Archives for 2017

California diocese hosts eco-justice conversation

Presiding Bishop preaches, attends fourth EcoConfirmation

[Episcopal News Service – San Francisco, California] “The work of saving God’s creation is nothing less than the work of God.” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke these words during a May 19 sermon framing creation care in terms of the Jesus Movement here at Grace Cathedral. “This is God’s world,” he said, encouraging those present […]

WCC calls for Pentecost global day of prayer for ‘just peace’ in the Holy Land

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are invited to participate this Pentecost in a global prayer campaign to call for peace in the Holy Land. The World Council of Churches, through a campaign called “Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land,” is calling on Christians everywhere to unite in […]

Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached a sermon “on the occasion of the liturgical signing of the covenant of reconciliation” on May 23 at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. All clergy in the diocese attended the special liturgy. “Mutual forgiveness and repentance, healing and reconciliation are hard work and they often take […]

Q&A: Los Angeles priest champions interfaith education, dialogue

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gwynne Guibord is trained as a clinical psychologist, and for much of her adult life she expected to continue in private practice until retirement. But God had other plans for her. She began feeling a call to the priesthood after a series of midlife events prompted a stretch of soul-searching, […]

Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign

#Pledge2Pray now for 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost

[Episcopal News Service] Before the church was the church, the first followers of Jesus faced an uncertain time. He had ascended into heaven, after pledging to send the Holy Spirit “not many days from now.” However, the promised empowerment to be his witnesses had not materialized. So, Act 1:14 says, they prayed, constantly. It is […]

Episcopalians, Methodists propose full-communion agreement

Proposal needs approval of denominations’ governing bodies

[Episcopal News Service] A group of Episcopalians and Methodists has released its proposal for full communion between the two denominations. Full implementation of the proposal will take at least three years. The Episcopal Church General Convention and the United Methodist Church General Conference must approve the agreement, which culminates 15 years of exploration and more […]

Barron Trump to attend Maryland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the fall

[Episcopal News Service] Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s youngest child, will attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, this fall. Barron Trump, 11, will move to Washington, D.C., from New York with his mother, first lady Melania Trump, at some point after he finishes the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School […]

Presiding Bishop urges the Church to ‘wake up’

Churchwide reconciliation initiative to launch this week

[Diocese of Maryland] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry returned to his old stomping grounds in the Diocese of Maryland, bringing an inspiring message and encouraging Episcopalians to claim their role as members of the Jesus Movement. “’Heaven help the devil if the Episcopal Church ever wakes up,’” he said, quoting the famed 20th-century evangelist, Billy Sunday. […]

Supreme Court justice honors Thurgood Marshall during Harlem event

[Episcopal News Service] Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer made an appeal for the importance of courts and the rule of law at an event honoring the late Thurgood Marshall. Breyer spoke on May 13 at St. Philip’s Church in New York, addressing a crowd of several hundred on the occasion of the 10th annual Thurgood […]

Massachusetts’ ‘B-PEACE for Jorge’ honors murdered teen by targeting root causes of violence

[Episcopal News Service] More than four years after the unsolved murder of 19-year-old Jorge Fuentes, a group of Episcopalians in Boston, Massachusetts, will again spend Mother’s Day walking for peace in his name. Fuentes, an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, was shot dead in September 2012 by an unknown gunman while walking his […]