VTS celebrates first commencement ceremony in Immanuel Chapel

[Virginia Theological Seminary press release] Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) celebrated its 192nd Commencement May 21, awarding 57 students with degrees of Master in Divinity, Master of Arts, Doctor of Ministry, the Licentiate in Theology, Diploma in Theology, and Diploma in Anglican Studies. This was the first Commencement from Immanuel Chapel. The commencement address was given by […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at baccalaureate Eucharist

General Theological Seminary

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon May 19 on the eve of commencement at General Theological Seminary’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd. General Theological Seminary Chapel of the Good Shepherd Baccalaureate 19 May 2015 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church […]

Greater love: They had to join

About three years ago, working through the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, I began meeting with a small group of Navajo military veterans in Arizona and New Mexico. Since then my work has evolved into a number of very positive relationships with a much larger group of Navajo veterans. Many of the older veterans had Vietnam […]

EPPN: Support the Green Climate Fund

[Episcopal Public Policy Network Action Alert] 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, the […]

Western Massachusetts bishop to make pilgrimage on foot

Fifty-Mile Walk through the Berkshires May 24-27

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Bishop Douglas Fisher, IX bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, is walking 50 miles through the Berkshires in four days – May 24-27, 2015.  This is his third walk through the diocese.  Bishop Fisher walked the Worcester corridor last October and the Pioneer Valley this past March.  When he […]

Bishops United Against Gun Violence plans prayerful procession at General Convention

'Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence' set for Sunday, June 28

[Canticle Communications press release] Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops, will sponsor a prayerful procession through the streets of Salt Lake City during the church’s General Convention. The gathering is intended to urge people of faith to seek common ground in efforts to curtail gun violence. The event, called […]

First preschool financial aid program launched by Trinity Wall Street

Applications for 2015-2016 school year due by June 12

[Trinity Church Wall Street press release] Trinity Preschool will be able to serve children and families from a wider range of socio-economic backgrounds through a new needs-based financial aid program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, announced the Rev. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street. “Quality early education is essential in giving a child […]

Welby’s sermon at Victory in Europe Day Thanksgiving Service

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached at the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe. The service was attended by veterans and their families, representatives of Allied nations and Commonwealth countries who fought alongside Britain in the conflict, and senior government and military representatives. […]

NCC statement on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

[National Council of Churches press release] This evening’s commemoration is a solemn occasion.  We are gathered with our sisters and brothers in the Armenian Orthodox Church and the wider Armenian community to give witness to the Armenian Genocide.  We are also gathered with them to acknowledge their faith and resilience in the face of such […]

Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries Consultation 2015: ‘Celebrating Our Partnerships, Uniting Our Mission’

September in Seoul, Korea

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that registration is now open for the Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries Consultation 2015, slated for Seoul, Korea September 30 – October 5. “Celebrating our Partnerships, Uniting our Mission” is the […]