Social and environmental justice are intimately, profoundly linked

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network press release] “Sleeper awake!” is the opening call of a new Anglican resource for the Season of Creation, the third in a series published by the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. The resource has sermon notes and liturgical materials covering the themes of climate change, eco-justice, water, creation and redemption and […]

Pilgrimage to Bishop Charles Henry Brent’s birthplace a joyous occasion

[Diocese of Toronto] Dr. John Alipit’s pilgrimage came to an emotional end inside St. George, Newcastle. Dr. Alipit, born and raised in the Philippines and now living in Michigan, came to St. George’s in early August to pay homage to the man who had converted his parents to Christianity and provided him with an education […]

Episcopal priest helps campaign to house 100K homeless Americans

[Community Solutions press release] An Episcopal priest has helped to spearhead a successful national campaign to find permanent housing for 100,000 homeless Americans in fewer than four years. The Rev. Linda M. Kaufman, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, directed national field organizing for the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which announced last month that […]

Bishop Tengatenga to preach at Episcopal convention in Charleston

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, a distinguished leader and teacher in the worldwide Anglican Communion, will visit Charleston in November as the preacher for the 224th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Bishop Tengatenga will give the sermon at the opening Eucharist on Nov. 14 […]

Sept.-Dec. bishop consecrations, elections and consents

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – September 1 to December 31 – the Episcopal Church will witness the consecrations of four bishops, the election of one bishop, and the consent process of two bishops. Consecrations Four consecrations of a bishop are slated for September to December. September […]

WCC expresses solidarity with churches, people in Ferguson shooting

[World Council of Churches press release] In the wake of a racially charged police shooting in the state of Missouri, United States, “the efforts of the churches, faith communities, ecumenical and interfaith partners and civil society organizations and coalitions that have called for prayer, calm, peaceful protest, and open and honest dialogue on racism and […]

Virginia bishop writes to diocese on same-sex marriage

Editors’ note: Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston issued the following letter to the diocese Aug. 20 shortly before the United State Supreme Court issued an order delaying the beginning of same-sex marriages in the state less than a day before couple could begin seeking marriage licenses. Dear Diocesan Family, Recent court decisions in […]

Hear my people’s cry for peace

We mourn for the persecuted Christians in Iraq and elsewhere. Christians and Muslims have been neighbors in the Middle East for many centuries. History is filled with incidents that have challenged Christians to fulfill their vocation of “loving thy neighbor,” to live in harmony and respect for the dignity of our fellow human beings as […]

NCC statement regarding the death of Michael Brown

[National Council of Churches press release] The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA deplores the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9 and supports a complete investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Brown. Further, the Council […]

Applications accepted for Episcopal Church delegates at 2015 United Nations meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent The Episcopal Church at the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 9-20, 2015. The provincial delegate and the churchwide […]