June 19, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has provided information following an Indaba meeting in Kansas City, MO on June 3 – 5.
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SLCM) of The Episcopal Church recently held a two-and-a-half-day Indaba-style conversation on same-sex marriage June 3-5 at Grace and Holy...
June 18, 2014
[World Council of Churches press release] The security situation for the people of the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan has continued to deteriorate recently with increased attacks on civilians and the denial of basic human rights.
This region was included in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 that led to the independence of South Sudan. The future of the state of South Kordofan, where the Nuba Mountains are located, along with two other areas, were left to popular...
[Lambeth Palace] Speaking at the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, the Archbishop of Canterbury says the global 21st century church must – as Pope Francis has said – be about the three P’s: prayer, peace and poverty.
In this clip the Archbishop describes recent visits to the DRC and South Sudan, praising churches on the ground who even as they bury their own dead – and care for others caught up in brutal conflict – are calling...
June 17, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rt. Rev. Gordon Scruton, retired bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, has been named to the Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB), replacing Bishop Thomas Shaw of the Diocese of Massachusetts who has resigned from the Committee.
Bishop Scruton was appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to represent Province I.
The JNCPB is...
June 16, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] You can participate in an important effort to raise awareness of the refugee resettlement work done by The Episcopal Church through “Share the Journey” from Episcopal Migration Ministries.
The “Share the Journey” campaign will highlight the stories of refugees and their resettlement in the United States through traditional and social media.
“Launching on June 16, ‘Share The Journey’ is a year-long effort...
Ordination of two Dine leaders
14 June 2014
Good Shepherd Mission, Fort Defiance, AZ
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
In the beginning, God said, let there be, and it was created…light, sun, moon, waters above and waters below, animals, and human beings. God saw everything that had been created and indeed, it was very good. And God rested on the seventh...
June 12, 2014
[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] During its June 10-12 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
* Accept audited financial statements covering fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2013 (EC010).
Advocacy and Networking for Mission
* Declare that electronic...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affair press release] The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,525,407.78 for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The 2014 grants were awarded to projects in 36 domestic and overseas dioceses.
The grants were announced at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting in Phoenix, AZ on June 12.
Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are...
[Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Today the World Cup begins in Brazil. This topic has been explored in various ways and sometimes the ideology of the debate has caused impassioned conflict, especially this election year.
But what should we in fact see? As an event, the Cup is an opportunity for reconciliation between peoples. The passion for sport is very healthy for humanity. Sport has, in many contexts, been a source of dignity of life and a celebration of peace....
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 Episcopal Church awards for Indigenous Theological Training.
The awards are available to lay and ordained members of The Episcopal Church. The application and information are available here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/form/indigenous-theological-training-2014...