Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative’s campus becomes a reality

Promoting peace and understanding among the Abrahamic faiths

[Episcopal News Service] In the middle of a polarizing election season that has drummed up a deep mistrust of immigrants and Muslims in particular, a patch of 35 acres in the heartland has become a living symbol of what it means to “love thy neighbor.” In Omaha, Nebraska, Jews, Christians and Muslims are finding common […]

Presiding Bishop tells Standing Rock protectors ‘the way of Jesus honors the water’

North Dakota visit is filled with praying, listening, reflecting

Editor’s note: An image gallery of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is here. [Episcopal News Service – Bismarck, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry came to North Dakota Sept. 24-25 to declare in person that he, the Episcopal Church and, most importantly, God stands with the Standing Rock Sioux […]

Image Gallery: Presiding Bishop visits Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited North Dakota Sept. 24-25 to assure the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation that they are not alone in their attempt to be heard about an oil pipeline slated to run under their water supply, over their treaty land and through some of their burial places. Curry […]

Video: ‘Standing Rock may be the new Selma’

[Episcopal News Service – Cannon Ball, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spent part of Sept. 24 at Oceti Sakowin Camp, one of the camps along the Cannonball River where people opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline have gathered. He spoke to “protectors,” as the gathering calls itself, during the daily information and speech time. […]

Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders

Church also called on to ‘follow Jesus into fractured neighborhoods, nation and the world’

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The House of Bishops spent part of the last day of its meeting here discussing diversity in the bishop-election process, as well as impairment of church leaders due to substance abuse and mental-health issues. Also on the final day of their Sept. 15-20 gathering, the bishops called on the […]

Episcopal bishops issue ‘A Word to the Church for the World’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affaiirs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church has issued the following: A Word to the Church for the World.     The text follows. A Word to the Church for the World Greetings from Detroit, a city determined to be revived.  Greetings also from the city […]

Carl Wright elected bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The Rev. Carl Wright was elected Sept. 20 to be the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. The House of Bishops elected Wright on the second ballot with 59 votes. One hundred and fifteen bishops voted and 58 votes were need for an election. Wright […]

World leaders adopt a global migration compact

Presiding Bishop’s delegation attends UN summit on refugees and migrants

[Episcopal News Service] World leaders came together at the United Nations Sept. 19 to adopt the New York Declaration, a document that commits countries around the world to protect the rights of refugees and migrants and to share the responsibility for the record number of people on the move. “Today’s summit represents a breakthrough in […]

Bishops, spouses learn firsthand about Flint’s water crisis

Ministry in the beleaguered city epitomizes baptismal promises

[Episcopal News Service – Flint, Michigan] Even before the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, became a federal emergency in late January, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan was distributing water and partnering with other churches and groups to respond to what Bishop Todd Ousley calls government’s “systematic, intentional neglect” of city residents. In Flint, as […]

John Danforth calls Episcopal Church to healing ministry for America

Priest and former senator presents bishops with a plan to go beyond slogans

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] Calling for “an expansive ministry to America,” former Missouri Republican Sen. John Danforth called on the Episcopal Church Sept. 16 to combine its pastoral and prophetic voices into “a healing ministry to a nation that needs healing.” Danforth, an Episcopal priest, lawyer and author who served in the U.S. […]