Archives for January 2016

Church considers long-term response to Flint’s water crisis

[Episcopal News Service] Churches and other community-based organizations responded first, providing Flint residents with bottled water and filters for their taps long before Michigan officials acknowledged people were drinking lead-contaminated water. Over the last two weeks, Flint’s water crisis and the state’s failure to respond, have dominated mainstream headlines, with President Barack Obama declaring a […]

Ferguson pilgrims study systemic racism, injustice and reconciliation

Church to focus on anti-racism, reconciliation throughout the triennium

[Episcopal News Service – Ferguson, Missouri] In the months following General Convention, the Episcopal Church has been working to fulfill its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it. On Jan. 21, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached the sermon at the opening Eucharist of the 2016 Trinity Institute, Listen for a Change: […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry kicked off Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” on Jan. 21 with a sermon focusing on Chapter 8 of the Gospel according to Matthew, the story of the centurion’s servant, urging his listeners to join the “Jesus Movement” to change the […]

Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage

Video: Primates Meeting press conference

Press conference held Jan. 15 at the conclusion of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England.

Welby apologizes for persecution on the grounds of sexuality

Anglican Primates Meeting concludes with commitment to walk together

[Episcopal News Service – Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized Jan. 15 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for the hurt and pain they have experienced by the Anglican Communion over the years. Speaking at a press conference following a five-day meeting of Anglican primates in Canterbury, Welby referred to a group […]

Episcopal Church bishops speak to dioceses on Primates Meeting

Video: Presiding Bishop responds to primates’ actions, stresses relationships

[Episcopal News Service – Canterbury, England] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry expresses the importance of mission partnerships, relationships grounded in common faith, companion diocese and parish-to-parish relationships; relationships that follow the way of Jesus of Nazareth in addressing poverty and hunger. Speaking outside the gates to Canterbury Cathedral, Curry said these things are the true strengths […]

Presiding Bishop and Primate speaks on actions at Primates Meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican primates at their meeting in Canterbury, England. The following is the text of the presiding bishop’s statement: Before I say a word about our gathering here at the […]

Relationships in Christ are the ‘real instruments of unity,’ leaders say

[Episcopal News Service – Canterbury, England] As the 38 primates of the Anglican Communion conclude their Jan. 11-15 meeting calling for temporary sanctions on the Episcopal Church but with a commitment to walking together, church leaders say the real instruments of communion and unity are the global partnerships, relationships and networks that exist across differences […]