Presiding Bishop’s sermon at Civil Discourse in America forum

Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good Christ Church, Philadelphia 22 October 2014 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church The arts of politics and civic discourse are central to the ways in which human beings work to build societies of justice and peace. That […]

Episcopal Church acronyms: what are they and what do they mean?

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Do you know the difference between EMM* and ECW*?  Or maybe you know who the PB* is, but not so clear about the ABC*. Acronyms and terms that are used regularly in The Episcopal Church are presented in an easy-to-reference document located on the Public Affairs web […]

Liberian priest emerges from quarantine to spread word about Ebola

The Rev. Herman Browne voluntarily quarantined himself for 21 days after his wife’s friend tested positive for Ebola. On Oct. 19, he returned to his church, Trinity Cathedral, in Monrovia, Liberia to preach to his congregation about Ebola prevention, National Public Radio reports. Browne began educating his congregation about Ebola long before it affected the […]

Church in Minnesota forgives $1.2 million in loans to faith communities

[Episcopal Church of Minnesota press release] On October 11, the Trustees of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) voted unanimously to forgive the remaining balances of all loans currently held between the Trustees and ECMN faith communities (parishes or missions within ECMN), totaling more than $1.2 million. The Trustees are elected to ensure the missional […]

Western New York Episcopalians donate to breast cancer research

[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] On Oct. 17, the Right Rev. R. William Franklin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, presented a check for $6,375 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to be used for breast cancer research. The check is the result of the Pink Flag Campaign held for the diocese’s […]

A mission revolution in the church

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] A Mission Revolution in the Church, a comprehensive video presentation by Bishop Stacy Sauls, is now available online here. Presented October 1 to the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference (EBAC) at the group’s annual gathering in New York, Bishop Sauls details the many ways that the Missionary Society can […]

Statements following General Seminary board of trustees’ action

Updated Oct. 21 with a statement from Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Provisional Clifton Daniel, a resolution passed by the Diocese of California and a statement from the Executive Committee of the General Theological Seminary Alumni/ae Association. Several statements have been circulated following the Oct. 17 decision by the General Theological Seminary board of trustees to reaffirm […]

Presiding Bishop preaches at Western Kansas Diocesan Convention

Western Kansas Diocesan Convention Feast of Ignatius 17 October 2014 Opening Eucharist The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Ignatius was a martyr. He didn’t just die for his faith, he agitated for martyrdom. When he heard the Roman emperor Trajan was nearby, he went and stood in front […]

Trinity Wall Street grants include response to Ebola outbreak

[Trinity Wall Street press release] At its October meeting, the Trinity Wall Street vestry approved more than $1.7 million in new grants. A grant of $300,000 was made to the Province of West Africa for emergency relief and response to the Ebola outbreak. These funds will go directly to the Dioceses of Bo and Freetown […]

Welby visits reconciliation projects in Ireland

[Church Times] The Archbishop of Canterbury spent two days earlier this month with Church of Ireland leaders, congregations, and their communities, on both sides of the Border, as part of his worldwide visitation among provinces of the Anglican Communion. Accompanied by his wife, Caroline, he visited reconciliation projects led by Anglican churches in their communities […]