Western Massachusetts bishop delivers testimony to legislative committee

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services. The following statement is based on Fisher’s prepared testimony and received the […]

Old Christ Church restoration project highlights local mission work in Vermont

[Diocese of Vermont] When asked to describe the Old Christ Church in Bethel, Vermont, two parishioners recently wrote, “just pulling in the driveway you get the sense that this is no ordinary building.” Built in 1823, the historic structure lacks electricity, heat and plumbing, which certainly contributes to its uniqueness. But there is something more, an […]

Nominations accepted for Diocese of Haiti bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Nominations are being accepted for candidates for the position of bishop coadjutor for the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti. The Diocese of Haiti Profile is available in English here and in French here. The open nomination process for the Bishop Coadjutor of Haiti continues through June 29. Please note: Candidates must […]

Alabama judge orders mediation in Sauls’ lawsuit

[Episcopal News Service] An Alabama judge has ordered the corporation of the Episcopal Church, called the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), and former Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls to engage in state-mandated mediation. Mobile County 13th Judicial District Judge Ben Brooks’ June 12 order came after he had heard oral arguments on the […]

Conference on Anglican reconciliation efforts puts divisions in historical, theological context

[Episcopal News Service – Nashotah, Wisconsin] The Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church have wrestled with pointed internal divisions for more than a decade, leading some to identify this as a “broken” communion. The path forward, as described to the dozens attending a conference here this week, first will require looking backward, as well as […]

Lillibridge Dining Hall completes master plan at Camp Capers

[Diocese of West Texas] The new Lillbridge Dining Hall at Camp Capers in Waring, Texas, was dedicated June 5 and named in honor of the Rt. Rev. Gary and Catherine Lillibridge, in the presence of senior high campers, camp staff and numerous Camp Capers alumni who came to celebrate this momentous occasion. The construction of the […]

Rhode Island church opens doors to Jewish congregation in search of new home

[Episcopal News Service] A Jewish congregation that was left without a home after its former Rhode Island synagogue was placed in receivership is being welcomed with open arms by Episcopalians south of Providence. The new interfaith partnership will be celebrated June 11 when dozens of members of the Congregation Or Chadash will take turns carrying three […]

David M. Reed invested as the 10th bishop of the West Texas

[Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed was invested as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on June 3, during a service held at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. Clergy and lay members of the diocese filled the 500-seat chapel. Reed was first consecrated […]

Wyoming ordains its first Native American female priest

[Diocese of Wyoming] On May 26, the Rev. Roxanne Jimerson-Friday became the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation, in the state of Wyoming, ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. The ceremony took place at Our Father’s House Episcopal Church in Ethete, with the Rt. Rev. John S. Smylie, bishop of the […]

Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration

Kelly Brown Douglas, scholar and racial justice activist, named EDS’s new dean

[Episcopal Divinity School] Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018. “We had three goals when we began to plan this […]