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 […]

Memphis church leads effort to tend homeless neighbors

Creating a ‘bridge to better circumstances’

[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal church in downtown Memphis is one of the driving forces behind a new program to address homelessness in the city by reaching out to panhandlers and offering them paid day jobs cleaning up decaying urban properties, as well as a meal and shelter for the night. When someone stands on […]

Video: Presiding Bishop speaks at Rome’s Joel Nafuma Refugee Center

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks outside St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, home to the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, a long-established Episcopal-led ministry of radical hospitality. The center was dedicated in 1995 and provides sanctuary, advice and assistance for refugees.

Episcopalians take stock of Hurricane Matthew’s damage

Danger not over for Carolinians, officials say

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians along the southeast coastal United States are assessing the damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew. Some still cannot return to their homes because of severe damage in their communities or because rain-swollen rivers and creeks are still flooding. The storm killed more than 1,000 people in Haiti by the estimate of the […]

Hurricane Matthew scrapes Florida coast, heading to Georgia, Carolinas

Episcopalians pulling together in face of ‘severe’ storm

[Episcopal News Service] Hurricane Matthew was continuing its deadly trek northward Oct. 7, hitting eastern Florida with a glancing but destructive blow and heading for the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. Some Episcopalians are under mandatory evacuation orders and other Episcopalians are opening their homes to them and their pets. Sunday worship and other […]

Hurricane Matthew continuing coverage

Full coverage of 50th anniversary celebrations in Rome

On the brink of unity?

Anglicans, Roman Catholics celebrate 50 years of dialogue and partnership

[Episcopal News Service — Rome] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and more than half of the Anglican Communion primates have travelled to Rome this week to celebrate a historic and significant milestone – 50 years since Pope Paul VI met with Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey in Rome in 1966. It was the first time an […]