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Called to Transformation Workshops address aftermath of hurricanes

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The remaining 2017 Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshops have been changed following the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Rev. Melanie Mullen, Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care, explained, “The trainings emphasize supporting the gifts and resilience of the community […]

Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin hosts three-day revival: Called to be … A Safe Place for All of God’s People

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church will co-sponsor a three-day Episcopal Revival on Friday to Sunday, November 17 – 19, with an emphasis on sharing a bold, inclusive vision of faith in action. “This wonderful event marks a new chapter in the […]

Data from 2016 Parochial Reports now available

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention, has announced that data from the 2016 Parochial Reports of the Episcopal Church is now available here. At the same time, he has released analysis of the data, available in a variety of ways here. Canon Barlowe noted, […]

Church Pension Fund releases socially responsible investing video highlighting affordable housing investment

[Church Pension Fund] The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, has released a video highlighting an investment to provide affordable housing and community services to an underserved community. One of CPF’s many socially responsible investments, this investment supported the redevelopment of Northpointe Apartments, a multifamily affordable housing apartment […]

Episcopal Relief & Development provides emergency assistance in Georgia and Florida after Hurricane Irma

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance in affected dioceses in Georgia and Florida, while continuing to support partners in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm and the second major storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall in Florida on […]

Presiding Bishop Curry invites all to Julia Chester Emery’s birthday party

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites everyone to participate in a birthday party for Julia Chester Emery, the founder of theUnited Thank Offering. September 24 marks the 165th birthday of Julia Chester Emery. To mark that event, the United Thank Offering is sponsoring a special celebration honoring the life […]

Task Force on the Study of Marriage Reports Progress

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following progress report: The Task Force on the Study of Marriage, meeting August 28-30 in Salt Lake City, UT, continued its work as directed by the 2015 General Convention. The Task Force reviewed the work completed to […]

Episcopal Relief & Development responds to urgent needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency relief efforts in Culebra and Vieques, two islands in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Irma. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, the organization is providing approximately 600 people with temporary housing, medical care, food and meal delivery, clothing, home repairs, water […]

Episcopal Church House of Bishops to gather in Fairbanks, Alaska

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] More than 125 bishops of the Episcopal Church will gather in Fairbanks, Alaska to pray, bless the land, visit missions, and discuss the business of the church at the House of Bishops September 21 – 26. Hosted by Diocese of Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime, this meeting marks the first time […]

Church Pension Group to host a series of conversations

[Church Pension Group] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced today that in recognition of its 100 years of service it will host a series of centennial conversations, called Insights & Ideas, that will address topics of interest to the Church and CPG—The Demographics of a Changing […]