Episcopalians reaffirm their commitment to the environment

Diocese of California hosts its third annual EcoConfirmation

[Episcopal News Service – Rodeo, California] Three words, three additional words, is all it takes to expand the way Episcopalians are called to live out their faith to include care of the Earth. In the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Baptismal Covenant’s fifth and final question that follows the Apostles’ Creed, the question reads: “Will […]

California Bishop represents church at climate agreement signing

[Episcopal News Service] Among the hundreds of people present at the United Nations headquarters in New York on April 22 for the historic signing of the world’s first ever comprehensive agreement on climate change, California Bishop Marc Andrus stood out as the only visible religious leader, dressed in a purple clerical shirt and a collar. […]

Video: Episcopal Church’s ACC members reflect on ‘positive’ meeting

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s three members of the Anglican Consultative Council share their thoughts and perspectives on the April 8-19 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. The three members are Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands; the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings of Ohio, president of the House of Deputies; and Bishop Ian […]

Video: Bishop James Tengatenga’s sermon at ACC-16 closing Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] Outgoing Anglican Consultative Council Chair retired Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga preached at the closing Eucharist April 19 of  ACC-16. ACC 16: Lusaka, Zambia Intentional Discipleship in a World of Difference The Truth Shall Set You Free Closing Sermon April 19, 2016 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 John 8:31-47 I have been […]

A Letter from Lusaka: Episcopal Church’s ACC members write to the church

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church‘s three members on the Anglican Consultative Council have written the following letter to the church at the conclusion of ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia. April 19, 2016 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ in The Episcopal Church: The 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council concluded today at the […]

A message from the Bishop of Ecuador Litoral

'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.' Psalm 46:1

Dear friends, we would like to express our deep gratitude for the messages of affection and prayers we have received for our Diocese and our country during this very difficult time. We have lived an unforgettable experience in which we feared for our lives, the lives of our loved ones, and the lives of the […]

ACC-16 concludes in Lusaka on note of unity amid diversity

Members reflect on experiences of communion, responding to world’s needs

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] The outgoing chair of the Anglican Consultative Council says ACC-16, which concluded here April 19, formed a unique vision of the body of Christ and its members felt that God was with them. “We’ve been able to see that our diverseness and that some of our differences in culture, […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for Ecuador

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has called for prayers for the people and Dioceses of Ecuador following a devastating earthquake on April 16. Two dioceses of the Episcopal Church are located in Ecuador: Litoral Ecuador led by Bishop Alfredo Morante. Central Ecuador led by […]

Anglican Consultative Council declines to go along with ‘consequences’

Decision was small part of day that saw action on many issues facing communion, world

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] An April 18 Anglican Consultative Council marathon resolution-passing session saw ACC members take stands on climate change, gender justice, safe church environments, youth involvement in the communion, solidarity with persecuted people, and interfaith and ecumenical relations, among other issues. And the council declined to endorse or take any action […]

A summary of Anglican Consultative Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] In a marathon legislative day April 18, the Anglican Consultative Council passed 44 resolutions. The resolutions, which will eventually be numbered in order of passage, are due to be posted here soon. Below, grouped by topic, are summaries of each. Anglican Communion relations Resolution 16.xx: Walking Together receives the […]