Episcopal Migration Ministries launches fundraising campaign

Stand To Support Refugees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement agency of the Episcopal Church, invites participation in supporting its life-saving work through Stand To Support Refugees, a fundraising campaign to maintain a strong, viable ministry network to welcome those fleeing war, violence and persecution. Donations to Stand To Support Refugees will […]

Anglican religious leaders in Africa advance the fight against malaria

[J.C. Flowers Foundation] On March 1 – 3, bishops from Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe called for increased commitment to malaria elimination during a round table meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The meeting, hosted by the Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative, provided a platform for religious leaders to emphasize the critical role of the Anglican Church […]

America deserves better than the American Health Care Act

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This week, the House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation would swap current income-based health care subsidies for a system of tax credits that privileges wealthier and younger Americans at the […]

An Evening of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”: indigenous nations and allies to gather at Washington National Cathedral

Join in person or via livestream from the cathedral

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, March 9, the Episcopal Church will sponsor an interfaith prayer service on the eve of the Rise with Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Washington. All are invited to join An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather […]

Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for 61st annual UN Commission meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting in New York City March 13 to March 24 will gather women and girls, men and boys from the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion. The 2017 UNCSW Priority Theme is […]

EPPN: Help address famine in South Sudan

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, the the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity based on mortality, malnutrition, and According to the United Nations, 100,000 South Sudanese are facing imminent starvation, and millions more are […]

Which saint will win the Golden Halo?

Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Stephen, and G.F. Handel – will one of these saints join Mary Magdalene, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Francis of Assisi as the holder of the Golden Halo?

For the eighth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which thirty-two saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Calling itself the world’s most popular online Lenten devotion, Lent Madness brings together cut-throat competition, the lives of the saints, humor, and the chance to see how […]

Episcopal Church announces Stewardship of Creation grant recipients

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Eight grants, totaling $69,400, have been awarded in the first round of grantmaking managed by the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation and approved by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church at its February meeting. Grants were awarded to: Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle, Diocese of Minnesota, […]

Episcopal Church Young Adults, Campus Ministries grant applications available

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church. Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus that is currently engaging […]

Church Pension Fund serves as anchor investor in Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action Impact Note

[Church Pension Fund news release] The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced March 2 that it served as an anchor investor in the Developing World Markets’ $60.8 million Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action (ORCA) Impact Note. CPF and Wespath Benefits and Investments, a general agency of The United Methodist Church, invested […]