December 12, 2014
[Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] Responding to the release of the U.S. Senate’s findings of brutal torture of prisoners following 9/11 by the CIA, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) calls for the prosecution of those responsible on all levels.
“The long-awaited and no doubt redacted in places release of the U.S. Senate’s investigation into our horrific treatment of Guantanamo Prison inmates violates both...
[Episcopal Church Women press release] The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) National Board Memorial Scholarship Fund was recently established with a gift of $50,000 from the board. Those women who wish to engage in graduate study in areas related to church work, special ministries, and helping professions are eligible to apply for scholarship grant awards.
Scholarship applicants may apply for a $3,000 maximum annual award for a period of up to 3 years. Applicants must...
December 11, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of the Indigenous Theological Training Grants for 2015.
Two grants totaling $127,600 were awarded:
• Spanish-Quechua Worship Booklet: $17,500 to Forward Movement in partnership with Diocese of Ecuador Central.
• Bishop’s Native...
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and a working group of twelve international partner agencies have published “Pastors and Disasters: a Toolkit for Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction & Management” to improve disaster response efforts within the Anglican relief and development community.
December 9, 2014
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Global Food Security Act of 2014 (H.R. 5656). The legislation will help millions of people who suffer from chronic food insecurity in developing countries.
The Episcopal Church is committed to fighting the injustice of extreme hunger and poverty. As our Baptismal Covenant reminds us, all human life must be valued, for we are children of God. Take a moment today to live out...
December 8, 2014
[Episcopal News Service] An interfaith coalition of clergy, including Episcopalians, gathered at St. Paul’s Chapel on lower Broadway in New York City Dec. 8 for a prayer service in advance of a walk to City Hall where they delivered a clergy-signed letter to elected officials in response to a Dec. 3 grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
The letter made the following requests of the elected officials,
- To join us in...
[Anglican Board of Mission] Super typhoon Hagupit (Ruby), which has now been downgraded to a tropical cyclone, hit the central Philippines late on Dec. 6 with heavy winds destroying houses, bridges and other objects in its path.
Cyclone Ruby was expected to follow a similar course to last year’s super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which killed over 7,000 people...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached the following sermon on Dec. 7 at Christ Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Christ Church, Little Rock, AR
7 Dec 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
December 4, 2014
[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has reached a settlement with The Church Insurance Company of Vermont of its insurance coverage lawsuit.
The settlement brings to an end a dispute in U.S. District Court between TECSC and the insurance company, which is a captive insurance company affiliated with The Episcopal Church. Under the terms of the agreement, details of the settlement are confidential.
“We are pleased with the...