British bishop says that the church has forgotten the poor

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Burnley in the northwest England diocese of Blackburn has accused priests of deserting the nation’s poor and working class areas. In a speech at the evangelical New Wine festival, Bishop Philip North told the stories of people who had come to faith through ministry in deprived areas. Full article.

Applications now accepted for 2017 Jubilee Ministry grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications are now accepted for the 2017 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. Every year, the Episcopal Church provides grants to assist currently-designated Jubilee Ministries in their work. These grants are intended to help ministries in their mission to create a more […]

Episcopal, ELCA presiding bishops issue joint statement calling for prayer, fasting for hunger awareness

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy. The statement, For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy, calls for […]

Mothers’ Union program gives boost to disadvantaged communities in Burundi

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Mothers’ Union program to reach the most disadvantaged communities in Burundi has produced startling results, bucking the trend in one of the world’s poorest countries. The Literacy and Financial Education Program, which has been jointly funded by Comic Relief, has helped over 14,000 men and women to read and write, as […]

May 21 set as global day of prayer to end famine

[World Council of Churches] As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017, in response to […]

Episcopal foundation in Georgia raises $26,000 for anti-hunger efforts at walk/run

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run, held in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local faith organizations. More than 450 Episcopalians walked, ran or volunteered for the Diocese […]

Tiny house ‘village’ for homeless developing with help of Montana church

[Episcopal News Service] A coalition of Episcopalians, architecture students and social service providers in Bozeman, Montana, are in the middle of an innovative project that aims to address homelessness in the city – 155 square feet at a time. The concept is a village of tiny houses for the chronically homeless centered around a community […]

Una ‘aldea’ de casitas para indigentes con ayuda de una iglesia de Montana

[Episcopal News Service] Una coalición de episcopales, estudiantes de arquitectura y proveedores de servicios sociales en Bozeman, Montana, están en medio de un proyecto innovador que se propone abordar el problema de la indigencia en la ciudad con un espacio de 14 metros cuadrados por unidad. El concepto es una aldea de casas diminutas para indigentes […]

EPPN: Help address famine in South Sudan

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, the the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity based on mortality, malnutrition, and According to the United Nations, 100,000 South Sudanese are facing imminent starvation, and millions more are […]

Episcopal agencies weigh renewed aid efforts in South Sudan after famine declared

[Episcopal News Service] The relief agencies of the Episcopal Church and its Anglican partners are considering a possible expansion of their support of relief efforts in South Sudan after the United Nation’s recent famine declaration, which has drawn increased international attention to the growing crisis in the country. The famine declaration on Feb. 20 was […]