Global issues dominate Primates Meeting, as marriage equality still challenges communion

Scottish Episcopal Church faces same ‘consequences’ as U.S.-based Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury – England] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is joining most of his fellow Anglican primates – or senior church leaders – in Canterbury this week for a five-day meeting that focuses primarily on global issues of peace and justice, evangelism and discipleship. But the issue of marriage equality has taken up a […]

Episcopal churches across country toll bells for victims of Las Vegas massacre

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal churches across the country tolled bells simultaneously Oct. 3 in solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada and in memory of the victims of the mass shooting over the weekend in Las Vegas, which left 60 people dead, including the gunman. Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 70 […]

Anglican primates offer prayers for Las Vegas as Episcopal leaders mobilize after massacre

[Episcopal News Service] Leaders of the Anglican Communion called the weekend massacre in Las Vegas “truly shocking” in a statement released from Canterbury, England, by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, as faith leaders mobilize outreach efforts in the wake of the shooting, which killed at least 58 and injured hundreds more. Clergy members in […]

Presiding Bishop delivers message from primates on Las Vegas shooting

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the primates of the Anglican Communion prayed to honor the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday […]

Presiding Bishop at Nashotah House praises seminary for making ministers for Jesus Movement

[Episcopal News Service – Nashotah, Wisconsin] “It is good to be here.” A throwaway cliché in most speeches, but spoken Sept. 28 by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as the fall sun was setting at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, there was reason enough for his audience of 150 or so people to believe he was being […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry hopes to discuss immigration at Anglican Communion primates meeting

    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs]  “I am so looking forward to being with my friends and colleagues in the upcoming gathering of the primates,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry stated in a video message. The Primates of the Anglican Communion, of which Curry is a member, will be […]

Alaskan Episcopalians eager to worship in Native language with Book of Common Prayer translation

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, in the business center of the Interior region’s largest city, is distinctly Alaskan in its wood and its words. Log buildings are ubiquitous Alaskan structures, both the homes and churches – from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the small town of Nenana to Good Shepherd Episcopal […]

Trump’s refugee limit ‘runs counter to the reality’ of crisis, Episcopal Migration Ministries says

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director released a statement Sept. 28 saying the Trump administration’s reduced cap on admitting refugees runs “counter to the reality of an ever-growing worldwide crisis.” “We are thankful, however, that we are now one step closer to fully resuming a program of welcoming refugees to the safety and hope […]

Episcopalians don’t forget Puerto Rico in their hurricane relief efforts

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Rafael Zorrilla couldn’t believe his phone worked to make this call. But Zorrilla, canon to the ordinary of the Diocese of Puerto Rico, managed to share with Episcopal News Service his experience on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 and seemingly cut off from the […]

A Word to the Church from the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska (Diocese of Alaska) approved and presented the following Word to the Church, in English and Spanish. A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017 The bishops of The […]