NAES exceeds target to unlock 50th anniversary campaign challenge

[NAES press release] The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) has announced that member schools and friends have made gifts and pledges to its 50th Anniversary Gathering Fund campaign exceeding $950,000. As announced at the NAES Biennial Conference in November 2014, reaching this target now unlocks a special challenge gift of over $72,000 pledged by a group of […]

Central Pennsylvania diocese elects Audrey Cady Scanlan as bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan was elected on March 14 as 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Scanlan, 56, canon for mission collaboration and congregational life in the Diocese of […]

Canon David Porter shares lessons learned about reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service] “Reconciliation is always a quest, always a journey,” observed Canon David. W. Porter, director of reconciliation for the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he addressed Episcopalians gathered for the annual assembly of the Episcopal Urban Caucus in late February. The Episcopal Church in Connecticut hosted the two-day conference in Meriden. The Episcopal Urban […]

Episcopal Urban Caucus witnesses against gun violence in America

[Episcopal News Service] Members of the Episcopal Urban Caucus gathered in Meriden, Connecticut, for their annual assembly to consider how people of faith can challenge violence in America. The Feb. 25-28 event, with a particular focus on gun violence, featured an informal conversation with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy. Other activities included visits to two locations […]

West Texas: Installation service held for Bishop David Reed

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed was installed as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during a Eucharist service held Feb. 28 at the 111th annual Diocesan Council. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided over the service and the installation. There is no specific liturgy in the […]

Churches in Selma lead unity walk

[St. Paul’s Church, Selma] The image of a city can become frozen in time, and a single event can create an impression so deep that it never fades, according to the Rev. Jack Alvey, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Selma, Alabama. Fifty years ago, state troopers attacked marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge […]

RIP: Former Long Island Bishop Orris G. Walker, Jr.

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., died on Feb. 28 at the age of 72. He was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, serving from 1991 to 2009. “His episcopate championed the cause of full inclusion of women in the ordained ministry of the diocese,” […]

Theological studies ignited transformation of Georgia woman set to die

Editor’s note: Georgia Department of Correction officials postponed Kelly Renee Gissendaner’s execution at the last moment March 2 when they became concerned about the purity of the execution drug. No new date has been given, according to the Associated Press. [Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] An untold story about convicted murderer Kelly Renee Gissendaner is that […]

RIP: Malcolm Boyd, activist-writer priest, dies at 91

Boyd's ordained ministry spanned 60 years

[The Episcopal News — Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd – whose human rights advocacy shaped most of his 30 books including the 1965 best-seller Are You Running with Me, Jesus? – died February 27 in Los Angeles while receiving private hospice care. Severe complications of pneumonia caused Boyd’s death at age 91, said […]

Central Gulf Coast diocese elects James Russell Kendrick as bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast] The Rev. James Russell Kendrick, rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast on Feb. 21, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. […]