Archives for 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas 2015 sermon

[Lambeth Palace] Read Archbishop Justin Welby’s Christmas sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning. At a Carol service last week I met Mary Berry. She was a delight, and it was a privilege to meet her. The conversation was going so well – I can bluff even when it comes to Bake Off – until […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message “As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you.” [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announces independent investigation

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement to the staff of the Episcopal Church. December 18, 2015 Dear Friends, I have today engaged a law firm to conduct an independent investigation of the concerns that led me to place three members […]

Episcopalians across United States help others celebrate Christmas

Congregational efforts range from meals to toys, clothes to worship invitations

An article about the increased support for refugees this Christmas is available here. [Episcopal News Service] Advent may be the time to await Christ’s coming, but in many Episcopal Church congregations, it is also time to turn outward to their neighbors near and far to help them experience the joy of Christmas. Some congregations have […]

Christmas season sparks increased support for refugees

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] With the Christmas season at hand, some refugee resettlement ministries across The Episcopal Church report they have received […]

Video – Transformed by service in South Africa: Young Adult Service Corps

[Episcopal News Service] 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. Smith talks about the fruits of the YASC program and the importance of providing young […]

Episcopal COP21 delegates emboldened in climate change advocacy

Negotiators reach historic agreement to limit warming

[Episcopal News Service – Le Bourget, France] Negotiators meeting at the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, COP21, reached a historic agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions and holding global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a move that represents a potential shift in how countries will meet their energy needs. It’s […]

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry released from hospital

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been discharged from the hospital in Virginia Dec. 11 and is going to his home in North Carolina. “God is God and I have lived my life trusting in Him,” the presiding bishop said. “And I believe the […]

Presiding Bishop issues letter to staff regarding three employees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following letter to the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. December 11, 2015 Dear Friends, I need to inform you that on Wednesday I placed on administrative leave Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, Samuel McDonald, […]

In Michigan: A refugee ‘holding pattern’

Episcopal churches wait, prepare for ‘We Welcome Refugees’ Sunday, Dec. 13

[Episcopal News Service] Congress may be working on an appropriations bill that could stall or halt the arrival of some refugees, but Bill Davenport can’t wait to welcome them to southeastern Michigan – again. About 16 years ago Davenport and others at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Grosse Pointe Woods, a Detroit suburb, in conjunction […]