Georgia bishop asks pardons board to spare inmate’s life

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Bishop Rob Wright Jan. 26 sent a letter to the chair and members of Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles asking them to spare the life of an intellectually disabled death-row inmate. Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be executed Jan. 27. Hill, whose intellectual disability has been twice confirmed by […]

RIP: Marcus Borg, theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:15 a.m. EST Jan. 23 to include information about a memorial service and additional details. [Episcopal News Service] Marcus J. Borg, a New Testament scholar, theologian and author who was associated for years with the search for the historical Jesus and who sought to put the New Testament […]

Episcopal priest-curator hopes to build peace through filmmaking

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler hopes his upcoming film, “Ports of Call,” a “passionate interfaith love story,” will help foster understandings between East and West. But he hesitates to consider it a religious-themed movie because “I’m somewhat of a skeptic looking at religious films, as in the Middle East and the culture […]

Western NY Episcopal, Roman Catholic bishops speak with one voice

Call for Buffalo’s new prosperity to shared with all

[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] Bishop R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo are asking members of their respective churches to do what they can to insure that the new economic growth and opportunity in Western New York […]

Central Pennsylvania diocese announces 3 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has announced a slate of three nominees to stand for election as the 11th bishop of the diocese. The nominees were presented to the Standing Committee by the Bishop Search Committee on Dec. 1. The three are: The Rev. Canon David A. […]

Los Angeles: Bruno calls for election of bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] In the context of his address to Diocesan Convention, Bishop J. Jon Bruno Dec. 5 requested the Standing Committee, with his consent, to call for the election in 2016 of the seventh bishop of Los Angeles, to succeed Bruno upon his retirement at age 72 in 2018. A letter from Bruno was […]

RIP: Former Chicago Bishop Suffragan William Wiedrich

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop William Wiedrich, suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, died on Nov. 26 at an assisted living facility in Muskegon, Michigan. He was 83 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time, according to an announcement from Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee. Wiedrich was […]

Central Gulf Coast diocese announces bishop nominees

[Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for election as bishop of the diocese. The nominees were presented to the Standing Committee by the Bishop Search Committee on Dec. 3. The nominees announced are: […]

A foundation for financial health and wellness

Seminary of the Southwest's new programs to promote student success

[Seminary of the Southwest] Stephanie Knott will testify that staying debt-free while attending a private graduate school is almost as challenging as the coursework. During her first year at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, Knott commuted from her home in San Marcos to Austin for classes, then to New Braunfels for her day […]

Advent resources from the Episcopal Church

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Resources for observing the Advent season through spiritual avenues are now available from The Episcopal Church here. Advent is the liturgical season that occurs four weeks prior to Christmas, beginning on Sunday, November 30.  Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. The resources are ideal for […]