June 29, 2016
- Two openly gay pastors from the Western Jurisdiction and a third from the North Central Jurisdiction have been nominated for election as United Methodist bishops.
[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon Jr., 13th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, died June 29 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 82.
A memorial Eucharist for Bishop Salmon will be held July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina. The Rev. Dow Sanderson will preach.
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- Adventist leader highlights biblical perspectives while talking about human sexuality.
Thousands of West Virginians are facing a prolonged cleanup effort following deadly and devastating storms that swamped much of the state last week, and the UCC will be there to help long-term.
- Thomas Kemper, top executive, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, escapes injury, calls for unified response to terror.
After another terrorist attack at an international airport in Europe, saddened UCC executives join the leader of the World Council of Churches offering prayers and calling for additional efforts to bring peace to the region.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has spoken of his “delight” at news that a mine clearance charity has secured permission to de-mine the area around the West Bank of the River Jordan on the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism.
The baptism site at Qasr el Yahud, south of Jericho, was closed in 1967 after the Six-Day War. In 2011, the site was partially re-opened with access to the river and baptism...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The June 28 terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders. “Our hearts cry out in prayer for the victims and families of the terrible attack in Istanbul,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said on Twitter. “In prayer and faith we also commit to resisting the evil of violence and religious extremism.”
In Istanbul itself, the Diocese in Europe’s chaplaincy at...