Interfaith marchers trek 200 miles to support farmworkers

[Episcopal News Service] One more vote. If one more New York senator supports the passage of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices bill, that decision could turn it into law and affect the lives of more than 60,000 farmworkers statewide, many who climb ladders to pick apples, crouch to shake the soil off onions, and stand […]

GEMN conference explores mission in a time of migration

[Episcopal News Service – Ponce, Puerto Rico] What does it mean to do God’s mission with a world in continuous motion? That was the theme set forth by the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Conference held last week in Puerto Rico. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans have long made the journey north, but the Caribbean […]

Video: Mobile Loaves and Fishes

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, May 19, Thursdays at 2 will feature Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a food truck ministry in the Diocese of Rhode Island. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook […]

Episcopal congregations find ways to engage in current political cycle

Discerning a congregation’s vocation is crucial to its work, leaders say

[Episcopal News Service] Google the phrase “religion and politics” and in .52 seconds the search engine will suggest at least 140,000,000 internet entries. Obviously, the mixture of the two strikes many a nerve and none more so than during a presidential election year. Faith communities often grapple with whether and how deeply to be involved […]

Presiding Bishop shares his vision for mission

21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network conference

[Episcopal News Service – Ponce, Puerto Rico] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought his message of the Jesus Movement to the 21st Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference during a May 18 keynote address. “Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find [some] bread,” he said, offering a quote from by the Ceylonese Methodist […]

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 2016 election in the United States remains the top of the news in media outlets, and it is inevitably a topic in personal conversations. To provide education about the election as well as assisting in being prepared, The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with […]

Presiding Bishop part of group for conversation amid ‘deep differences’

[Anglican Communion News Service] A task group has been appointed to “maintain conversation” among the primates of the Anglican Communion as requested during the gathering of primates at Canterbury Cathedral in January. The primates asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish the group as part of their commitment to “walk together” despite “deep differences.” The […]

Episcopal Digital Network launches new service for authors, publishers

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Authors and publishers are invited to share news about their religious and theological books and publications in the newest section to be launched on the Episcopal Digital Network, the Featured Books section. The Episcopal Digital Network is an ad-supported media network that delivers news, information and resources […]