Archives for June 2015

Video: Steve Smith, former YASC missionary in South Africa

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Steve Smith from the Diocese of California served for two years as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary in Grahamstown, South Africa, where he lived at the Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery and taught at Holy Cross School. Currently a student at Virginia Theological Seminary, Smith talks about the […]

Video: Bishops lead march against gun violence

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] About 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession in Salt Lake City the morning of June 28. The prayerful procession walked the half-mile from the Salt Palace Convention Center to Pioneer Park while marchers sang hymns and prayed. Members of Utah anti-gun violence […]

General Convention resolutions target gun violence

Outdoor prayerful procession features testimonials against reliance on firearms

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] While 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession here the morning of June 28, several resolutions targeting gun violence are making their way through the legislative process. The prayerful procession walked the half-mile from the Salt Palace Convention Center to Pioneer Park while […]

Video: Chuck Wynder on the church’s role in social justice

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Chuck Wynder, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement, speaks following the June 28 march against gun violence in Salt Lake City.

Gun violence victim Carolyn Tuft speaks at prayerful procession

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Carolyn Tuft speaks about her pain and horror as a victim of a 2007 mass shooting at Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City. Although Tuft survived the shooting, her daughter Kirsten died from a gunshot wound to the head. Addressing the Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence […]

Former police officer Gayle Fisher-Stewart speaks at prayerful procession against gun violence

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., for 23 years. She is currently a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. As a retired police officer, she has the right to carry a gun in the United States, […]

Bishop Curry speaks at prayerful procession against gun violence

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Following a prayerful early morning procession June 28, Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry addresses hundreds of marchers, including bishops, clergy and laity attending General Convention in Salt Lake City.

Jefferts Schori’s address at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori speaks at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration June 27 at General Convention in Salt Lake City.

Jennings’ address at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings speaks at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration June 27 at General Convention.

Curry’s address at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry speaks at Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary celebration at General Convention. Curry serves as chair of the board of directors for Episcopal Relief & Development.