Archives for February 2016

United Thank Offering grants awarded to young adults, seminarians

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] United Thank Offering grants to 10 young adults and five seminarians were awarded by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its February meeting in Fort Worth, TX following the recommendation by the United Thank Offering Board. The United Thank Offering is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and York pray for evangelization of England

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a “great wave of prayer” for the evangelisation of England. In an “unprecedented step”, Justin Welby and John Sentamu have written to every parish priest in the Church of England, inviting churches across the country to take part in the focused prayer […]

New Zealand archbishops call for refugee increase

[Anglican Communion News Service] New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a “more generous” approach to refugees and a “substantial increase” on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for “extra pathways” for refugees to enter New Zealand. Archbishops Brown Turei and Philip Richardson made their case in a submission to New […]

EPPN: Sign the Arctic faith petition

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network have advocated to Congress for the Arctic Refuge’s permanent protection. Now, we are raising our voices once again through a faith petition to President Obama and Congress, urging our leaders to take swift action for this magnificent part of God’s creation. The Arctic […]

Añaden a San Mateo, una iglesia afroamericana de Detroit, a la ‘Red para la Libertad’

[Episcopal News Service] Antes de que Harriet Tubman escapara de la esclavitud, antes de que Abraham Lincoln fuera electo al Congreso y antes de que Harriet Beecher Stowe escribiera La cabaña del Tío Tom, miembros de la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church] ayudaban a los esclavos a escapar, a través del […]

Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives

Racial justice, reconciliation, evangelism capture members' imagination

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The shape, scope and structure of the Episcopal Church’s pledge to address racism, practice reconciliation and become a church of evangelists has begun to be built, the Executive Council learned at its Feb. 26-28 meeting. And the council put some important pieces of that work into place. In […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] During its Feb. 26-28 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy and Networking for Mission Affirm the following ministries as Jubilee Ministries: GraceWorks, Grace Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama, Diocese of Alabama; Kitchen of Hope,
 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Glassboro, New […]

A response to the shootings in Hesston and Newton, Kansas

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] The Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, Bishop of Kansas, has written the following letter to the members of his diocese about the Feb. 25 shootings in the diocese. February 27, 2016 Dear Friends, Like so many of you, I was shocked and saddened by the multiple shootings that took place in […]

Executive Council: Opening remarks from House of Deputies president

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings given at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through Feb. 28 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas. The last time we […]

Executive Council: Opening remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry given at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through Feb. 28 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Thank you all.  President Gay Clark Jennings and I have worked […]