April 23, 2014
[Diocese of Connecticut] Dear Sister and Brothers in Christ,
We write to share with you the news that the Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan, plans to retire October 1, 2014. Bishop Curry will be close to completing 14 years as bishop suffragan, the longest serving bishop suffragan in the history of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Bishop Curry is choosing to retire at this time in order to both spend more time with his family and also to pursue his...
[Episcopal Relief & Development] NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, stands with its partners and participating communities to call for international action on World Malaria Day, April 25.
Since NetsforLife® launched in 2006, the program has distributed over 11.2 million nets and trained nearly 93,600 Malaria Control Agents. Overall, the program has reached 32 million people in 17 countries...
April 22, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARC-USA) has released a keynote document, Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness.
Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness was approved at the ARC-USA meeting February 24-25 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. The meeting was chaired by Bishop...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – May 1 to August 31 – the Episcopal Church will witness the consecration of one bishop and the election of three bishops.
One consecration of a bishop is slated for May to August. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will officiate at the ordination service.
May 17: Diocese of...
April 21, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Donations to the United Thank Offering jumped over $80,000 while grant applications increased.
According to information from the United Thank Offering Board:
- The 2013 ingathering amount is $1,525,407.78, an increase of $80,477.51 from 2012.
- Similar to the previous year, all but five dioceses of The Episcopal Church contributed to the 2013 ingathering prior to the December 31 deadline. In...
April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014
[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] A few years ago, the Rev. Bur Dobbins, rector of Church of the Annunciation, Luling, read a newspaper article about the Stations of the Cross being read on the London Underground. An artist had designed a booklet to read the 14 Stations of the Cross as the subway traveled from station to station. With that memory, this year, it occurred to Dobbins that the people of...
[The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] An agreement has been completed between the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations to lease a portion of a floor at the Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue in New York City, NY.
“I am very pleased by this development,” explained Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating...
April 14, 2014
A statement in response to the Jewish Community Center shootings
“Hatred makes everyone look like the enemy”
April 14, 2014
The news of an armed man shooting and killing a teenager and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and a woman at the Village Shalom assisted living facility, is another shocking reminder of the culture of violence that continues to flourish within our larger culture. We...