Archives for January 2016

Presiding Bishop to address National Press Club Newsmaker news conference

Is there room enough for all? The Church's role in creating an Inclusive World

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry will discuss Is there room enough for all? The Church’s role in creating an Inclusive Worldat the National Press Club in Washington DC on Monday, February 8 beginning at 10 am Eastern. “One of the most important statements of our […]

‘Action’ call as 26 refugees drown off Greece

[Anglican Communion News Service] Ten children are amongst 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq who have been confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island in Greece yesterday, the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG) say. The 26 dead – including five boys and five girls – are amongst more than 200 who have […]

England-Scotland ecumenical agreement published

[Anglican Communion News Service] A proposed ecumenical agreement between the Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland is not about “novel doctrinal statements or additional institutional structures, but about growing in communion and partnership in mission, so that people may be drawn to the good news of peace, the gospel of Jesus Christ,” […]

Five people nominated to become next bishop of Pennsylvania

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-person slate of nominations for the next diocesan bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. W. Frank Allen, rector, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Pennsylvania; The Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary, chief operating officer and […]

South Sudan bishops appeal for support as new areas hit by conflict

[Anglican Alliance] Bishops from Equatoria, South Sudan, have given harrowing accounts of how recent conflict is affecting local communities and urged the Anglican Alliance and Anglican partners to advocate for relief assistance. Recently the armed conflict that has severely affected the population of Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states for two years has spread to Greater […]

New Zealand churches oppose physician-assisted suicide

[Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical body which advises church members of the “spiritual, ethical and cultural issues connected to biotechnology and related issues” in New Zealand has responded to a government consultation by stressing its opposition to the introduction of “physician-assisted suicide.” In making its submission, the InterChurch Bioethics Council (ICBC), an ecumenical, cross-cultural body […]

Church of England launches primary school savings club

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England has launched a savings scheme aimed at helping primary school children to learn about saving while building up a small nest-egg. The LifeSavers programme has been piloted in schools across south-east London, Nottinghamshire and Bradford and is now being rolled out across the country. The LifeSavers scheme […]

Holy Innocents School students package food to help ‘Stop Hunger Now’

[Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School] What if some Holy Innocents’ students could skip a morning meeting and a P.E. class and package 10,152 meals for hungry children? That’s what four classes of third-graders and one eighth-grade class did Jan. 27 in Atlanta when they bagged and sealed meals of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamin […]

CARAVAN interfaith art exhibition opens at St. Paul’s Chapel, NYC

[Trinity Wall Street press release] A groundbreaking interfaith exhibition of premier and emerging visual artists January 20–February 28, 2016 St. Paul’s Chapel The Bridge is an East-West travelling art exhibition organized and curated by CARAVAN, an interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding NGO. It showcases the work of 47 premier contemporary visual artists from 15 countries. Each […]

Seafarers’ ministry goes digital

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican mission agency Mission to Seafarers has teamed up with the North American Maritime Ministry Association to launch a new international digital center for Seafarers’ Ministry. The MARE project (pronounced mar-a) will bring together a number of seafarers’ ministry organizations to deliver support, information and professional development using social media. […]