Episcopal bishops group calls for universal background checks

Citing public support, bishops make case for life-saving gun legislation

[Bishops United Against Gun Violence press release] Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, Oct. 30 released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.” In the […]

Episcopal Relief & Development’s $750,000 Matching Gift Challenge

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] In honor of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, a group of generous donors has pledged $750,000 in matching funds for the organization’s 2014 Matching Gift Challenge. “We are excited and extremely grateful for this 75th Anniversary match, which is our largest ever match amount,” said Joy Shigaki, […]

Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry awarded grant for Asian ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant devoted to Asian Ministries at the Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry in San Gabriel, CA (Diocese of Los Angeles). The funding, to be distributed in increments of $50,000 annually, was approved by […]

Episcopal Church, African primates, bishops issue communique

Transformation through Friendship

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following is a communique issued by Primates and Bishops of Africa and The Episcopal Church on a recent groundbreaking meeting. A Communique: Transformation through Friendship October 8-10, 2014 The General Theological Seminary, New York City We speak as six Primates representing Burundi, Central Africa, Southern Africa, […]

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music offers meeting overview

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) offers an overview on its recent meeting: The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music met in Concord, New Hampshire, October 20-23, as it neared the completion of its work for the 2012-2015 triennium. During its meeting, the commission gave […]

Seamen’s Church Institute chaplains gain access to deepwater oilrigs

[Seamen's Church Institute press release] These days not many people can access the secure areas of maritime workplaces, but few places prove more difficult to get to than deepwater offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities. After months of screening and training, SCI chaplains are now making their way to these remote regions in […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Oct. 24-27 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy and Networking for Mission * Condemn use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in war as a crime against humanity, including so-called “honor” killings perpetrated against victims […]

United Thank Offering announces special anniversary grants awardees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The awardees have been announced for The Episcopal Church United Thank Offering’s special $12,500 grants to one bishop in each of the Church’s nine provinces, and to the Presiding Bishop, for a total of $125,000. Part of the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the United Thank […]

President of the House of Deputies’ opening remarks to council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings delivered the following opening remarks to Executive Council on Oct. 24 at the Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Executive Council opening remarks 24 October 2014 Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, MD The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings President of the House of Deputies […]

Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks to council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following opening remarks to Executive Council on Oct. 24 at the Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Executive Council opening remarks 24 October 2014 Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, MD The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church It is very good […]