Archives for August 2014

Social and environmental justice are intimately, profoundly linked

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network press release] “Sleeper awake!” is the opening call of a new Anglican resource for the Season of Creation, the third in a series published by the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. The resource has sermon notes and liturgical materials covering the themes of climate change, eco-justice, water, creation and redemption and […]

Pilgrimage to Bishop Charles Henry Brent’s birthplace a joyous occasion

[Diocese of Toronto] Dr. John Alipit’s pilgrimage came to an emotional end inside St. George, Newcastle. Dr. Alipit, born and raised in the Philippines and now living in Michigan, came to St. George’s in early August to pay homage to the man who had converted his parents to Christianity and provided him with an education […]

Episcopal priest helps campaign to house 100K homeless Americans

[Community Solutions press release] An Episcopal priest has helped to spearhead a successful national campaign to find permanent housing for 100,000 homeless Americans in fewer than four years. The Rev. Linda M. Kaufman, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, directed national field organizing for the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which announced last month that […]

La Universidad de Cuttington y la diócesis de Liberia en el epicentro de la crisis del ébola

Las comunidades afectadas encuentran sustento en la respuesta de la Iglesia

[Episcopal News Service] La Universidad de Cuttington en Liberia, localizada en uno de los epicentros del brote del ébola en África Occidental, está atendiendo a sus comunidades vecinas, al tiempo que se preocupa del impacto de la epidemia en el futuro de la escuela, actualmente cerrada, y lamenta la pérdida de graduados y amigos. Entre […]

Liberia’s Cuttington University, diocese at epicenter of Ebola crisis

Impacted communities find lifeline in church response

[Episcopal News Service] Liberia’s Cuttington University, located near one of the epicenters of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, is reaching out to its surrounding communities while worrying about the epidemic’s impact on the now-closed school’s future, and mourning the loss of graduates and friends. Meanwhile, throughout Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development is in […]

Bishop Tengatenga to preach at Episcopal convention in Charleston

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, a distinguished leader and teacher in the worldwide Anglican Communion, will visit Charleston in November as the preacher for the 224th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Bishop Tengatenga will give the sermon at the opening Eucharist on Nov. 14 […]

South India alcohol ban could include Communion wine

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India’s southern Kerala state have given a mixed response to government proposals for a total prohibition of alcohol within 10 years. While Christian leaders have welcomed the ban, which will be gradually phased in over the next decade, some are concerned at calls for Communion wine to be included. […]

‘Self-sustainability, unity are church priorities’: Central Africa primate

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Albert Chama, primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA), has emphasized that self-sustainability and unity remain top priorities for the church. “As a transnational province, we’re encouraging investments in the various countries to make sure that the national churches and subsequently the province is […]

Local churches empower communities to stop Ebola spread

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development’s local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014. Partners in both countries are mobilizing local volunteers to promote […]

Two ordained to diaconate in Central Pennsylvania

 On Aug. 23, 2014, Bishop Robert Gepert, Bishop Provisional for the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, ordained Carenda Baker of St. John’s, Carlisle and Sarah Ginolfi of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg to the Diaconate of Transitional Deacon. Deacon Sarah will be serving as Parish Missioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indiana and Deacon Carenda is presently […]