Archives for August 2017

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 […]

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 […]

New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant. August 18, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of New York has numerous […]

Wisconsin clergy members take corner prayer ministry to county fair

[Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee] The theme of the Diocese of Milwaukee’s Leadership Days in the spring was trying new things to engage the community. The Rev. Mindy Valentine Davis decided to respond to that call by taking her cue from a Milwaukee ministry called Collars on the Corner. Along with members of her parish, St. […]

Jennings, other Episcopal leaders react to Charlottesville violence

National Council of Churches calls for cessation of ‘hostile acts and rhetoric’ between US, North Korea

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. […]

Solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is outreach opportunity for Episcopal congregations along its path

[Episcopal News Service] Dixie Nelson, parish administrator at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Alliance, Nebraska, was working at a motel several years ago when she got a call from a professor in California. He was planning to be in town on Aug. 21, 2017, and wanted to book some rooms – all the rooms. It was […]

Bethlehem accepting nominations for bishop

[Diocese of Bethlehem] The search committee for the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem is now accepting nominations.  Information about the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem and the process for nominations can be found here. The person elected will succeed the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, who was elected provisional bishop in 2014. Rowe is also bishop […]

‘Mainstream, not extreme’ was sentiment for interfaith advocacy day at Texas capitol

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] A broad coalition of mainstream Texas religious leaders spoke out Aug.1 against Senate Bill 3 and other so-called “bathrooms bills” that would discriminate against transgender youths and adults. The speakers, who represent millions of mainstream faith community members, included leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions, and a non-denominational Christian […]