Archives for February 2015

RIP: Malcolm Boyd, activist-writer priest, dies at 91

Boyd's ordained ministry spanned 60 years

[The Episcopal News — Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd – whose human rights advocacy shaped most of his 30 books including the 1965 best-seller Are You Running with Me, Jesus? – died February 27 in Los Angeles while receiving private hospice care. Severe complications of pneumonia caused Boyd’s death at age 91, said […]

Domestic-poverty fellows work to alleviate suffering, teach church

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Sarah Monroe and the Rev. Susan Heath may live on opposite ends of the United States, and their ministries may take different forms, but their goals are the same: building communities that can work toward alleviating poverty and the suffering it causes. There is “a real hunger for community and […]

Episcopal Divinity School announces new scholarship initiative

[Episcopal Divinity School press release] Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has announced that it will offer 20 additional student scholarships in the 2015–16 academic year. Of the 20 scholarships, 10 will be full tuition scholarships for master’s degree candidates, five of which will be awarded to students of color. The remaining scholarships will be first year […]

Episcopal Church submits written statement for 2015 UN Commission on the Status of Women

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] With the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting on the horizon, The Episcopal Church submitted its first ever official written statement to the 59th Session last October detailing persistent challenges to women’s empowerment and gender equality and offering action steps. 2015 UNCSW […]

Program, Budget and Finance prepares to listen to the church

Budget committee is ‘in a receptive mode’ as it turns towards convention

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) left its three day meeting here ready to listen to the church’s opinions about which work ought to be done on a church-wide level in the next three years and how to pay for that work. That […]

EPPN Lenten Series: Engaging poverty at home and around the world

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In this week’s reflection, we focus on housing. The Rev’d Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, provides background on the realities of access to housing in the United States. Then, Chris Sikkema, Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries of the Domestic and Foreign […]

Why my faith calls me to work with refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Micah 6:8: And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Justice and faith are like peanut butter and jelly; they naturally go together. Justice has multiple definitions, legally and morally, but I think of justice as that 1990s adage […]

School of Theology named to class of seminaries that change the world

[School of Theology — Sewanee, Tennessee] The School of Theology was once again honored to be named to the 2015 list of Seminaries that Change the World. Twenty-six institutions were named in this year’s class, two of which are Episcopal seminaries. The School of Theology was also included in the class of 2014. The Center for […]

Central Gulf Coast diocese elects James Russell Kendrick as bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast] The Rev. James Russell Kendrick, rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast on Feb. 21, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. […]

Washington National Cathedral Phase I earthquake repairs completed

[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral has announced the completion of Phase I repairs in its ongoing earthquake restoration work. The August 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the cathedral and caused approximately $32 million in damage. The seismic event rotated pinnacles, cracked mortar, chipped and cracked limestone, and briefly took flying buttresses out of compression. Following […]