Archives for January 2017

California Bishop Andrus makes statement about President’s executive orders

[Episcopal Diocese of California] The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  Matthew 25:35 Over the last week, President Trump has […]

El ministerio episcopal de Roca Enhiesta cambia en medio de un inhóspito invierno

El llamado de la tribu a cerrar los campamentos significa ayudar a limpiarlos y a ministrar a los que permanecen

[Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales en la reserva indígena de la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock] están presenciando un cambio en su ministerio, mientras los campamentos que levantaron los protectores del agua junto al río Misurí —para protestar por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas (DAPL por su sigla en inglés)— están cerrando lentamente. […]

We are all Syrian. We are all Muslim.

Statement from San Diego Bishop James Mathes

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] The last nine days have been a disquieting and dizzying display of presidential action in Mr. Trump’s first days in office. It is difficult for us to find focus as he occupies the media space railing about the size of the inauguration crowd and making unsubstantiated claims regarding voter fraud. […]

New Hampshire Bishop Rob Hirschfeld on President Trump’s Executive Order

[Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire] Yankee folk wisdom says, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Each of the issues the recent Presidential Executive Orders seeks to fix deserves a considered, bi-partisan conversation, combined with a measure of humility from all sides. Blunt force can make matters worse. The Executive Order tightly restricting immigration and refugee resettlement based on […]

Washington Bishop Mariann Budde: Choosing love over fear

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The list of alarming actions and statements from President Trump’s first week in office takes our collective breath away. New York Times columnist David Brooks describes the week as being all about threat perception: building a wall against a Mexican/Central American threat; restoring torture chambers to fight the terrorist threat; erecting […]

House of Deputies President Gay Jennings: Stand with Refugees

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[House of Deputies] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies, wrote to deputies Jan. 31 about how and why the Church ought to continue its support of refugees. Dear Deputies: Like many of you, in the last week I have watched the news from Washington D.C. unfold with increasing […]

Public Policy Network announces refugee advocacy campaign

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The Episcopal Public Policy Network is launching a nationwide advocacy campaign in support of refugees. Over the next two months, we’re challenging Episcopalians to call their national, state, and local elected officials at least four times. Now, more than ever, people of faith must make their voices heard. We have created […]

Voluntarios episcopales en Misión ofrece oportunidades para que adultos sirvan en toda la Comunión Anglicana

[31 de enero del 2017] A medida que la Iglesia Episcopal relanza a los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión, se invita a los candidatos adultos interesados a considerar las oportunidades de compartir y aprender en lugares a lo largo de la Comunión Anglicana. “Estamos relanzando este programa misionero existente desde hace mucho tiempo para concienciar a […]

Episcopal Volunteers in Mission offers opportunities for adults to serve throughout Anglican Communion

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] As the Episcopal Church relaunches Episcopal Volunteers in Mission, interested adult candidates are invited to consider opportunities for sharing and learning in locales throughout the Anglican Communion. “We are relaunching this long-standing missionary program to make people aware of the opportunities for Episcopalians of all ages to […]

In the bleak midwinter, Standing Rock Episcopal ministry is changing

Tribe's call for closures means helping clean up camps, ministering to those who remain

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in and around the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Reservation are seeing their ministry change as the camps formed by water protectors along the Missouri River protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are slowly closing. The temperature in the area may have climbed to 40 degrees on Jan. 30 but it is still […]