Ways and resources to observe World Refugee Day on June 20

For individuals, congregations

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In 2000, the United Nations named June 20 as World Refugee Day, deeming it an annual opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of the former refugees who bless our communities with their wisdom and irrepressible spirit and to examine the root causes of violence and persecution […]

Presiding Bishop: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is vital to the church

[Brotherhood of St. Andrew press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminded the Brotherhood of St. Andrew that its mission is “vital to our church” April 7 during the 133-year-old ministry’s annual national conference. “Don’t grow weary, Brotherhood of St. Andrew,” Curry told about 150 Brothers and guests at the Windemere Resort and Conference Center in […]

Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee issues communique

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a two-day meeting in April, the Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee issued the following communique: April 27, 2016 Episcopalians and United Methodists met in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third session of their Dialogue on Full Communion (25-27 April 2016). The ten committee members, along with […]

EYE2017 Mission Planning Team application deadline extended

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The application deadline to serve on the Mission Planning Team for the July 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) has been extended to May 10. EYE2017 will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK on July 10-14, 2017. EYE2017 is being planned by the […]

Diocese of Northern Indiana notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-elect Sparks' ordination and consecration on June 25

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar ofGeneral Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Northern Indiana that Bishop-elect Douglas Sparks has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Douglas Sparks was elected Bishop on February […]

NetsforLife® celebrates 10 years of strengthening communities to end malaria

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s flagship, award-winning malaria prevention and control program, is celebrating 10 years of strengthening communities to fight this deadly disease, which still kills one child every two minutes in sub-Saharan Africa. This momentous year coincides with the 2016 World Malaria Day theme of “Ending Malaria […]

Campus ministry grant applications accepted for 2016-2017 academic year

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for grant proposals for the 2016-2017 academic year from dioceses, parishes or community colleges/colleges/universities for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions located throughout The Episcopal Church. “These grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or […]

Responding to floods in Texas and earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting local church partners in Texas, Ecuador and Japan as they respond to recent disasters. Throughout, local churches are reaching out in their communities to assess needs and accompany people as they cope with the immediate aftermath of the emergency. In addition to pastoral care, churches are […]

General Convention 2018 dates announced: July 5 – July 13 in Austin, TX

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a decision by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, the General Convention Office has announced the nine legislative dates for the 79h General Convention of The Episcopal Church: Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018. General Convention 2018 will be held at The […]

EPPN: Celebrate Earth Day

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day! Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a day to build awareness, understanding, and support for the environment. The Episcopal Church is offering a multitude of resources for individuals and congregations to celebrate creation with learning and advocacy on Earth Day. Creation […]