August 12, 2014
[Religion News Service] I’m not sure what year it was that I first saw Dead Poets Society. IMDB tells me it was released in 1989, so it must have been at least another six or seven years before I saw it, but the timeline doesn’t really matter. For a young and highly sentimental lover of language, that film gave me a place to belong. It had been preceded by Hook and Aladdin, and later I would see Good Morning Vietnam! and Good Will Hunting...
August 8, 2014
August 7, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of Maryland that Bishop Suffragan-Elect Heather Cook 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...
August 6, 2014
August 5, 2014
[The Care for Clergy in Difficult Calls Writing Project press release] The Episcopal Women’s Caucus and the Network of Episcopal Clergy Association have formed a partnership to develop The Care for Clergy in Difficult Calls Writing Project.
July 31, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer N. Kurt Barnes announced that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s (DFMS) trust funds, which total $380 million, continued an exceptional performance during the first six months of 2014.
The trust funds account for 25% of the annual budget of The Episcopal Church.
Barnes explained, “Annual returns after all fees and expenses were 18.6%, 14.1%...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The August 15 deadline is approaching for submitting 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.
Almost two dozen entries have been submitted to date.
Deadline for submitting original artwork is August 15. Voting will occur September...
July 30, 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) continues its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General...