December 15, 2014
Iglesia Santa Cruz
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
12 December 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Several years ago I visited a Diocese on Ash Wednesday. I have powerful memories of that day, kneeling in the front of the church to put ashes on the foreheads of a long line of three year olds. Those children were very solemn. They were also very clearly at home in that...
December 12, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – January 1 to April 30 – The Episcopal Church will witness the consecration of one bishop, the elections of three bishops, and the consent process of one bishop.
One consecration of a bishop is slated for January to April.
February 28: Diocese of West Texas, Bishop Suffragan David M. Reed, elected on October 25, pending successful approval of...
[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] Responding to the release of the U.S. Senate’s findings of brutal torture of prisoners following 9/11 by the CIA, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) calls for the prosecution of those responsible on all levels.
“The long-awaited and no doubt redacted in places release of the U.S. Senate’s investigation into our horrific treatment of Guantanamo Prison inmates violates both...
[Episcopal Church Women press release] The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) National Board Memorial Scholarship Fund was recently established with a gift of $50,000 from the board. Those women who wish to engage in graduate study in areas related to church work, special ministries, and helping professions are eligible to apply for scholarship grant awards.
Scholarship applicants may apply for a $3,000 maximum annual award for a period of up to 3 years. Applicants must...
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...