Input requested for Episcopal Church Black Ministries program

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as it discerns the future paths for this important ministry. The search committee asks black Episcopalians, clergy serving congregations that are historically or predominantly black, and others with experience and passion for ministry by […]

Social media updates from the People’s Climate March

We’re following the latest on the People’s Climate March through social media updates by Episcopalians and others who will be there April 29 in Washington, D.C. If you are participating, use the hashtag #CMepiscopal to submit your updates for our coverage. To submit photos and video directly to us, email dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org.

EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive hurricanes which exacerbate existing agricultural challenges and erode development gains. Haitians depend upon international support and technical assistance from the United States, […]

EYE17 planning team prepares event schedule; arrangements discussed for Province IX EYE in 2019

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis. “For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and engaging EYE17,” said Bronwyn Clark […]

Bishops file briefs on behalf of immigrants, refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include links to both briefs and the names of additional bishops who signed onto either one or both of the briefs.   Attorneys representing Episcopal bishops filed two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of immigrants and refugees, and in affirmation of two U.S. district court rulings, […]

Episcopal Church selects development partner for downtown Austin, Texas, property

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has selected Cielo Property Group to partner in the development of a church-owned city block in downtown Austin, Texas, that will incorporate space for The Archives of the Episcopal Church and an adjoining mixed-use project. The Episcopal Church purchased the Austin city block bounded by […]

Nomination deadline nears for Episcopal Church positions, committees, boards

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The deadline to submit a nominee application for Executive Council, trustee of the Church Pension Fund, and other Episcopal Church board positions that will be elected during the next General Convention is Wednesday, May 10. Check the links below for full information and links to the application […]

Episcopal cathedral in Arkansas to hold prayer vigil on eve of executions

[Trinity Episcopal Cathedral press release] Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special “Service of Prayer and Vigil on the Eve of Executions” at 6 p.m. April 20. Our prayers and music for this solemn occasion are Easter-themed. They will be for the men sentenced to death and their loved ones, for the victims of the acts for […]

Episcopal News Service announces staff changes, assignments

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal News Service has announced changes to its editorial and production teams. Matthew Davies has transitioned into the role of advertising and web manager for the Episcopal Digital Network, which includes Episcopal News Service (ENS); Lynette Wilson has been named the news service’s managing editor; the Rev. […]

North Dakota church dedicates window commemorating LGBTQ ministry

[St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church press release] St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Fargo, North Dakota, dedicated and blessed a new stained-glass window on April 2 commemorating the congregation’s longtime LGBTQ ministry. The Integrity Window (also known as the St. Aelred Window) was designed by St. Stephen’s parishioner and local artist Gin Templeton. Michael Orchard Studio of […]