In Los Angeles, Episcopalians partnering with others to help refugees

‘Welcoming the Stranger’ more crucial now than ever

[Episcopal News Service] After three years in a Jordanian refugee camp, the Syrian family of four – soon to be five – arrived Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles International Airport with the few possessions they’d stuffed into suitcases and bags. Awaiting them was a welcome team from All Saints Church in Pasadena, and Raffi Manser, […]

Executive Council members end four-day ‘joy-filled meeting’

Members turn to new triennium with emphasis on evangelism, reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here The Episcopal Church Executive Council laughed, cried, sang, took photos and videos, and worked with what Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry called a sense of being “joyful in Jesus Christ.” “This was a good meeting,” Curry said in a news conference after […]

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry addresses Syrian refugee crisis: ‘Be not afraid!’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry addresses the current Syrian refugee crisis: “Be not afraid!”   Often in the gospels, fear grips the people of God, and time and again, either the angels, or Our Lord himself, respond with the same words of comfort: “Be not […]

Executive Council calls for prayer, discernment after terrorist attacks

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church Executive Council said Nov. 16 that Episcopalians should respond to recent attacks in Paris and Beirut with both prayer and discernment. Council expressed its “sorrow and grief for those who died, those injured, and those for whom peace has been shattered by the recent acts […]

Executive Council looks ahead to new triennium of work

Presiding officers tell members to get ready to lead the church through changes

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church Executive Council Nov. 15 began its ministry of leadership for the 2016-2018 triennium being called to lead the Jesus Movement and help the church to stretch and change to meet the challenges it faces. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recalled for the council the feeling of […]

In Paris, do we have to love our enemies? Bishop Whalon statement

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. November 14, 2015 How can we pray this prayer of all prayers, here in Paris, the day after? O God, the Father of all, whose […]

Prayers and solidarity offered after deadly attacks in Paris

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders around the world have offered prayers and messages of solidarity after the series of terrorist attacks in Paris last night which left at least 127 people dead and many more fighting for their lives. “I am deeply shocked by the terrible tragedy which has befallen the city of Paris,” […]

Video: Presiding Bishop calls for prayer in response to Paris violence

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video statement calling people to prayer in response to the violence in Paris, France.

‘What if it were you?’ Responding to the refugee crisis in Germany

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] A Muslim man from Pakistan stands to share the peace during a Sunday morning service at Church of […]

Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates 75th anniversary

Presiding Bishop preaches, World Bank president delivers keynote address

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry began his sermon commemorating Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary by quoting gospel singer Mahalia Jackson who sang, “‘If I can help somebody along the way … my living shall not be in vain.’” It was in this spirit and a joy and privilege to gather to […]