Archives for January 2015

Standing Committee asks Maryland bishop suffragan to resign

Attorney says request is ‘under advisement right now’

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland wants Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook to resign her position in the diocese in the wake of her involvement in a fatal car accident. “The Standing Committee has concluded that Bishop Heather Cook can no longer function effectively in her position as Bishop Suffragan. Therefore, […]

Environmental stewardship fellows foster ministry rooted in creation

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church is addressing the call of the fifth Mark of Mission to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth in a number of ways, including through the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s support for the work of two women who want […]

El conflicto israelí-palestino no es una solución de ganadores y perdedores

Líderes religiosos de EE.UU. asociados en la construcción de la paz

[Episcopal News Service] En la búsqueda de una solución pacífica para el conflicto israelí-palestino, las personas de fe deben ser socios eficaces comprometidos a escuchar múltiples testimonios, dicen miembros de una amplia delegación interreligiosa de EE.UU., encabezada por la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori, durante una peregrinación de una semana a […]

February 15: World Mission Sunday

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, World Mission Sunday in 2015 is February 15 in The Episcopal Church. The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Book of […]

#ShareTheJourney pilgrimage to highlight refugee work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Join #ShareTheJourney with Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and eight Episcopal pilgrims as they participate in an 11-day pilgrimage to the Great Lakes region of Africa. #ShareTheJourney is designed to raise awareness of ways in which the […]

West Texas notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop Coadjutor David Reed to be ordained and consecrated Feb. 28

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of West Texas that the Rt. Rev. David Reed has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the Presiding Bishop confirmed the receipt […]

Liberia’s Cuttington University needs help to reopen

School, crucial to country, has been an epicenter of Ebola fight

Editor’s note: This story was updated Jan. 30 at 6:10 p.m. EST to change donation information at end. [Episcopal News Service] The Liberian government’s push to reopen the Ebola-stricken country’s public and private schools and universities in February is once again highlighting both the importance of The Episcopal Church of Liberia’s Cuttington University to the country […]

La Obispa Primada aborda el problema de la nacionalidad en la República Dominicana

Un prejuicio histórico y la demanda de mano de obra migratoria ofrecen una perspectiva de la crisis

[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] Una gran concurrencia acudió a saludar a la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori a mediados de diciembre en la iglesia de la Santa Cruz, en Santa Fe, en lo que una vez fuera el centro de la región azucarera de la República Dominicana en San Pedro de […]

Rob Wright among Georgia’s ‘100 Most Influential’

[Diocese of Atlanta] Those recognized as Georgia’s 100 most influential people recognized Jan. 27 at a luncheon given by Georgia Trend magazine included Bishop Rob Wright. Georgia Trend included Bishop Wright in the listing with the state’s U.S. senators, the chancellor of the university system and business leaders for “wading into the gun debate, urging its defeat and […]

‘No zero-sum solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US interfaith leaders dedicated to being partners in building peace

[Episcopal News Service] In seeking a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people of faith need to be effective partners committed to hearing multiple narratives, say members of a broad U.S. interfaith delegation, led by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The 15-member delegation of Jews, […]