Political unrest in Haiti delays grand opening celebration at rebuilt Episcopal school

[Episcopal News Service] The threat of violent political protests in Haiti has forced Episcopal leaders to postpone the grand opening celebration at a rebuilt school that had been scheduled for Oct. 16. The Oct. 12 letter from St. Vincent’s School administrators did not identify a specific threat to the school but spoke of general concern […]

EPPN: Tell Congress to protect children’s health care

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Congress has allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. The failure to reauthorize this program threatens the health of 9 million children and pregnant women as well as the positive financial trajectory and stability of their families. We must urge Congress to approve and fund a five-year extension! […]

Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

This New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels

Hotel-sized soaps labeled with a toll-free hotline can help.

[Episcopal News Service] She strode through midtown Manhattan with purpose, her black tote bag held close as she dropped a dollar into the jangling coffee can of a street person stationed on a corner. Weaving around the city sidewalks in her flowered pencil skirt, black flats and black tank with a clerical collar, the Rev. […]

Desde un espacio publicitario del New York Times, obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal confrontan a Trump y al Congreso sobre DACA

[Episcopal News Service] Unos 125 obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal firmaron un anuncio de página entera que circuló en la edición de The New York Times del 21 de septiembre, en la cual le imploraban al presidente Donald Trump y a los miembros del Congreso que no cancelaran el programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en […]

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 […]

Child abuse inquiry recommends an end to seal of the confessional

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – the official independent inquiry in Australia, has recommended that the failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions should be made a criminal offence. And it said that there should be “no exemption, excuse, protection or privilege from the offence […]

Anglican shelter for child victims of human trafficking to open in 2018 in Ghana

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new Anglican-run community shelter to provide a home for trafficked children is on course to open next year in Accra, Ghana. Bishop of Accra Daniel Mensah Torto told journalists this week that the Hope Community would resettle and educate trafficked children who had been rescued. The refuge, funded by the Diocese […]

WCC deputy chief speaks on ‘tragic reality’ of violence against children at Geneva event

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches deputy General Secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri has told a Geneva-based event that churches and organizations working together can prevent and address “tragic reality” of violence against children. As part of a World Vision campaign called “It takes a World to End Violence against Children” speakers included children […]

Episcopal partners celebrate 5-year program achievements for healthy children in Zambia

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programs (ZACOP) celebrated the five-year achievements of their flagship integrated Early Childhood Development program at a forum in Lusaka on May 24. More than 70 attendees participated in the forum, including The Most Rev. Albert Chama, archbishop and primate of […]