Episcopal bishops issue statement in response to Trump’s executive order on climate change

[Episcopal News Service] President Donald Trump on March 28 signed an executive order instructing regulators to rewrite rules aimed at curbing carbon emissions and other environmental regulations at the center of the previous administration’s policies to combat global warming. Bishops from across the Episcopal Church issued a statement in response to Trump’s executive order.  The full […]

Anglican, Episcopal women gather at UNCSW’s annual look at women’s status

Curry and Jennings tell women advocacy is God’s work guided by Holy Spirit.

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings told women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion gathered for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women that their advocacy is God’s work. The women are in New York for the 61st session of […]

Diocese of Puerto Rico notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-Elect Morales ordination and consecration set for July 22

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Puerto Rico that Bishop-Elect Rafael Luis Morales has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Canon Rafael Luis Morales […]

Saint Augustine’s president, with deep ties to university’s past, looks to future

[Episcopal News Service] Generations of Everett Ward’s family preceded him in graduating from Saint Augustine’s University, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, so he was no stranger to the campus in 2014 when he took over as interim president. He was named to that role permanently in April 2015, becoming the school’s 11th president. […]

Episcopal churches issue statement ‘of shared values about immigration and refugees’; encourage others to sign

[Church of the Heavenly Rest] Episcopal clergy are invited to sign a statement “of shared values about immigration and refugees.” More than 50 clergy members have signed as of March 15. Perfect Love Casts Out Fear A Statement of Shared Values about Immigration & Refugees Scripture and tradition call us to welcome the immigrant and the […]

Closing the loop on racial reconciliation

Two Virginia parishes reckon with their Confederate histories

[Episcopal News Service] He felt attacked, and says so, specifically choosing the word to convey his strength of emotion. Yes, he felt personally attacked. But A.W. “Buster” Lewis also felt that R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia–his parish–“as I knew it, was being attacked and that we needed to do something about it.” […]

Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries responds to judges’ actions to block Trump’s travel ban

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement in response to two federal judges’ actions to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban limiting entry to people from six Muslim countries:  On behalf of Episcopal Migration Ministries, I give thanks that the courts have once again acted in defense […]

Episcopal bishops make three-day journey into diversity and inclusion

Intensive work meant to equip bishops to lead Church into ‘beloved, gracious community’

    [Episcopal News Service – Hendersonville, North Carolina] In March 2015 in the aftermath of the August 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops decided it was time to write a new letter to Episcopalians about racism. Then, some of the bishops had a realization. “The first […]

Episcopal congregation leads effort to ‘green up’ Rust Belt city in western New York

[Episcopal News Service] Easter comes less than a week before Earth Day this year. That closeness is more than a fact of the calendar for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, New York. It’s a double calling to what the Rev. Luke Fodor terms “creation care.” The congregation at St. Luke’s is at the center of […]

Episcopalians join ‘Native Nations’ to protest pipeline in nation’s capital

Protesters, allies take to the cold streets for rowdy, peaceful protest

Editor’s note: A photo gallery is here. [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Episcopalians and other people of faith who marched through a cold rain here March 10 in the Native Nations Rise demonstration and rally did so as part of a traditional pattern of prayer, then action. North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith opened a […]