Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture

Not a commune exactly, but these young people do a lot of sharing and caring

[Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]

Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories

[Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it. A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t […]

Presiding Bishop reflects on Charlottesville and its aftermath

Where do we go from here: chaos or community?

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In his message for those gathering to worship this Sunday, occasioned by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the readings of Scripture Episcopalians will hear this weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry asks, “Where do we go from here: chaos or community?” Noting that “the stain of […]

Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from Episcopal church

[Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24 hours after the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island received the first of many calls about the Confederate memorial. The Rev. Khader El-Yateem, a community activist and founder of […]

Charlottesville faith community looks ahead after uniting against white supremacist march

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious leaders joined hundreds of mourners Aug. 16 in remembering the woman killed amid the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, as the city’s interfaith community takes stock and begins looking ahead. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Susan Bro, […]

Texas bathroom bill’s defeat means 2018 General Convention stays in Austin

Curry, Jennings say church supports opposition to state’s anti-immigrant bill

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, […]