Episcopal Church Building Fund launches initiative in Arlington, Texas

Partnership between Theatre Arlington, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church catalyst for imaginative move

[Episcopal Church Building Fund press release] The Episcopal Church Building Fund (ECBF) is delighted to announce a creative new loan initiative between ECBF and Theatre Arlington in Arlington, Texas, a dynamic community-minded regional theatre in downtown Arlington that has birthed greats like the lead singers of Pentatonix. This loan arose out of a highly innovative […]

Diocese of Pennsylvania notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-elect Gutierrez ordination and consecration on July 16

[May 19, 2016] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese ofPennsylvania that Bishop-elect Daniel G.P. Gutierrez has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Canon Daniel G.P. Gutierrez was elected bishop on March 12. His ordination […]

Applications accepted for church’s director of government relations

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of director of government relations, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. Based in Washington, D.C., the director of government relations is a full-time position responsible for  representing the public policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General […]

Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee issues report

'Hazy Hopes Taking Clear Incarnations'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee has issued a report following the group’s three-day meeting in May. “Hazy Hopes Taking Clear Incarnations” Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee May 9-11, Marriottsville, Maryland The Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee met in Marriottsville, Maryland, May 9-11.  This Committee is charged with encouraging and […]

Bishops group urges Episcopalians to wear orange on June 2

Bishops United Against Gun Violence backs movement for common sense gun legislation

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops that advocates for background checks on all gun purchases and other violence prevention measures, is urging all Episcopalians to consider wearing orange on June 2 as a sign of their commitment to reducing gun violence in their communities. “Poll after poll demonstrates […]

Presiding Bishop names search committee for Episcopal Church indigenous missioner

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has named the members of the search committee to review and edit a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church indigenous missioner, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. Named to the committee are: Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac Isaiah […]

Save the date: Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference in November

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Save the dates for Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church evangelism conference on Nov.18-19 in Dallas, Texas, for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. This innovative church-wide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church Presiding […]

Thursdays at 2: videos to enjoy, learn, explore The Episcopal Church

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Mark your calendars for a weekly preview of new, innovative ministries in The Episcopal Church, brought to you through Thursdays at 2. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page here   […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports church response to April earthquake in Ecuador

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting earthquake response efforts in Ecuador through local Episcopal dioceses in both the coastal and inland regions. The Diocese of Litoral Ecuador, based in Guayaquil, was hardest hit by the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck off the coast on April 16. The United Nations Office for the Coordination […]

Applications now accepted for 2016 Jubilee Ministry grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for the 2016 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. “Every year, the Episcopal Church provides grants to assist currently-designated Jubilee Ministries in their work,” noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Episcopal Church domestic poverty missioner. […]