Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders

Church also called on to ‘follow Jesus into fractured neighborhoods, nation and the world’

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The House of Bishops spent part of the last day of its meeting here discussing diversity in the bishop-election process, as well as impairment of church leaders due to substance abuse and mental-health issues. Also on the final day of their Sept. 15-20 gathering, the bishops called on the […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 20

    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops  concluded its meeting in Detroit, Michigan on Sept. 20. Presenting the video daily account are: – Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry – Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, vice-president of the House of Bishops, of El Camino Real – Bishop Dean Wolfe, […]

Episcopal bishops issue ‘A Word to the Church for the World’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affaiirs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church has issued the following: A Word to the Church for the World.     The text follows. A Word to the Church for the World Greetings from Detroit, a city determined to be revived.  Greetings also from the city […]

Carl Wright elected bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The Rev. Carl Wright was elected Sept. 20 to be the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. The House of Bishops elected Wright on the second ballot with 59 votes. One hundred and fifteen bishops voted and 58 votes were need for an election. Wright […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 19

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting through Sept. 20 in Detroit, Michigan. Presenting the video daily account are: Bishop Gladstone “Skip” Adams of Central New York and the Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Tom Ely of Vermont Bishop Prince Singh of  […]

Bishops, spouses learn firsthand about Flint’s water crisis

Ministry in the beleaguered city epitomizes baptismal promises

[Episcopal News Service – Flint, Michigan] Even before the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, became a federal emergency in late January, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan was distributing water and partnering with other churches and groups to respond to what Bishop Todd Ousley calls government’s “systematic, intentional neglect” of city residents. In Flint, as […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 17

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting through Sept. 20 in Detroit, Michigan. Presenting the daily account are: Bishop Martin Field, Diocese of West Missouri Bishop Carol Gallagher, Diocese of Montana Bishop Todd Ousley, Diocese of Eastern Michigan Follow on Twitter #hobfall16

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 16

  [Episcopal Church Office of Pubic Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting through Sept. 20 in Detroit, Michigan. Presenting the daily account are: Bishop Douglas Fisher of Western Massachusetts Bishop Scott Hayashi of Utah Bishop Douglas Sparks of Northern Indiana Follow on Twitter #hobfall16  

John Danforth calls Episcopal Church to healing ministry for America

Priest and former senator presents bishops with a plan to go beyond slogans

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] Calling for “an expansive ministry to America,” former Missouri Republican Sen. John Danforth called on the Episcopal Church Sept. 16 to combine its pastoral and prophetic voices into “a healing ministry to a nation that needs healing.” Danforth, an Episcopal priest, lawyer and author who served in the U.S. […]

House of Bishops Fall 2016 meeting: Video Daily Account for Sept. 15

    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting September 15 – 21 in Detroit, Michigan) Presenting the video daily account are: Bishop Mary Glasspool, Diocese of New York Bishop Wendell Gibbs, Diocese of Michigan Bishop James Mathes, Diocese of San Diego Follow on […]