92 educational scholarships granted throughout Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Ninety-two educational scholarships, totaling $298,852.73 have been awarded to students in 40 Episcopal Church dioceses as well as seven provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church who serves as […]

North Dakota bishop raises Maori flag as emblem of Anglican, Episcopal support for indigenous people

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Michael Smith of the Diocese of North Dakota has carried with him for 14 years a tale of two flags and a piece of New Zealand’s indigenous history that he hopes will live on after he is gone. Hanging in Smith’s office in Fargo is an Anglican flag of the Maori of […]

Podcast: EYE17 kicks off in Oklahoma

Coverage of Day 1

[Episcopal News Service — Edmond, Oklahoma] The Episcopal Youth Event is underway in Edmond, Oklahoma, from July 10-14. Ninety of 109 Episcopal dioceses are represented and more than 1,400 people — including chaperones, volunteers, chaplains, medical workers — are on the ground here at the University of Central Oklahoma. Episcopal News Service sent Miranda Shafer to […]

Baltimore congregation binds Maryland, Kenyan dioceses in joint ministry

[Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] The Rev. John Karanja had a problem. His Baltimore congregation needed a new home. But where could he find one? Even though Karanja was from the Anglican Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya, his congregation, the International Christian Community, wasn’t really worshiping in the Anglican style. A call home ended […]

Episcopal priest takes dying dog on road trip for ‘Last Howlelujah Tour’ through Southwest

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Bill Miller is taking a close friend to Las Vegas on vacation, but this trip is about the bark, not the bet. Miller’s traveling companion is his 12-year-old dog Wili, who is dying of cancer, and Vegas is only the final stop on a six-state road trip that the Episcopal […]

Q&A: Samira Izadi Page, founder of Dallas’ Gateway of Grace

[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] Episcopal News Service spoke with the Rev. Samira Izadi Page, founder and executive director of Gateway of Grace, about her life, fleeing Iran in 1989, her journey to the United States a year later, and her ministry during a recent interview at her office in Dallas. Gateway of Grace is […]

Douglas K. Anning named Episcopal Church acting chief legal officer

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Douglas K. Anning of Kansas City, Missouri, has been named Episcopal Church  acting chief legal officer, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. The appointment was made by the Episcopal ChurchExecutive Council following the joint nomination by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of theHouse of Deputies the Rev. Gay […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director responds to travel ban’s ‘relationship’ stipulation

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement June 30 in response to the “relationship” stipulation in the Trump administration’s executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals.  A Response to the Administration’s Decision on Relationships The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries Earlier […]

Tennessee Episcopalians add to growing efforts to honor lynching victims

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee is leading efforts to research and memorialize lynching victims in Nashville and statewide, following in the footsteps of a prominent commission conducting similar racial reconciliation work in Atlanta, Georgia. The Tennessee diocese, which covers the geographic middle third of the state, created its Task Force on Anti-Racism last […]

Sioux Episcopalians celebrate faith family, seek oneness through Jesus at Niobrara Convocation

[Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota] The congregation here, Christ Episcopal, is known as a family church, where the longtime pastor and family patriarch, the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Sr., has led services for decades in a small building overlooking the western edge of South Dakota’s Badlands on Pine Ridge Reservation. His […]