Archives for September 2014

Education remains priority amid General Seminary faculty departures

[Episcopal News Service] The board of trustees’ executive committee for General Theological Seminary in New York has “voted with great regret to accept the resignations” of eight full-time professors who say “the working environment that the Dean and President has created has become unsustainable.” The board said its decision came “after much prayer and deliberation […]

Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times

[Episcopal News Service] Eighteen-year-old “C.J.” remembers his Normandy High School classmate Michael Brown “as just a chilled out sort of guy. He was just a cool dude, a rapper, who was really into making his own music. Being the teen that he was, I just would never have known that he would have gotten killed […]

Video: Fostering sustainable livelihoods in Mozambique

[Episcopal News Service] In a remote region of Mozambique’s Gaza Province, a brickmaking project is transforming the community. It’s one example of how the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Lebombo, using Asset-Based Community Development methodology, is empowering remote communities in Mozambique. Community members are able to build their own […]

World’s largest climate action march: Episcopalians protest for change

[Episcopal News Service] Don Robinson’s right hand gripped a leaf of curly kale, pointing it toward the sky as he lifted his eyes in silent prayer. Robinson, from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, stood among more than 200 Episcopalians and Anglicans from as far as Alabama, Oregon and South Africa, all squeezing into their designated […]

Presiding Bishop announces she will not stand for reelection

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following message is from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori: To all the people of God in The Episcopal Church: It is a great joy and privilege to serve as your Presiding Bishop.  I have been blessed to be able to meet and build relationships […]

House of Bishops leaving Taiwan with ‘hearts and minds expanded’

Seven-day meeting in Taipei shows ‘no diocese is too small or too far away’

[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] Members of the House of Bishops are leaving their meeting here with an expanded view of ministry of the Episcopal and Anglican churches in Asia. “This meeting has offered abundant opportunities to expand our vision of what is possible as we engage God’s mission,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori […]

House of Bishops Fall 2014 meeting statements

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church met in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23. The following are statements concerning the meeting. The theme for the fall meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination. Presiding Bishop […]

Be prophets, agents of reconciliation, Asian archbishops say

House of Bishops hears about mission in three different contexts

[Episcopal News Service – Taipei, Taiwan] God is calling the church in Asia to be an agent of reconciliation and a prophetic witness, three Asian Anglican archbishops told the House of Bishops, and they said the church across the world also must respond to the same call. “Reconciliation should be the core message of the […]

Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

[Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church […]

A pastoral message on climate change

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following Pastoral Message on Climate Change has been issued by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with the heads for the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. A Pastoral Message on Climate Change from […]