Archives for November 2015

Conference brings together human rights ombudsmen, Anglican and Episcopal bishops

Bishops move toward creating a regional human rights commission

[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] As Syrian refugees continue to risk death embarking on a dangerous journey to Europe in search of a better life, Central Americans forcibly displaced by an ongoing social conflict in the Northern Triangle also are fleeing, traveling both north and south in search of safety. The United […]

Pope Francis visits martyrs’ shrine

Ugandan martyrs 'continue to proclaim Jesus Christ, power of his cross'

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pope Francis has made a visit to the Anglican shrine to the Ugandan Martyrs in Namugongo, and spoke of the “ecumenism of blood”. The Pope looked visibly pained and shocked as Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda, explained how the martyrs were put to death on the […]

‘Let love lead Anglican Communion’ – Children’s prayer at ACC-16 launch

[Anglican Communion News Service] If you wish to see something launched with style, fervor and commitment then you could do no better than have been in Lusaka Cathedral yesterday (29 November) when the Province of Central Africa launched the preparations for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16), which will take place in […]

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society presents avenues for observing Advent

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The liturgical season of Advent began on Sunday November 29, and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is offering a myriad of opportunities to observe the season in spiritual, faithful avenues. The resources are ideal for personal, congregational and community planning and scheduling of Advent observances. Advent […]

Girls in School; Girls with Dignity: commitment during 16 Days, beyond

[Anglican Communion News Service] For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, we have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education, confident that all activism promoting equal and respectful relationship is good news, all year round, wherever and whoever we are. The 16 […]

Archbishop in Jerusalem shares Christmas Message, Litany for Peace

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem […]

Episcopalians in eastern SC name new cathedral at diocesan convention

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Episcopalians from across eastern South Carolina named a new cathedral, celebrated their connections to the wider church and adopted resolutions to work for racial reconciliation as they gathered for the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina Nov. 13-14 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys […]

EPPN: Support criminal justice reform

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”                                                                                                                                          Hebrews 13:3 It’s no secret that the Bureau of Federal Prisons is severely overcrowded. Operating at nearly 40 percent of its capacity, the federal prison population has grown […]

Episcopal Relief & Development invites Episcopalians to build church presence on asset map

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development invites congregations, dioceses and institutions across the 50 U.S. states – and soon throughout the entire Episcopal Church – to promote their ministries on on the Episcopal Asset Map, a joint project of Episcopal Relief & Development and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. The […]

Queen Elizabeth speaks on Christian unity and Primates Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 10th five-year-term of the Church of England’s General Synod with an address which spoke of major advances in Christian unity and the need for prayer for January’s Primates Meeting. Earlier, during a sermon at a Eucharist in Westminster Abbey attended by the Queen and other […]