October 17, 2014
[Church Times] The Archbishop of Canterbury spent two days earlier this month with Church of Ireland leaders, congregations, and their communities, on both sides of the Border, as part of his worldwide visitation among provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Accompanied by his wife, Caroline, he visited reconciliation projects led by Anglican churches in their communities in Belfast, Armagh, and Dublin.
He was welcomed by the Church of Ireland Primate, Dr Richard...
[The Daily Telegraph] Isil poses a “once in a millennium” threat to the survival of Christians in the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Thursday.
The Most Rev Justin Welby compared the Isil terrorists who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the Mongol hordes who invaded the Middle East in the thirteenth century, massacring whole populations.
[Anglican Alliance] In a recent visit to the Diocese of Peshawar, Pakistan, Andy Bowerman, Co-Director for the Anglican Alliance, heard from those affected by the bombing of All Saints Church last year. He writes this reflection.
“Last year was the worst year of my life. I do not see things getting better in the near future,” says Uzma Insar, a 33-year-old homemaker, who belongs to the Christian community of Peshawar....
October 16, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Facilitator’s guide to assist in group discussions and better understanding is now available for downloading here for the Episcopal Church live webcast, Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the...
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Each year, hundreds of congregations around The Episcopal Church make Gifts for Life, Episcopal Relief & Development’s alternative giving catalog, a part of their Advent and Christmas celebrations. With more than 30 gifts to choose from in categories such as “Animals & Agriculture” and “Green Gifts,” Gifts for Life provides a...
ENS Editor’s Note: The Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS), as referenced in this article from the Morning Star News, is now officially called the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.
[Morning Star News] The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Oct. 10), church leaders said.
“The bombs have completely destroyed our...
October 15, 2014
[Seminary of the Southwest press release] Seminary of the Southwest has announced that it reached—and exceeded—its Campaign for Leadership fundraising goal, receiving gifts of more than $16 million.
The announcement came October 9 as the seminary celebrated John Hines Day, its annual recognition of its founder. Alumni and church leaders joined members of the Hines family, faculty, staff and seminary trustees in the celebration.
October 14, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The November 1 deadline is nearing for applications for the Constable Fund Grants 2014-2015 cycle.
The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).
Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and chair of the Constable Fund Grant...
October 13, 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined a panel discussion on ethics and finance Oct. 8 at the 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Washington.
Welby said “human flourishing, not just the rate of return” is...
Trinity, Washington, DC
120th anniversary and Homecoming Sunday
12 October 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Happy anniversary and welcome home! This celebration seems to have been as big an organizational problem and every bit as complex as a society wedding. A whole lot of guests have been invited, and I think almost every single one showed up at the feast on...