MOU signed between Air Base Chaplains and Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

[Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy press release] The 628th Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps and the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy of Charleston, South Carolina, on Sept. 21 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Mutual Spiritual Support. The MOU serves as a formal document of a long-standing relationship between the two agencies and is believed to be the first of its […]

Episcopal congregations research info available

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Based on 2015 data received from the annual Parochial Report, updated facts and figures about Episcopal Church congregations have been posted here. “2015 Parochial Report statistics are now available in English and Spanish,” noted Dr. Kirk Hadaway, Episcopal Church Congregational Research Officer. “The summary Statistical Totals tables report […]

Presiding Bishop, two university presidents address commitment to higher education, value of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church is sponsoring a public recognition event in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 10for its affiliated Historically Black Colleges and Universities of St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC and Voorhees College, Denmark, SC. “The purpose of the Recognition Event is […]

Statement in response to today’s action in Texas

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Through the history of the United States, refugees have enriched our communities as creators, business owners, students, and friends. Our nation, and indeed our church, has been enhanced by contributions from refugees that have sought safety and opportunity in this land. We know this to be true […]

WCC general secretary reflects on peace in Palestine and Israel

[World Council of Churches press release] The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together in 2016 for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 20

    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops  concluded its meeting in Detroit, Michigan on Sept. 20. Presenting the video daily account are: – Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry – Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, vice-president of the House of Bishops, of El Camino Real – Bishop Dean Wolfe, […]

Statement from New York bishop: ‘On Christ the solid rock we stand’

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] September 20, 2016 My Brothers and Sisters, I write you from the fall meeting of the House of Bishops in Detroit, where Bishops Shin and Glasspool and I have joined our colleagues from across the Episcopal Church, but we find that these are days when we very much want to […]

Statement from New Jersey bishop regarding this weekend’s incidents

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] I commend the outstanding work of the first responders and police of Seaside, Elizabeth, and Union County in their handling of the incidents this past weekend involving explosive devices. I also commend the work of New York City’s responders and law enforcement in their response to the bombing in New […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 19

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting through Sept. 20 in Detroit, Michigan. Presenting the video daily account are: Bishop Gladstone “Skip” Adams of Central New York and the Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Tom Ely of Vermont Bishop Prince Singh of  […]

Presiding Bishop plans Standing Rock Sioux Nation visit to show support and advocacy

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In a show of support and advocacy, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry plans to visit the Standing Rock Sioux Nation on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. Among his activities are: tour of Standing Rock with Bishop John Tarrant of the Diocese of South Dakota; […]