February 4, 2016
[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In court on Feb. 2, Isaac Tiharihondi, the oldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his wife Dorcus, was sentenced to life without parole after he pleaded guilty to murdering his parents in their Houston apartment on Jan. 27, 2015. Authorities also believe Tiharihondi fatally stabbed his five-year-old brother Israel Jr.
Court documents say Tiharihondi told his family days before the killings that he was about to report for duty with the...
January 29, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-person slate of nominations for the next diocesan bishop.
The candidates are:
The Rev. W. Frank Allen, rector, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Pennsylvania;
The Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary...
January 15, 2016
[House of Deputies] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, sent the following letter to deputies and alternate deputies concerning the actions taken by the Primates Meeting to impose consequences on the church for its actions on same-sex marriage.
January 15, 2016...
January 14, 2016
[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg has announced he will retire as provisional bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer after more than three years leading Episcopalians in eastern South Carolina.
In a Jan. 14 letter to the people of the diocese, the bishop said he had officially notified the Standing Committee of the diocese of his intention to retire after June 26, when he...
December 18, 2015
This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here.
[Episcopal News Service] It may be the first Christmas party ever for about 40 children of refugee families – and the excitement is mounting for...
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[Episcopal News Service] Daisy, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York.
Through the assistance of a Manila-based employment firm, Daisy secured a visa, housing and a full-time job with a major hotel chain. Or so she thought.
Daisy shared her story during a panel on human trafficking...