Journey in Lent with reflections, prayers for the world’s most vulnerable

[Anglican Alliance] Many churches and agencies in the Anglican Communion produce resources for prayer and reflection during Lent. Below is a sampling of 2016 resources that link this prayer and reflection to the call to respond to human need, address injustice, build peace and safeguard creation. Food Security, Food Sovereignty The Primate’s World Relief and […]

Spirited service set for feast of Episcopal Church’s first black priest

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at Washington National Cathedral

[Diocese of Washington, Washington National Cathedral press release] The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the first African American presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preach at a Washington National Cathedral service commemorating Absalom Jones, the first black Episcopal priest, on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. Curry, known as a powerful preacher and evangelist, was elected […]

Episcopal Church Foundation receives grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

[Episcopal Church Foundation press release] The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has received a three-year grant as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they address the financial and economic struggles that can impair the ability of […]

Forward Movement launches online discipleship community for families

[Forward Movement] How do you practice your faith at home? Is worship of God a Sunday-only event, or can you make it more? Forward Movement announces a new online resource for families that invites daily, faithful practice as a community of disciples. The project, Grow Christians, led by editor Nurya Parish, will launch the week […]

Church of Ireland clergy support Episcopal Church following Primates Meeting

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has received a letter of support from clergy in the Church of Ireland following the recent Primates Meeting in Canterbury. The letter (posted on Episcopal Café here) is reportedly signed by 55 clergy who have disassociated themselves from the statement the primates issued during their Jan. 11-15 meeting. The primates’ statement said that the Episcopal […]

Presiding Bishop to address National Press Club Newsmaker news conference

Is there room enough for all? The Church's role in creating an Inclusive World

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry will discuss Is there room enough for all? The Church’s role in creating an Inclusive Worldat the National Press Club in Washington DC on Monday, February 8 beginning at 10 am Eastern. “One of the most important statements of our […]

Holy Innocents School students package food to help ‘Stop Hunger Now’

[Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School] What if some Holy Innocents’ students could skip a morning meeting and a P.E. class and package 10,152 meals for hungry children? That’s what four classes of third-graders and one eighth-grade class did Jan. 27 in Atlanta when they bagged and sealed meals of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamin […]

CARAVAN interfaith art exhibition opens at St. Paul’s Chapel, NYC

[Trinity Wall Street press release] A groundbreaking interfaith exhibition of premier and emerging visual artists January 20–February 28, 2016 St. Paul’s Chapel The Bridge is an East-West travelling art exhibition organized and curated by CARAVAN, an interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding NGO. It showcases the work of 47 premier contemporary visual artists from 15 countries. Each […]

EPPN: Time to permanently protect the Arctic

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] One year ago today, the Obama Administration took a critical step toward permanent protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain by releasing a long-anticipated report. This report, called the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), not only provided useful guidance for conserving the natural habitat of the Arctic but also […]

National AmeriCorps grant funds 10 positions in Episcopal Church refugee program

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Through a partnership grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), The Episcopal Church will enlist 10 AmeriCorps positions who will work with Episcopal Migration Ministries in 10 refugee resettlement […]