Archives for July 2017

August 15 webinar focuses on refugee program updates

Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a one-hour free webinar, Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach on Tuesday, August 15 at 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central/2 pm Mountain/1 pm Pacific/noon Alaska/11 am Hawaii). This webinar will provide the latest updates […]

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of worshippers joined distinguished guests from around the world in All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on July 30 as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion. Full article. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s sermon.

Inquiries continue after Church of England vicar found dead in rectory

[Anglican Communion News Service] A vicar in the Church of England’s diocese of Guildford is believed to have killed himself after being suspended pending a police investigation. The diocese gave no details of the allegations against the Rev. Martyn Neale, rector of Hawley and Vicar of Minley, but confirmed that he “had been suspended last […]

Capellanes de prisión comparten la presencia de Dios con reclusos de Virginia mediante estudios bíblicos y oración

[Episcopal News Service] Robert Dilday ha servido por cerca de año y medio como capellán voluntario en la cárcel municipal de Richmond, Virginia, dirigiendo estudios bíblicos con reclusos y, más recientemente, visitando a los que mantienen en confinamiento solitario. Como parte de un creciente equipo de la iglesia episcopal de San Esteban  [St. Stephen’s Episcopal […]

Historical Society announces its 2017 grant awards

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its 2017 grant awards. Applications received were reviewed by a committee, with recipients determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June in Sewanee, Tennessee. Over $12,000 in grants were awarded. The Rev. Robert Tobin, chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients […]

Daniel Handschy awarded Historical Society of the Episcopal Church prize

[Historical Society of the Episcopal Church] The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its recipient of the 2017 Nelson R. Burr Prize, the Rev. Daniel Handschy. Handschy is rector of Church of the Advent, an Episcopal church in Crestwood, Missouri. He earned a B.A. in Physics from the University of Colorado, […]

Jail chaplains share presence of God with Virginia inmates through Bible studies, prayer

[Episcopal News Service] Robert Dilday has served for about a year and a half as a volunteer chaplain at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia, leading Bible studies with inmates and, more recently, visiting with those being held in solitary confinement. As part of a growing team from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church engaged in this ministry, […]

Jennifer Brooke-Davidson consecrated bishop suffragan of the Diocese of West Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was ordained and consecrated the sixth bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on July 29 in a festive service at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas. She is the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the diocese. Presiding Bishop […]

Episcopal Church leaders oppose Trump’s ban on transgender people in military

Editor’s note: This story is being updated as Episcopal News Service recevies additional statements. See below. [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church leaders are making clear their objections to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter of his plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said July 28 that […]

Brian Cole elected fifth bishop of East Tennessee

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Brian Cole was elected the fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on the fifth ballot July 28 by delegates gathered for the electing session of the 33rd Annual Convention of the diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville. Cole, 49, has served as rector of the […]