Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Europe bishop signs on

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and communities of Indigenous Peoples who live in them.  They generate cooling air and rains that water the […]

Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. This marks the next cycle of grantmaking by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship […]

Churchwide Bible reading program announced

Forward Movement invites all Episcopalians to read Luke-Acts in 2018

[Forward Movement press release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the Good Book Club, a church-wide program that invites all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Participants in the Good Book Club will begin reading Luke the Sunday before Lent, Feb. 11, 2018, and finish up the Book of Acts on the Day […]

UTO awards $1.2 million in grants for Episcopal, Anglican mission and ministry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church awarded 34 grants for a total of $1,214,447.51 for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The grant recipients were approved by the Executive Council, meeting June 9 – June 11 in San Juan, […]

Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith responds to Alexandria shooting

Cathedral issues a prayer for representatives, law enforcement injured during the attack

[Washington National Cathedral]  In response to the shots fired on Republican lawmakers on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, while they were conducting baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, issued the following statement:   “Our hearts are heavy today after a gunman opened fire in Alexandria, Virginia, as […]

Washington, Virginia dioceses unite in prayer following Alexandria shootings

Gun violence is not partisan

Gun Violence is Not Partisan. The Episcopal  Dioceses of Washington and Virginia are united in prayer for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,  Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, that they may fully recover from their wounds. We’re praying for those who were in close proximity to the shooting, […]

Forward Movement announces major discipleship conference

[Forward Movement] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the Discipleship Matters conference for 2017. Episcopalians will gather Oct. 16-18 at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, for a conference focused on helping leaders create a culture of discipleship in their congregations. The conference will explore Christian formation for discipleship, scripture engagement, habits of daily […]

EPPN: Stand With Refugees Campaign

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In advance of World Refugee Day on June 20th, join the Stand with Refugees Campaign! Call your members of Congress to remind them that the United States plays a critical role in providing protection and hope for the persecuted, support a refugee admissions number of at least 75,000 in 2018, and […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] During its June 9-11 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council Approve the amended Audit Committee Charter (EC001). Appoint an acting chief legal officer (name to be announced when appropriate notifications have been made); appointment to run through […]

An opportunity for which the church was born

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] An ecumenical statement from Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, responding to the President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. An opportunity for which the church was born June 2, 2017 President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord violates the […]