2016-2017 Conant Grants awarded for theological education

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Nineteen grants for a total of $140,816 have been awarded through the Conant Grants from the Episcopal Church for the 2016-2017 academic year. Conant Grant funds are provided for the improvement of seminary-based theological education. Specifically, the grants are directed for the support of research, writing and […]

Making reconciliation and evangelism the church’s new normal

Episcopalians asked to live out convention’s call for new attitudes, approaches

[Episcopal News Service] The General Convention last summer set a bold agenda for Episcopalians to work for racial reconciliation and evangelism; work that now has begun in some unexpected ways. For instance, church leaders have begun the work of racial reconciliation by deeply listening to each other rather than immediately asking staff members to develop […]

Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives

Racial justice, reconciliation, evangelism capture members' imagination

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The shape, scope and structure of the Episcopal Church’s pledge to address racism, practice reconciliation and become a church of evangelists has begun to be built, the Executive Council learned at its Feb. 26-28 meeting. And the council put some important pieces of that work into place. In […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] During its Feb. 26-28 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Advocacy and Networking for Mission Affirm the following ministries as Jubilee Ministries: GraceWorks, Grace Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama, Diocese of Alabama; Kitchen of Hope,
 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Glassboro, New […]

Executive Council: Opening remarks from House of Deputies president

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings given at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through Feb. 28 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas. The last time we […]

Executive Council: Opening remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following are the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry given at the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, currently meeting through Feb. 28 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Thank you all.  President Gay Clark Jennings and I have worked […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he’s ‘reasonably back to normal’

Three-day Executive Council meeting gets into details of new triennium’s work

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church Executive Council began its Feb. 26-28 meeting by hearing some good news about the health of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Curry, who had surgery for a subdural hematoma and spent six days in the hospital in early December, told council members that he is now […]

Episcopalians urged to take ‘gospel high ground’ after primates’ action

Presiding Bishop: ‘The Episcopal Church is a part of the Anglican Communion’

[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church is still part of the Anglican Communion, despite actions taken by the primates in January, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said Feb. 26, adding he hopes the church “will be able to bear witness” to the entire communion. Curry’s comments came during his opening remarks […]

Executive Council members end four-day ‘joy-filled meeting’

Members turn to new triennium with emphasis on evangelism, reconciliation

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here The Episcopal Church Executive Council laughed, cried, sang, took photos and videos, and worked with what Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry called a sense of being “joyful in Jesus Christ.” “This was a good meeting,” Curry said in a news conference after […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Nov. 15-18 meeting here, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Courtesy resolution * Gratefully acknowledge the work, diligence, reliability and broad knowledge of the General Convention exhibited by General Convention Office staff member Cheryl Dawkins, both during its triennial meetings, […]