Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will present options to General Convention on possible prayer book revision

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair. The options, discussed in detail on the SCLM’s blog, are: Revision […]

Water protectors, supporters rejoice over victory for Native Americans

Federal government stops pipeline from crossing Sioux tribe’s water supply

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal and interfaith chaplains were about to raise a tent in the Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 4 when a message runner approached and called them to join the crowd already gathering around the sacred fire in the camp’s center. They left the tent, poles inserted, on the ground, and they went. […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on news from Standing Rock

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement on the news concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation: This morning, the sun ascended over the Great Plains of our nation, and hope truly dawned anew. After months of courageously and peacefully working to […]

Presiding Bishop urges North Dakota governor, sheriff ‘to monitor the nature and tone of the policing actions’ on Standing Rock

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following is a letter sent  Nov. 30 by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier concerning the situation at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. November 30, 2016 Dear Governor Dalrymple and Sheriff Kirchmeier: I pray that […]

Presiding Bishop releases letter about the Diocese of Haiti

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of the Presiding Bishop announced Dec. 1 that it was releasing a letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the Rt. Rev. Zache Duracin, the Rt. Rev. Oge Beauviour and the Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax, president of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti. […]

World AIDS Day 2016

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry, ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton issue joint statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have issued the following joint statement on 2016 World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day Statement December 1 As we […]

Stewardship focus shifts to year-round giving, community building

[Episcopal News Service] This year, St. Bartholomew’s parishioners posted notes to a “Giving Wall” in the sanctuary, sharing the reasons they give to the Poway, California church. “Because I so easily ‘fall in love’ with money,” wrote one Post-It respondent. “Giving, even though it scares me, forces me to notice when materialism is driving me […]

Updated: Standing Rock ministry stands resolutely with Sioux Nation’s cause

Week marked by winter’s onset, camps deadlines, traumatic encounters

Editor’s note: Updated Nov. 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. EST with details about a lawsuit against local law enforcement and about a mandatory evacuation order issued by the North Dakota governor. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation remains resolute after nine days of emotional events in the ongoing […]

Advent 2016 resources

Evangelism matters to the world, say 400+ Episcopalians, Anglicans

Conference connected, inspired participants, and gave them practical tools

[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] The slogan on the swag bag read: “Episcopal Evangelist. It’s not an oxymoron.” While some people might think that an Episcopal evangelist is a rare breed, more than 400 evangelism veterans and fledgling practitioners spent Nov. 18-19 being inspired, finding camaraderie and learning new ways to live up to […]