Episcopalians invited to support anti-pipeline protesters, join advocacy

[Episcopal News Service] Following on his Aug. 25 statement supporting the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting Episcopalians to help support the Diocese of North Dakota as it ministers to the protesters. That support, Curry and other Episcopal Church staffers said, could take the form of immediate help for […]

Episcopalians rally behind Native American protests of ND pipeline

Presiding Bishop issues statement supporting action

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are standing side by side with other protesters in a growing effort by Native American tribes to stop an oil company from building a major pipeline across the Missouri River in North Dakota. The protests, which succeeded this month in halting work on part of the pipeline, are being compared to […]

Presiding Bishop offers election message, encourages voting as ‘a Christian obligation’

Election Toolkit provides resources for congregations, individuals

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in a video election message.  “And that is a Christian obligation. Indeed, we who follow in the Way of Jesus of Nazareth […]

Election 2016: Episcopal churches, community partners help educate and register voters

[Episcopal News Service] Registering voters Aug. 14 at La Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo in Houston was just the start of an Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Mi Familia Vota partnership to help get out the vote. Increased public awareness and interest, possibly due to a contentious election season, sparked the initiative, according to Paulette E. […]

Farming ministry ‘sows seeds of rebirth’

Two Long Island churches reborn as one

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here. [Episcopal News Service] Ann McPartlin calls them “God incidents” – those pivot points in the life of a church when God’s plan becomes a little less […]

North Carolina churches respond to voting limits

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Jemonde Taylor observed the political process in action for the first time as a kindergartener when his father brought him along to the polling place. “We went into the booth and pulled the curtain, and I watched him punch the card,” he recalled. “I didn’t understand what was happening at […]

Cambodian congregation helped pioneer church-community agriculture

Community garden plots bring diverse Tacoma neighborhood together

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here. [Episcopal News Service – Tacoma Washington] Church-community agriculture may be just catching on in some parts of the Episcopal Church but when the gardens at Holy […]

A growing vision in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood

St. Andrew’s works to model stepping lightly upon the earth

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here. [Episcopal News Service – Seattle, Washington] Any urban Episcopal Church congregation that thinks it does not have enough green space for community gardening could learn a […]

Growing vegetables at the nexus of resources and need

Suburban Seattle St. James using UTO grant to build bridges to empowerment

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a continuing series about Episcopal Church congregations that are involved in community agriculture. Other stories in the series can be found here. [Episcopal News Service – Kent, Washington] A grant from the United Thank Offering has provided financial fertilizer for St. James Episcopal Church’s plan to expand its […]

Building ‘Beloved Community’ in Atlanta and beyond

Diocese’s program to dismantle racism serves as a model for others

[Episcopal News Service] Scenes of violence and protest have unfolded with brutal frequency across a divided America accustomed to viewing such news through the lens of race. Two black men are shot dead by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. Demonstrators rally behind “Black Lives Matter” banners. Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge leave eight […]