September 17, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23. The following is an account of the activities for September 17.
The theme for the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination. This is the first time that the House of Bishops has met in Asia.
The day began with...
[Seamen’s Church Institute press release] Think Somali piracy is a thing of the past? That “past” haunts thousands of seafarers today; but the reports from individual seafarers mostly go unnoticed, as some shipowners leave seafarers high and dry after release—ignored and uncompensated. Their stories tell of trying times in the wake of survival.
The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI’s Center for...
September 16, 2014
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary. The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization’s programs and get involved in campaigns to raise $7.5 million to sustain...
September 15, 2014
A Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center here has been set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at noon.
The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site, a Doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The small Greek...
On Sunday, September 21, Parliament Chair Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid will be speaking at the Religions for the Earth Multifaith Service at New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
September 12, 2014
- UCC members will be among nearly 200 people taking the People's Climate Train from Emeryville, Calif., to New York City for the People's Climate March on Sept. 21.
September 11, 2014
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks on New York City, Shanksville, PA, and Arlington, VA.
As Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, writes in his “Chancellor’s Diary” entry for today, “May God grant eternal rest and memory eternal to all who died in the attacks on 9/11. And may He comfort the families and friends who mourn their loss.”...
September 10, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced that Victoria Manley and Karen A. Wibrew have been named Episcopal Church Major Gifts Officers. The Major Gifts Officers, members of the Episcopal Church Development Office, are responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospective major donors.