Sam Rodman ordained, consecrated bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] It was joyful in Durham, North Carolina, on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Rodman was elected on March 4, marking the culmination of a search that began after former bishop Michael Curry […]

Delaware’s Episcopalians elect Kevin Brown as 11th bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Delaware] Delaware’s Episcopalians on July 15 elected the Rev. Kevin S. Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, as their 11th diocesan bishop. Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Brown, currently rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, […]

Virginia interfaith clergy demonstrate in opposition to the KKK

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] Over 1,000 counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, neutralized a rally of some 30 Ku Klux Klan members in Justice Park on July 8. The counterdemonstrators’ chanting, horn-blowing and screaming rendered the words of the Klan inaudible more than a couple of feet away. A newly formed interfaith group, the Charlottesville […]

John Taylor consecrated bishop coadjutor of Los Angeles in ‘grand fiesta’ of unity, diversity

[Episcopal News Service – Los Angeles, California] The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles on July 8 in a “grand fiesta” of celebration highlighting the diocese’s rich cultural diversity and its focus on mission. Korean drummers, Chinese dancers and a mariachi band led processions of […]

Board upholds sanctions against J. Jon Bruno as panel weighs disciplinary case

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops has rejected an appeal by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno objecting to sanctions levied against him by a Title IV hearing panel that is deliberating over its final ruling in Bruno’s disciplinary case. The panel’s June 17 sanctions prohibited Bruno from pursuing the sale […]

Northern California youth trek centered on racial reconciliation, environmental justice

[Episcopal Diocese of Northern California] A great movement doesn’t always begin with great big steps. And young people in the Diocese of Northern California are discovering that when it comes to racial reconciliation and environmental justice, the small steps they are taking may help others to understand what it takes to break down barriers and truly […]

Katharine Jefferts Schori to be assisting bishop in San Diego

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] We are excited to announce the selection of former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as our assisting bishop. Jefferts Schori will begin her tenure with us on Aug. 13. She will serve three-quarters time performing episcopal functions such as visitations, confirmations, ordinations and receptions. She will share with the standing committee […]

Haiti Partnership Committee offers report, looks to the future

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] At its recent meeting in June in Port-au-Prince, the Haiti Partnership Committee took steps that enable progress on three projects: Holy Trinity Cathedral Complex, St. Barnabas Agricultural College and St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children.  The Haiti Partnership Committee was established in 2016 through a memorandum of understanding […]

Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops

Retiring head of Office for Pastoral Development says, ‘there’s greater respect for context in which bishops work’

[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop F. Clayton “Clay” Matthews retires from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development on June 30, he will leave having made an indelible mark on the House of Bishops. Matthews began that work in 1998. During that time, he refined and reshaped many of the office’s ministries. The office supports the […]

Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of San Joaquin that Bishop David Rice has received the required consents, from both bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal […]