April 2, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met with actor Russell Crowe to discuss faith and spirituality.
The short private meeting was held at Lambeth Palace on April 1. Crowe, who plays Noah in the forthcoming film based on the biblical story, was in London promoting the motion picture.
A news article from the BBC is available here.
April 1, 2014
St. Augustine’s University Chapel
31 March 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
A week ago I heard a remarkable story about two young women who heard a call. They thought it was simply about becoming Episcopal priests, but along the way, they began to discover a passion for working in the “hood” on the north side of Troy, NY. They started simply...
March 31, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now being accepted for the full-time Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries on the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) as well as three positions in Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM).
These positions reflect the priorities of Episcopal Church General Convention 2012 and focuses on the Five Marks of Mission.
The Mission Associate for...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 awarding of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church, according to Samuel A. McDonald, Director of Mission/Deputy Chief Operating Officer and convener of the Scholarship Committee.
“As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in theological education and training...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Office of Finance has issued an updated report on budget and investments.
N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that the nearly all of the dioceses have committed to The Episcopal Church.
“We now have 108 dioceses and regional areas (of 111) which have indicated and signed commitments for 2014 totaling $26.8 million,” Barnes said. “The revised budget assumed $...
March 28, 2014
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is today welcoming over 100 members of a broad range of Anglican religious communities to Lambeth Palace to discuss the renewal of Religious Life within the Church.
The conference will bring together members of diverse religious communities – some centuries old, others newly emerging – that are bound together by a common commitment to prayer, community living, and a radical service of Christ, often in...
March 27, 2014
SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY
Alexander D. Baumgarten
Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church
Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your dominion may increase, until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Collect for Peace on Good Friday, Book of Common Prayer...
March 25, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has been meeting in retreat at the Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, Texas (Diocese of Texas) since March 21 and concludes today, March 25. The following is an account of the activities for Tuesday, March 25.
The theme for the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church House of...
[Luther Seminary press release] Leaders across churches today face massive challenges on two fronts: understanding a pluralist culture that no longer supports Christian identity and practice; and leading faith communities through processes of learning, adaptation and innovation in mission. Meaningful engagement with complex challenges like these functions best in communities of peers who mutually encourage, support, challenge and deepen one another, while being held accountable...