EPPN: Tell congress to support common sense gun reform

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In recent weeks, our nation again suffered multiple episodes of gun-related violence, and Episcopalians around the country are standing up for safer communities and sensible approaches to reduce gun violence. We must demand that Congress reform existing gun safety laws and close loopholes in the background check system. Congress is […]

Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith responds to Alexandria shooting

Cathedral issues a prayer for representatives, law enforcement injured during the attack

[Washington National Cathedral]  In response to the shots fired on Republican lawmakers on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, while they were conducting baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, issued the following statement:   “Our hearts are heavy today after a gunman opened fire in Alexandria, Virginia, as […]

Washington, Virginia dioceses unite in prayer following Alexandria shootings

Gun violence is not partisan

Gun Violence is Not Partisan. The Episcopal Dioceses of Washington and Virginia are united in prayer for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,  Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, that they may fully recover from their wounds. We’re praying for those who were in close proximity to the shooting, […]

‘Unholy Trinity’ serves as call to action on poverty, racism, gun violence

Episcopal conference attracted attendees from 37 dioceses, 25 bishops

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] Eager to work toward solutions to the problems of poverty, racism and gun violence, Episcopal bishops, clergy members and lay people gathered for three days last week for a conference in Chicago, the American city that recorded the most homicides in 2016. The city’s recent surge in deadly violence […]

La ‘impía trinidad’ sirve como llamado a combatir la pobreza, el racismo y la violencia armada

Simposio episcopal contó con asistentes de 37 diócesis y 25 obispos.

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] Dispuestos a trabajar  por la solución de los problemas de la pobreza, el racismo y la violencia armada, obispos, clérigos y feligreses episcopales se reunieron durante tres días en un simposio [o conferencia] en Chicago, la ciudad de Estados Unidos que ha registrado el mayor número de homicidios en 2016. El […]

Le slogan « Trinité impie » : un appel à une triple action contre la pauvreté, le racisme et la violence armée

La conférence épiscopale a attiré des participants de 37 diocèses, 25 évêques

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago (Illinois)] Désireux de trouver des solutions aux problèmes de la pauvreté, du racisme et de la violence armée, des évêques, membres du clergé et laïcs de l’Église épiscopale se sont réunis pendant trois jours la semaine dernière pour une conférence à Chicago, la ville américaine qui a enregistré le plus grand nombre […]

Former Virginia Tech chaplain looks to massacre’s aftermath for lessons in healing

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] When a gunman opened fire killing 28 fellow students, four professors and himself 10 years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, word of the massacre reached the Rev. Scott Russell through a news broadcast. Terrifying details were being reported on the TVs at JFK International Airport in New […]

Ex capellán de Virginia Tech busca lecciones para la recuperación en las secuelas de una masacre

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] Cuando un pistolero mató a tiros a 28 de sus condiscípulos, a cuatro profesores y a sí mismo hace diez años en el campus del Instituto Tecnológico de Virginia [conocido popularmente como Virginia Tech] el Rdo. Scott Russell se enteró por un noticiero. Los televisores del Aeropuerto Internacional JFK en Nueva […]

Chicago hospital chaplain guides violence victims, families through spiritual crises

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County operates one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. The Chicago hospital has hundreds of physicians, medical residents and fellows on its staff but only one employee with the title of violence prevention coordinator and the word “chaplain” on her […]

As violence surrounds, Chicago school’s partnership with suburban church offers students help, hope

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] At Community Christian Alternative Academy, in one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, the dead are still remembered a generation later in bold, black paint. Snake. Pookie. Johnny Rae. Malek. There are others – their names and the years when they died are affixed to two-dimensional tombstones under the letters […]