Archives for November 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Advent 2016 resources

Evangelism matters to the world, say 400+ Episcopalians, Anglicans

Conference connected, inspired participants, and gave them practical tools

[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] The slogan on the swag bag read: “Episcopal Evangelist. It’s not an oxymoron.” While some people might think that an Episcopal evangelist is a rare breed, more than 400 evangelism veterans and fledgling practitioners spent Nov. 18-19 being inspired, finding camaraderie and learning new ways to live up to […]

Nations, interfaith community reaffirm commitment to cut carbon emissions

Interfaith leaders from 50 countries sign climate statement

[Episcopal News Service] Nations worldwide convened Nov. 7-18 in Marrakesh, Morocco, to hammer out the details of the Paris Agreement in a shift toward implementation and action on climate and sustainable development. “Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond,” reads the Marrakesh Action Proclamation […]

International Black Clergy Conference: Full ENS coverage

Black clergy encouraged to reclaim Jesus and his movement

Conference draws 120 attendees from Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion

[Episcopal News Service – Houston, Texas] Black clergy from across the Episcopal Church and parts of the Anglican Communion are spending more than four days here exploring how to reclaim the Episcopal Church’s membership in the Jesus Movement. The International Black Clergy Conference, titled “The Jesus Movement: Embracing Our Call,” is doing so through plenary […]

West Virginia interfaith allies rally in favor of Syrian refugees, resettlement

[Episcopal News Service] An interfaith coalition of Christians, Muslims and Jews rallied in peaceful, prayerful solidarity in support of welcoming Syrian refugees and refugee resettlement in Charleston, West Virginia, on Nov. 15. “We believe [in], and we also want to encourage, the sense of welcome,” said West Virginia Assistant Bishop Mark Van Koevering, who attended […]

Black clergy discuss church’s role in reconciling society

Curry: Church can help ‘balkanized, fragmented and segregated’ American culture

[Episcopal News Service – Houston, Texas] How to be the church in the world as it is today was the focus of a wide-ranging Nov. 15 discussion between Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other participants in the Episcopal Church’s International Black Clergy Conference. Curry acknowledged that the church and society face many challenges but, he […]

Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline remains on hold

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners ask for court intervention to finish the pipeline project

[Episcopal News Service] On Nov. 15, protesters took to the streets to call on President Obama to stop construction on the controversial North Dakota Access pipeline. On the same day, Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit asking for federal court intervention to finish the pipeline project. The #NoDAPL Day of Action came one day after […]