March 22, 2014
[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan press release] As Christians and leaders in the Episcopal Church, we applaud Judge [Bernard A.] Friedman’s decision to overturn Michigan’s ban on equal marriage as a step on the right side of history.
As the case of DeBoer v. Snyder continues to work its way through our judicial...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting in retreat at the Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, TX (Diocese of Texas) from March 21 to March 26. The following is an account of the activities for Saturday, March 22.
The theme for the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is How Shall We Sing The...
21 March 2014
HOB opening Eucharist
Thomas Cranmer, 1489-1556
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Thomas Cranmer is something of an icon for the crazy-quilt nature of Anglicanism. The collect we prayed gives thanks for the beauty of his liturgical language and notes that his death was revelatory...
March 21, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting in retreat at the Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, Texas (Diocese of Texas) from March 21 to March 26. The following is an account of the activities for Friday, March 21.
The theme for the fall meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is How Shall We Sing The Lord’s Song in a Strange Land?
The day began...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined the roster the plenary speakers at a special Episcopal Church gathering, Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence April 9-11 at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Diocese of Oklahoma).
Plenary addresses, presentations, workshops and...
March 20, 2014
Quebec, Canada, 18-19 March 2014
The Board of the Francophone Network of the Anglican Communion, presided by Bishop Pierre Whalon, met in Quebec, Canada, thanks to the hospitality of Dennis Drainville, Lord Bishop of Quebec.
The members considered the progress made since the last triennial meeting of the Network, in Douala, Cameroon, in September 2012. They noted that the majority of the twelve Douala resolutions had been accomplished or had advanced,...
SPOTLIGHT ON BORDERS
Alexander D. Baumgarten
Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church
O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to you with all our hearts, and united with one another in prayer and holy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. – Collect for the First Saturday...
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Bok choy is not the only thing to grow in the fertile soil of The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, VA. It seems that people are also part of the harvest in this revitalized fellowship.
The church’s vibrant children’s and youth ministry – which now incorporates Abundant Life Garden Project® resources – helped generate a congregational growth spurt that more than doubled the average Sunday...
[Shelter Care Ministries press release] The Episcopal deacon who runs a Rockford, Illinois, housing program for homeless families will embark April 1 on a 756-mile march to Washington D.C. to answer a call from God to draw attention to the plight of the poverty-stricken.
At an Ash Wednesday news conference, Shelter Care Ministries launched “Hear Our Cry: Marching for America’s Poor” — a quest to carry the...
March 19, 2014
[Churches for Middle East Peace press release] For the first time the Catholic, Coptic, Lutheran and Episcopal heads of churches in Jerusalem and the Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Places are joining with U.S. Christian denominations and groups to support urgent efforts to reach a comprehensive agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
These prominent Christian leaders from Catholic, Orthodox, mainline Protestant, Evangelical and Historic Peace Churches are...