Executive Council moves toward proposed draft budget

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council opened its four-day meeting here considering its proposed draft 2016-2018 budget as well as reviewing in committees resolutions that are due for council action on the last meeting day. The Rev. Susan Snook, a member of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission […]

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Churches have role to play in fostering civil discourse in society

Forum’s speakers agree people of faith can be catalysts for good in tough conversations

[Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia] Americans are increasingly worried about the country’s polarized political debate and religious communities can help foster a return to respectful dialogue, said panelists in the Episcopal Church’s civil discourse forum here Oct. 22. All three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — believe people are created in God’s image, […]

Ferguson: ‘The ‘come to Jesus’ moment for us in the church’

Episcopal clergy, others arrested as protests continue

[Episcopal News Service] Danielle Dowd was back in front of the Ferguson police department Oct. 15, just two days after being arrested there while protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and other African-American youths. Since Brown’s Aug. 9 death, “I’ve come a couple of days every week, except for when my […]

Christian, Muslim and Jewish artists unite in prayer for the world

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler grew up in Senegal, a predominately Muslim country in West Africa where his father was a minister. Throughout his childhood he observed the tension between Muslims and Christians. “I thought there has to be a better way. Most of my best friends were Muslims, and today still, Muslims […]

Ministry serves farmworkers through sacraments, outreach

[Episcopal News Service – Newton Grove, North Carolina] On a rainy, humid mid-September morning five hours before the Sunday noon Eucharist at Sacred Family, the Rev. Tony Rojas got behind the wheel of a white van and began making the rounds to pick up men from the farmworker camps set back on highways and county […]