December 22, 2014
- Pastor John Hoekwater will be holding a Christmas Eve service in a north Chicago coffee shop, not in the nearby building where his congregation rents space for Many Peoples Christian Reformed Church on Sunday mornings.
December 16, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler hopes his upcoming film, “Ports of Call,” a “passionate interfaith love story,” will help foster understandings between East and West.
December 8, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] An interfaith coalition of clergy, including Episcopalians, gathered at St. Paul’s Chapel on lower Broadway in New York City Dec. 8 for a prayer service in advance of a walk to City Hall where they delivered a clergy-signed letter to elected officials in response to a Dec. 3 grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
The letter made the following requests of the elected officials,
- To join us in...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/14)—In response to the Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury ruling in the case of New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, 34 national and regional leaders of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) have issued a statement calling for a national examination of the U.S. judicial system as well as the nation’s criminal justice institutions.
After deliberating less than a day, the grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute...
December 5, 2014
November 20, 2014
Blog Post written by Parliament Trustee Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana for scupe.org
Fifteen year old Deon Gilbert was killed in the south side of Chicago on the night of November 7th by a single gun-shot to his abdomen. This promising young man attended Ellis Avenue Church...
November 18, 2014
[18 de noviembre de 2014] La Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori ha nombrado a la reverenda Joan Grimm Fraser de la Diócesis de Long Island para que sirva como delegado provincial y represente a la Iglesia Episcopal en la 59ª Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas 2015 sobre el Estado de las Mujeres (CSW), en la reunión del 9 al 20 marzo de 2015.
La Obispa Presidente también nombró a delegados de toda la Iglesia para que representen a la Iglesia Episcopal en...
November 14, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named the Rev. Joan Grimm Fraser of the Diocese of Long Island to serve as the provincial delegate to represent The Episcopal Church at the 59th Session of the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting, March 9-20, 2015.
The Presiding Bishop...
November 10, 2014
Along with politics, poverty and culture, religion is often cited as a source of conflict throughout the world. However, the last 100 years reveal a growing interfaith movement in America — one that promotes peaceful and productive interactions between religious traditions.
During my first few months in medical school, I noticed that religion was rarely discussed. As a Theology minor in college, I knew that religion was an important part of life for many Americans; indeed, nearly 9 in 10 Americans report a belief in some divine or spiritual power, and several...