Archives for May 2016

Harlem church draws attention to critical community issues

[St. Philip’s Episcopal Church] Residents of Harlem, along with several nonprofit and religious organizations, joined author Bryan Stevenson to discuss the impact of incarceration on the Harlem community. The May 23 event, titled #KnowJusticeHarlem, was hosted by Circles of Support, a network of faith and community partners providing services to previously incarcerated men and women returning […]

Latin American bishops establish province-wide development group

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] The bishops of Province IX last week approved the formation of a province-wide development group aimed at moving each of the province’s seven dioceses toward self-sustainability. Since 2013, the Episcopal Church has been working with all Province IX dioceses – the Dominican Republic, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, […]

Bruce Caldwell to be provisional bishop of Lexington

[Episcopal Diocese of Lexington] The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell will serve the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington as its provisional bishop following affirmation from the clergy and laity attending a Special Convention on May 14 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Winchester, Kentucky. Caldwell served the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming as bishop for 13 years, ending his […]

Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations

[Diocese of Maryland] At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery. Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council […]

Happening in Flint: ‘We are all connected’

[Diocese of Eastern Michigan] This spring’s Happening youth event made a statement with the incorporation of water from around the world into their spiritual practice over the weekend of April 30-May. Flint, one of the biggest cities in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, is in the midst of a crisis. A couple years ago, under […]

NY Episcopalians open doors to burned out Serbian congregation

Calvary Episcopal Church on Park Avenue South to host St. Sava’s May 8

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] In a spirit of Christian friendship and unity with its roots deep in the 19th century, the Episcopal Church in New York has stepped forward to ensure that the congregation of the fire-gutted Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava  will have a place to worship each week until they have […]

Delaware Bishop Wayne Wright announces plans to retire

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Wayne Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware has announced that he intends to retire early in 2017 and has called for the election of his successor. The diocesan Standing Committee will now begin planning for the election of the next bishop. Wright wrote in a blog post on April 27 […]

‘Building Bridges’ in Baltimore

Diocese of Maryland seeks to bring together police and communities

[Diocese of Maryland] The chasm separating police and the communities they serve can be bridged, but it will take a determined effort led by people of faith. That sentiment highlighted a forum organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. “Building Bridges,” as it was called, brought together a wide […]

Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff made assisting bishop of Liverpool in historic appointment

[Diocese of Virginia] A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred May 2 at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff was commissioned by Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, and Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, as assisting bishop of Liverpool. Bayes presented the letters commissary […]

Diocese of Central New York announces bishop slate

[Episcopal Diocese of Central New York] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York May 2 announced a slate of four candidates for the position of 11th bishop of the diocese, succeeding the Right Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams, who is retiring after 15 years of service. The candidates are: The Very […]