Archives for April 2017

Input requested for Episcopal Church Black Ministries program

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as it discerns the future paths for this important ministry. The search committee asks black Episcopalians, clergy serving congregations that are historically or predominantly black, and others with experience and passion for ministry by […]

‘Public engagement’ is theme of conference of Brazilian theologians

[Anglican Communion News Service] Five theologians from around Brazil participated in a theology conference this week under the theme “Anglican theology and public engagement.” The mission theology project exists to “raise up new ‘Doctors of the Church’ in the global South to write, network, publish and engage with theologians in the global North, to renew the […]

Indigenous language project shares stories of loss and resilience

[Anglican Communion News Service] The question of how indigenous families in Canada coped with language loss and worked to keep their languages alive is the focus of a new project spearheaded by the EagleSpeaker Community Connection Society in Calgary, Alberta. “Indigenous Language—Strengths and Struggles” seeks to create a “free, graphic novel-inspired educational multimedia resource” that […]

Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate

[Diocese of East Tennessee] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Tennessee April 28 announced a slate of five nominees who will stand for election as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee. The nominees are: The Rev. Brian Cole – Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky The Rev. […]

Episcopal Church ready to make history with Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Chicago priest is set to become first black female diocesan bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows first tried to read the Bible when she was 8 years old. “I thought that is what I should do because I wanted to go to church so bad and nobody was taking me, so I thought I’ll read the Bible,” she said. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Soon to be 11th bishop, […]

Social media updates from the People’s Climate March

We’re following the latest on the People’s Climate March through social media updates by Episcopalians and others who will be there April 29 in Washington, D.C. If you are participating, use the hashtag #CMepiscopal to submit your updates for our coverage. To submit photos and video directly to us, email dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org.

After prayer service for last of four Arkansas executions, activists seek to end death penalty

UPDATE: Arkansas executed death row inmate Kenneth Williams late April 27 after a prayer service hosted by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Arkansas are preparing to gather once more for a prayer service on the eve of what is expected to be the final in a series of expedited executions by the state, […]

RIP: Nancy Marvel, former Episcopal Relief & Development executive director

[Episcopal Relief & Development]  A longtime resident of Pelham, New York, Nancy Marvel died on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the age of 85. Affectionately known as “Nan,” she served as the executive director from 1995 to 1998 for Episcopal Relief & Development, formerly the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief.  Marvel was hired by the […]

Attorneys urge Bishop Bruno disciplinary panel to move in opposite directions

Closing briefs call for dismissal or ‘creative way’ to move forward in Los Angeles

[Episcopal News Service] Attorneys representing the Episcopal Church and Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno are asking an ecclesiastical disciplinary panel to come to opposite conclusions about whether the bishop violated church law in attempting to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church. Attorneys for Bruno argued for dismissal of the charges while […]

Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run, held in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local faith organizations. More than 450 Episcopalians walked, ran or volunteered for the Diocese […]