Bishops close meeting in Alaska with letter urging ‘prayerful listening’ on race, environment, poverty

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops approved a letter to the church on Sept. 26 invoking the bishops’ experiences in Alaska listening to the stories of the state’s indigenous people, and they called on Episcopalians to join them in working toward environmental and racial justice. The letter was the […]

À l’issue de leur réunion en Alaska, les évêques exhortent à « l’écoute dans la prière » sur les questions raciales, environnementales et de pauvreté

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks (État d’Alaska)] La Chambre des Évêques de l’Église épiscopale a approuvé le 26 septembre une « lettre à l’Église » se référant à l’expérience des évêques en Alaska à l’écoute des récits des peuples autochtones d’Alaska et ils ont appelé les épiscopaliens à se joindre à eux pour œuvrer en faveur de la […]

Los obispos concluyen la reunión en Alaska con una carta en que instan a ‘escuchar en oración’ testimonios sobre raza, medioambiente y pobreza

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] La Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una carta a la Iglesia el 26 de septiembre en la que invocan las experiencias de los obispos al escuchar las historias de la población indígena del estado, y llaman a los episcopales a unírseles en laborar en pro de la […]

Alaska Native villages struggling to preserve way of life offer warm welcome to Episcopal bishops

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] Sunrise in Fairbanks was 7:40 a.m. on Sept. 23, but Diocese of Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime had a nonnegotiable command for his fellow bishops: Don’t be late. They weren’t. Beating the sun by 10 minutes, they boarded the bus for the airport at 7:30 a.m. sharp, bringing with them […]

Aldeas nativas de Alaska ofrecen cálida acogida a obispos episcopales

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] La salida del sol en Fairbanks fue a las 7:40 A.M. el 23 de septiembre, pero Mark Lattime, el obispo de la Diócesis de Alaska tenía una instrucción indiscutible para sus compañeros obispos: no lleguen tarde. En verdad no lo hicieron. Adelantándose al sol por 10 minutos, abordaron el autobús […]

Lee church changes name: Confederate general dropped to return to ‘Grace’

[Episcopal News Service] R.E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee once served as senior warden will no longer honor the Confederate general in its name. After two years of tense debate in the congregation, the vestry voted, 7-5, on Sept. 18 to change the church’s name to its previous Grace Episcopal […]

Cincinnati cathedral drafts plan to study removing memorials to Confederate figures

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal cathedral in Cincinnati plans to launch a discernment process as it considers removing memorials to Confederate figures after the dean called for their removal in a sermon last month. Christ Church Cathedral’s vestry, which discussed Dean Gail Greenwell’s request at its Sept. 13 meeting, agreed to study the memorials’ historical significance, […]

Episcopal racial reconciliation event draws large crowd in Lexington, Virginia

[Diocese of Southwestern Virginia — Lexington, Virginia] More than 150 community members crowded a middle school cafeteria in Lexington, Virginia, Sept. 13 to hear a lecture on race and civil discourse presented by Wornie Reed, director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech and professor of sociology and Africana studies there. […]

Presiding Bishop visits Charlottesville, brings message of Christian love in the face of hate

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Sept. 7 visited each of Charlottesville’s three Episcopal churches, spoke at length with clergy and diocesan officials, and preached at an evening worship service here, less than a month after violence during a white supremacist rally thrust this Southern college town into the national […]

El Obispo Primado visita Charlottesville y es portador de un mensaje de amor cristiano frente al odio

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] El obispo primado Michael Curry visitó el 7 de septiembre las tres iglesias episcopales de Charlottesville, habló extensamente con el clero y los funcionarios diocesanos y predicó en un oficio vespertino aquí, a menos de mes después de que la violencia desatada durante una manifestación de supremacistas blancos  hiciera que […]