Presiding Bishop’s sermon at Episcopal schools gathering

National Association of Episcopal Schools 50th Anniversary 20 November 2014 Marriott, Anaheim, CA The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church In 1998 I was living and working in Oregon, and I vividly recall Bishop Ladehoff coming back from the Lambeth Conference[1] and talking to everybody about jubilee and world […]

Presiding Bishop’s keynote address to Episcopal schools group

National Association of Episcopal Schools 50th Anniversary Celebration Who are we, whence, whither, and why? 21 November 2014 Santa Ana, California The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Happy anniversary! How does it feel to be middle-aged? You haven’t yet made it to proto-geezerhood, which I’m told begins at […]

New Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Department focuses on strengthening services

Department of Public Engagement and Mission Communication

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] With a focus on strengthening and enhancing the services and resources to The Episcopal Church, Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, has announced the creation of a new Department of Public Engagement and Mission Communication intended to enhance the role of communication in furthering the mission of […]

Theological educational grants awarded in Caribbean, Latin America

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, has announced the Commission for Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) grants for 2015.  The 26 grants cover four categories plus administrative funding for more than $319,630 to support the educational, theological […]

NCC issues statement on upcoming grand jury action in Ferguson

[National Council of Churches statement] At its meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches issued the following statement in anticipation of the grand jury action regarding officer Darren Wilson: We live in the hope expressed by the prophet Isaiah: Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up […]

Applications now accepted for official youth presence

78th General Convention to be held June 25 - July 3

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications and nominations are now accepted for high school teens to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the Episcopal Church 78th General Convention to be held June 25 – July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. In collaboration with the General Convention Office […]

Minnesota, Bexley Seabury forge partnership

ECMN, seminary plans include formation and management training

[Episcopal Church in Minnesota press release] The Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) and the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation today announced a partnership that will bring the resources and expertise of the seminary to bear on Christian formation and leadership development ministries in numerous ECMN communities. Through the partnership, Bexley Seabury will collaborate with ECMN’s […]

Input invited on next secretary general of the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Communion Office] Anglicans and Episcopalians from Anglican Communion provinces worldwide are being invited to share their thoughts on the ministry priorities and qualities of the next secretary general of the Anglican Communion. The invitation echoes that issued before the appointment of the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. [Read the article about that here] […]

‘Creating Common Good’ essay competition on economic inequality

Trinity Institute’s 2015 National Theological Conference

[Trinity Wall Street press release] From January 22-25, 2015, a diverse group of scholars and faith leaders will offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference, “Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality.” In keeping with […]

WCC condemns attack on worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has expressed concern and sadness over the attack on a synagogue in west Jerusalem on Tuesday 18 November. The incident has resulted in the killing of four Jewish worshipers, and the injury of others. “There is […]