EPPN: Pray, fast, act to protect school meals and SNAP funding

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This month we urge prayer, fasting and action to protect funding for school meals and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps. Pray, Fast and Act each month on the 21st. On Sept. 21, join The EPPN and the presiding bishops of The Episcopal Church and The ELCA […]

After Montana church vandalized with swastika, parish responds with pink hearts, messages of love

[Episcopal News Service] Hate symbols showed up seemingly overnight as graffiti on the sign in front of St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Montana. By the next morning, on Sept. 10, parishioners had reclaimed their sign with messages of love. The center of the sign, on which someone scribbled a swastika in black, is now […]

Presiding Bishop visits Charlottesville, brings message of Christian love in the face of hate

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Sept. 7 visited each of Charlottesville’s three Episcopal churches, spoke at length with clergy and diocesan officials, and preached at an evening worship service here, less than a month after violence during a white supremacist rally thrust this Southern college town into the national […]

El Obispo Primado visita Charlottesville y es portador de un mensaje de amor cristiano frente al odio

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] El obispo primado Michael Curry visitó el 7 de septiembre las tres iglesias episcopales de Charlottesville, habló extensamente con el clero y los funcionarios diocesanos y predicó en un oficio vespertino aquí, a menos de mes después de que la violencia desatada durante una manifestación de supremacistas blancos  hiciera que […]

Episcopalians say Trump’s DACA decision is not the last word

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., activists are mobilizing to convince Congress

[Episcopal News Service] Many Episcopalians vowed to fight to preserve the federal immigration policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and to support the 800,000 “Dreamers” it impacts, after the Trump administration announced Sept. 5 an end to the program. The administration announced that it would phase out the DACA policy, giving Congress six […]

Pressure mounts to remove Confederate symbols from Episcopal institutions

[Episcopal News Service] Parishioners who attended Sunday worship at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 20 should not have been surprised that Dean Gail Greenwell’s sermon addressed the issue of racism, given the national outcry over a large white supremacist rally in Virginia the weekend before. Those hate groups had gathered in defense […]

Manhattan Episcopal church and community protect, fight for Guatemalan mom

Amanda Morales and children, facing separation by deportation, granted legal review

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra might be ripped from her children’s lives and returned to the violent country she fled 14 years ago. That real fear drove Morales, 33, a Guatemalan native in danger of deportation for entering and living in the United States illegally, to seek sanctuary more than a week ago at […]

Iglesia episcopal de Manhattan y su comunidad protegen a una madre guatemalteca y luchan por sus derechos

A Amanda Morales y sus hijos, que se enfrentan a la separación y la deportación, les han concedido una revisión legal

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra podría ser arrancada de las vidas de sus hijos y devuelta al violento país del que huyó hace 14 años. El auténtico temor llevó a Morales, guatemalteca de 33 años en riesgo de deportación por entrar y vivir ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, a buscar santuario en la iglesia episcopal Santa […]

Congregación de Virginia profundamente dividida por el nombre de la iglesia que honra a Robert E. Lee

[Episcopal News Service] ¿ Fue Robert E. Lee un héroe estadounidense o un traicionero defensor de la esclavitud? El general confederado ha sido calificado de ambas cosas en el debate actual sobre si las estatuas, monumentos y tarjas en su honor deberían seguir expuestas en lugares públicos, desde parques hasta iglesias. Al menos un aspecto de […]

Western North Carolina: A follow-up letter on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I wrote a letter in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville. I want to be clear that as Christians, we must meet everyone with the love of Christ in our hearts — no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, […]