Archives for October 2017

Seminary of the Southwest helps smooth the path to becoming a military chaplain

[Episcopal News Service] Joshua Woods first felt the calling while he ministered to hospice patients in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Many patients were military veterans and spouses. As he counseled them, Woods, a lay chaplain, heard what an impact military chaplains made in their lives. That’s when Woods, now 34, knew he wanted to become […]

Archbishop of Canterbury boosts links to the Commonwealth of Nations

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has appointed a special representative to the Commonwealth – an association of 52 independent nations, most of which used to be part of the British empire. The Rev. Flora Winfield, the Anglican Communion’s former representative to the United Nations in Geneva, will take up the new […]

Asian Christians celebrate diamond jubilee of first regional ecumenical group

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 6,000 people attended the diamond jubilee ceremony of the world’s oldest regional ecumenical organization, the Christian Conference of Asia, yesterday (Sunday). The event, at the Franc Auditorium of the Baptist Church in Yangon, Myanmar, took place during the CCA’s Asian mission conference. The CCA brings together a large number of […]

Episcopal Historians and Archivists Board Seeks Visibility and Members

[National Episcopal Historians and Archivists] Higher visibility and membership, and the 2018 annual conference were the focal points of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) board retreat at New Haven, Conn. Sept. 21 and 22, 2017. The history of reconciliation in the Episcopal Church is the theme for the 2018 NEHA conference taking place August […]

First Latino priest to be ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan

[St. John’s Episcopal Church, Grand Haven, MI] It has been quite a journey from Bogota, Colombia, to Grand Haven, Michigan, for the Rev. John Infante, soon to be the first Latino priest ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Born into the Episcopal Church in Colombia, his career path took him from a large […]

Churches urged to set aside day for beach clean-up

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach clean-up project in September 2018. The third Saturday in September is recognized by the conservation community as International Coastal Clean-up Day. The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is joining forces with the Christian […]

God’s church for God’s world: 2020 Lambeth Conference takes shape

[Anglican Communion News Service] The group tasked with designing the next Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops has been meeting this week to continue their preparations. The Lambeth Conference is one of the Anglican Communion’s four instruments of unity, and brings together bishops from across the world, usually once every 10 years. This week, the Lambeth 2020 […]

Bishop Nigel Stock named as chaplain to the 2020 Lambeth Conference

[Anglican Communion News Service] The former bishop at Lambeth, Nigel Stock, has joined the Lambeth 2020 Design Group as chaplain to the Lambeth Conference, the gathering of Anglican bishops which will take place in Canterbury, England in 2020. The Chaplain to the Lambeth Conference is a crucial role, organizing worship representative of the diversity of the […]

Fires ‘still just raging’ in Northern California as Episcopalians try to help others while facing their own perils

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Northern California continue to monitor the growing wildfires in their neighborhoods while finding ways to help their communities deal with the ongoing and expanding disaster. The Rev. Jim Richardson, priest-in-charge at Church of the Incarnation in hard-hit Santa Rosa, told Episcopal News Service on the afternoon of Oct. 12 that […]

Political unrest in Haiti delays grand opening celebration at rebuilt Episcopal school

[Episcopal News Service] The threat of violent political protests in Haiti has forced Episcopal leaders to postpone the grand opening celebration at a rebuilt school that had been scheduled for Oct. 16. The Oct. 12 letter from St. Vincent’s School administrators did not identify a specific threat to the school but spoke of general concern […]