Preachers ponder their task in divided nation and, perhaps, divided congregations

Scripture, relationships and common ground seen as sermons’ anchors

[Episcopal News Service] The 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration have, depending on which pundits you listen to, exposed divides not so keenly seen in the United States since the Civil War or at least since protests wracked the country during the civil rights era and the Vietnam War. People who generally agree with […]

Preaching politics in polarized times

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Every preacher has heard this or something similar: “Politics has no place in the pulpit.” It would seem we’ve heard this sentiment more in the past year. It’s on the mind of many preachers these days. So the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, and the Rt. Rev. Chilton […]

Episcopalians differ on Church’s activism and mixing faith and politics

[Episcopal News Service] Politics and religion. They’re the topics you’re not supposed to talk about, if you want to avoid a conversation filled with fireworks. But in today’s intensely polarized political climate, where policy debates often hinge on values and on how each side views the role of government in Americans’ lives, those debates are […]

Episcopalians, Anglicans have been involved in political actions for decades

[Episcopal News Service] Over the years, Episcopalians and Anglicans have lived out the Gospel’s call in many ways, celebrated and unknown. They have taken that call to the streets and into the halls of government, some achieving worldwide notoriety while others might be unknown to large parts of the Church. Here are just a few […]

Donald Trump signe un mémorandum pour accélérer le processus pour l’oléoduc de Dakota Access

[Episcopal News Service] Alors que les réactions aux mesures prises le 24 janvier par le Président Donald Trump pour faire avancer les projets d’oléoducs de Keystone XL et de Dakota Access ne se sont pas fait attendre, l’impact immédiat des mémorandums est encore nébuleux. Rien dans le mémorandum de Donald Trump sur l’oléoduc de Dakota […]

Episcopalians join the world’s spirit-filled Women’s Marches

Signs read ‘Episcopal Church is Here’ and ‘Cares About This’

[Episcopal News Service] Carrying signs reading “The Episcopal Church is Here” and “The Episcopal Church Cares About This,” the Rev. LeeAnne Watkins and other Minnesota Episcopalians joined thousands of marchers in St. Paul on Jan. 21, sparking “a miserable day of puddles and ice” into the beginnings of a movement. A day later, Watkins was […]

Photos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States

After presidential power shifts, Episcopalians ask: How should we pray?

Debating purpose, intention of praying for Donald Trump in church

[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop Jeff Lee wrote to Episcopalians in the Diocese of Chicago after the November election, he asked that they pray for Donald Trump, as well as all elected officials and for the church. One recipient asked him to stop telling people to admire the president-elect. Such admiration was not what Lee […]

Suite au changement de pouvoir présidentiel, les épiscopaliens se demandent comment ils doivent prier

[Episcopal News Service] Lorsque l’évêque Jeff Lee a écrit aux épiscopaliens du diocèse de Chicago après l’élection de novembre, il leur a demandé de prier pour Donald Trump ainsi que pour tous les élus et pour l’église. Un destinataire lui a demandé de cesser de dire aux gens d’admirer le président élu. Il ne s’agissait pas d’admiration […]

En las marchas de las mujeres: ‘la Iglesia Episcopal está aquí’ y ‘le preocupa esto’

Episcopales participan de las entusiastas marchas de las mujeres

[Episcopal News Service] Portando pancartas que decían “La Iglesia Episcopal está aquí” y “A la Iglesia Episcopal le preocupa esto”, la Rda. LeeAnne Watkins y otros episcopales de Minnesota se unieron a los millares de manifestantes en San Pablo el 21 de enero, poniendo en marcha un movimiento en “un día miserable de charcos y hielo”. […]