Archives for August 2015

City’s faith groups come together to voice differences, similarities as they grapple with social changes

[Diocese of Atlanta — Gainesville, Georgia] A near-capacity crowd of about 300 gathered on a recent Wednesday evening at Grace Episcopal Church to hear local pastors of different denominations explore ways their faith groups respond to social and legal challenges from the secular community. The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Church, said, “Christianity beyond […]

VIDAS responds to need in Puerto Rico

Island faces drought, entrenched economic crisis

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] Tucked behind the Epsicopal Diocese of Puerto Rico’s administrative offices in Trujillo Alto, an increasingly mixed income municipality within metropolitan San Juan, sits Centro San Justo, a two-story education and childcare center serving 140 students aged 2 months to 5 years old. Centro San Justo, or Saint […]

Gary Hall, Washington National Cathedral dean, retiring at end of year

[Washington National Cathedral] The Very Rev. Gary Hall, tenth dean of the Washington National Cathedral, announced Aug. 18 that he will retire on December 31. “Over the past three years, the bishop, the staff, the chapter, and I have done the hard work of placing the cathedral on solid financial footing:  Our budget is balanced […]

Bishop James Magness, Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries, to retire in 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church. “Bishop Magness has brought a new level of clarity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to the office, and has increased […]