Episcopalians advocate for protecting God’s creation at Peoples Climate March and beyond

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians from across the United States joined tens of thousands of people on April 29 for the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., and for hundreds of sister marches in cities around the world. Braving sweltering heat in the nation’s capital, marchers rallied for action against climate change amid fear that the White […]

Episcopales abogan por proteger la creación en la Marcha del Clima y más allá

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopales de todos los Estados Unidos se unieron a decenas de miles de personas el 29 de abril en la Marcha Popular del Clima en Washington, D.C. y en centenares de marchas hermanas alrededor del mundo. Enfrentándose a un calor agobiante en la capital de la nación, los manifestantes reclamaron acciones para frenar el cambio […]

Des épiscopaliens se mobilisent pour la protection de la création de Dieu, lors de la Marche populaire pour le climat et pas seulement

[Episcopal News Service] Des épiscopaliens venus de tous les États-Unis ont rejoint des milliers de personnes le 29 avril pour la Marche populaire pour le climat de Washington et des centaines d’autres marches similaires de par le monde. Bravant la chaleur étouffante qui sévissait dans la capitale, les manifestants se sont rassemblés pour agir contre le changement climatique, […]

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 […]