Archives for August 2016

Pan-European church groups endorse Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] A trio of pan-European church bodies have endorsed the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation that follows it. The Roman Catholic Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), the ecumenical Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) have issued a joint […]

Canada’s Primate, National Indigenous Bishop voice support for Standing Rock

[Anglican Journal] As pipeline construction near Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the Missouri River continues to cause tensions between Indigenous protesters and the U.S. government, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are calling on Canadians to support the protesters. Full article.

Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral takes aim at gun violence

[Episcopal News Service] Seven people have been killed in Cincinnati by gun violence in the month of August alone. In 2016, there have been 63 homicides in this city of 300,000 people. Christ Church Cathedral has responded by placing a 20-by-24-foot mural on its building’s south side façade at a busy intersection in the city’s […]

Resources for the new church program year

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Welcoming Sunday. Homecoming Sunday. Back To Church Sunday. Welcome Home Sunday. Registration Sunday. Gathering Sunday. The names vary, but the purpose is the same – events and activities slated for that one Sunday in each congregation which marks the conclusion of summer and the beginning of the new […]

Michael Ramsey Prize awarded to dementia study

[Anglican Communion News Service] A book about faith and dementia has been awarded this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Michael Ramsey Prize was launched in by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in 2005 to celebrate “the most promising contemporary theological writing from the global church.” The […]

Three-centuries-old mission agency USPG launches new name and look

[Anglican Communion News Service] One of the oldest Anglican mission agencies has returned to its historic name USPG. The 315-year-old charity, which was briefly called United Society (Us) has responded to calls from its supporters to reclaim its former name, which it re-launched this weekend at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in Northampton, England. In 2012, […]

Invitan a los episcopales a apoyar a los que protestan contra el oleoducto y a unirse en su defensa

[Episcopal News Service] Luego de su declaración de apoyo a la protesta por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas del 25 de agosto, el obispo primado Michael Curry está invitando a todos los episcopales a ayudar a la Diócesis de Dakota del Norte en su tarea de ministrar a los manifestantes. Ese apoyo, […]

Episcopales respaldan las protestas de nativoamericanos al oleoducto de Dakota del Norte

El Obispo Primado emitió una declaración de apoyo

[Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales están codo con codo con otras personas que protestan en un esfuerzo creciente de las tribus nativoamericanas de evitar que una compañía petrolera construya un oleoducto principal a través del río Misurí en Dakota del Norte. Las protestas, que tuvieron éxito este mes en detener las obras en parte del […]

Bulletin inserts for Sept. 4: Alexander Crummell and Union of Black Episcopalians

Bulletin inserts for Sept. 4, the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, celebrate the life and legacy of notable saint, the Rev. Alexander Crummell. This day is also designated as Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Sunday to commemorate the racial justice ministry of this organization which was an outgrowth of Crummell’s advocacy. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full […]

Video: Abuzz about bees

More and more Episcopalians are getting into a honey of a business

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] They are just two three-part boxes on the roof of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, but thanks to their 40,000 occupants, […]