‘Reclaiming Gospel of Peace’ wraps up in Oklahoma City

Anti-violence event participants move into Holy Week as more gun violence occurs

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] After nearly three days of learning and praying about how to turn the epidemic tide of violence in the world, participants in the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace gathering left here to begin Holy Week as the United States witnessed yet another shooting attack. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, […]

‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you’

Presiding bishop closes 'Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral on April 11 at the close of Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence being held at the Reed Center and the nearby Sheraton Midwest City in Oklahoma.  Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace Oklahoma City […]

Video: Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards on how to counter violence

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards describes how his diocese is working against what he calls “this crazy violence” that he says is often bred in loneliness, despair and disempowerment. Edwards spoke to ENS while attending the April 9-11 Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to […]

Video: Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith discusses the growing epidemic of violence and how he and other Episcopal Church bishops have come together to form Bishops Against Gun Violence to begin to stem the tide. Beckwith spoke to ENS while attending the April 9-11 Reclaiming the Gospel of […]

Video: Lindsay Fry-Geier of New Hope Oklahoma

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Lindsay Fry-Geier, executive director of New Hope Oklahoma, a Tulsa-based nonprofit organization that serves children of incarcerated men and women, talks about violence, its effects on community and providing services more than 400 children to break the cycle of generational violence.

Archbishop says church must ‘join its enemies on their knees’

Resorting to violence denies the possibility of redemption

[Editors’ note: a correction was made to this article to remove reference to the location of the mass grave where Welby said he had been told Christians were murdered out fear that they might become homosexual because of Western influence.] [Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said April 10 […]

Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton: Challenging the Mythology of Violence

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence.

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton April 9 gave the following remarks to the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence. The conference continues until April 11. “Challenging the Mythology of Violence” Given by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop […]

Oklahoma Bishop Edward Konieczny’s opening remarks

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Diocese of Oklahoma Bishop Edward Konieczny April 9 opened the Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence with the following remarks. The conference continues until April 11. Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace Sheraton Reed Center – Midwest City, Oklahoma April 9, […]

Episcopalians gather to ‘challenge mythology of violence’

[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] An Episcopal Church effort to have “a dialogue that our society has not been able to accomplish” about violence in general and gun violence in particular began April 9 here. Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence being held April 9-11 at […]