Episcopal Church Executive Council stands with Standing Rock

‘Old rugged cross’ on tattered church flag was ‘defining image’ of meeting

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council asked Oct. 22 that law-enforcement officials “de-escalate military and police provocation in and near the campsites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.” The request came in a resolution council passed as it wrapped up its three-day meeting […]

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at historic Christ Church

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] Presiding Bishop Curry delivered this sermon Oct. 21 during the Holy Eucharist for the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council  held at Christ Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  

Executive Council meets with staff to help ‘light a fire in the world’

Opening session conducted in two states, with a bus ride in between

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council traveled from here to New York on the first day of its Oct. 20-22 meeting to meet with the denominational staff as part of the Church’s effort to have its culture better reflect the loving, liberating and life-giving way of Jesus. Kicking […]

Georgia church adopts burial ministry for ‘holy innocents’

[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Joshua Case and a small group of parishioners from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church bow their heads in prayer as they bury some of Atlanta’s youngest victims of violence, they often do so alone. In some instances, family members are present at the burial. Other times, they’re not. Either they are […]

As election draws near, preachers feel the gospel’s challenge

[Episcopal News Service] Preaching can be challenging at any time, but it is especially so during an election season and the remaining days of the 2016 U.S. presidential election are proving exceptionally fraught for some preachers. “There’s weightiness and a kind of heaviness that everyone is bringing to this time,” Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann […]