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 […]

Episcopal COP21 delegation adds church’s voice to climate talks

Delegation sends thank you letter to UN permanent missions

[Episcopal News Service – Le Bourget, France] As the Conference of Parties, or COP21 as it’s known, entered its second week, the delegation representing Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society here on the outskirts of Paris on Dec. 7 sent a letter of thanks and encouragement to the ambassadors […]

COP21 delegation prepares to advocate church’s climate policies in Paris

[Episcopal News Service] As United Nations member states meet just outside Paris to construct and international agreement aimed at transitioning the world toward resilient, low-carbon societies and economies, an Episcopal delegation prepares to take its place alongside other civil society and nongovernmental organizations. The eight-member delegation scheduled to arrive Dec. 5 is representing Presiding Bishop […]

Archbishop in Jerusalem shares Christmas Message, Litany for Peace

[Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem] The Most Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, has issued his 2015 Christmas message and encourages the use of a Litany for Peace in the Holy Land. The message and the litany follow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write this message from the Holy City of Jerusalem […]

Europe: Convocation hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

[Episcopal News Service] A few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on Nov. 17 for an evening of discussions about peacemaking efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world. The event was […]

EPPN Alert: Advocacy for Veterans Day

Advocacy for Veterans Day “O Trinity of love and power! Our brethren shield in danger’s hour; From rock and tempest, fire and foe, Protect them wheresoe’er they go; Thus evermore shall rise to Thee Glad hymns of praise from land and sea” – “Eternal Father Strong to Save”As we pause this week to remember the […]

EPPN Alert: Strengthen Nutrition Legislation

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This month, U.S. Congress is reviewing legislation that governs the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. This Act affects millions of low-income children on a daily basis, offering them access to free or reduced-price nutritious meals that advance their health, educational achievement, and physical development. The Episcopal Church has long supported […]

Pakistan diocese highlights role of women as peacebuilders

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Raiwind held a three-day peace building workshop for female teachers from a number of key educational institutions of Raiwind and Lahore last month. More than 20 teachers from St. Peter’s High School, Lucie Harrison High School, and Wesleyan Schools, took part in the workshop which […]

Archbishop calls for peace as South Sudan marks fourth anniversary

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said “our prayers around the world” are for an end to violence in South Sudan as the country marks four years of independence. Archbishop Justin Welby said: “As South Sudan celebrates the fourth anniversary of its hard-won independence, our prayers around the world are for an immediate end […]

Video: Palestinian-Israeli initiative Roots promotes dialogue, builds trust

[Episcopal News Service] Palestinian activist Ali Abu Awwad and Israeli Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger have spent their lives living in fear of one another’s neighboring communities in Gush Etzion, located in the Judean Mountains south of Jerusalem. But when they met for the first time 18 months ago, their worldview began a process of transformation as […]