Navajoland Area Mission continues to raise up native leaders

Convocation sees two Navajo ordained, elects first all-Navajo deputation

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Defiance, Arizona] The Episcopal Church’s Navajoland Area Mission continued during its 38th annual convocation to make history and change the shape of its ministry. In a liturgy at Good Shepherd Mission here, filled with traditional Navajo and Episcopal symbols, Navajoland Bishop David Bailey on June 14 ordained Cathlena Arnette Plummer […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] During its June 10-12 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council * Accept audited financial statements covering fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013 (EC010). Advocacy and Networking for Mission * Declare that electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigarettes, be considered […]

Council takes action on both justice and governance issues

Increased aid for Navajoland, church center, budget, social policies on agenda

[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council concluded its three day meeting here June 12 by taking a series of actions focused on the good order of the church and answering the call to speak out for justice. More support for mission and ministry in Navajoland Council members agreed to increase […]

UTO grants $1.5 million for Episcopal, Anglican mission, ministry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affair press release] The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,525,407.78 for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The 2014 grants were awarded to projects in 36 domestic and overseas dioceses. The grants were announced […]

Executive Council discusses process used to fund churchwide mission

Members: Dioceses want to pay less, more payment accountability

[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] The liveliest discussion during the opening session of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council June 10-12 meeting here surrounded how much money the General Convention ought to ask dioceses to contribute to the church-wide budget – and what should be done about dioceses that do not pay the full amount. […]

House of Deputies president’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening Remarks June 10, 2014 Not too long ago, I had an alarming moment when […]

Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening remarks 10 June 2014 Good to see you all; welcome to the desert.  When I landed in Phoenix Saturday evening It […]

Mauai elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Deacon Brandon Mauai of the Diocese of North Dakota has been elected by the Episcopal Church Executive Council to serve the unexpired term of the late Rev. Deacon Terry Star. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, […]