Archives for July 2016

Turn Toward Love: An interactive art installation

Video: On policing, reconciliation, black lives and the church’s role

Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a priest and retired police officer, shares her thoughts

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart spent 20 years working as a police officer for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. She joined the department in 1972, four years after riots destroyed parts of the city following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. At the time African-Americans made of 70 percent of the […]

South African church leaders appeal for calm ahead of elections

Massachusetts bishops support assault weapons law enforcement

Attorney general 'working to remove weapons of war from our communities'

[Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts press release] The Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have issued a joint statement of support for Attorney General Maura Healey. In her Op Ed published in the Boston Globe, Healey expresses the importance of state law in the effort to end the bloodshed: “In the face […]

Malawians welcome chiLambya Bible translation

Sudan’s Anglicans await decision on province

Video: Potluck dinners

Thursdays at 2: Videos to enjoy, learn, explore The Episcopal Church

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, July 28, Thursdays at 2 features the joy and opportunities for congregational meeting and fellowship through Potluck Dinners organized by Trinity Episcopal Church in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts). The video is available here and is also available closed-captioned. Thursdays at 2 is a weekly […]

Historically black church explores faith and justice in gentrified Washington, D.C.

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The decision to display a Black Lives Matter banner above the parish hall entrance did not come easily for the leadership of Calvary Episcopal Church, a historically black church with a reputation for social justice and action on the U.S. capital’s northeast side. “Some folks have taken offense to […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports All Saints’ Syrian outreach ministry in Belgium

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the outreach efforts of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Waterloo, Belgium, to provide meals and other needed services for people seeking safety from violence in Syria and elsewhere in the region. Although the total number of people entering Europe has decreased since late […]

Former archbishop turns tables on William Shakespeare