Ohio: Bishop of Ohio issues statement on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Ohio] Sisters and brothers in Christ, In my prayers since hearing of the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, these words of the Pledge of Allegiance have come up repeatedly: “…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Written in 1892 by the Rev. Francis Bellamy and amended by Congress in […]

Un Mensaje del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?

  [El 18 de agosto de 2017] En su mensaje, provocado por las recientes acciones en Charlottesville, Virginia, y sus consecuencias, el Obispo y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, pregunta: “De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad? Observando que es “la mancha del fanatismo la que ha cubierto […]

West Missouri: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence

[Epicopal Diocese of West Missouri] Aug. 17, 2017 I was on the road when it happened, away from my home and my office, booked solid from dawn ‘til dusk for 10 straight days. I was swamped. Then the news broke from Charlottesville. Confrontation and violence on the streets of a normally beautiful college town. I […]

Alabama: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville

[Episcopal Diocese of Alabama] August 17, 2017 Hello, friends I hope you all know I’m not one to burden you with my opinions every time there’s a story in the news; I hope you know I really don’t want to use my position to talk about politics. But at some point I think I’m failing […]

Connecticut: Statement on Charlottesville violence

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] Aug. 14, 2017 Dear Companions in Christ, We write to you on this day following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Once again a community in our nation has been torn apart by senseless violence resulting in bloodshed and death. We celebrate and uphold our country’s rights of free speech and assembly. […]

Rhode Island: Religious leaders call Christians to prayer this weekend

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] The following statement was issued Aug. 17 from the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, and the Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles, executive minister, American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island:As leaders of majority-white churches in Rhode Island, we want to be clear: there is no place in Christianity, or in […]

Presiding Bishop reflects on Charlottesville and its aftermath

Where do we go from here: chaos or community?

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In his message for those gathering to worship this Sunday, occasioned by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the readings of Scripture Episcopalians will hear this weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry asks, “Where do we go from here: chaos or community?” Noting that “the stain of […]

Southern Virginia: Statement from Bishop Herman Hollerith

[Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Aug. 13, 20017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am writing to you from South Carolina where I have been taking time off at the beach with my family.  Late yesterday afternoon I learned shocking news of the terrible events that have taken […]

Michigan: ‘Hate has no home here’

[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Bigotry, hatred and fear have resulted in the loss of life in Virginia this past weekend. Violent, detestable and racist actions do not just affect those who were physically present; they ripple across the country and around the world and continue to wound us physically, mentally […]

Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from Episcopal church

[Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24 hours after the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island received the first of many calls about the Confederate memorial. The Rev. Khader El-Yateem, a community activist and founder of […]