Archives for August 2017

Western North Carolina: A follow-up letter on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I wrote a letter in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville. I want to be clear that as Christians, we must meet everyone with the love of Christ in our hearts — no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, […]

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Theatre Arlington join Inclusive Faith Coalition

[The Inclusive Faith Coalition] St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has joined with four other area congregations to form a coalition of Inclusive Faith groups. The congregations are Embrace United Church of Christ, Richland Hills; Galileo Christian Church, Mansfield/Kennedale; Welcome Table Christian Church, Arlington; and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Arlington. The Inclusive Faith Coalition (IFC) is open […]

Alabama judge dismisses ex-Episcopal Church official Stacy Sauls’ lawsuit

[Episcopal News Service] An Alabama judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the corporation of the Episcopal Church, called the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), by former Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls after he was let go from his post. Mobile County 13th Judicial District Judge Ben Brooks said in his Aug. 22 decision […]

Bishops of Companion Links Dioceses come together in Diocese of Wyoming

A commitment to developing partnership in the gospel

[Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming] In February of 2014 the bishops of Kiteto, Leicester, Mount Kilimanjaro, Trichy-Tanjore, and Wyoming, met in Trichy-Tanjore, South India, to discuss existing links between their  dioceses and how they may go about furthering their relationships. The Rt. Rev. Isaiah Chambala (Kiteto), the Rt. Rev. Tim Stevens (Leicester), the Rt. Rev. Stanley […]

Ohio: Bishop of Ohio issues statement on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Ohio] Sisters and brothers in Christ, In my prayers since hearing of the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, these words of the Pledge of Allegiance have come up repeatedly: “…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Written in 1892 by the Rev. Francis Bellamy and amended by Congress in […]

October training session explores ways to support and advocate for refugees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Migration Ministries is offering a three-day training course, “Love God, Love Neighbor”, designed to equip Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. “Love God, Love Neighbor” will be held Tuesday – Thursday, October 10-12 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado […]

Eclipse-watching Episcopalians see a glimpse of the holy in celestial display

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Ken Brannon chose to close St. Thomas Episcopal Church for the morning on Aug. 21, because when you live in Sun Valley, Idaho, or any other point along the path of a total solar eclipse, no one wants to spend peak viewing hours indoors. “It was just gorgeous,” Brannon told […]

EPPN: Pray, fast, act for environmental programs

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Today, the 21st of August, we pray, fast, and act to protect funding for domestic and international programs that address the health effects of environmental degradation impacting the poorest among us. PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders and for all who struggle with the impacts and effects of environmental degradation that result […]

Anglican Communion offers prayers for victims of Barcelona attack

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Spain Don Carlos Lopez-Lozano has expressed thanks for the support received from throughout the Anglican Communion in the wake of the deadly attack in Barcelona’s main tourist area on Aug. 17. Priests from the Spanish Episcopal Church have attended to the wounded in hospital and are […]

Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture

Not a commune exactly, but these young people do a lot of sharing and caring

[Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]