La Jungle: The biggest ‘bidonville’ in France

[Episcopal News Service] Last December, I accompanied the dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, and a group of volunteers from the cathedral to go and visit the Calais migrants camp, known as “The Jungle.” Or the biggest bidonville in France. The word “bidonville” comes from […]

Indiana Episcopal, Lutheran bishops issue joint statement on the 2016 presidential election

[Diocese of Northern Indiana] “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” This challenging question is at the heart of what it means to live as citizens of this nation! We, the Episcopal and Lutheran Bishops of Indiana, invite our sisters and brothers in Indiana to […]

Election letter from the bishops of Connecticut

[Episcopal Church of Connecticut] “Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of this land in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” — […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] During its Oct. 20-22 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Committee of Executive Council actions ratified at this meeting • Designate a portion of the total compensation paid to the Rev. Charles Allen Wynder Jr. as clergy housing […]

Executive Council: Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the Oct. 20 opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting held Oct. 20-22 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Opening Remarks Executive Council October 20, 2016 Allow me to talk about the vision of […]

Still time to apply for Constable Fund grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] There is still time apply for the Constable Fund grants for the 2016-2017 cycle.  Deadline for applications is Nov. 1. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2015. The […]

House of Deputies President’s opening remarks to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, delivered the following open remarks to Executive Council on Oct. 22 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Opening Remarks Executive Council New Brunswick, New Jersey October 20, 2016 The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings Last month, […]

EPPN: Ask DHS Secretary Johnson to Protect Haitians

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In September 2016, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would resume detaining and deporting Haitians, ending the policy of offering Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians arriving in the U.S. that has been in place since 2010. In recognition of the challenges Haitians faced in their country […]

Episcopal Relief & Development responds to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Southeast US

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting disaster response efforts in Haiti and several Episcopal dioceses in the United States following Hurricane Matthew, which blasted through the Caribbean as a Category 4 storm before moving up the Atlantic coast and causing damage from Florida through southern Virginia. Episcopal Relief & Development is providing […]

A new creation rises in the Philippines

[Episcopal Relief & Development] At 10 am, the newest neighborhood in the Philippines was already steaming hot. Six bishops in colorful vestments filed out of a concrete house, and gathered at the back of a covered, but otherwise open, pavilion to begin a celebration Eucharist. I was there in June, along with the bevy of bishops who traveled to […]