August 8, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] The Alumni/ae Executive Committee of the Episcopal Divinity School released the following letter following the July 21 decision by the seminary’s trustees to stop granting degrees after the end of this coming academic year.
The letter follows
August 4, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation offers a report of its work following a recent meeting.
The report follows.
The Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation met in New York City July 20-22 to discern the Church’s ongoing response to environmental issues. The Advisory Council members were appointed by the presiding officers as called for by...
August 3, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage has provided the following report and seeks input from Episcopalians on “Dearly Beloved.”
The task force is outlined in Resolution A037.
The task force...
[Vatican Radio] In the course of a dialogue during a meeting with the participants in the Plenary Assembly of Superiors General, which took place in May, Pope Francis expressed his intention to “establish an official commission that could study the question” of the diaconate of women, “especially with regard to the first ages of the church.”
After intense prayer and mature reflection, Pope Francis has decided to institute the Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of...
August 1, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, New York, March 13-24, 2017.
The provincial delegate and...
July 29, 2016
[Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts press release] The Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have issued a joint statement of support for Attorney General Maura Healey.
In her Op Ed published in the Boston Globe, Healey expresses the importance of state law in the effort to end the bloodshed: “...