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Sioux Episcopalians celebrate faith family, seek oneness through Jesus at Niobrara Convocation

[Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota] The congregation here, Christ Episcopal, is known as a family church, where the longtime pastor and family patriarch, the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Sr., has led services for decades in a small building overlooking the western edge of South Dakota’s Badlands on Pine Ridge Reservation. His […]

Church of England, Methodists to consider full communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. The proposals are presented in “Mission and Ministry in Covenant,” a joint report from the two churches’ […]

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until 2002, has stepped down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticized in an independent review of the church’s handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed two […]

New primus elected for Scottish Episcopal Church

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has elected as primus the Rt. Rev. Mark Strange, bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness. Strange, 56, is the youngest member of the College of Bishops and was consecrated in his current diocese in 2007. He succeeds the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, who stepped […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivers sermon at 145th Niobrara Convocation

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry attended the 145th Niobrara Convocation from June 22 to 25 at Red Shirt Table, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He delivered this sermon during the Sunday worship service on June 25. You can watch a video of the sermon below.  

A statement from the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, issued the following statement on June 26.  A Statement from The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries 26 June 2017 We learned this morning that the Supreme Court has decided to allow portions of the president’s executive order(s) […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visits Mizeki festival in Zimbabwe, delivers sermon

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry traveled this month to Zimbabwe to attend an annual festival for the martyred 19th century missionary Bernard Mizeki and delivered a sermon there to more than 15,000 pilgrims from across Central and Southern Africa. Curry was invited to the festival by Bishop William Jay Lambert of the Episcopal […]

It’s time to stand and support refugees

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] On June 26, the Supreme Court released its decision on the “travel ban” Executive Order (EO). In short, it consolidated the two cases about the EO that were heard in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts and agreed to hear oral arguments on the case in October. It also issued a stay […]

Dean Elliott Wolfe inducted rector of St. Bart’s in Manhattan

[St. Bartholomew’s Church] In a joyous Celebration of New Ministry, St. Bartholomew’s Church marked the beginning of a new chapter on June 6, with the institution of the Rt. Rev. Dean Elliott Wolfe as the 13th rector of the storied New York church. Following a stirring sermon on Christian Witness by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, […]

Canadian Primate: Look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice

[Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod, taking place in Mississauga, Ontario. Hiltz encouraged council members to look beyond the church’s quarrels and divisions to its wider calling of bringing justice to the world […]