National Council of Churches calls for cessation of ‘hostile acts and rhetoric’ between US, North Korea

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. […]

National Council of Churches in Korea issues emergency letter to Moon

[World Council of Churches] In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula. In the letter, the NCCK reiterated its hope to see a peaceful reunification of South and North Korea, but tension has has […]

Episcopal Church leaders oppose Trump’s ban on transgender people in military

Editor’s note: This story is being updated as Episcopal News Service recevies additional statements. See below. [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church leaders are making clear their objections to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter of his plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said July 28 that […]

Líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal se oponen a la prohibición de Trump de transexuales en las fuerzas armadas

[Episcopal News Service] Líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal hacen claras sus objeciones al anuncio del presidente Donald Trump en Twitter de su plan de prohibir a que personas transexuales presten servicio en las Fuerzas Armadas de EE.UU. El obispo primado Michael Curry dijo el 28 de julio que se opone a la iniciativa de Trump y […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries’ director responds to travel ban’s ‘relationship’ stipulation

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement June 30 in response to the “relationship” stipulation in the Trump administration’s executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals.  A Response to the Administration’s Decision on Relationships The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries Earlier […]

El director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración responde a la definición de ‘relación’ en las restricciones de viajes

[Ministerio Episcopal de Migración] El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, emitió la siguiente declaración el 30 de junio en respuesta a la definición de “relación” en el decreto ejecutivo del gobierno de Trump que impide el ingreso al país de [ciertos] ciudadanos extranjeros. Una respuesta a la decisión del gobierno sobre […]

A statement from the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, issued the following statement on June 26.  A Statement from The Reverend Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries 26 June 2017 We learned this morning that the Supreme Court has decided to allow portions of the president’s executive order(s) […]

Anglican environmental group expresses sorrow at Trump decision on Paris deal

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has added its voice to those condemning President Donald Trump for deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. “We know that our brothers and sisters on every continent are already experiencing the damaging and sometimes catastrophic effects of climate change,” the network said. […]

California bishop responds to Trump’s decision to pull US out of climate agreement

[Episcopal News Service] California Bishop Marc Andrus issued the following statement June 2 in response to President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Nations worldwide signed the 2015 agreement, which includes a plan to decrease carbon emissions and limit global warming to below 2 degrees […]

Europe bishop issues statement on Trump’s climate pact decision

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, issued the following statement June 2 in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the the Paris Agreement, a 2015 pledge to limit climate change signed by 196 nations. Dear people of […]