14 Jubilee Ministry grants awarded for programs of mission and ministry work

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Deputy Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced 14 recipients of The Episcopal Church Jubilee Grants totaling $52,048 to support mission and ministry in 11 dioceses and one Anglican Communion partner. Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile, Alabama

Thomas à Kempis Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile, AL Diocesan clergy gathering 25 July 2015 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Thomas à Kempis was born in 1380 to a blacksmith and a school teacher. His name was originally Thomas Hemerken, which means “little hammer,” probably a reference to […]

Episcopal Church Economic Justice Loan Committee invests in four community loan funds

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that The Episcopal Church Economic Justice Loan Committee (EJLC) of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has approved four investments in community development financial intermediaries, totaling $1.2 million. In May, EJLC approved loans to the following organizations: • […]

Western New York helps Buffalo children be better readers

[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] This summer the Ministry Center of the Diocese of Western New York has been taken over by children, teenagers, stuffed animals and letter people. It has been the site of the Eaton Summer Reading Program. Children from Buffalo, youth missioners from all over the country and adult volunteers from […]

78 educational scholarships granted throughout Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that 78 educational scholarships, totaling $216,903.44 have been awarded to students in Episcopal Church dioceses as well as Provinces of the Anglican Communion for the 2015-2016 academic year. […]

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on 7/7 anniversary

[Lambeth Palace] On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “Today, the survivors and families of the 7/7 London attacks continue the journey that those of Tunisia have just begun. Our hearts grieve with those who lost loved ones ten years ago, and with those so suddenly […]

Archbishop’s homily at Princess Charlotte’s baptism

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby conducted the baptism of Princess Charlotte at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, on July 5. Read the text of his homily below. “It seems that different forms of ambition are hard-wired into almost all of us. At a baptism our ambitions are rightly turned into hopes and prayers […]

78th General Convention digest for July 3

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering. Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer Two days after the House of Bishops elected […]

Mind of the House of Bishops Statement: ‘Communion Across Difference’

We the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church wish to express our love and appreciation to our colleagues who identify as Communion Partners and those bishops who have affinity with the Communion Partners’ position as stated in their “Communion Partners Salt Lake City Statement.” Our time together in Salt Lake City, in conversation and […]

78th General Convention digest for July 2

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 2, the eighth day of June 25-July 3 gathering. Worship aims to show diverse church’s unity One of the highlights of daily worship at General Convention occurred […]