Presiding Bishop Curry: Easter 2019 Message
“In the moments of despair, in the moments of the worst darkness, God had done something incredible,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2019 Message. “God had raised Jesus from the dead.”
Episcopal Groups Plan Gun Violence ‘Action’ Weekend in Colorado 20 Years After Columbine
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship, in collaboration with Bishops United Against Gun Violence and more than a dozen other groups, is planning a series of anti-gun violence events this month to remember the victims of the Columbine school shooting 20 years ago and to renew advocates’ commitment to preventing future massacres.
Hundreds of Episcopalians Make ‘Pledge to Care for Creation’ in Campaign’s First Days
“We can’t see this as a hobby. We have to see it as a vocation that we actually are called to care for this Earth.” Bishop Rickel recently spoke with Episcopal News Service about Creation Care Pledge.
Episcopalians Join with Others to Help Neighbors on Two South Dakota Reservations
Episcopalians on two South Dakota Indian reservations are helping marshal slim community resources so that their neighbors can cope with recent massive flooding.
‘Communion Across Difference’ Group Continues Church’s Ongoing LGBTQ-Inclusion Conversation
The latest chapter in The Episcopal Church’s more than 50-year-old conversation about the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church began this week with the goal of seeking “a lasting path forward for mutual flourishing” of those Episcopalians who disagree about the church’s stance on same-sex marriage.
Bishops Consider Response to Lambeth Decision Not to Invite Same-Sex Spouses to 2020 Gathering
The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops spent time on March 14 in both open and closed sessions considering how to respond to the decision to exclude same-sex spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conferenceof bishops.
Cuban Church Celebrates 110 Years, its Final Synod Before Episcopal Church Reintegration
The Episcopal Church of Cuba recently celebrated its 110-year history during its final synod as an autonomous diocese in anticipation of its official reintegration with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church in 2020.
Episcopal Bishops Bring Church’s Calls for Gun Reform to Congressional Visits on Capitol Hill
It was the best of days and the worst of days for eight Episcopal bishops to be on Capitol Hill pressing lawmakers to pass new gun safety measures.
Executive Council Called On to Reflect on the Future of Faith Communities, Anglican Communion
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, placed the future of faith and the church as an institution, and the shape of the Episcopal Church’s relationship with the Anglican Communion, before the Executive Council as it opened its four-day meeting here.
Interfaith Community, San Diego Episcopalians Continue to Respond to Asylum Seekers’ Needs
When last fall U.S. Immigration and Customs Control alerted the San Diego Rapid Response Network it would begin releasing asylum seekers – including families with children – onto the streets, the county’s interfaith and social and human rights organizations responded by setting up temporary shelters.
Presiding Bishop Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, Emphasizes Love Over Divisions
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, with President Donald Trump seated at a table to his right, read a passage from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in brief remarks Feb. 7 at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
Episcopalians Join Hotel Soap Campaign to Fight Sex Trafficking as Atlanta Hosts Super Bowl
Advocates for victims of child sex trafficking warn that the problem spikes around big sporting events, like the Super Bowl, which is taking place this weekend in Atlanta. That warning sparked a call to action among Episcopalians in the Diocese of Atlanta, who have turned thousands of bars of soap into weapons in the fight against exploitation and abuse.
Church, Wider Culture Continue to Address Sexual Harassment, Abuse in #MeToo Age
Sexual misconduct and harassment includes more than stranger or acquaintance rape and physical abuse. In some instances, inappropriate touching, an unwanted kiss on the cheek, an awkward embrace or a hand placed too low on a woman’s back—all are more obvious forms of sexual harassment.
Episcopalians Across the Country Respond to Federal Shutdown’s Impact
As the effects of the longest federal government shutdown in United States history ripple across the country, many Episcopalians are feeling the economic pinch even as others try to help their neighbors cope.
Albany bishop is barred from punishing priests for same-sex marriages, faces disciplinary review
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has temporarily restricted part of Diocese of Albany Bishop William Love’s ministry because of Love’s refusal to allow same-sex marriages even after General Convention mandated liturgical marriage equality in the church’s U.S. dioceses.
Grant Programs Offer Boost to Church Renovation Projects, within Constitutional Limits
It’s a reliable truth, as familiar to Episcopalians as the words of the Gospels: Church buildings don’t get any younger.