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 […]

Barron Trump asistirá a la escuela episcopal de San Andrés en el otoño

[Episcopal News Service] Barron Trump, el hijo más pequeño del presidente Donald Trump, asistirá a la escuela episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Episcopal School] en Potomac, Maryland, a partir de este otoño. Barron Trump, de 11 años, se mudará con su madre, la primera dama Melania Trump, de Nueva York a Washington, D.C. en algún […]

Church organist arrested in post-election vandalism at Episcopal congregation in Indiana

[Episcopal News Service] A staff organist has been arrested in the post-election vandalism at an Episcopal church in Indiana – an incident that generated national headlines in November as a possible case of politically motivated hate speech, but one that prosecutors now say was instead the act of someone hoping to mobilize others disappointed with […]

Trump’s immigration policies force reduction of Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement network

‘Strategic’ move will keep Episcopal Migration Ministries strong, director says

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries will reduce the size of its 31-member affiliate network by six in 2018 because of changing U.S. policy that will reduce the number of refugees to be resettled in this country annually by more than half. The affiliates, and the Episcopal dioceses in which they are located, are: Refugee One […]

Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries responds to judges’ actions to block Trump’s travel ban

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement in response to two federal judges’ actions to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban limiting entry to people from six Muslim countries:  On behalf of Episcopal Migration Ministries, I give thanks that the courts have once again acted in defense […]

Olympia diocese welcomes refugees, sues to keep resettlement efforts alive

[Episcopal News Service] The federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that blocked reinstatement of the Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugee admissions was welcomed by Episcopal Church leaders in Washington, where the Diocese of Olympia is pursuing a separate lawsuit against the president’s executive order. The diocese helps coordinate the resettlement of 190 refugees each […]

Tempted by the favors of power

White Christians supported Trump by large margins. They should be careful what they accept in return.

[The Christian Century] Donald Trump has all but designated Christianity as his administration’s favored religion. This worries me as a priest and as a citizen. I understand that the president is attempting to reward white Christians, who supported him by large margins while most of the rest of the country was voting for Hillary Clinton. But his […]

Diocese of Olympia joins ACLU lawsuit to challenge Trump’s executive order on refugees

[Diocese of Olympia] The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has joined with the ACLU to file a lawsuit against the federal government in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. While the words Muslim and Islam are never specifically mentioned in the executive order, references to “honor killings” […]

Presiding Bishop, other Episcopal leaders call on Trump to maintain refugee resettlement efforts

Church ‘shows the face of God through the care and compassion in that work’

[Episcopal News Service] The presiding bishop and the director of Episcopal Migration Ministries both spoke out Jan. 25 in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration. In addition, the Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a policy alert offering Episcopalians ways to become advocates on immigration and refugees. Those efforts came on a day when […]