Archives for February 2016

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 […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he’s ‘reasonably back to normal’

Three-day Executive Council meeting gets into details of new triennium’s work

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church Executive Council began its Feb. 26-28 meeting by hearing some good news about the health of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Curry, who had surgery for a subdural hematoma and spent six days in the hospital in early December, told council members that he is now […]

Episcopalians urged to take ‘gospel high ground’ after primates’ action

Presiding Bishop: ‘The Episcopal Church is a part of the Anglican Communion’

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church is still part of the Anglican Communion, despite actions taken by the primates in January, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said Feb. 26, adding he hopes the church “will be able to bear witness” to the entire communion. Curry’s comments came during his opening remarks […]

Detroit’s historically black St. Matthew’s added to ‘Freedom Network’

National Park Service recognizes 170-year-old congregation’s Underground Railroad activism

[Episcopal News Service] Before Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, before Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress and before Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church were helping slaves escape across the Detroit River to freedom in Canada. Founded in 1846 above a blacksmith’s shop, St. Matthew’s is among the oldest historically […]

Presiding Bishop visits refugee resettlement agency to learn process

Syrian family shares its experience

[Episcopal News Service – Denver, Colorado] In 2012, Ahmed and his family abandoned their lives in Homs, Syria, and fled across the border to Jordan where, without the ability to work and dependent on international aid for food, they struggled to survive. Today, Ahmed, his wife, his parents and five additional family members, including a 2-year-old […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues update on investigation

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has sent the following letter to the staff of the Episcopal Church with an update on the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December. The presiding bishop sent similar versions of this letter […]

Miguelina Howell becomes first Latina Episcopal cathedral dean

Installed at a changing Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut

[The Episcopal Church in Connecticut] The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell became the first Hispanic woman to be a cathedral dean in the Episcopal Church when she was installed Feb. 18 as the 10th dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Howell, an Episcopal priest born and raised in the Dominican Republic, was elected last […]

Haiti Episcopal college prepares students for agriculture, agribusiness

Five-year plan looks to revitalize school, address food and economic security

  Click here to read this story in French.  [Episcopal News Service –Terrier-Rouge, Haiti] On a recent February morning a young Haitian man riding high on a John Deere tractor tilled the fields, readying them for the first planting of the year at the St. Barnabas Center for Agriculture, an Episcopal college located on 475 […]

Presiding Bishop celebrates Feast of Absalom Jones in Detroit

[Diocese of Michigan] Celebrating the Feast of Absalom Jones on Feb. 20, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry touched on his ongoing theme of the “Jesus Movement,” a message enthusiastically received at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. “We were baptized not just into a membership of the church,” he said. “We were baptized into […]