May 27, 2015
[World Council of Churches press release] As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 18th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) continue calling for an end to the senseless conflict. Human rights are being abused at every level, both on the battlefield and in peaceful areas. People are being killed, raped and tortured. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating. South Sudan, a...
May 26, 2015
[Seminary of the Southwest press release] Seminary of the Southwest held its sixty-fourth commencement on May 12 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin.
The seminary awarded master’s degrees to 29 students completing the master of divinity, master’s in religion, master’s in counseling, master’s in chaplaincy and pastoral care and master’s in spiritual formation. Four students received diplomas in Anglican studies or in theological...
May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon May 19 on the eve of commencement at General Theological Seminary’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
General Theological Seminary
Chapel of the Good Shepherd
19 May 2015
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
May 19, 2015
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The drastic impacts of climate change are evident across the globe. Coastal erosion, tremendous hurricanes, severe heat waves, and prolonged droughts often most harshly impact our vulnerable communities: the poor, the homeless, the elderly, and the young. Addressing climate change is a moral challenge of our generation.
Fortunately, the international community has launched a Green Climate Fund (GCF) that will help vulnerable countries to...
May 18, 2015
May 14, 2015
[Canticle Communications press release] Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops, will sponsor a prayerful procession through the streets of Salt Lake City during the church’s General Convention. The gathering is intended to urge people of faith to seek common ground in efforts to curtail gun violence.
The event, called Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence,...
May 13, 2015
[Trinity Church Wall Street press release] Trinity Preschool will be able to serve children and families from a wider range of socio-economic backgrounds through a new needs-based financial aid program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, announced the Rev. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street.
“Quality early education is essential in giving a child a head start in life. By offering financial assistance at Trinity Preschool, we will help close the margin...
May 11, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached at the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe.
The service was attended by veterans and their families, representatives of Allied nations and Commonwealth countries who fought alongside Britain in the conflict, and senior government and military representatives.