Archives for March 2016

Galatians 6:2 conference explores ‘bearing one another’s burdens’

Representatives of six Anglican Communion provinces gather in Tanzania

[Episcopal News Service – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania] Building trust through deep, intentional listening to one another’s stories, helps to create a space where Anglicans and Episcopalians can begin to, as Paul wrote in Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens ….” “You cannot become companions without creating the space where trust is developed,” said the […]

Presiding Bishop calls for a season of prayer

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for a season of prayer for regions of the Anglican Communion which are experiencing violence and civil strife. “In this season of Resurrection, I call on everyone to pray for our brothers and sisters in areas where there is much burden […]

Video: Lambeth’s young monastic community hailed a major success

[Episcopal News Service] Forming a monastic community of young adults at Lambeth Palace to embrace a yearlong commitment to prayer, study and service may have been an audacious experiment, but members of its first class say the initiative has been a major triumph and an extraordinary life-changing experience. “It’s been grounding, deeply rewarding,” says the […]

Easter 2016 message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “This world does not need another fairy tale,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Easter 2016 Message. “This week’s story of crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.” Easter is Sunday, March 27. The video is available here. The following is […]

Training prepares UNCSW delegates to carry the message home

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal delegation representing the church and its policies at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathered on March 22 for an advocacy training designed to empower delegates to take the message home to their dioceses, churches and communities, and to engage others in the effort to “leave […]

Anglican women reaffirm ‘unequivocal commitment’ to stay in communion with each other

[Anglican Communion News Service] Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 2016: 22 March 2016 We as the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60), March 2016, have experienced a deep […]

Power of public witness: Churches prepare to take the Passion outdoors

[Episcopal News Service] This Good Friday, for the Rev. Scott Slater and others in the Diocese of Maryland, Stations of the Cross will include a walk along Baltimore’s Route 40 corridor and stops to pray at places where gun violence has stolen lives. Elsewhere in the Episcopal Church, the ancient tradition of recalling Jesus’ path […]

VIDEO: Presiding Bishop preaches during UNCSW Eucharist

‘By empowering women, cultures, societies are lifted up’

[Episcopal News Service] “The key to eradicating most poverty on the planet, aside from programs that help, aside from economic development, which is all obvious, the key is to be found in women,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a March 17 sermon preached in honor of the Episcopal and Anglican women gathered in New […]

Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

Event runs parallel to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women session

[Episcopal News Service] By empowering women and girls from the ground up, it is possible to change entire communities: to lower poverty and domestic violence rates and to ensure that girls receive an education. It is even possible to change men. “I believe that economic development will never be a reality unless it reaches women […]

Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

Secretary General also challenged: Turn focus away from internal conflict

[Episcopal News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said March 16 that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments. “Sisters, opportunities are many, but we cannot afford to […]