December 4, 2013
December 3, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church offers untold opportunities for young adults to provide service and share their expertise worldwide through the Young Adult Service Corps. Commonly known as YASC, applications for 2014-15 are now being accepted for the Young Adult Service Corps from young adults between the ages of 21-30.
“YASC provides an opportunity for young...
November 26, 2013
November 18, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Steering Group of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) has said that in many parts of the Communion full value is not yet given to Anglican women’s organizations that contribute to God’s mission among marginalized women and girls.
In a communiqué issued after their UK meeting, Steering Group members reflected on the place of women in the Anglican Communion and concluded that more needed to be done to ensure...
[Church of England] Archbishop Justin gave a short presentation about his recent activity to the General Synod this afternoon at Church House, Westminster. The text of the presentation can be read below.
‘A few months ago the Business Committee requested the inclusion of a presentation of Archbishop’s activity to Synod, as an experiment. If the Synod feels it to be of no value no doubt they will tell the Business Committee who will discontinue us.
November 14, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The mission agency Us is the latest in a series of Anglican agencies raising funds to help people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
In a statement issued Nov. 14, the U.K.-based agency appealed for donations to help them provide food, water, sleeping bags and blankets, plastic sheeting and materials for housing.
“Donations will also fund a long-term...
November 11, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following prayer for the people of the Philippines:
O God our help in time of trouble, we pray for the Filipino people who have suffered this grievous natural disaster. We pray that survivors may find water, food, and shelter, and news of their missing loved ones. There is trauma and destruction in many places, and little news from some of...
- [Lambeth Palace press release] The news of the devastating storm in the Philippines is tragic, and my heart goes out to the people there. We are all deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of thousands of lives and of the suffering of millions as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. Our prayers are with all who have lost loved ones and all those who are traumatised by the disaster and in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical attention. We pray...
[Episcopal Relief and Development]
November 10, 2013
As local authorities continue assessments and communications lines are restored, the scope of the impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan is becoming known.
The New York Times reports: “The...
October 17, 2013
[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] During its Oct. 15-17 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
Approve appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP, to audit all accounts under the management or control of the council and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary...