Third Summit of Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders

Religious leaders from 5 continents gather in Rome to issue a Call to Action

[Washington National Cathedral press release] Following Pope Francis’ recent visit to Turkey during which he offered prayers in the 17th century Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Washington National Cathedral participated in a Summit of Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders in Rome, Italy. The Summit was the third in a series focused on Christian-Muslim dialogue and building relationships […]

WCC extends sympathies to Peshawar victims

[World Council of Churches] Following the massacre of dozens of students and staff in Peshawar on 16 December, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities. Tveit offered his comments in a statement issued […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the release of prisoners from Cuba

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the release of prisoners from Cuba: I give thanks for the release today of prisoners held by Cuba and the United States.  The return of Alan Gross and the remaining three of the Cuban Five […]

Epiphany resources for congregations, individuals presented by EMM

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy COO and Director of Mission for The Episcopal Church, has announced that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) is offering a 4-week video-based Epiphany curriculum and a bulletin insert for faith formation to raise awareness about refugees and the work of DFMS through […]

Include the Church in Navajoland in year-end plans

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Consider helping the Episcopal Church in Navajoland as you prepare for your end-of-the-year donations. Through the efforts of the Episcopal Church Development Office, tax-deductible donations can be made to the building of hogans in Navajoland. Donations can be made here. “Help the Navajo build sturdily-modern, yet traditional, structures […]

JNCPB issues statement on progress

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following statement: The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has completed initial conversations with those bishops who have entered the discernment process for the 2015 election […]

Video: Saint Thomas boys’ choir school

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the middle of New York City, young boys attend one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world. They live, attend school and learn some of the most difficult, beautiful music ever written in the Episcopal/Anglican cathedral choir tradition. They are ordinary boys with extraordinary […]

TREC issues A Word To The Episcopal Church

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Taskforce for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) has issued A Word To The Episcopal Church concerning the release of the final report here http://www.generalconvention.org/trecreport The members of TREC commend our report to the whole church, and specifically to the 78th General Convention. We are grateful to have […]

Presiding Bishop preaches in Haiti

Advent 3B Paroisse Saint-Esprit, Cap-Haïtien, Haïti 14 December 2014 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church On the third Sunday of Advent some churches use pink vestments and a pink candle in the Advent wreath, instead of darker purple ones. In some places they say it’s because Mary wanted […]

Washington National Cathedral holds vigil for victims of gun violence

More than 195 sites nationwide join in holding vigils

[Washington National Cathedral] A Prayer Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence was held on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral. The interfaith vigil marked the second anniversary of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Presented by Faiths United against Gun Violence, States United […]