June 29, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “There are times when the weight of our historic experience seems like it is unbearable,” Archbishop Vicken Aykazian of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in America said in his June 29 sermon to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. “And yet, it is precisely at such moments that Christ can become most powerfully present to us.”
Presiding at the Eucharist was Bishop Mike Klusmeyer...
June 18, 2015
June 11, 2015
June 5, 2015
[World Council of Churches press release] Despite desperate times in the Middle East, Christians there continue to worship and sustain their faith, keeping the church alive.
“I think there is no single day we don’t hear about Christians in the Middle East,” said Father Michel Jalakh, secretary general of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), in late May.
He was speaking during a May 22 meeting involving the MECC and the World...
June 3, 2015
The United Church of Christ General Synod will have an opportunity to collectively and publicly lament the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with the consideration of a proposed resolution before the church's governing body later this month. Just as important, this resolution will give the denomination a chance to condemn any violence based on race, ethnicity or religion—the type of violence happening in Syria, for example, where many Armenian refugees fled.
June 2, 2015
Education is focus of 20 year initiative
June 2, 2015...
May 28, 2015
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] June 20 is World Refugee Day and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has prepared resources to observe this important event in dioceses and congregations of all sizes.
“In observance of World Refugee Day, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invites Episcopalians to learn more about how The Episcopal Church welcomes and resettles refugees in partnership with our 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses across the...
May 21, 2015
May 15, 2015
- The Home Secretary Theresa May has distinguished between those refugees fleeing Syria and those from Africa during an interview on the growing numbers of people accessing Europe via the Mediterranean. FNT by Khataza Gondwe