Archives for September 2017

Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

This New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels

Hotel-sized soaps labeled with a toll-free hotline can help.

[Episcopal News Service] She strode through midtown Manhattan with purpose, her black tote bag held close as she dropped a dollar into the jangling coffee can of a street person stationed on a corner. Weaving around the city sidewalks in her flowered pencil skirt, black flats and black tank with a clerical collar, the Rev. […]

Data from 2016 Parochial Reports now available

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention, has announced that data from the 2016 Parochial Reports of the Episcopal Church is now available here. At the same time, he has released analysis of the data, available in a variety of ways here. Canon Barlowe noted, […]

Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, looks ahead to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting and explains tackling human trafficking must be on the agenda.

Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Please pray… Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage. Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action […]

Retired Indianapolis bishop nominated for Eastern Michigan provisional bishop role

  [Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan] The standing committee of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan has nominated the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, retired bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, as candidate for bishop provisional to be voted on at their 23rd diocesan convention from Oct. 20 to 21. Eastern Michigan’s former bishop, the Rt. Rev. Todd […]

Church Pension Fund releases socially responsible investing video highlighting affordable housing investment

[Church Pension Fund] The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, has released a video highlighting an investment to provide affordable housing and community services to an underserved community. One of CPF’s many socially responsible investments, this investment supported the redevelopment of Northpointe Apartments, a multifamily affordable housing apartment […]

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been speaking of his excitement at the prospect of next month’s Primates’ Meeting. Justin Welby has invited primates and moderators from around the Anglican Communion to Canterbury for the Oct. 2-6 meeting. The gathering gives Anglican leaders an opportunity to discuss major issues within their provinces, […]

Human rights award for Anglican Consultative Council standing committee member

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Edmonton Jane Alexander will be honored by the University of Alberta next week in recognition of her “leadership in local and international human rights initiatives.” Alexander, who was elected to the standing committee of the Anglican Consultative Council last year, will receive the award in recognition of her “significant […]

Peace in South Sudan requires Christians to follow the greatest commandment

[Anglican Communion News Service] The solution to the conflict in South Sudan lies with committed Christians and the church rather than the government or international community, the archbishop of the internal province of Bahr el Ghazel has said. Writing in the September edition of “Renewal,” the province’s quarterly magazine, Archbishop Moses Deng Bol said that […]