Anglican, Episcopal women gather at UNCSW’s annual look at women’s status

Curry and Jennings tell women advocacy is God’s work guided by Holy Spirit.

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings told women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion gathered for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women that their advocacy is God’s work. The women are in New York for the 61st session of […]

Saint Augustine’s president, with deep ties to university’s past, looks to future

[Episcopal News Service] Generations of Everett Ward’s family preceded him in graduating from Saint Augustine’s University, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, so he was no stranger to the campus in 2014 when he took over as interim president. He was named to that role permanently in April 2015, becoming the school’s 11th president. […]

Closing the loop on racial reconciliation

Two Virginia parishes reckon with their Confederate histories

[Episcopal News Service] He felt attacked, and says so, specifically choosing the word to convey his strength of emotion. Yes, he felt personally attacked. But A.W. “Buster” Lewis also felt that R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia–his parish–“as I knew it, was being attacked and that we needed to do something about it.” […]

Episcopal bishops make three-day journey into diversity and inclusion

Intensive work meant to equip bishops to lead Church into ‘beloved, gracious community’

    [Episcopal News Service – Hendersonville, North Carolina] In March 2015 in the aftermath of the August 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops decided it was time to write a new letter to Episcopalians about racism. Then, some of the bishops had a realization. “The first […]