May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
[Seamen's Church Institute] What’s fashionable on the high seas this winter? Some mariners will sport a new hat designed by Kristine Byrnes of Allentown, NJ, winner of a contest to keep seafaring ears warm.
North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, the Seamen¹s Church Institute (SCI), debuts new garb for mariners this winter. Earlier this year, SCI asked the world to outfit the...
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Family unity has long been a driver of immigration and a cornerstone of our immigration system. Despite this prioritization of family, however, lengthy backlogs, inadequate country caps, and preference categories have meant that our immigration system often keeps families apart for decades.
Through pastoral care to members of our congregations and our ministry to resettle refugees, Episcopalians across the country bear daily witness to...
May 20, 2013
Note: The following is the first in an ongoing series designed to inform, educate and prepare for General Convention 2015.
[Episopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Plans are well underway for the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 2015, and the triennial event won’t be business as usual.
The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held June 25-July 3, 2015 at the...
[Seminary of the Southwest] Seminary of the Southwest held its Sixty-second Commencement on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, preached at the service of Holy Eucharist.
Thirty-nine diplomas were awarded to graduates including twenty Master of Divinity students from thirteen dioceses across the country; eight Master of Arts in Counseling students...
19 May 2013
Westover Episcopal Church, Charles City, VA
400th anniversary; baptism of 3 month old triplets
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
I met a remarkable woman in Atlanta this week. We were gathered at an ecumenical conference on peace-making on the Korean peninsula, where a state of war continues, because a final peace agreement has never...
May 17, 2013
[Lambeth Palace] Two days before the Feast of Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Holy Spirit “gives us a love for the world around us, and the capacity to both speak and act in a way that is revolutionary”.
In a short film (available here) produced by Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin adds that the Holy Spirit “draws Christians from very different background and tradition together, in a body that loves...
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] “A few years ago, government authorities in Turkmenistan persecuted a woman and her son because they had converted to Christianity. The son was tortured to death. The woman was twice detained and tortured. She fled to the United States, where, suffering from panic attacks and depression, she tried to kill herself. Later, after stabilizing, she learned about political asylum and applied for it. But the U.S. government rejected her request...
[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] Anglicans and Episcopalians are being encouraged to inform themselves and join in the debate about the controversial and growing practice of drilling for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
In an open letter to the Anglican Communion, Canon Dr Jeff Golliher has called on its members to learn about fracking and to be proactive in their own contexts.
“Fracking involves deep...
May 15, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) is utilizing social media to solicit ideas, info and as a means to hear from the church. And, TREC plans to regularly pose questions, report on its progress, and engage both the wider church and specific groups within the church in an ongoing dialogue throughout the triennium.