Q&A: Union of Black Episcopalians President Annette Buchanan

[Episcopal News Service – Asbury Park, New Jersey] Annette Buchanan recently spoke to Episcopal News Service about her role as president of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the organization’s goals and importance within the Episcopal Church. The Union of Black Episcopalians is the descendant of several such organizations with the church, dating from 1856 […]

Beyond Relevant: The Episcopal Church’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Episcopalians, schools and supporters are working to renew, strengthen ties

[Episcopal News Service] When Skylar Mitchell arrived at Spelman College, an all-female historically black school in Atlanta, Georgia, she found herself in an unfamiliar environment. “I had never been around only black people before,” she said last year, as her sophomore year drew to a close. “I didn’t like that I didn’t know how to […]

Registration open for October session of Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Registration is now open for the October session of the Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency, an innovative nine-day intensive course designed for diocesan staff, clergy, lay leaders, and seminarians to learn cultural competency for Latino ministry. Offered by the Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries, the course will be held at […]

Union of Black Episcopalians looks to church’s future

First joint conference honors black Episcopalians, Lutherans role in churches

[Episcopal News Service – Cherry Hill, New Jersey] African-Americans in both the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were called this week to help build the future of their churches by working hard in the present. The call to action came during the Union of Black Episcopalians’ 49th annual conference, held July […]

Unión de Episcopales Negros mira al futuro de la Iglesia

Primera conferencia conjunta honra el papel de episcopales y luteranos negros en las Iglesias

[Episcopal News Service – Cherry Hill, Nueva Jersey] Los afroamericanos, tanto de la Iglesia Episcopal como de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América fueron llamados esta semana a ayudar a construir el futuro de sus iglesias trabajando arduamente en el presente. El llamado a la acción se produjo durante la 49ª. conferencia anual de la Unión de […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches during Union of Black Episcopalians Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas during a July 25 Eucharist commemorating the 225th anniversary of the black presence in the Episcopal Church. “The child you save today may save you tomorrow,” was Curry’s refrain during the sermon. He called on people of […]

Episcopal Women’s History Project conference focuses on women of color

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Rt. Rev. Jennifer L. Baskerville-Burrows was deep into her sermon, rhythmically invoking the names of a great cloud of witnesses whose presence was deeply felt by those who gathered near Baltimore this week for the Episcopal Women’s History Project conference. “You know them, women like Pauli Murray; say […]

La conferencia Proyecto de Historia de las Mujeres Episcopales se centra en las mujeres de color

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] La Rvdma. Jennifer L. Baskerville-Burrows profundizó en su sermón, invocando rítmicamente los nombres de una gran nube de testigos cuya presencia era hondamente sentida por los que se reunieron cerca de Baltimore esta semana para la conferencia Proyecto de Historia de las Mujeres Episcopales. “Ustedes las conocen, mujeres como Pauli […]

‘Las personas han logrado vivir audazmente’, dice la obispa sufragánea Barbara Harris

La obispa insiste en su llamado a una mayor diversidad en la Iglesia Episcopal  

[Episcopal News Service] El histórico ministerio ordenado de la ya jubilada obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts siempre ha incluido la defensa por la plena inclusión de todas las personas en la vida de la Iglesia Episcopal. Harris comenzó a hacer historia con esa defensa siendo aún laica, el 29 de julio de 1974, como crucífera en el […]

Q&A: Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris says, ‘people have got to live boldly’

Harris continues her calls for greater diversity in Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris’ historic ordained ministry has always included advocacy for the full inclusion of all people in the life of the Episcopal Church. Harris began making history with that advocacy as a lay woman on July 29, 1974. She lifted high the cross as crucifer during a service […]