Archives for April 2016

Residentes del Condado de Montgomery con la esperanza de recibir ayuda de FEMA después de las tormentas catastróficas

Aunque la mayor parte del agua ha retrocedido, los residentes del Condado de Montgomery se enfrentan ahora a una dura realidad después de las inundaciones históricas que devastaron el área  metropolitana de Houston la semana pasada— muchos tienen casas inhabitables y otros no cuentan con la ayuda federal de FEMA. Más de 13 pulgadas de […]

Presiding Bishop: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is vital to the church

[Brotherhood of St. Andrew press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminded the Brotherhood of St. Andrew that its mission is “vital to our church” April 7 during the 133-year-old ministry’s annual national conference. “Don’t grow weary, Brotherhood of St. Andrew,” Curry told about 150 Brothers and guests at the Windemere Resort and Conference Center in […]

Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee issues communique

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a two-day meeting in April, the Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee issued the following communique: April 27, 2016 Episcopalians and United Methodists met in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third session of their Dialogue on Full Communion (25-27 April 2016). The ten committee members, along with […]

General Seminary appoints VP and dean of academic affairs

[The General Theological Seminary press release] The General Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Michael W. DeLashmutt, Ph.D., to the position of vice president and dean of academic affairs. The position incorporates the traditional duties of academic dean with an expanded emphasis on strengthening the current M.Div, M.A., S.T.M., and certificate programs, while developing and coordinating new lay-oriented, non-residential, […]

Holding together in diversity – reflections on the ACC meeting in Lusaka

[Lambeth Palace] Having come back from Lusaka on 20 April, after 16 days in Zambia and Zimbabwe, once again the experience of a big Anglican Communion meeting has had an impact on my thinking about the Communion. As usual, the impact is largely positive. Any time the Communion gets together, especially the Anglican Consultative Council […]

Tudor mystery over cathedral’s ‘Mrs. Shakespeare’ letter

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hereford Cathedral in the English Midlands is investigating possible links between a 400-year-old letter that was found hidden in the binding of an old book; and the family of playwright William Shakespeare, who was born 50 miles to the east in Stratford-upon-Avon. Before the 19th century, when cheap machine-made paper became […]

African Anglicans look to reduce El Niño’s hunger footprint

[Anglican Alliance] Anglican churches are prioritizing advocacy and practical responses to El Niño’s increasingly devastating impact on food security in the southern and central parts of Africa, says the Anglican Alliance’s facilitator in the region. Famine and hunger have been stalking millions of people, notes June Nderitu, who is also on staff of Alliance partner […]

President Dilma Rousseff retains the support of Brazilian Anglicans

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Brazil are continuing to stand-by the country’s embattled president, Dilma Rousseff, claiming that attempts to impeach her are a right-wing attempt to scupper her party’s endeavors to support Brazil’s poor and marginalized. Since coming to power in 2003, Rousseff’s Workers’ Party has overseen huge improvements in the lives of […]

Houston-area residents hoping for FEMA aid after catastrophic storms

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Although most of the water has receded, residents in Montgomery County are now facing a harsh reality after historic floods that devastated the Greater Houston area last week—many have uninhabitable homes and others have no federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 13 inches of rain fell in […]

En respuesta a las inundaciones en Texas y a los terremotos de Ecuador y Japón

[La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo] Episcopal Relief & Development (la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) está apoyando a sus iglesias asociadas en Texas, Ecuador y Japón en su reacción a los desastres ocurridos recientemente. En todos los lugares afectados, iglesias locales están poniéndose en contacto con sus comunidades para evaluar las necesidades […]