United Thank Offering videos feature work of grant recipient

The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Two new videos feature the work of a $22,800 United Thank Offering grant at an international refugee center in 2015. The first video features the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, located in St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy.  The United Thank Offering grant paved the way […]

Western Michigan bishop: ‘A response to the violence of our time’

[Diocese of Western Michigan] My dear friends, Last Thursday evening, a large Grand Rapids Police Department SWAT vehicle stopped in front my house. A dozen officers in full riot gear – helmet, body armor, shields and machine guns – moved with precision up the steps towards Dana and me as we sat on our front porch. […]

In tribute to the life and ministry of Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr.

A church friend was recently encountering the short stories of 20th century southern writer Flannery O’Connor for the first time. Like many before her, she was confused and frustrated. The story she had just read was “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” “There’s not a single good man in the whole story!” she protested to […]

Christian leaders ask to meet with Trump, Clinton to discuss plans on hunger and poverty

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is among more than 90 Christian leaders who have signed the letter. [Circle of Protection press release] Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have asked for meetings with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to discuss the presumptive presidential nominees’ “plans for offering help and opportunity to hungry and poor […]

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Edmond Lee Browning announced

24th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church died July 11

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Funeral arrangements have been announced for former Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, who died on July 11. Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has called for all Episcopalians to pray for Bishop Browning in prayers this Sunday. Among the expected […]

Rochester bishop preaches at Women’s Christian College’s centenary in Chennai

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Bishop Prince Singh preached the following sermon July 7 during the centenary celebrations of the Women’s Christian College’s Centenary service in Chennai, India. The college is the alma mater of Singh’s wife Roja. During the visit, Singh joined in dedicating the Centenary Block, which houses an auditorium, conference halls and classrooms for […]

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: In Memoriam Edmond Lee Browning

Ed Browning was installed as Presiding Bishop a few months before I was elected Archbishop of Cape Town and he retired the year after I did. I could not have wished for a more supportive friend – both personally and of our church – at the height of our struggle against apartheid. He and Patti […]

Episcopal Relief & Development supports SUDRA’s response to unrest in South Sudan

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the emergency response of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan through its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency). SUDRA is providing for the immediate needs of approximately 220 households taking refuge on Cathedral grounds after fighting erupted in the […]

South Carolina bishop responds to recent violence

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Recent violence in our country has raised levels of anxiety and of threat for us all.  Whether the violence originates from frustration, anger, or retaliation, the results permeate society – across races, classes, and ethnicities.  As people of this land, we all are affected. At this time, we remember and pray […]

Showing mercy: Southern Ohio bishop reflects on shootings

Our cathedral recently installed an outdoor exhibit highlighting gun violence. Its appearance eerily coincided with last week’s sad events. Like everyone, I’ve been reflecting on the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and then the five policemen in Dallas: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa. It is relentlessly […]