July 12, 2014
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaches July 11 during Evening prayer at the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event, meeting on the campus of Villanova University near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The full text of the sermon follows.
A Celebration of Diversity and a Call to Equality
11 July 2014
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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July 11, 2014
[Church of England press release] Church Commissioners for England announce their indirect exposure to payday lender Wonga has been removed and that no profit has been made from the investment.
The Church Commissioners for England are pleased to announce that their indirect investment exposure to Wonga in their venture capital portfolio has been removed. The Church Commissioners no longer have any financial or any other interest in Wonga.
The terms ensure that the...
July 10, 2014
[World Council of Churches press release] Attacks by the Israeli military on the civilian population in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets by militants from Gaza to Israel, were strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
In a statement issued on 10 July from the WCC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tveit said, “We strongly condemn the indiscriminate attacks by Israeli military on the civilian population in...
[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe] The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, has released the following statement:
“Reports from the Middle East have never been so discouraging or disheartening as they have been in the last few week. I ask the faithful in Europe and all people of good will to join in fervent regular prayer for the worsening situation in Israel/Palestine. First, we need to pray for the...
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon for missional vitality...
July 9, 2014
[Union of Black Episcopalians press release] The Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman, L.H.D., Nell Braxton Gibson, the Rev. Harold T. Lewis, Ph.D., and Dr. Anita Parrott George have been named the Union of Black Episcopalian’s 2014 recipients of the Rev. Dr. Pauline Murray Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award and the Verna Josephine Dozier, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and Mattie Hopkins Honors Awards respectively.
“We are very pleased to honor these four...
July 8, 2014
[National Episcopal Historians and Archivists press release] At NEHA’s annual meeting June 17-19 in Salt Lake City, the Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew received the association’s Canon John W. Davis Award, for outstanding contributions by a NEHA member to the organization and/or Episcopal Church history and archives.
Named for its first recipient, longtime NEHA President Canon John W. Davis, the award pays tribute to outstanding contributions a NEHA member has made to the...
[National Episcopal Historians and Archivists press release] In sickness and in health, amid poverty and plenty, at home and abroad, ordained and non-ordained women of The Episcopal Church played major roles in forming and practicing the mission, ministry, liturgy and music of The Church.
Celebrating some of those women’s stories, the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists met for their annual conference June 17-20 hosted by, and held at, the Cathedral Church of St...
TESTIMONY OF ALEXANDER D. BAUMGARTEN AND KATIE CONWAY ON BEHALF OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
JUNE 25, 2014
We thank Representative Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member Conyers for the...