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 […]

EPPN Policy Alert: Curb the Carbon, Cure our Climate

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The drastic impacts of climate change are evident across the globe. Coastal erosion, tremendous hurricanes, severe heat waves, and prolonged droughts often most harshly impact our vulnerable communities: the poor, the homeless, the elderly, and the young. Addressing climate change is a moral challenge of our generation. Fortunately some policymakers are […]

Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza

[World Council of Churches press release] Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said, “Hostilities must cease. Israel, Palestine and the surrounding region must be offered the hope of peace: a peace based in justice, a lasting peace […]

Fellowships announced for poverty alleviation, environment

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, has announced the recipients of the one-year and two-year Justice and Advocacy Fellowships for social justice and advocacy work for The Episcopal Church. The Justice and Advocacy Fellowships for Domestic Poverty and Environmental Stewardship, new initiatives […]

National Council of Churches opposes Israeli invasion of Gaza

[National Council of Churches USA press release] The President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA expressed deep disappointment and sadness Friday over the invasion of Gaza by Israeli Defense Forces. The Israeli government said it is “hitting Hamas hard” following the Palestinian faction’s refusal to accept a peace plan brokered by […]

Deadline extended for United Thank Offering special anniversary grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The deadline has been extended to August 15 for The Episcopal Church United Thank Offering special “seed money” grants of $12,500 to one bishop in each of the Church’s nine provinces, and to the Presiding Bishop, for a total of $125,000. Part of the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of […]

Presiding Bishop preaches in Savannah

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached the following sermon July 20 at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia.  Christ Church, Savannah 20 July 2014 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church It is very good to be with you again – and to […]

‘Education as Hope’: Anglican universities conference convenes in Seoul

[Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion press release] On Sunday July 5th, seventy delegates from five continents, representing forty-seven member schools of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC), gathered on the square outside a chapel in Seoul, Korea to convene CUAC’s 8th International Triennial Conference, “Education as Hope: Working Towards Transformation […]