March 20, 2017
March 16, 2017
[Church of the Heavenly Rest] Episcopal clergy are invited to sign a statement “of shared values about immigration and refugees.” More than 50 clergy members have signed as of March 15.
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
A Statement of Shared Values about Immigration & Refugees
Scripture and tradition call us to welcome the...
February 1, 2017
[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] President Trump’s order to ban all refugees and travel from seven majority-Muslim countries is facing significant legal challenges and vehement public opposition. We believe his actions to be unjust, unconstitutional and out of sync with basic human respect. However, it is not our intention to draw attention to the particular flaws and features of this order, or to delve into the dubious motives and callous disregard behind it, as these have...
January 31, 2017
[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut]
Dear Companions in Christ in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut:Last Friday, January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order entitled: “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”. This far-reaching and sweeping Executive Order includes, but is not limited to: suspending our country...
January 30, 2017
[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] Bishop R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York has called for Episcopalians in Western New York to join in opposition to the executive order issued by President Trump on Friday limiting the ability of immigrants and refugees to travel to the United States.
We are all immigrants:
A statement on President Trump’s...
As Christian leaders and bishops of the Church of God who live and minister in a state marked by wide religious and ethnic diversity, we wish to express our clear opposition to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order issued on Friday, January 27, 2017 titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into The United States.” The President’s Order is discriminatory, unjust and inhumane. As such, it violates what we hold as core values and commitments of the Christian faith.
January 25, 2017
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released the following statement.
Mark 12:31: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Leviticus 19:34: “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”
Numbers 15:15: One ordinance shall be both for you of the...
January 23, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Egypt has announced a landmark partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria Library) to advance cooperation in art, science, culture, peace-building, dialogue and the combating of extremism. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern organization designed to “recapture the spirit” of the ancient library of Alexandria, one of the world’s earliest such institutions.