Archives for March 2015

Reclaiming climate change as a moral issue

[Episcopal News Service] When California Bishop Marc Andrus wants to engage people in a conversation about climate change he doesn’t throw statistics at them, rather he begins with a question like: When was the last time you had an experience of wonder in the natural world? “If we can connect people back to it, or […]

Episcopal forum raises awareness about climate change crisis

March 24 event kicks off ‘30 days of action’

[Episcopal News Service – Los Angeles, California] In a deeply politicized country where environmental officials in Florida are forbidden to use the words “climate” and “change” together in a sentence, and where a presidential candidate dismisses the notion that greenhouse gases are causing the earth’s atmosphere to warm, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society hosted a […]

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus

Executive Council celebrates Missionary Society budget management, leadership of Sauls and Barnes

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] Responding to financial reports by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society leadership showing yearly income exceeding expenses (or “surplus”) of nearly $2.4 million, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, during its March 19-21 meeting here, adopted a resolution celebrating the financial stewardship of the society’s staff and management. […]

Presiding Bishop’s Easter message 2015

'The only place we will not find him is in the tomb'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affair press release] “We will find him already there before us, bringing new and verdant life,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states in her Easter Message 2015. “The only place we will not find him is in the tomb.” In 2015, Easter is celebrated on April 5. The […]

Executive Council wraps up 2013-2015 triennial work

Governance, social justice issues occupy last meeting

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council during its March 19-21 meeting here celebrated its work together and looked forward to the future. “A fair amount of energy during the gathering was devoted to issues of transition,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts said of the meeting during a press conference. […]

Coverage of Executive Council’s March 2015 meeting

Faith leaders unite with business leaders to end scourge of slavery

Archbishop tells UNCSW that trafficking exists because of a greedy market

[Episcopal News Service] The number of people who enslave adults and children for profit across the world is multiplying, and traffickers cumulatively make more money than the oil industry. That’s the assessment of Archbishop David Moxon, the archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, who spoke […]

Holy Land groups pave path to peace with commonality and trust

[Episcopal News Service] It may be a cliché to say that water knows no boundaries, but for Elizabeth Koch-Ya’ari, navigating the stream of ecology and peacemaking is bringing together Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmentalists – people of different faiths from neighboring communities – to mobilize and build friendships around their common source of life. As […]

House of Bishops concludes meeting with eye towards Convention

Bishops to write new letter on racism, anticipate commission on ‘impairment’

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in its annual spring retreat, has agreed to write a new pastoral letter to the church on the sin of racism. The letter, expected to be adopted at the spring 2016 meeting, will be “the most lasting response of this house to that issue,” Presiding […]

UNCSW delegates discuss statelessness, universal birth registration

[Episcopal News Service] To have a nationality means to exist, though millions of people worldwide are stateless because of armed conflict, politics, border disputes and economic migration. Others are rendered stateless simply as result of never having had their births registered. “We’re talking about some of the world’s most dispossessed people,” said the Rev. Canon […]