Lent Madness 2014 Golden Halo Winner crowned

Charles Wesley defeats Harriet Bedell to win saintly competition

[Lent Madness press release]  While Christians throughout the world busily prepare for Easter, victory has already been declared after a nail-biting finish to Lent Madness 2014. In the final match-up, eighteenth-century English minister and hymn-writer Charles Wesley edged Harriet Bedell, twentieth-century missionary and justice advocate, to win the coveted Golden Halo. Throughout the season of […]

EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 7: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

Holy Week reflection

SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE HOLY WEEK RELFECTION Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this, your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and […]

Stations of the Cross in store windows

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] A few years ago, the Rev. Bur Dobbins, rector of Church of the Annunciation, Luling, read a newspaper article about the Stations of the Cross being read on the London Underground. An artist had designed a booklet to read the 14 Stations of the Cross as the subway traveled from […]

DFMS enters lease agreement for Episcopal Church Center space

[The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] An agreement has been completed between the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations to lease a portion of a floor at the Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue in New York City, NY. […]

Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe issues statement in response to shootings

“Hatred makes everyone look like the enemy”

A statement in response to the Jewish Community Center shootings “Hatred makes everyone look like the enemy”  April 14, 2014 The news of an armed man shooting and killing a teenager and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and a woman at the Village Shalom assisted living facility, is another shocking […]

Brazilian Archbishop visits flood victims; hardest hit still need help

[Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of the Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil recently visited communities in the state of Rondonia, which along with the neighboring state of Acre, have been hit the hardest by some of the worst flooding in over half a century. The Brazilian government has implemented […]

Royal couple visit New Zealand cathedral

  [Anglican Taonga] Prince William concluded a visit to Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral today with a promise to return, perhaps to ‘open buildings and cut ribbons.’ The Prince also acknowledged the importance of the relationship between the church and the city. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a tour of the Transitional Cathedral by Bishop […]

‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you’

Presiding bishop closes 'Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral on April 11 at the close of Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence being held at the Reed Center and the nearby Sheraton Midwest City in Oklahoma.  Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace Oklahoma City […]

Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton: Challenging the Mythology of Violence

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence.

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton April 9 gave the following remarks to the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence. The conference continues until April 11. “Challenging the Mythology of Violence” Given by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop […]

Oklahoma Bishop Edward Konieczny’s opening remarks

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Oklahoma Bishop Edward Konieczny April 9 opened the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence with the following remarks. The conference continues until April 11. Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace Sheraton Reed Center – Midwest City, Oklahoma April 9, […]