Archbishop of Canterbury responds to resolution on marriage

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 30 expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the Episcopal Church House of Bishops’ approval of a resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man and a woman […]

Presiding Bishop-elect meets Anglican Communion convention guests

[Anglican Communion News Service — Salt Lake City] There was delight and excitement in the room as The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry unexpected paid a call June 28 to thank international and ecumenical guests for coming to the church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City. Fresh from a march to protest against gun […]

International, ecumenical, interreligious guests broaden convention’s outlook

[Episcopal News Service] Global dimensions are set to resonate throughout The Episcopal Church’s General Convention as international guests representing many of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces will travel to Salt Lake City. Guests attending the June 25-July 3 convention will also include several ecumenical and interreligious partners who will look to gain a deeper understanding […]

Welby joins faith leaders calling for action on climate change

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined faith leaders in Britain pledging to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change, in a new declaration warning of the “huge challenge” facing the world over global warming. Representatives of the major faiths, including Welby, said climate change has […]

England: Dame Sarah Mullally named as bishop of Crediton

Former nurse is fourth woman to be appointed as bishop in Church of England

[Diocese of Exeter press release] The Rev. Dame Sarah Mullally, canon treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral, will be the next bishop of Crediton, a suffragan in the Diocese of Exeter. The appointment makes her the fourth woman to be named as a bishop in the Church of England. Mullally, a former nurse, had a distinguished service […]

Canada: First female bishop for Montreal

[Anglican Journal] Mary Irwin-Gibson, dean and rector of St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Kingston, Ont., since 2009, has been elected the first female bishop of the Anglican diocese of Montreal in its 165-year history. Irwin-Gibson, 59, who served parishes in the diocese of Montreal between 1981 and 2009, was elected bishop on a fourth ballot […]

Presiding Bishop invited to preach at Westminster Abbey

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori has been invited by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, to participate in a panel discussion and preach at London’s historic Westminster Abbey on June 13 and 14. “This is a wonderful opportunity to […]

Presiding Bishop preaches for 125th anniversary of Church in Brazil

Unity and Thanksgiving 125th Anniversary of IEAB; 50th Anniversary of Province of Brazil; 30th Anniversary of Women’s Ordination 7 June 2015 Holy Trinity Cathedral, Porto Alegre The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church What does it mean to be “one”? On the flight here I thought about what it’s […]

WCC mourns the loss of Anglican ecumenist Kodwo E. Ankrah

[World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the death on May 29 of “this great Pan-Africanist […]

Roman refugee center petitions all to ‘Welcome the Stranger’

World Refugee Day resources include liturgy for Anglican Communion

[Episcopal News Service] The refugee experience is a fundamental part of the Christian story and “by welcoming a stranger, we are welcoming the very Christ and God that we proclaim,” says the Rev. Austin Rios, rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy. The crypt of St. Paul’s is home to the Joel […]