Archives for 2017

Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture

Not a commune exactly, but these young people do a lot of sharing and caring

[Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]

Un Mensaje del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?

  [El 18 de agosto de 2017] En su mensaje, provocado por las recientes acciones en Charlottesville, Virginia, y sus consecuencias, el Obispo y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, pregunta: “De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad? Observando que es “la mancha del fanatismo la que ha cubierto […]

New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant. August 18, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of New York has numerous […]

On Becoming the Beloved Community

Church of Epiphany celebrates Raising My Voice - Kin graduation, commits to criminal justice reform

[J.C. Flowers Foundation/Circles of Support] On Saturday, August 12, the Church of the Epiphany in New York City affirmed its commitment to criminal justice reform and celebrated the graduation of ten participants from the Raising My Voice – Kin program, a leadership and public speaking skills training for individuals whose loved ones are currently or […]

Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories

[Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it. A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t […]

Wisconsin clergy members take corner prayer ministry to county fair

[Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee] The theme of the Diocese of Milwaukee’s Leadership Days in the spring was trying new things to engage the community. The Rev. Mindy Valentine Davis decided to respond to that call by taking her cue from a Milwaukee ministry called Collars on the Corner. Along with members of her parish, St. […]

West Missouri: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence

[Epicopal Diocese of West Missouri] Aug. 17, 2017 I was on the road when it happened, away from my home and my office, booked solid from dawn ‘til dusk for 10 straight days. I was swamped. Then the news broke from Charlottesville. Confrontation and violence on the streets of a normally beautiful college town. I […]

Alabama: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Alabama] August 17, 2017 Hello, friends I hope you all know I’m not one to burden you with my opinions every time there’s a story in the news; I hope you know I really don’t want to use my position to talk about politics. But at some point I think I’m failing […]

Connecticut: Statement on Charlottesville violence

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] Aug. 14, 2017 Dear Companions in Christ, We write to you on this day following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Once again a community in our nation has been torn apart by senseless violence resulting in bloodshed and death. We celebrate and uphold our country’s rights of free speech and assembly. […]

Rhode Island: Religious leaders call Christians to prayer this weekend

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] The following statement was issued Aug. 17 from the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, and the Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles, executive minister, American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island:As leaders of majority-white churches in Rhode Island, we want to be clear: there is no place in Christianity, or in […]