‘No zero-sum solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US interfaith leaders dedicated to being partners in building peace

[Episcopal News Service] In seeking a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people of faith need to be effective partners committed to hearing multiple narratives, say members of a broad U.S. interfaith delegation, led by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The 15-member delegation of Jews, […]

Presiding Bishop addresses statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Historical prejudice, migratory labor demands offer perspective on the crisis

[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic] A large crowd gathered to meet Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in mid-December at Holy Cross Church in Santa Fe, in what was once the heart of the Dominican Republic’s sugarcane producing region in San Pedro Macoris. Jefferts Schori would later preach, but first she was scheduled […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached at St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, on Jan. 25. She was leading an interfaith pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The full text of the sermon follows. Conversion of Paul[1] 25 January 2015 St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, Arabic service Abrahamic Interfaith Pilgrimage   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts […]

Episcopalians tackle the toughest lesson – forgiveness

[Episcopal News Service] Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”                                         Matthew […]

Five years after devastating earthquake, Haiti shows signs of recovery

Still, the road ahead is long

[Episcopal News Service] Students filled the primary and secondary school classrooms at Trinity Cathedral complex in Port-au-Prince, music students continue training in what was a convent, and a covered, temporary worship space has been constructed on the grounds, all signs of life noted by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori when she visited the cathedral during […]

Council proposes draft budget with reduced churchwide asking

New committee will review diocesan compliance with assessment

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 11 approved a draft budget for the 2016-2018 triennium that is based on reducing the amount of money asked of dioceses to 15 percent by the last year of the triennium. In a related move, council agreed to establish a Diocesan Assessment […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Jan. 9-11 meeting here, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council * Approve council’s Blue Book report to the 78th General Convention. * Express gratitude for the hospitality, service and care shown this Council by the people of the Maritime Institute […]

Report To The Church 2015

Innovative online magazine detailing the work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Report To The Church 2015, an innovative online magazine detailing the mission and ministry, accomplishments and achievements of the Domestic and Missionary Society during the current triennium, has been unveiled at the Executive Council meeting on January 9. Calling Report to the Church 2015 “an exciting, creative and […]

Maryland bishop suffragan faces numerous charges in fatal accident

Vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, texting among the charges

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 6:13 p.m. Jan. 9. [Episcopal News Service – Baltimore, Maryland] Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook surrendered to Baltimore law enforcement hours after she was charged Jan. 9 with eight offenses for allegedly causing a fatal car accident in which she temporarily left the scene after […]

Disciplinary process begins for Maryland suffragan in fatal accident

Cook on administrative leave as police, church investigations continue

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook remains on administrative leave and The Episcopal Church’s disciplinary processes have been put in motion after her involvement in a fatal car accident in which she temporarily left the scene after striking and killing a bicyclist. The Dec. 27 accident in northern Baltimore that killed […]