March 10, 2015
March 9, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society for grant proposals from dioceses, parishes or community colleges/colleges/universities for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions located throughout The Episcopal Church.
“The proposals for grants are meant to assist in the start-up of new campus ministries or the restart of dormant campus ministries,”...
St. John’s Cathedral
8 March 2015
The Most. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Is there any more light in your Lent? Beyond the time change that pushes back the evening darkness? Lent is about enlightenment, whether you live in the northern hemisphere or south of the equator. Some people think of it as spiritual spring house-cleaning, in the sense of clearing away whatever...
[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) have agreed to re-establish the EAA as the WCC’s ecumenical initiative, preserving the future of this diverse Christian network for international action on selected, focused issues.
“The WCC is very happy to announce the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is to become a WCC ecumenical...
March 6, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has posted the results of the 2014 Survey of Episcopal Congregations, conducted in conjunction with the Faith Communities Today (FACT) ecumenical/interfaith survey project.
Named New Facts on Episcopal Church Growth and Decline, the document is located here...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting in New York City March 9 to March 20 will bring women and men from The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion.
The 2015 UNCSW theme is a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Program for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. ...
March 5, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] A new global movement – #washday15 – provides a means for participating in a worldwide Lenten discipline through social media postings on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook.
Initiated by the Diocese of Oxford in England, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is joining with the Church of England and other provinces throughout the Anglican Communion in #washday15.
The effort was inspired by...
March 4, 2015
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In this week’s reflection, we focus on education. The Rev’d Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, discusses the connection between poverty and education. Then, Rev. Susan Heath, Coordinator of the LARCUM Bishops’ Public Education Initiative, shares how LARCUM is working to improve public education for the children of South Carolina.
March 3, 2015
[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth] On Tuesday, March 2, 2015, the Hon. John P. Chupp of the 141st District Court, Tarrant County, Texas, denied the Local Episcopal Parties’ and The Episcopal Church’s Motions for Summary Judgments. He granted the breakaway parties’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, except as to the claims of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth...