Episcopal Church is ‘Awakening the Spirit’ in West Missouri revival

Taking Jesus Movement downtown in Kansas City, Springfield May 6-7

[Episcopal News Service] It is safe to say that never has an Episcopal revival competed with a Kentucky Derby party or been the unofficial opening act for a Garth Brooks concert. Until now. On the afternoon of May 6 in the Power & Light District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, all three events coincide in […]

Congregation’s play about drug epidemic aims to bolster community support for recovery

[Episcopal News Service] St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, New York, wanted to do its part to help to combat the prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose deaths in Western New York, but the congregation was wary of duplicating the work of well-established health and social service organizations. So, St. Luke’s chose to support the […]

Church organist arrested in post-election vandalism at Episcopal congregation in Indiana

[Episcopal News Service] A staff organist has been arrested in the post-election vandalism at an Episcopal church in Indiana – an incident that generated national headlines in November as a possible case of politically motivated hate speech, but one that prosecutors now say was instead the act of someone hoping to mobilize others disappointed with […]

Episcopalians advocate for protecting God’s creation at Peoples Climate March and beyond

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians from across the United States joined tens of thousands of people on April 29 for the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., and for hundreds of sister marches in cities around the world. Braving sweltering heat in the nation’s capital, marchers rallied for action against climate change amid fear that the White […]

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese

[Diocese of Indianapolis] The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained and consecrated the eleventh bishop of Indianapolis April 29, making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led the service as chief […]

Episcopal Church ready to make history with Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Chicago priest is set to become first black female diocesan bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows first tried to read the Bible when she was 8 years old. “I thought that is what I should do because I wanted to go to church so bad and nobody was taking me, so I thought I’ll read the Bible,” she said. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Soon to be 11th bishop, […]

After prayer service for last of four Arkansas executions, activists seek to end death penalty

UPDATE: Arkansas executed death row inmate Kenneth Williams late April 27 after a prayer service hosted by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Arkansas are preparing to gather once more for a prayer service on the eve of what is expected to be the final in a series of expedited executions by the state, […]

Attorneys urge Bishop Bruno disciplinary panel to move in opposite directions

Closing briefs call for dismissal or ‘creative way’ to move forward in Los Angeles

[Episcopal News Service] Attorneys representing the Episcopal Church and Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno are asking an ecclesiastical disciplinary panel to come to opposite conclusions about whether the bishop violated church law in attempting to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church. Attorneys for Bruno argued for dismissal of the charges while […]

‘Unholy Trinity’ serves as call to action on poverty, racism, gun violence

Episcopal conference attracted attendees from 37 dioceses, 25 bishops

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] Eager to work toward solutions to the problems of poverty, racism and gun violence, Episcopal bishops, clergy members and lay people gathered for three days last week for a conference in Chicago, the American city that recorded the most homicides in 2016. The city’s recent surge in deadly violence […]

One year after earthquake, Ecuador continues to rebuild

[Episcopal News Service] It was nice out that afternoon, so Lidilia Alvarado, 71, was taking a walk near Tarqui beach with her niece. Suddenly, she saw something different in the sea: the water was getting further and further away from the shore as though emptying out through a drain. “I didn’t know what it was, […]