St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral to hosts ceremonial groundbreaking for major construction project

[St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral] Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, the iconic building situated on a prominent bluff high above I-5, is Seattle’s most visible symbol of faith. In mid-April 2017, Saint Mark’s began a major construction project to clad the exterior walls of the cathedral in limestone and replace all of the windows with new energy-efficient […]

200 Texas religious leaders condemn anti-immigrant legislation

[Church World Service] On May 8, 200 Texas religious leaders sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott, condemning signing into law SB4, notably the harshest anti-immigrant bill to be passed by a state legislature. This legislation will force state, local, and campus police to serve as immigration enforcement officers and mandate that they detain and hold […]

Live social media updates from Awakening the Spirit in West Missouri

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and others in the Episcopal Church are sharing updates from Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri, where the Awakening the Spirit events is underway this weekend. The full schedule is available here. You can check out the latest photos and videos below and by searching social media for the hashtags #episcopal, #jesusmovement and #dwmo.

Thy Kingdom Come: Episcopal Church joins Worldwide Anglican Communion campaign calling for prayer

#Pledge2Pray effort begins on May 5

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension […]

Episcopal Church releases ‘Becoming Beloved Community’ guide for racial reconciliation efforts

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a year of listening, consulting and reflection, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and officers of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies are inviting Episcopalians to study and commit to using “Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal […]

Input requested for Episcopal Church Black Ministries program

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as it discerns the future paths for this important ministry. The search committee asks black Episcopalians, clergy serving congregations that are historically or predominantly black, and others with experience and passion for ministry by […]

Social media updates from the People’s Climate March

We’re following the latest on the People’s Climate March through social media updates by Episcopalians and others who will be there April 29 in Washington, D.C. If you are participating, use the hashtag #CMepiscopal to submit your updates for our coverage. To submit photos and video directly to us, email dpaulsen@episcopalchurch.org.

EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive hurricanes which exacerbate existing agricultural challenges and erode development gains. Haitians depend upon international support and technical assistance from the United States, […]

EYE17 planning team prepares event schedule; arrangements discussed for Province IX EYE in 2019

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The draft schedule for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) was the focus of the EYE17 Planning team at its final meeting April 20-23 in Minneapolis. “For nearly a year, the Planning Team has been working diligently to plan an innovative and engaging EYE17,” said Bronwyn Clark […]

Bishops file briefs on behalf of immigrants, refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include links to both briefs and the names of additional bishops who signed onto either one or both of the briefs.   Attorneys representing Episcopal bishops filed two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of immigrants and refugees, and in affirmation of two U.S. district court rulings, […]