Archives for May 2016

Rachel McDaniel named 2016-2017 United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, has announced that Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee has been named the Julia Chester Emery United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-2017. McDaniel currently serves as a […]

Tent city at Canadian cathedral ‘out of control,’ dean says

[Anglican Journal] In a May 15 sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, the Very Rev. Ansley Tucker, the Victoria, British Columbia, cathedral’s dean, announced she would be calling for the homeless camp — pitched across the street from the cathedral since October 2015 — to be dismantled and alternative accommodation found for its residents. “For several […]

Roadmap for European Reformation 500th anniversary

[World Council of Churches] A celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, called the “European Reformation Roadmap,” will begin in November in Geneva, before touring across sites of significance through May 2017. There will be activities in 67 cities in 18 countries, featuring a show truck — or “story-mobile” — traveling to different locations […]

Los esfuerzos de la Diócesis de Venezuela para acompañar a las comunidades en la crisis

El trabajo pastoral en medio del caos político, la violencia y la escasez de alimentos es el día a día para los sacerdotes de la Diócesis de Venezuela.

[Episcopal News Service] La rutina no es parte de la realidad venezolana. Cada día viene cargado de sorpresas. La comida y las medicinas escasean, la inflación aumenta pero los salarios no suben al mismo ritmo. Las marchas a favor y en contra del gobierno invaden las calles, a tal grado de que hay días en […]

Ser pueblo de Dios juntos en una mutua relación

Misioneros comparten lecciones a partir del campo de misión

[Episcopal News Service] “Si has venido a ayudarme, estás perdiendo el tiempo. Pero si has venido porque tu liberación está vinculada a la mía, entonces trabajemos juntos”. A Lilla Watson, anciana, activista y educadora aborigen de Australia, se le atribuyen estas palabras, dichas por ella y otros a principios de los años 70 del pasado […]

Updated book helps exploration of Holy Land

[Anglican Communion News Service] An updated version of the book “Land of Promise?” has been published to help people delve deeper into Christian attitudes to the Holy Land and Zionism. “The Travellers’ Guide to Land of Promise?” includes stories and exercises designed to appeal to anyone who wants to engage more with the issues, whether […]

Diocese in Europe opens new parish in France

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has opened a new parish in central France. The new church of St. Alcuin of York will serve an English-speaking congregation in the Touraine. It will meet in two separate buildings: l’Eglise Protestante in Tours and the Roman Catholic l’Eglise St Michel in Savigny-en-Véron. […]

Continuing Indaba director returns to parish ministry

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Canon Dr Phil Groves, who for the past 10 years has led the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba conflict transformation and reconciliation ministry, is to leave his post at the end of July to return to parish ministry. Groves will become associate rector in the Wychert Vale Benefice in the […]

Memorial Day 2016: We will remember them

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Of all the civic holidays on our U.S. calendar, Memorial Day may come closest to a deep embrace of spiritual values. Originally called “Decoration Day,” this remembrance began following one of the most poignant eras in our country’s history. Between 1864 and 1866, just after the end of the […]

Reconciliation at heart of Pakistani Christian response to persecution

Episcopalians stand in solidarity, explore partnerships

[Episcopal News Service] The Easter Day suicide bombing at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, that killed at least 72 Christians and Muslims and injured more than 300, sent shockwaves throughout the region. But the March 27 attack did not deter Episcopalian Caroline Carson from leaving the Diocese of Louisiana for Pakistan the following day on […]