Appalachian small grants deadline has been extended

Fall grant period extended to Oct. 31

[Episcopal Appalachian Ministries] Episcopal Appalachian Ministries offers small grants through funding made available from the Episcopal Church General Convention.  These grants are in place to help enable new or start-up ministries with the “seed money” needed in establishing a new ministry.  The money is granted for specific needs at the grass-roots level. Size of Grants: Grants usually range in […]

House of Bishops Daily Account for Wednesday, Sept. 17

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23. The following is an account of the activities for September 17. The theme for the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding […]

Presiding Bishop preaches during House of Bishops meeting in Taipei

Sept 17, 2014 House of Bishops, Taipei Expanding the Apostolic Imagination The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church We thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. […]

Seamen’s Church Institute interviews Somali pirate hostages

Piracy: Not a thing of the past

[Seamen’s Church Institute press release] Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go unnoticed, as some shipowners leave seafarers high and dry after release—ignored and uncompensated. Their stories tell of trying times in the wake of survival. The Seamen’s […]

SCLM seeks input on ‘Holy Women, Holy Men’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) seeks comment on a new approach to commemorations: A Great Cloud of Witnesses. After reviewing responses to Holy Women, Holy Men, SCLM is proposing that a calendar and liturgical material for optional commemorations be included in a volume entitled A […]

Smullin Foundation awards $500,000 grant to CDSP for tech upgrades

Church Divinity School of the Pacific has been awarded a grant of $500,000 by the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation, a family foundation based in Berkeley, California. The funds will support CDSP’s upgrading of information technology, human resources, accounting, student services, financial aid and registration systems. “This extraordinarily generous grant makes it possible […]

Archbishop of Canterbury on the pilgrimage of justice and peace

[World Council of Churches] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby generously granted an interview on the subject of “the pilgrimage of justice and peace” last week in São Paulo, Brazil. His visit to Brazil was part of a personal journey that has taken Welby to 31 Anglican provinces around the world since his enthronement as archbishop in […]

Church grants provided to assist Ferguson, Missouri

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, announced that The Episcopal Church is providing $40,000 in support of the Diocese of Missouri for immediate domestic poverty, pastoral and community work in Ferguson, MO. The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, through the Office of Justice and Advocacy Ministries, is offering […]

Anglican voices in defence of the planet

[Anglican Journal] Anglicans are being urged to join the global conversation on climate change. The online campaign Our Voices: Bringing faith to the climate  “is a profound invitation to people of all faiths around the world to raise their voices and add their perspectives in political discussions about climate change,” says the Rev. Canon Ken […]

Episcopal Church announces major gifts officers

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced that Victoria Manley and Karen A. Wibrew have been named Episcopal Church Major Gifts Officers. The Major Gifts Officers, members of the Episcopal Church Development Office, are responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospective major […]