16 days of activism against gender-based violence begin Friday

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network with Episcopal Relief & Development and the We Will Speak Out Coalition in recognizing the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” a campaign aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing action to eliminate violence against women and girls. The campaign will begin this Friday, Nov. […]

Fresh setback for Asia Bibi as Supreme Court appeal delayed

[Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy in a row over drinking water, will have to wait for her Supreme Court appeal after a hearing due to take place Oct. 13 was adjourned. Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, one of the panel of three judges due to […]

WCC and NCC general secretaries issue statement on conflict in Israel and Palestine

[WCC/NCC press release] The following statement was issued Sept. 14 by general secretaries the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land 14 September, 2016 No people should be denied their rights and, certainly, no people […]

Christian leaders press presidential candidates on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined 20 other Christian leaders in writing to the four U.S. presidential candidates urging them to speak forcefully and provide leadership on ending the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The leaders, organized as Churches for Middle East Peace and representing most of the mainline Christian denominations in the United […]

Episcopalians invited to support anti-pipeline protesters, join advocacy

[Episcopal News Service] Following on his Aug. 25 statement supporting the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting Episcopalians to help support the Diocese of North Dakota as it ministers to the protesters. That support, Curry and other Episcopal Church staffers said, could take the form of immediate help for […]

Episcopalians rally behind Native American protests of ND pipeline

Presiding Bishop issues statement supporting action

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are standing side by side with other protesters in a growing effort by Native American tribes to stop an oil company from building a major pipeline across the Missouri River in North Dakota. The protests, which succeeded this month in halting work on part of the pipeline, are being compared to […]

Reconciliation at heart of Pakistani Christian response to persecution

Episcopalians stand in solidarity, explore partnerships

[Episcopal News Service] The Easter Day suicide bombing at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, that killed at least 72 Christians and Muslims and injured more than 300, sent shockwaves throughout the region. But the March 27 attack did not deter Episcopalian Caroline Carson from leaving the Diocese of Louisiana for Pakistan the following day on […]

Presiding Bishop joins landmark summit on Holy Land peacemaking

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined more than 100 church leaders from the Middle East and the United States at the Carter Center last month for an unprecedented summit focused on seeking a lasting two-state solution for peace in the Holy Land and ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. “We honor […]

PIN affirms call to investigate extrajudicial killings by Israeli, Egyptian armed forces

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network (PIN) commends the recent request by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy – as well as supporters in the House of Representatives – to Secretary of State John Kerry for an investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings by specific military personnel and units in both […]

Episcopal COP21 delegates emboldened in climate change advocacy

Negotiators reach historic agreement to limit warming

[Episcopal News Service – Le Bourget, France] Negotiators meeting at the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, COP21, reached a historic agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions and holding global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a move that represents a potential shift in how countries will meet their energy needs. It’s […]