Archives for July 2016

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 churches go for Pokémon Go

Congregations welcome gamers and see evangelism opportunities

[Episcopal News Service] Pokémon Go is a game, but Christie Tugend is ready to nominate it for a Nobel Peace Prize. “In the middle of these contentious times, people are coming out of their houses,” said Tugend, parish administrator for Christ Church, Coronado, in the Diocese of San Diego. “They’re walking their neighborhoods and public […]

From ‘swords to plowshares’

Indianapolis 'Peace Garden' seeks to heal, nourish community

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here [Episcopal News Service] It’s hard to miss the ministry that’s growing outside St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Heading up Emerson Avenue past 46th Street, any […]

Episcopal Divinity School to stop granting degrees in June 2017

Future plans for Boston-area seminary are still to be determined

[Episcopal Divinity School press release] Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures […]

Video: Presiding Bishop asks for prayers for Nice, France

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the above video asking every Episcopalian to share in deep prayer for Nice, France, following a deadly attack on July 14 that killed 84 people and injured more than 200. The video also is available here and […]

‘You give them something to eat’

More Episcopal congregations, institutions going back to the garden

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here. [Episcopal News Service –Seattle, Washington] The traffic might be flowing along Interstate 5 and seaplanes might be droning over Lake Union below St. Mark’s Cathedral, but […]

Bishop Browning remembered for his courage, compassion and concern for all people

[Episcopal News Service] Tributes from around the world, following the news of former Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning’s death on July 11, expressed an overwhelming sense of loss for a leader who had the courage, strength and conviction to make the Episcopal Church a place where, in his words, “there will be no outcasts.” “Bishop […]

Tributes to 24th Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning

RIP: Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, Episcopal News Service] Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, died on July 11, 2016. He was 87 years old and was living in Oregon. Browning served as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1986-1997. Browning’s election as presiding bishop in 1986 was seen […]

Dallas Sunday services invoke love, grace and forgiveness

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] Love thy neighbor. This well-known Christian theme reverberated throughout North Texas churches Sunday as clergy tried to give hurting congregants a way to move forward after the last several days of violence in Dallas and the nation. The whole purpose of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness has always been to bring […]