Archives for January 2017

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 […]

Episcopalians join others to speak up on Trump refugee ban

Presiding Bishop, other Episcopal leaders call on Trump to maintain refugee resettlement efforts

Church ‘shows the face of God through the care and compassion in that work’

[Episcopal News Service] The presiding bishop and the director of Episcopal Migration Ministries both spoke out Jan. 25 in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration. In addition, the Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a policy alert offering Episcopalians ways to become advocates on immigration and refugees. Those efforts came on a day when […]

Trump signs Dakota Access Pipeline memo to speed process

President also wants to ‘build our own pipelines with our own pipes’

[Episcopal News Service] While reaction to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 24 actions designed to move forward both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines was swift, the immediate impact of his memoranda remained unclear. Nothing in Trump’s memorandum on the Dakota Access Pipeline appears to force approval of the project but it calls on officals […]

Episcopalians join the world’s spirit-filled Women’s Marches

Signs read ‘Episcopal Church is Here’ and ‘Cares About This’

[Episcopal News Service] Carrying signs reading “The Episcopal Church is Here” and “The Episcopal Church Cares About This,” the Rev. LeeAnne Watkins and other Minnesota Episcopalians joined thousands of marchers in St. Paul on Jan. 21, sparking “a miserable day of puddles and ice” into the beginnings of a movement. A day later, Watkins was […]

Photos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States

After presidential power shifts, Episcopalians ask: How should we pray?

Debating purpose, intention of praying for Donald Trump in church

[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop Jeff Lee wrote to Episcopalians in the Diocese of Chicago after the November election, he asked that they pray for Donald Trump, as well as all elected officials and for the church. One recipient asked him to stop telling people to admire the president-elect. Such admiration was not what Lee […]

Trump inaugural events end in prayer at National Cathedral

Interfaith service hoped to ‘remind the president that he is called to lead all of us, not just a narrow few’

[The families of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence take their seats at the 1 hour 53 minute mark of this video, followed by Trump and his wife Melania. The service begins shortly thereafter.] [Episcopal News Service] The morning after Donald Trump became the 45th president, Washington National Cathedral performed one of its […]

Episcopalians approach Donald Trump’s inauguration with prayer

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal congregations are planning to mark with prayer the events surrounding Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Many congregations have announced that they will be open for prayer during the inauguration events. Some will also offer special services that day. Among the many are St. […]

Presiding Bishop to lead reconciliation pilgrimage to Ghana

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[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a weeklong Episcopal Relief & Development pilgrimage focused on reconciliation to Ghana Jan. 20-28, visiting cities and sites critical to understanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Episcopal Relief & Development partners and programs working to improve Ghanaians’ lives. “At General Convention in 2015, we promised to […]