Archives for October 2016

Episcopal, Lutheran ministries meet the needs of women farmworkers

[Episcopal News Service] It’s 8 p.m. and 29-year old Sofia is preparing to work an overnight shift at a dairy farm, milking cows in the freezing Vermont night. The lows have been hovering around 9 degrees. When she gets home just past dawn, she does a few household chores before waking up her 5-year-old son […]

Episcopal Church called to a ‘powerful opportunity to exercise our shared baptismal ministry’ with Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Peaceful witness against Dakota Access Pipeline by Missouri River set for Nov. 3

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church is amplifying the call of the Episcopal community on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota to stand in solidarity and witness with those protecting the tribe’s land and water supply. The Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing […]

First African-American woman elected diocesan bishop

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows elected 11th bishop of Indianapolis

[Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis] The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on the second ballot Oct. 28 at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis. Baskerville-Burrows, 50, is the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. She was elected with 67 votes in the clergy […]

Episcopal Church called to stand with Standing Rock on Nov. 3

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church community on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota has issued a call for the Episcopal Church to stand in solidary and witness with those protecting water on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota. Concerned by the increased repression of non-violent water […]

Pilgrims bear witness to racial reconciliation at Georgia lynching site

[Diocese of Atlanta] In an effort to confront racism and heal from it, 175 people made a pilgrimage Saturday, Oct. 22 to Macon and marked where a 1922 lynch mob dumped the body of John “Cockey” Glover. “Telling the truth is the only path to real healing,” Catherine Meeks told the crowd assembled inside the […]

Evolving Standing Rock protests expand Episcopal Church’s ministry

[Episcopal News Service] The coming winter and changing attitudes on the part of some Dakota Access Pipeline project opponents and law enforcement officials near the Standing Rock Sioux Nation are changing the Episcopal Church’s ministry in that part of North Dakota. Episcopalians spent part of Oct. 24 driving church vans around the state picking up […]

Church Divinity School of the Pacific dedicates solar panels

Largest solar installation of any theological institution in the country

[Episcopal News Service] Harnessing energy from the sun is expected to save Church Divinity School of the Pacific $120,000 annually. Earlier this year, the Berkeley, California-based Episcopal seminary installed solar panels on Easton, Parsons and Shires Halls. It’s the largest solar installation of any theological seminary in the United States. “When American Solar came out […]

Episcopal Church Executive Council stands with Standing Rock

‘Old rugged cross’ on tattered church flag was ‘defining image’ of meeting

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council asked Oct. 22 that law-enforcement officials “de-escalate military and police provocation in and near the campsites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.” The request came in a resolution council passed as it wrapped up its three-day meeting […]

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches at historic Christ Church

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] Presiding Bishop Curry delivered this sermon Oct. 21 during the Holy Eucharist for the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council held at Christ Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  

Executive Council meets with staff to help ‘light a fire in the world’

Opening session conducted in two states, with a bus ride in between

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council traveled from here to New York on the first day of its Oct. 20-22 meeting to meet with the denominational staff as part of the Church’s effort to have its culture better reflect the loving, liberating and life-giving way of Jesus. Kicking […]