October 27, 2016
In 2016 and in previous years, we have highlighted many Matthew 25 Grant recipients on the ABCUSA website. We invite you to visit the links below to see how American Baptist Churches and partners are reaching out to communities in the United States and also around the world.
Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due September 1 each year. Applications must be sent with all application materials included. Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made once a year,...
October 14, 2016
Episcopal bishops from all six dioceses in California have issued a statement supporting Proposition 62, which, if passed, would repeal the death penalty. The statement follows.
Grace and peace to you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. We are the bishops of the six dioceses of the Episcopal Church in California. We believe that the citizens of our state face a profound moral choice this November in the form of Proposition 62. That measure, if approved, will end the death penalty in...
October 10, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Existe un número de recursos relacionados con la Iglesia Episcopal que se encuentran disponibles para ayudar a los votante en Estados Unidos a prepararse, en el transcurso de los próximos 40 días, para las elecciones generales del 8 de noviembre.
El obispo primado Michael Curry opina sobre la votación
“Votar y la participación en nuestro...
October 6, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following report:
The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage met and reports significant progress.
The Task Force, meeting Sept. 27-29 in Chicago, Illinois, continued its work as directed by the 2015 General Convention. During the previous triennium, the Task Force concerned itself with marriage, and as one of...
October 5, 2016
A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to HighWay Ministries of Los Angeles is underwriting a Sunday morning ministry to provide free breakfasts to poor and homeless members of the Ministry’s community. So far well over 200 meals have been served since April.
Proceeds from the grant are also being used to provide lunch for people who volunteer with the ministry who help out with a monthly clothing giveaway. Six to eight volunteers take part in the...
October 4, 2016
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October 3, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] There are a number of Episcopal Church-related resources available to help United States voters prepare over the next 40 days for the Nov. 8 general election.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on voting
“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in late August...
[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon John Taylor, vicar of St. John Chrysostom Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, has been nominated by petition as a candidate for bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Taylor’s nomination was approved by the diocesan Standing Committee in keeping with procedures set by the Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee.
Taylor is the sixth nominee, joining previously announced candidates the Rev. Paul...
September 30, 2016
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America welcomed His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on his first official visit to the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America.
Accompanying Metropolitan Joseph was His...
September 20, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affaiirs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church has issued the following: A Word to the Church for the World.
The text follows.
A Word to the Church for the World
Greetings from Detroit, a city determined to be revived. Greetings also from the city of Flint, where...