Archives for June 2017

Northern California youth trek centered on racial reconciliation, environmental justice

[Episcopal Diocese of Northern California] A great movement doesn’t always begin with great big steps. And young people in the Diocese of Northern California are discovering that when it comes to racial reconciliation and environmental justice, the small steps they are taking may help others to understand what it takes to break down barriers and truly […]

Katharine Jefferts Schori to be assisting bishop in San Diego

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] We are excited to announce the selection of former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as our assisting bishop. Jefferts Schori will begin her tenure with us on Aug. 13. She will serve three-quarters time performing episcopal functions such as visitations, confirmations, ordinations and receptions. She will share with the standing committee […]

Haiti Partnership Committee offers report, looks to the future

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] At its recent meeting in June in Port-au-Prince, the Haiti Partnership Committee took steps that enable progress on three projects: Holy Trinity Cathedral Complex, St. Barnabas Agricultural College and St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children.  The Haiti Partnership Committee was established in 2016 through a memorandum of understanding […]

Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops

Retiring head of Office for Pastoral Development says, ‘there’s greater respect for context in which bishops work’

[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop F. Clayton “Clay” Matthews retires from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development on June 30, he will leave having made an indelible mark on the House of Bishops. Matthews began that work in 1998. During that time, he refined and reshaped many of the office’s ministries. The office supports the […]

Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of San Joaquin that Bishop David Rice has received the required consents, from both bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal […]

Western Massachusetts bishop delivers testimony to legislative committee

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services. The following statement is based on Fisher’s prepared testimony and received the […]

Old Christ Church restoration project highlights local mission work in Vermont

[Diocese of Vermont] When asked to describe the Old Christ Church in Bethel, Vermont, two parishioners recently wrote, “just pulling in the driveway you get the sense that this is no ordinary building.” Built in 1823, the historic structure lacks electricity, heat and plumbing, which certainly contributes to its uniqueness. But there is something more, an […]

Nominations accepted for Diocese of Haiti bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Nominations are being accepted for candidates for the position of bishop coadjutor for the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti. The Diocese of Haiti Profile is available in English here and in French here. The open nomination process for the Bishop Coadjutor of Haiti continues through June 29. Please note: Candidates must […]

Alabama judge orders mediation in Sauls’ lawsuit

[Episcopal News Service] An Alabama judge has ordered the corporation of the Episcopal Church, called the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), and former Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls to engage in state-mandated mediation. Mobile County 13th Judicial District Judge Ben Brooks’ June 12 order came after he had heard oral arguments on the […]

Conference on Anglican reconciliation efforts puts divisions in historical, theological context

[Episcopal News Service – Nashotah, Wisconsin] The Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church have wrestled with pointed internal divisions for more than a decade, leading some to identify this as a “broken” communion. The path forward, as described to the dozens attending a conference here this week, first will require looking backward, as well as […]