Philadelphia 11 ordinations marked with calls for continued justice work

40th anniversary celebration includes memories, speeches, joyous Eucharist,

An interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination in the Anglican Communion is here. [Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] A joyous celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s priestly ordination on July 26 here included calls for people to realize that the dream of a more egalitarian and less patriarchal Episcopal Church – […]

Marriage task force releases study guide, resources in Spanish

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has released Dearly Beloved, resources for conversation and discussion, in Spanish. Dearly Beloved (Querido Amado) is available here. The Power Point is (Mantener Conversaciones) is available here. Access the complete public website for General Convention’s A050 Task Force on […]

Survey on inclusion of people with developmental disability

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The sub-committee on Full Inclusion of People with Developmental Disability of The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Health is seeking input through a survey available here. “As chair of the Standing Commission on Health, I commend to you this important survey on Full Inclusion for those with Developmental […]

Witness and solidarity with the Living Stones

[Episcopal News Service] There are a few things in life that one should express gratitude to God for. Of course, the obvious are the usual — family, health, friends, inviting and openly welcoming church community, new ideas and old ones. How often do we thank God for the gift of a new idea? One that […]

New Opportunities Grants awarded for Native American programs

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, announced the recipients of the New Opportunities Grants, totaling $75,000. The Episcopal Church Office of Indigenous Ministries and the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries invited Episcopal communities with Native American initiatives to submit proposals for […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church             If you were going to describe the kingdom of God, what sort of story would you tell? Can you see that goal we’re aiming for? What’s your image of that kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven? The hints […]

Video available: 40th anniversary of women’s ordination celebration

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The video of the special celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination on July 26 is now available at no fee here. The Diocese of Pennsylvania hosted a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church at the Church […]

NCC calls on Congress to protect fleeing children at the U.S. border

Joins religious, human rights groups

[National Council of Churches press release] A wide coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, and human rights and development groups called on Congress yesterday to address the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have been apprehended and detained at the U.S. border. The letter appeared in a full page ad […]

A reflection on the child immigration crisis

[Diocese of Virginia] My husband, Tom, and I arrived in Guatemala for a week of vacation, language immersion and visits with our “adopted grandchildren” the day after newspapers told of the discovery of the body of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez in the Texas desert. Gilberto was a 15-year-old boy from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, who was determined to […]

TREC plans churchwide meeting for October 2

Live webcast planned; in-person attendance at National Cathedral encouraged

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] As directed in its enabling resolution C095 approved by the 77th General Convention in 2012, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting on October 2 at 7:30 pm Eastern time (6:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Mountain/4:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Alaska/1:30 pm […]