Douglas K. Anning named Episcopal Church acting chief legal officer

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Douglas K. Anning of Kansas City, Missouri, has been named Episcopal Church  acting chief legal officer, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. The appointment was made by the Episcopal ChurchExecutive Council following the joint nomination by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of theHouse of Deputies the Rev. Gay […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director responds to travel ban’s ‘relationship’ stipulation

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement June 30 in response to the “relationship” stipulation in the Trump administration’s executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals.  A Response to the Administration’s Decision on Relationships The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries Earlier […]

Presiding Bishop places ‘partial restriction’ on Bishop Bruno

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On June 29, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, has placed a “Partial Restriction on the Ministry of a Bishop” on the Rt. Rev. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Signed by the Presiding Bishop, the Partial Restriction is […]

Applications accepted for United Thank Offering internship

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 United Thank Offering internship. The purpose of the internship is to support the work of the United Thank Offering in addition to participating in the work of a local ministry. More information, applications and instructions are available here. The 2017-2018 […]

River of Life pilgrimage paddles its way down Connecticut River

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal pilgrims have reached Day 30 of their 410-mile journey down the Connecticut River, and social media dispatches from the River of Life pilgrimage show clear skies, peaceful water and a group determined to embrace the call to prayer as they clutch their paddles. “Another blessed day on the CT River Pilgrimage,” […]

EPPN: Tell congress to support common sense gun reform

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In recent weeks, our nation again suffered multiple episodes of gun-related violence, and Episcopalians around the country are standing up for safer communities and sensible approaches to reduce gun violence. We must demand that Congress reform existing gun safety laws and close loopholes in the background check system. Congress is […]

A statement from the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, issued the following statement on June 26.  A Statement from The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries 26 June 2017 We learned this morning that the Supreme Court has decided to allow portions of the president’s executive order(s) […]

It’s time to stand and support refugees

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] On June 26, the Supreme Court released its decision on the “travel ban” Executive Order (EO). In short, it consolidated the two cases about the EO that were heard in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts and agreed to hear oral arguments on the case in October. It also issued a stay […]

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Europe bishop signs on

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and communities of Indigenous Peoples who live in them.  They generate cooling air and rains that water the […]

Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. This marks the next cycle of grantmaking by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship […]