Episcopal Relief & Development invites Episcopalians to build church presence on asset map

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development invites congregations, dioceses and institutions across the 50 U.S. states – and soon throughout the entire Episcopal Church – to promote their ministries on on the Episcopal Asset Map, a joint project of Episcopal Relief & Development and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. The […]

United Thank Offering Board presents December challenge

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The board of the United Thank Offering has presented a challenge to The Episcopal Church to benefit a special grant of $30,000 for Episcopal Migration Ministries. Deemed Advent: Journey from Gratitude to Hope, the United Thank Offering board is challenging Episcopalians to support refugee welcome in the […]

United Thank Offering offers special awards: added amount for young adults; new grants for seminarians

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of  $2500 for young adults (ages 21-30); and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians (no age limit). “The United Thank Offering Board is broadening the scope of granting to reach out to groups of people […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Courtesy resolution * Gratefully acknowledge the work, diligence, reliability and broad knowledge of the General Convention exhibited by General Convention Office staff member Cheryl Dawkins, both during its triennial meetings, […]

EPPN: Voice your support for refugee resettlement

[Episcopal Public Policy Network action alert] “In the Book of Leviticus, God says to the people of Israel that, “the foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the foreigner as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” Accordingly, we welcome the stranger. We […]

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society presents special important webinars: Syrian refugees in the USA

Thursday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 23

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] To help understand the current situation with Syrian refugees, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present two live webinars, both 60 minutes long, on Thursday, November 19 and Monday, November 23 to examine this emerging refugee crisis. Presented by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Episcopal […]

Episcopal Church Foundation announces move to The Interchurch Center

[Episcopal Church Foundation press release] The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) recently announced at its meeting of the Board of Directors last week that it will be moving its offices to The Interchurch Center at 475 Riverside Drive in New York by January 2016. ECF is currently located at the Episcopal Church Center at 815 Second […]

Deadline nears for applications for 2016 Roanridge Trust Award Grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The November 20 deadline nears to apply for the 2016 Roanridge Trust Award Grants. Samuel McDonald, deputy chief operating officer and director of mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, explained that the Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models for leadership development, […]

Paris cathedral dean calls for prayers, commitment to peace

The Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, issued the following letter Nov. 14, one day after the terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed at least 129 lives. So many friends and colleagues have written in the last 18 hours expressing support, promising their prayers, and asking what […]

Executive Council: opening remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, currently meeting through November 18 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Opening remarks to Executive Council The Most Rev. Michael B. […]