July 8, 2014
TESTIMONY OF ALEXANDER D. BAUMGARTEN AND KATIE CONWAY ON BEHALF OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
JUNE 25, 2014
We thank Representative Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member Conyers for the...
July 7, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Almost 1,000 youth along with more than 200 adults are gathering for the popular Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14), July 9-13 at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, PA.
Youth in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year and their adult leaders will hail from 84 dioceses, including international friends from the Episcopal Diocese of the...
July 3, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of Massachusetts that Bishop-Elect Alan Gates has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.
As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the Presiding Bishop confirmed the receipt of consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction, and has also reviewed the evidence of consents from a...
July 2, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information.
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) is continuing its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention in 2015.
Between now and August 1, the JNCPB will publish three short...
[Episcopal News Service] Sometimes life takes you down a path that surprises, even shocks you. I’ve always believed that we are all “wilderness people,” members of the community making its way to Canaan from Egypt. Up the mountains, down the valleys and all about for forty years, when the journey could have taken a week — well I’m exaggerating. But that’s been what life has been like for me, anyway, praying to discern God’s will and following God in the clouds by day and...
July 1, 2014
[Washington National Cathedral press release] Washington National Cathedral and We Serve, Inc., today announced their new partnership to honor those who serve. Together, We Serve and National Cathedral will give veterans a voice by bringing attention to the programs and people working to heal veterans in body, mind, and spirit. The first component of the partnership is the We Serve Awards, which will recognize non-profit organizations helping our nation’s veterans. Nominations...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Submissions are invited for original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card.
The original artwork should express a local understanding of God’s incarnation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
“The deep significance of God’s presence among us in human flesh can only be understood in particular human contexts,” noted Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. “We are not...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Office of Finance has issued a mid-year updated report on diocesan commitments.
N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that all Episcopal dioceses located in the United States and nearly every non-United States diocese have committed to the 2014 budget of The Episcopal Church.
He indicated that
• 42 dioceses have committed to the full 19% asking level...
June 30, 2014
29 June 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Last weekend I participated in a memorial pilgrimage for St. Alban. He died about 1800 years ago, as the first martyr in England. The Romans were hunting down Christians and had heard that Alban was sheltering a priest, who had taught him about...