Appeals court remands Episcopal Church in South Carolina federal lawsuit

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has again ruled in favor of attorneys for the bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina in a federal false-advertising lawsuit against the bishop of a breakaway group, sending the case back to U.S. District Court in Charleston […]

EPPN: Meet with members of Congress in your district this week

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Face-to-face interactions with your members of Congress are more effective than any other form of advocacy. This week, this engagement is even easier, as Congress is on recess and most members are traveling back to their districts. In-person meetings demonstrate the personal interest you have in the issues that […]

EPPN: Don’t move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would change over 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his inauguration, President Trump said that one of the first things he would do is move […]

Board of Transition Ministry invites input on clergy recruitment

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Board for Transition Ministry has issued an invitation to the church to participate “to think out loud about how we bring ordained leaders to our churches.” In a document located here, the Board of Transition Ministry explains its goals and objectives: Our goal in […]

Los Angeles diocese awarded $880,000 to address high obesity rates

[Diocese of Los Angeles] The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has been awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture. The project to be carried out by Seeds of Hope, the Food Justice ministry of the diocese […]

Executive Council awards Episcopal Church Constable Fund grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Executive Council, at its February meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, approved the recipients of the Constable Fund grants, totaling $380,000 for seven projects. The Constable Fund Grant Review Committee was chaired by the Rev. Tanya Wallace, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Western […]

Episcopal Church accepting applications for director of human resources

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of director of human resources, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. The director of human resources position is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City and is a full-time position. The director of human resources reports to […]

United Thank Offering awards 2017 young adult, seminarian grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The 2017 United Thank Offering grants for seven seminarians and four young adults were approved by Executive Council at its February meeting. The focus of the grants is The Jesus Movement. The United Thank Offering is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church. Known worldwide as […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb. 5-8 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy and Networking for Mission Affirm the following ministries as Jubilee Ministries: St. Michael’s Community Services, Inc.; Anniston, Alabama, Diocese of Alabama; St. Andrew’s Hands and Feet Ministry, McKinney, Texas, […]

General Convention 2021 location announced

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held in July 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland). The decision was presented by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention and chair of the Joint Standing Committee […]