Archives for November 2016

Evangelism Matters videos now available

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Videos of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, workshops and plenary sessions from Evangelism Matters, along with handouts and additional resources, are now available on-demand here and here. Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church evangelism conference on Nov. 18-19 in Dallas, Texas, was designed for anyone who would like to […]

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]

Europe’s faith leaders discuss migration, integration and values

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Bishop in Europe, Robert Innes, joined an interfaith delegation at the European Union’s (EU) annual “high-level meeting” of religious leaders from across Europe. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission – the EU’s politicized civil service – to discuss “migration, integration and European values.” The commission’s […]

El foco de la mayordomía pasa a las donaciones de todo el año y a la creación de una comunidad

[Episcopal News Service] Este año, los feligreses de San Bartolomé [St. Bartholomew’s] fijaron notas en un “Muro de las Dádivas” en el santuario de la iglesia de Poway, California, en el que compartían sus razones para dar. “Porque me enamoro tan fácilmente del dinero”, escribió uno de los que fijaron notas en el muro, “dar, aunque me asuste, […]

Stewardship focus shifts to year-round giving, community building

[Episcopal News Service] This year, St. Bartholomew’s parishioners posted notes to a “Giving Wall” in the sanctuary, sharing the reasons they give to the Poway, California church. “Because I so easily ‘fall in love’ with money,” wrote one Post-It respondent. “Giving, even though it scares me, forces me to notice when materialism is driving me […]

Episcopal Church Women hear message of revival at DaySpring Center

[Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida] A new model for the venerable Episcopal Church Women was presented at the first-day opener of the new Program Center at DaySpring Episcopal Center. The building, supported by ECW from its inception, is part of $20 million in improvements to the Diocese of Southwest Florida conference and camp center. “It’s […]

Ruth Mawhinney announced as Archbishop of Canterbury’s head of media

[Lambeth Palace press release] Lambeth Palace has announced the appointment of Ruth Mawhinney as head of media to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mawhinney is currently editor of Christian Today. This is a new role which will oversee day-to-day contact with the media and provide the archbishop with regular advice and guidance. The archbishop’s communications team at […]

Updated: Standing Rock ministry stands resolutely with Sioux Nation’s cause

Week marked by winter’s onset, camps deadlines, traumatic encounters

Editor’s note: Updated Nov. 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. EST with details about a lawsuit against local law enforcement and about a mandatory evacuation order issued by the North Dakota governor. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation remains resolute after nine days of emotional events in the ongoing […]

Committee to Study Relationship of General Theological Seminary and General Convention issues survey

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Committee to Study the Relationship of General Theological Seminary and General Convention has issued the following update: General Convention 2015  Resolution D075 (“Reinvigorate the Accountability of General Theological seminary to General Convention”) frames the work of the Committee to Study the Relationship of General Theological Seminary […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘deep concern’ over South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of his “deep concern” over the situation in South Sudan, after a meeting with a delegation of the country’s church leaders. The ecumenical delegation from the South Sudan Council of Churches called on Welby at Lambeth Palace last week, a month after their visit with […]