Archives for September 2015

Kansas church repents treatment of its only black member

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] On a recent Sunday afternoon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clay Center, Kansas, was packed with worshippers, including half a dozen guests from the Ward Chapel AME Church in nearby Junction City. They had gathered Sept. 20 for a service of repentance, healing and reconciliation to acknowledge the mistreatment of the only […]

Presiding Bishop, other faith leaders endorse Pope’s climate change imperative

[Episcopal News Service] In the wake of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Washington, D.C., Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and other faith leaders on Sept. 24 committed to five initiatives to address global climate change. “Coming Together in Faith,” a two-day live-streamed interreligious summit, brought together faith leaders to issue a call to […]

As more water shutoffs loom, church prepares to canvass neighborhoods

Marginalized people left out of Detroit’s rebirth

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] On any given day, some 10,000 Detroit residents, the majority elderly women and single mothers, turn on a dry tap. It’s a persistent water crisis that has attracted international attention and condemnation amidst coverage of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy odyssey from ruin to rebirth as a city for investors, entrepreneurs, artists and […]

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society seeks partner to develop downtown Austin property

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, chief operating officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced a Request for Proposals for the development of land owned by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society on behalf of The Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, according to a Sept. 16 press release. Sauls announced that the redevelopment is […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on refugees; congregational and individual response suggestions

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued this statement on the current worldwide refugee crisis: The children of Abraham have ever been reminded to care for the widow and orphan and the sojourner in their midst, who were the refugees and homeless of the time. Jesus […]

Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop: Ticket details for two events

Oct. 31 Union of Black Episcopalians Vigil Celebration at D.C. Armory, Nov. 1 Installation Service at Washington National Cathedral

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Two events will highlight the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry. The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed to be the next Presiding Bishop and Primate […]

On the front line of the refugee crisis in Hungary, elsewhere

[Anglican Communion News Service] Saint Margaret’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Budapest, Hungary, part of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, is on the front line of the Syrian refugee crisis, with tens of thousands of asylum seekers passing through the city each day en route to Germany via Austria. The German authorities have announced […]

Out of Deep Waters: Complete coverage of Katrina 10 years on

Out of Deep Waters: ‘Co-opted into a resurrection story’

Hurricane Katrina transformed people and ministry along the Gulf Coast

[Episcopal News Service – Gulf Coast] In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina changed the Gulf Coast forever, the arc of The Episcopal Church’s ministry here traces a story of evolution and transformation filled with lessons for the rest of the church. It was clear that recovery along the Gulf Coast would take years and, […]

A Letter to The Episcopal Church From the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies

Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued a letter calling on Episcopal congregations to participate in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on September 6. The letter follows: September 1, 2015 Dear Sisters and […]