World Refugee Day resources available for congregations, dioceses

From Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] June 20 is World Refugee Day and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has prepared resources to observe this important event in dioceses and congregations of all sizes. “In observance of World Refugee Day, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invites Episcopalians to learn more about how The Episcopal […]

Presiding Bishop moderates WCC panel on peace, security in the Congo

[Episcopal News Service] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked among the world’s poorest countries, and since the former Belgian colony fell into the hands of corrupt and power-hungry leaders following its independence in 1960, the Congolese have rarely experienced life without conflict. A May 27-29 World Council of Churches’ conference in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict

[Episcopal News Service] As the violent conflict in South Sudan continues into its 17th month, the Episcopal Church in the war-ravaged country and its global partners remain steadfast in their commitment to providing immediate relief to the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and to the ultimate goal of peace and reconciliation. “Amid conflict […]

JNCPB announces no additional nominees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following statement: On April 27, 2015, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) announced its process for nominating bishops from the floor to the office of […]

Dual actions end Heather Cook’s ordained ministry, employment

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced May 1 that she and Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook have reached an agreement that deprives her of her status as an ordained person in The Episcopal Church; moreover, that announcement came on the same day that Cook resigned her diocesan post. Cook […]

Four chosen as nominees for 27th presiding bishop

Election will take place June 27 during General Convention in Salt Lake City

[Episcopal News Service] The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop May 1 announced the names of the bishops it will nominate this summer to succeed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. The four names will be formally submitted to the General Convention during a joint session on June 26, the day prior […]

Supreme Court cases prelude to marriage debate at General Convention

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians who followed the April 28 U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married were no doubt looking ahead to the implications of the court’s eventual ruling for this summer’s General Convention. The Episcopal Church officially has advocated for equal treatment of lesbian, gay, […]

JNCPB sets process for presiding bishop nominations from the floor

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following concerning nominating bishops from the floor for the position of Presiding Bishop. The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) wishes to announce its process […]

Indigenous Episcopal voices speak out on self harm, suicide at UN forum

[Episcopal News Service] Suicide and self-harm rates among indigenous youth in the United States and worldwide have reached epidemic rates, according to the young men and women who testified during the April 21 session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Indigenous Episcopal voices, part of a delegation organized and supported by the […]

Presiding Bishop committee writes following final discernment meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released a statement following its final discernment meeting. The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) concluded its discernment process at a two-day meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, […]