Video: Ashes to Go brings church to the streets of New York City

[Episcopal Church Office of Communication] The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for evangelism and reconciliation, is one of many Episcopalians who brought Ashes to Go to the streets on Ash Wednesday. An ENS article about Ash Wednesday initiatives to bring church to the people is available here.

Bringing church to the people: Ashes, ashes everywhere

[Episcopal News Service] Increasingly, there is “Ashes to Go,” ‘Smudge and Run,” “Drive-through Ashes,” “Ashes on the Fly,” and now, “Lent in a Bag,” as all sorts of churches — Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist — are moving the centuries-old Ash Wednesday observance beyond church walls. The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International […]

Presiding Bishop addresses National Press Club on creating a more inclusive society

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “We shall either learn to live together … or perish together as fools,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry began a Feb. 8 address to members and guests of the National Press Club. The words, spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a 1964 speech in St. Louis, Missouri, […]

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.” The holy season […]

Video: Presiding Bishop’s sermon commemorating Absalom Jones

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry returned to the Diocese of Washington Feb. 7 to preach at a 3 p.m. Eucharist commemorating Absalom Jones, the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal priest. The service included traditional African-American hymns and music of the African diaspora. The service was held at Washington National Cathedral and co-sponsored by Saint […]

Episcopal Church resources for exploring a holy Lent

[Episcopal News Service] The season of Lent, the 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, begins Feb. 10 this year, and across the Episcopal Church there are a number of devotional resources to help Episcopalians observe a holy Lent. Below are links to information about resources that ENS has received to date. Additional resources, including […]

Church considers long-term response to Flint’s water crisis

[Episcopal News Service] Churches and other community-based organizations responded first, providing Flint residents with bottled water and filters for their taps long before Michigan officials acknowledged people were drinking lead-contaminated water. Over the last two weeks, Flint’s water crisis and the state’s failure to respond, have dominated mainstream headlines, with President Barack Obama declaring a […]

Ferguson pilgrims study systemic racism, injustice and reconciliation

Church to focus on anti-racism, reconciliation throughout the triennium

[Episcopal News Service – Ferguson, Missouri] In the months following General Convention, the Episcopal Church has been working to fulfill its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it. On Jan. 21, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached the sermon at the opening Eucharist of the 2016 Trinity Institute, Listen for a Change: […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry kicked off Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” on Jan. 21 with a sermon focusing on Chapter 8 of the Gospel according to Matthew, the story of the centurion’s servant, urging his listeners to join the “Jesus Movement” to change the […]

Video: Primates Meeting press conference

Press conference held Jan. 15 at the conclusion of the Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England.