Archives for October 2014

Victoria Pretti called as rector of St. Mary’s, Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Bishop William H. Stokes of New Jersey will lead a “Celebration of New Ministry” on Saturday, Nov. 8, for the Rev. Victoria Pretti, as she formally assumes her duties as rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, which is located at 95th Street […]

Episcopal bishops group calls for universal background checks

Citing public support, bishops make case for life-saving gun legislation

[Bishops United Against Gun Violence press release] Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, Oct. 30 released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.” In the […]

Young radio reporters in Liberia to spread the word about Ebola

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programs to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the U.K. by Anglican priest the Rev. Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of […]

Episcopal Relief & Development’s $750,000 Matching Gift Challenge

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] In honor of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, a group of generous donors has pledged $750,000 in matching funds for the organization’s 2014 Matching Gift Challenge. “We are excited and extremely grateful for this 75th Anniversary match, which is our largest ever match amount,” said Joy Shigaki, […]

Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas comienza a trabajar en el presupuesto trienal

Un proceso que promete ser ‘inclusivo, transparente, receptivo, colegiado y en colaboración’

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) de la Iglesia Episcopal dio inicio a los muchos meses de trabajo que resultarán en el presupuesto 2016-2018 que le será propuesto a la 78º. Convención General en julio de 2015. Los miembros del PB&F dedicaron la mayor […]

Archbishop Makgoba tackles South African government on corruption

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The “insidious cancer of corruption” is “the most egregious threat” to South Africa’s democracy today, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture. Delivering the Beyers Naude Memorial Lecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Oct. 27, Makgoba also criticized […]

Rapidísimas

El papa Francisco habló recientemente sobre las necesidades y derechos de los pobres y añadió que existe el peligro que digan que es comunista. Hablando en español ante la Reunión de Movimientos Populares, el pontífice dijo que los pobres necesitan “terrenos, un techo y trabajo”. Añadió que estas cosas están en el centro de la […]

Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry awarded grant for Asian ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant devoted to Asian Ministries at the Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry in San Gabriel, CA (Diocese of Los Angeles). The funding, to be distributed in increments of $50,000 annually, was approved by […]

Cuestiones relacionadas con la justicia captan la atención del Consejo Ejecutivo

Concluye una reunión que tuvo una agenda repleta y enjundiosos debates

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] Además de trabajar con miras a un proyecto del presupuesto 2016-2018, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó el 27 de octubre varias resoluciones sobre diversos asuntos sociales que enfrentan la Iglesia y el mundo. Motivado por la labor de sus comités permanentes conjuntos sobre Promoción Social […]

16 Days of Activism – Anglican men speak out

[Anglican Communion News Service] “As men of faith, we can take responsibility to speak out and end violence against women and girls.” This is the core message of a short video just released in the run-up to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The video features 10 men in different parts of the […]