Archives for 2017

Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after Burundi’s brutal civil war, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300,000 people, the country’s faith leaders have called on the international community to “re-establish good diplomatic relationships” with their government. The call came in a communiqué signed by the Anglican primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Nyaboho and […]

Three Malawians to receive Province of Central Africa’s highest lay honor

[Anglican Communion News Service] Three women from the Diocese of the Upper Shire in Malawi are to receive the Order of the Epiphany – the highest lay honor of the Anglican Church of Central Africa. The awards will be presented Oct. 21 at a large service at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Mangochi. […]

Episcopalians’ ‘widow’s mite’ is doing mighty work in recent disaster relief

Executive Council gets update on Episcopal Relief & Development’s response

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s roadmap of the Jesus Movement has been guiding Episcopalians in their response to the chain of disasters that have struck the world in the last two months. “You can see it in that we have various departments of the presiding bishop’s staff, the companion dioceses, […]

Nashotah House announces passing of beloved professor

[Nashotah House Theological Seminary – Nashotah, Wisconsin] It is with great sadness that Nashotah House Theological Seminary announces the passing of the Rev. Daniel A. Westberg, a professor of ethics and moral theology. Westberg died Oct. 18, in a boating accident on Upper Nashotah Lake. A faculty member at Nashotah House since 2000, Westberg was […]

British Columbia parishes grapple with summer wildfires’ aftermath

The following is the conclusion of a two-part story detailing the experience and aftermath of the B.C. summer wildfires from an Anglican perspective. You can read the first part here. [Anglican Church of Canada] Though the height of the summer wildfire season in British Columbia may have passed, the efforts of communities to rebuild in […]

From Alaska to Zululand, Anglicans act ecumenically in the Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark this year’s Season of Creation, an ecumenical focus on the environment that ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4. The Season of Creation was originally proposed by the Ecumenical Patriarch to run from the Orthodox Church’s World […]

Anglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five Anglican archbishops have joined other Christian leaders in calling for governments to implement the promises they made at the Paris Climate Change talks. Political leaders from 197 nations will gather in Bonn, Germany, in November for the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23); and the Christian leaders […]

EPPN: Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In the next year, the Secretary of Homeland Security must decide whether or not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to approximately 320,000 individuals. TPS is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain countries experiencing environmental disasters or armed conflict. TPS is granted when returning home – via […]

Removal of Robert E. Lee from church’s name was just start of healing for Virginia congregation

[Episcopal News Service] Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, has begun growing into its new name. Its website homepage is updated. The stationery is new. And perhaps more consequentially, the annual stewardship appeal has been sent to members under the new church name. A month ago, the vestry voted to remove Robert E. Lee from […]

Trinity Church Wall Street and Union Theological Seminary Announce Fellows Program

[Trinity Church Wall Street and Union Theological Seminary] Trinity Church Wall Street and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) today announced the creation of the Trinity Union Fellows program, which will bring international students to Trinity and Union for one year of academic training and faith formation. The program will begin […]