‘No zero-sum solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US interfaith leaders dedicated to being partners in building peace

[Episcopal News Service] In seeking a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people of faith need to be effective partners committed to hearing multiple narratives, say members of a broad U.S. interfaith delegation, led by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The 15-member delegation of Jews, […]

EPF responds to US Senate’s findings of brutal torture of prisoners

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] Responding to the release of the U.S. Senate’s findings of brutal torture of prisoners following 9/11 by the CIA, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) calls for the prosecution of those responsible on all levels. “The long-awaited and no doubt redacted in places release of the U.S. Senate’s investigation into our […]

Women’s conference gathers Episcopalians from Brazil, Uruguay

Focus remains on gender-based violence prevention

[Episcopal News Service – Montevideo, Uruguay] Some of the women began saving money more than six months in advance and some traveled 12 hours by bus across the border to attend a bi-national conference, which has united for more than eight years Brazilian and Uruguayan women through stories of challenge, courage, strength and love. Their […]

Kisare named legislative representative for international affairs

Episcopal, Lutheran churches served through shared position

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced that Patricia O. Kisare has been named Legislative Representative for International Affairs for both The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). “We welcome Patricia to this position and also rejoice […]

Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

[Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church […]

Canterbury statement on anniversary of Peshawar church bombings

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop Justin Welby has issued a statement on the first anniversary of the suicide bombings at All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan, on 22 September 2013 in which more than 100 Christians were killed. Archbishop Justin Welby said: “As we approach the first anniversary of the horrific suicide bombings at All Saints […]

Video: Archbishop of Canterbury on Christians in the Middle East

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of “a state of emergency” in the Middle East for Christians and other minorities. After meeting and praying with leaders and representatives of Middle East churches at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 3, the archbishop said there have been “gross violations” of “fundamental rights and freedoms” in […]

Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives, livelihoods, and ways of living and believing. Her call for prayer is in […]

Gaza’s Al Ahli Hospital appeals for urgent help

[Episcopal News Service] Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City is appealing for urgent aid as it struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need following more than a week of Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas militants. One of more than 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital is striving […]

EPF calls for cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urgently joins with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, especially the State of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, which is devastating Gaza, where over 100 people have been killed, most of them civilians, including women […]