November 9, 2016
Following the result of the U.S. presidential election, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, my continuing prayers are that the United States of America may find reconciliation after a bitter campaign, and that Mr. Trump may be given wisdom, insight and grace as he faces the tasks before him. Together we pray for all the people of the United States.”
[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] A message from the bishops of the Diocese of Maryland follows.
Engaging in the ministry of reconciliation
November 9, 2016
Dear friends in Christ,
We’ve just endured what may be the longest presidential campaign in our nation’s history. It was corrosive, bitter, coarse and filled with fear and bitterness. It’s now over.
Our work is before us. It’s spelled out in the words of Jesus and in our baptismal...
November 8, 2016
“If we who are Christians participate in the political process and in the public discourse as we are called to do — the New Testament tells us that we are to participate in the life of the polis, in the life of our society — the principle on which Christians must vote is the principle, Does this look like love of neighbor?” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, March 2016
Today we elect the 45th president of the United States. After a long...
- November 8, 2016Dear friends in the Diocese of Maine,In the midst of all the division and polarization in our state, our nation, and our world, in the midst of disrespect and name-calling, we are invited to be kind.In the midst of all the violence, the wars and rumors of war, we are invited to be gentle, to make peace.In the midst of calls to take sides, to choose for ourselves and against...
The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts this morning issued the following post-election message to the diocesan community:
Our national election is behind us, leaving in its wake a legacy of bitterness and hostility. For some, alienation is the apparent reason for the election’s outcome; for others alienation is its result. In either case, we face grievous division and manifest anxiety.
At our recent...
November 7, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of creation.
The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution A030 ,...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer Nominating Advisory Committee has issued the following report.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Nominating Advisory Committee conducted its first in-person meeting in November, following a series of conference calls and video conferences. The COO Nominating Advisory Committee...
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Do not forget to cast your vote on or before Tuesday of this week. Voting is about caring for our neighbor, guiding the direction of public policy in our country, and stewardship of our world’s resources. To make sure you are prepared:
1. KNOW WHERE to vote. Refer to the map on our election engagement page...
November 4, 2016
[Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real]
We are the Solution: Election Day and Reconciliation
Nov. 3, 2016
Besides our diocesan convention which begins tomorrow, our nation is very much on my mind. I know it is on your mind too. I know there is significant distress among us as we watch the news, listen to debates, and worry about the economy, international relations, our kids, our future, our world.
These are not...
November 3, 2016
[Bloy House press release] On October 29, 2016, Bloy House was honored to host an ecumenical gathering in celebration of John and Charles Wesley and in thanksgiving for the ongoing ecumenical dialog taking place between the Methodist and the Episcopal Church.