obras de arte originales que se utilizarán para la tarjeta de Navidad de 2014 de la Iglesia Episcopal. La obra de arte original debe expresar un entendimiento local de la encarnación de Dios en la celebración del […]

Deadline nears for submitting original artwork for Christmas card

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The August 15 deadline is approaching for submitting original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card. The original artwork should express a local understanding of God’s incarnation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Almost two dozen entries have been submitted to date. […]

Rapidísimas

Con flores y discursos ha sido bienvenido a Venezuela el general Hugo Carvajal retenido en Aruba por cuatro días acusado de tráfico de drogas y ayuda a la guerrilla de las FARC. Carvajal era jefe de inteligencia del gobierno chavista. Su libertad se produjo basada en su inmunidad parlamentaria. Varios comentaristas han dicho que el […]

Urgent calls for peace in the land of the Holy One

[Episcopal News Service] Religious and political leaders have stepped up their calls for a permanent ceasefire to the three-week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas, as the number of casualties topped 7,000 and the death toll reached 1,200. “The continued and escalating violence in the land of the Holy One, the slaughter of innocents by actions […]

Joint Nominating Committee presents final essay on presiding bishop

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information. The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) continues its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop […]

Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury on Gaza

[Lambeth Palace press release] Following a recent update from staff at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken publicly (after many private contacts) of his concern for the deteriorating situation in Gaza. Archbishop Justin Welby said today: “You can’t look at […]

Video: Philadelphia 11 reflections

Philadelphia 11 reflections: Church still learning from ordinations

Fredrica Harris Thompsett says 'look back with joy', see changes still needed

[Episcopal News Service –Phoenix, Arizona] Fredrica Harris Thompsett, the Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reflects on the lessons taught to the church by the ordinations of the Philadelphia 11 40 years ago on July 29, 1974. She was the keynote speaker at a symposium […]