Returning SC priest reinstated through new path for reconciliation

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg of South Carolina has welcomed a returning member of the clergy back into good standing as a priest, hailing the reinstatement of the Rev. H. Dagnall Free, Jr. as an important day for The Episcopal Church and an encouraging step toward reconciliation in South Carolina. On […]

Massachusetts diocese ordains Alan M. Gates as bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts ordained and consecrated the Rev. Alan M. Gates as its 16th bishop on Sept. 13 during a service at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Bishop Stephen T. Lane of the Diocese of Maine, president of Province I of the Episcopal Church, served as the chief consecrator. […]

Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates 75 years

'Healing a hurting world'

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary.  The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization’s programs and get involved in campaigns to raise $7.5 million to sustain its […]

West Texas: Camp Capers grows veggies and size

[Diocese of West Texas - Waring, Texas] A visit to the dining hall at Camp Capers could find a table set with linguini con le vongole. Or maybe andouille and chicken creole pasta with peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onion and a blackened Cajun cream. Or even lemony roasted shrimp with butternut squash and edamame sage orzo served […]

A community gathers to mourn and be comforted

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania]  “We gathered here today to celebrate the life of a child we never knew, a child whose face we cannot even see. Jarrod Tutko, Jr. came into our lives too late for him, but not too late for us, not too late for his life to have an impact, I hope, […]

Panelists named for church’s Civil Discourse in America forum

Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Political, interfaith and education leaders will offer provocative insights and views during the discussion on Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good on Oct. 22. Produced by The Episcopal Church, the 90-minute live webcast will originate from historic Christ Church, Philadelphia (Diocese of Pennsylvania), […]

Atlanta bishop models ministry of presence at ICE detention center

[Dioceses of Atlanta - Lumpkin, Georgia] “… I was in prison and you visited me.”   Matthew 25:36 After driving 30 minutes south from Columbus, Bishop Rob Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta navigates nearly deserted streets lined with boarded up businesses then turns his white Ford onto a manicured lane and past a sign announcing Corrections […]

Western Massachusettes takes bold environmental stand

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts press release] The Trustees for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts passed a resolution at their meeting on August 27, 2014, “to reduce fossil fuel exposure and to invest in renewable energy projects as objectives for our portfolio going forward.” The initial reduction of the diocese’s and parishes’ investments in fossil fuels […]

Texas: Returning VETS strike a chord

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock, a classical guitarist and educator, weren’t necessarily on the same journey until David Boyd, the rector of St. David’s, Austin, introduced them. Smith-Henry—also a Lutheran pastor in the Anglican studies program at Seminary of the Southwest—was looking for a way to help veterans with […]

East Carolina notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-elect Skirving ordination and consecration on Nov. 8

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of East Carolina that Bishop-Elect Robert Skirving has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Robert Stuart Skirving was elected on May 17.  His ordination and consecration service […]