Resources and reflections on the Ferguson decision

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following the recent announcement of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO, The Episcopal Church is providing resources for understanding, reflecting, praying and participating in a spirit-filled response. “The decision in Ferguson has reached into the hearts of every American,” noted Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer. […]

Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith’s statement on Ferguson

[Episcopal Diocese of Newark] The Thanksgiving holiday has been inconvenienced by an early snowfall; and the spirit of gratitude which accompanies the holiday has been blunted by the tragic reality that continues to emerge from Ferguson, Missouri. The weather may make it difficult, and in some cases impossible, for people to gather for the Thanksgiving […]

California Bishop Marc Andrus’s statement on Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Diocese of California] The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. It is available online here. I learned with disappointment and not a little surprise last night’s decision of the grand jury to not indict Office Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the way forward from Ferguson

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the way forward from Ferguson: The Episcopal Church joins many others in deep lament over the tragic reality that continues to be revealed in Ferguson, Missouri. The racism in this nation is part of […]

Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith’s statement on Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Diocese of Missouri] The prosecutor and grand jury in Saint Louis County have spoken in the matter of Michael Brown’s shooting death, but theirs is hardly the last word in this tragedy. These past hours have heard many expressions of broken trust in the system. Some expressions have been violent, to my anguish and […]

New Jersey Bishop Stokes’ statement on Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] Many will debate the justice (or lack thereof) accomplished by the refusal to indict the officer who shot unarmed Michael Brown dead. What is indisputable are the disparities in the systems that so often lead to tragic consequences such as Ferguson–disparities which include hiring and promotion policies that have led […]

Long Island Bishop Provenzano’s statement on Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] As we awaken this morning to images of violence and the destruction of property in Ferguson and other cities, and confront our anger and disappointment at the decision of the grand jury in Ferguson, I am struck by how much work is before us. I am struck by how many […]

Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe’s statement on Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe wrote the following letter to his diocese in response to recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri. Dear Friends, Like many of you, I waited with some trepidation for the grand jury to announce its decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer who […]

Advent resources compiled by Episcopal Church Foundation

[Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices] Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections, St. Nicholas Day, and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church. Calendars and Devotions 2014 Advent Devotional Calendar – A beautiful, simple, and low tech calendar for Advent. Download, print, and share. Celebrate Advent Using Your Camera Phones – Join Episcopal and Anglican churches […]

TENS ministry grows thanks to support and generosity of the DFMS

Richard Felton called as executive director

[Episcopal Network on Stewardship press release] Our recent naming of Rick Felton as executive director is a direct product of the grant awarded by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2012, funding an executive director position of TENS for 2013 through 2015. The board of TENS is grateful to DFMS for its continued […]