January 28, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of West Texas that the Rt. Rev. David Reed has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.
As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the Presiding Bishop confirmed the receipt of consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction, and...
January 12, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] One hundred Episcopal Church bishops have joined Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in welcoming President Obama’s decision to offer relief from deportation to millions of undocumented community members and to reform certain harmful immigration enforcement policies.
“I give thanks for President Obama’s announcement that nearly five million undocumented immigrants will soon be eligible for relief from the...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Executive Council, at its January meeting in Linthicum Heights, MD, approved the recipients of the Constable Fund Grants, totaling $187,250 for the 2015 grant cycle.
The Constable Fund Grant Review Committee was chaired by Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut.
The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for...
January 10, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The mission and ministry focus of Episcopalians throughout the church is varied, focused and Christ-like. Feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, making disciples, protecting the environment and advocating for those whose voice is often overlooked occurs in all corners of The Episcopal Church. A website created to enable networks across the Church engaged in mission has been launched: M...
December 15, 2014
December 11, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of the Indigenous Theological Training Grants for 2015.
Two grants totaling $127,600 were awarded:
• Spanish-Quechua Worship Booklet: $17,500 to Forward Movement in partnership with Diocese of Ecuador Central.
• Bishop’s Native...