Primates’ communiqué from their Oct. 2-6, 2017 meeting

God’s Church for God’s World The meeting of Anglican Primates, the senior bishops of the Anglican Provinces, took place in Canterbury between Monday 2 October and Friday 6 October at the invitation of the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. We affirm that we believe our time together to have been […]

Colorado Bishop Robert O’Neill on the shooting in Las Vegas

[Episcopal Church in Colorado] “If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.” -Richard Rohr On Oct. 3, the solitary great bell of Saint John’s Cathedral tolled 59 times — once for each of the individuals killed this week in the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. The tolling of our cathedral’s […]

Bishop of Atlanta on the Nevada tragedy: Action must follow prayers

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of Atlanta issued the following statement: Brothers and Sisters. In the aftermath of the horror of Las Vegas, I ask you to remember and pray for the souls of those who have died, including Mr. Paddock. I encourage you to seek the comfort we […]

Who are the primates and what is the Primates Meeting?

[Episcopal News Service] Primates are the senior archbishops and presiding bishops elected or appointed to lead each of the 39 autonomous provinces of the Anglican Communion. They are invited to the Primates Meetings by the Archbishop of Canterbury to consult on theological, social and international issues. The Anglican Communion Primates Meeting is one of the […]

Episcopal Peace Fellowship issues action alert: Host a Las Vegas vigil Oct. 4

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship]  Oct. 4 will be a National Day of Action to send #LoveToLasVegas when Donald Trump is expected to visit. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history deserves a strong unified response from those of us working to reduce gun violence in our country. These vigils will honor the victims killed and injured with a strong […]

Oregon Bishop Michael Hanley posts statement on Las Vegas mass shooting

[Episcopal Diocese of Oregon] From Bishop Michael Hanley: So sad to once again wake up to the news of violence in America. Praying today for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. Praying for the families of those killed and for all whose lives are irrevocably changed by the actions of this individual. My heart […]

California bishop posts a statement about Las Vegas mass shooting

[Diocese of California] With heavy hearts, the Diocese of California is praying for the many victims of last night’s tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. May we as a nation set aside our differences at this dark hour to comfort all those who mourn. May we also find the resolve to end, once and for […]

Message from Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona – Las Vegas shooting

[Episcopal Diocese of Arizona] Dear Brothers and Sisters, I share with you the statement issued today by the Bishops Against Gun Violence, of which I am a member. It is a call to prayer, but also to action. One small, symbolic action is to join in the bell ringing scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. our time. If […]

A letter from Bishop Gutiérrez of Pennsylvania regarding the shootings in Las Vegas

[Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania] “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans […]

Statement from St. Bart’s rector regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada

[St. Bart’s Episcopal Church – New York] Dear Friends,  As I begin this letter, I realize how many letters I’ve written to the people of God in the face of horrific events related to gun violence. Last night, at least 58 people were killed, and more than 500 were injured, while attending a music festival […]