Tempted by the favors of power

White Christians supported Trump by large margins. They should be careful what they accept in return.

[The Christian Century] Donald Trump has all but designated Christianity as his administration’s favored religion. This worries me as a priest and as a citizen. I understand that the president is attempting to reward white Christians, who supported him by large margins while most of the rest of the country was voting for Hillary Clinton. But his […]

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. […]

Historic joint meeting hears of effort to change church’s culture

Bishops, deputies, council invited to consider their roles in embodying the Jesus Movement

[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The House of Bishops, the House of Deputies and the Executive Council heard on Sept. 15 about efforts to shift the culture of the Episcopal Church’s denominational staff closer to that of the Jesus Movement. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and others also spoke about how the church’s culture at […]

Leaders call on Episcopalians to heal ‘pain of racial injustice, division’

[Episcopal News Service] The leaders of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies March 12 issued a letter “to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us” in the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation, as called for last summer by General Convention in Resolution C019. […]

Deputies re-elect Byron Rushing vice president, unopposed

GTS, board for bishops’ members also elected

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Deputies on June 29 re-elected Byron Rushing for a second term as vice president. He was unopposed. Deputy Sarah Neumann of Massachusetts nominated Rushing. President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings suspended the rules of order and called for the election […]

Episcopal Church House of Bishops to gather in Nashville

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishops of The Episcopal Church will gather for the House of Bishops fall meeting September 19-24 at the Nashville Airport Marriott, Nashville Tennesee. The theme of the gathering will be Transforming Loss into New Possibilities. The meeting will begin with welcomes by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori […]

House of Deputies President Gay Jennings’ remarks to EAM@40

[Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies, spoke June 23 during the closing banquet of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries @ 40 gathering. The text of her remarks follows. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings June 23, 2013 I am deeply honored by this opportunity […]

Sally Johnson is awarded House of Deputies Medal

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, presented the House of Deputies medal to Sally Johnson, Esq. during the 2013 Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference Johnson, who recently retired as vice president of risk management and education for the Church Pension Group, […]

‘The end is where we start from’

[Episcopal Church House of Deputies] On February 14, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings gave these remarks at the first meeting of the Task Force on Church Structural Reform created by General Convention Resolution 2012-C095: As I’ve been preparing for this meeting, I’ve been thinking about the words of a good Anglican named T.S. […]

House of Deputies considers a flurry of resolutions on its final day

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies worked at a feverish pace July 12 on its final day before adjournment, considering more than 80 resolutions out of the almost 400 that had been filed. It was able to conclude its work in time to say a special good-bye to House of Deputies President […]