Archives for May 2015

EPPN Policy Alert: Sign a petition in support of debt relief for Nepal

[Episcopal Public Policy Network press release] In April, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. This earthquake and the aftershocks that followed have led to an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. One of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal is now in desperate need of resources to recover and protect its citizens, especially as monsoon […]

World Refugee Day resources available for congregations, dioceses

From Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] June 20 is World Refugee Day and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has prepared resources to observe this important event in dioceses and congregations of all sizes. “In observance of World Refugee Day, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invites Episcopalians to learn more about how […]

West Texas bishop reports on diocesan response to flooding, tornado

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] Diocese of West Texas Bishop Gary Lillibridge has written to the members of the diocese with an update about recent flooding. His letter is here. The text of the letter follows as well. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 TO:        All Clergy and Congregations in West Texas FROM: Bishop Lillibridge I am […]

Presiding Bishop moderates WCC panel on peace, security in the Congo

[Episcopal News Service] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked among the world’s poorest countries, and since the former Belgian colony fell into the hands of corrupt and power-hungry leaders following its independence in 1960, the Congolese have rarely experienced life without conflict. A May 27-29 World Council of Churches’ conference in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

Japanese Anglicans commit to becoming ‘symbols of peace’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK – The Anglican Communion in Japan) has renewed commitments to put peace and reconciliation at the core of the church’s mission in a message concerning the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. The […]

Anglican churches assisting those displaced by crisis in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi is preparing to assist people displaced by violence and insecurity due to the ongoing political crisis in the country. Unrest began last month with President Nkurunziza’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term of office, a re-election bid which his […]

Bishops on the GTS Board of Trustees issue letter

[General Theological Seminary] To: The Bishops of The Episcopal Church May 20, 2015 From: The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, the Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, the Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, the Rt. Rev. William H. […]

Canada: Anglicans join biosolids protest in Nicola Valley

[Anglican Journal] A bad smell hangs over parts of British Columbia’s Nicola Valley. Partially processed human waste — known in the industry as “biosolids” — are being dumped onto a 320-acre patch of former ranch land not far from where the Spius Creek flows into the Nicola River, and concerns about the safety of the […]

Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero hailed by ecumenical leaders

[World Council of Churches press release] Leaders of churches and ecumenical organizations have expressed respect and appreciation following the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday, May 24. In the Roman Catholic Church, beatification is a significant step in the process leading to canonization as a saint. Romero was murdered while presiding at Mass in […]

Central Pennsylvania notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-Elect Scanlan's ordination and consecration set for September 12

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania that Bishop-Elect Audrey Scanlan has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Canon Audrey Scanlan was elected […]