November 6, 2013
[Diocese of Chicago] On Nov. 5, Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee sent the following letter to the diocese concerning the Illinois General Assembly’s vote to approve marriage equality.
November 5, 2013
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Earlier today, the Illinois General Assembly voted to approve marriage equality and soon Governor Quinn will sign the bill into law. As you know, I have long supported this move, and I am proud of the many Episcopalians across...
November 5, 2013
[Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation] The Rev. Dr. Roger A. Ferlo, president of the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation, welcomed the arrival of marriage equality in Illinois:
“I am delighted that Illinois has joined 14 other states in endorsing marriage equality. Years ago, as a parish priest in Greenwich Village, I was inspired by the example of gay and lesbian couples who kept their relationships alive despite intense social disapproval....
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, press release] Guidelines for applying for 2014 United Thank Offering grants are now available here.
The application for United Thank Offering grants will be available January 3, 2014.
The focus for the 2014-2015 United Thank Offering grants is The Gospel of Love proclaimed by Jesus Christ.
[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 has begun to dig into the depth and breadth of its work, enabled by Resolution A050 at the 2012 General Convention. The Rev. Brian C. Taylor, chair, reports, “We’re making enormous progress on the broad charge we’ve been given, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment...
November 4, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications are now being accepted for a recently posted position in the Office of Government Relations on the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS): Legislative Representative for International Issues.
The full-time position is jointly administered by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Office of Congregational and Synodical Mission.
[World Council of Churches] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches elected eight new presidents today during a closed session at its proceedings in Busan, Republic of Korea.
According to the WCC constitution the role of the WCC presidents is to promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the WCC, especially in their respective regions. The presidents are ex-officio members of Central Committee.
The Central Committee will also be elected during the...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached in observance of All Saints Nov. 3 at St. Luke in the Fields in New York.
St. Luke in the Fields, New York City
Observance of All Saints
3 November 2013
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
I was with a group of friends just before...
November 1, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, press release] Applications are now being accepted for three recently posted positions on the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS): Missioner for Racial Justice and Reconciliation; Administrative Assistant in the General Convention office; and Digital Archivist and Information Systems Coordinator.
These positions reflect the priorities of Episcopal Church General Convention 2012 and focus on the Five Marks...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, press release] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will live stream the All Saints service from Grace Church in New York City on Sunday, November 3 beginning at 11 am Eastern (10 am Central, 9 am Mountain, 8 am Pacific).
The live webcast can be accessed on the website of the Episcopal Church here.
“Live streaming the All...