May 28, 2015
[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] Diocese of West Texas Bishop Gary Lillibridge has written to the members of the diocese with an update about recent flooding.
His letter is here. The text of the letter follows as well.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
TO: All Clergy and Congregations in West Texas
[Anglican Communion News Service] The House of Bishops of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK – The Anglican Communion in Japan) has renewed commitments to put peace and reconciliation at the core of the church’s mission in a message concerning the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific.
The anniversary was a time to renew efforts for peace because the wounds of the war had not healed even after 70 years, the...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi is preparing to assist people displaced by violence and insecurity due to the ongoing political crisis in the country.
Unrest began last month with President Nkurunziza’s announcement that he intended to run for a third term of office, a re-election bid which his opponents say violates the constitution. At least 20 civilians have since died in clashes with police...
[General Theological Seminary]
To: The Bishops of The Episcopal Church
May 20, 2015
From: The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, the Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, the Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, the Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes,...
[World Council of Churches press release] Leaders of churches and ecumenical organizations have expressed respect and appreciation following the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday, May 24. In the Roman Catholic Church, beatification is a significant step in the process leading to canonization as a saint. Romero was murdered while presiding at Mass in San Salvador on March 24, 1980. He had been archbishop of the capital of El Salvador for three...
May 27, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania that Bishop-Elect Audrey Scanlan has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.
The Rev. Canon Audrey Scanlan was...
[Anglican Alliance] Two weeks after the second earthquake, the extent of the devastation is emerging in Nepal. Eight million people have been affected by the earthquakes, more than 8,600 people have been killed, 16,808 people reported injured and more than 750,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, according to latest UNOCHA figures (18...
Women bishops: what difference does it make?
Westminster Faith Debates
St James’s Church, London
26 May 2015
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Women can bring two distinctive gifts to the episcopacy, and indeed to many forms of leadership. Their presence in leadership expands the image of what it means to be made in the image of God. And women’s awareness and experience of...