Water: Common good or commodity?

Trinity Institute 2017

[Episcopal News Service] The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs. “Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia already are in crisis,” said Maude Barlow, a former United Nations senior advisor on water, and […]

Episcopal Church Memes uses Facebook popularity to mix laughs, evangelism

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Art Bass is a trial lawyer and Episcopal deacon in Cleveland, Tennessee. He also happens to be the mastermind behind one of the most popular Episcopal-themed pages on Facebook – a page he maintained mostly in anonymity until he was confronted with his growing online popularity at a diocesan workshop. […]

Anglican, Episcopal women gather at UNCSW’s annual look at women’s status

Curry and Jennings tell women advocacy is God’s work guided by Holy Spirit.

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings told women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion gathered for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women that their advocacy is God’s work. The women are in New York for the 61st session of […]

Saint Augustine’s president, with deep ties to university’s past, looks to future

[Episcopal News Service] Generations of Everett Ward’s family preceded him in graduating from Saint Augustine’s University, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, so he was no stranger to the campus in 2014 when he took over as interim president. He was named to that role permanently in April 2015, becoming the school’s 11th president. […]

Closing the loop on racial reconciliation

Two Virginia parishes reckon with their Confederate histories

[Episcopal News Service] He felt attacked, and says so, specifically choosing the word to convey his strength of emotion. Yes, he felt personally attacked. But A.W. “Buster” Lewis also felt that R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia–his parish–“as I knew it, was being attacked and that we needed to do something about it.” […]

Episcopal bishops make three-day journey into diversity and inclusion

Intensive work meant to equip bishops to lead Church into ‘beloved, gracious community’

    [Episcopal News Service – Hendersonville, North Carolina] In March 2015 in the aftermath of the August 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops decided it was time to write a new letter to Episcopalians about racism. Then, some of the bishops had a realization. “The first […]

Episcopal congregation leads effort to ‘green up’ Rust Belt city in western New York

[Episcopal News Service] Easter comes less than a week before Earth Day this year. That closeness is more than a fact of the calendar for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, New York. It’s a double calling to what the Rev. Luke Fodor terms “creation care.” The congregation at St. Luke’s is at the center of […]

Episcopalians join ‘Native Nations’ to protest pipeline in nation’s capital

Protesters, allies take to the cold streets for rowdy, peaceful protest

Editor’s note: A photo gallery is here. [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Episcopalians and other people of faith who marched through a cold rain here March 10 in the Native Nations Rise demonstration and rally did so as part of a traditional pattern of prayer, then action. North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith opened a […]

Scenes: Episcopalians join Native Nations Rise march and rally

[Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] The Episcopal Church has advocated with the Sioux Nation against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s route since summer 2016.  A number of lay and ordained Episcopalians came to Washington, D.C., for all or part of the March 7-10 Native Nations Rise events. Below are some scenes from the March 9 “Standing […]

Episcopalians differ on Church’s activism and mixing faith and politics

[Episcopal News Service] Politics and religion. They’re the topics you’re not supposed to talk about, if you want to avoid a conversation filled with fireworks. But in today’s intensely polarized political climate, where policy debates often hinge on values and on how each side views the role of government in Americans’ lives, those debates are […]