Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Europe bishop signs on

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and communities of Indigenous Peoples who live in them.  They generate cooling air and rains that water the […]

Disciplinary panel sanctions Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno

Bishop accused of trying again to sell church at heart of pending disciplinary case

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church ecclesiastical disciplinary panel considering a complaint against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno has sanctioned the bishop for again trying to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church. The Hearing Panel told Bruno on June 17 that he is prohibited from “selling or conveying or contracting to […]

Churchwide Bible reading program announced

Forward Movement invites all Episcopalians to read Luke-Acts in 2018

[Forward Movement press release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the Good Book Club, a church-wide program that invites all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Participants in the Good Book Club will begin reading Luke the Sunday before Lent, Feb. 11, 2018, and finish up the Book of Acts on the Day […]

Video: Presiding Bishop’s World Refugee Day message

Episcopal Migration Ministries toolkit, resources for individuals and congregations

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “In the name of Mary, Joseph and the Lord Jesus, aid all refugees today, for most of the refugees like the Holy Family themselves, are families, and most are children,” commented Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry in his 2017 World Refugee Day Message. “I invite […]

UTO awards $1.2 million in grants for Episcopal, Anglican mission and ministry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church awarded 34 grants for a total of $1,214,447.51 for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The grant recipients were approved by the Executive Council, meeting June 9 – June 11 in San Juan, […]

Washington, Virginia dioceses unite in prayer following Alexandria shootings

Gun violence is not partisan

Gun Violence is Not Partisan. The Episcopal  Dioceses of Washington and Virginia are united in prayer for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,  Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, that they may fully recover from their wounds. We’re praying for those who were in close proximity to the shooting, […]

Episcopal Women’s History Project conference focuses on women of color

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Rt. Rev. Jennifer L. Baskerville-Burrows was deep into her sermon, rhythmically invoking the names of a great cloud of witnesses whose presence was deeply felt by those who gathered near Baltimore this week for the Episcopal Women’s History Project conference. “You know them, women like Pauli Murray; say […]

Podcast: EYE17 prepares to take its ‘Path to Peace’ message to Oklahoma

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Youth Event is gearing up for its 2017 conference July 10-14 in Edmond, Oklahoma. In advance of the big event — expected to draw 1,300 teenagers from across the Episcopal Church — Episcopal News Service sent Miranda Shafer to meet with the EYE17 planning committee and produce an audio story […]

Q&A: Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris says, ‘people have got to live boldly’

Harris continues her calls for greater diversity in Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris’ historic ordained ministry has always included advocacy for the full inclusion of all people in the life of the Episcopal Church. Harris began making history with that advocacy as a lay woman on July 29, 1974. She lifted high the cross as crucifer during a service […]

‘Love God, Love Neighbor’ trains refugee supporters to become advocates

Constable Fund pays for pilot, additional advocacy training sessions

[Episcopal News Service – Hartford, Connecticut] A year ago, the Episcopal Migration Ministries was worried about how it might rally the Church to assist in the resettlement of an additional 25,000 refugees in the fiscal year 2017. Now, EMM and other resettlement agencies are struggling for existence in an increasingly polarized environment dominated by fear, […]