November 21, 2013
November 21, 2013
Members of the clergy in the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, a partner church of World Mission, were released after nearly seven months of imprisonment. Reverend Idris Joshua Idris...
November 11, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Rochester] Adults and youth gathered at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, on Nov. 8 to discuss how to advocate effectively and help youth affected by trauma, violence, and loss. Held before the 82nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the discussion featured Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and was moderated by Ray Mayoliz of Pathways to Peace, a gang violence intervention program.
The panel included...
October 24, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] Maar, the cathedral city of the Episcopal Diocese of Twic East in South Sudan (the companion diocese of Mississippi and Nebraska), was attacked and burned last week, at least 78 murdered, according to the BBC, and many women and children abducted.
I visited this town with Bishop Duncan Gray III in 2010, and in 2012 a medical team from Mississippi and Nebraska...
October 22, 2013
[Episcopal News Service -- Chicago] The American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan met Oct. 18-20 in the Diocese of Chicago’s headquarters during a time when South Sudan and the surrounding populations are facing conflicts from within and outside of the new nation.
“It’s an uphill and seesaw battle,” AFRECS said in its conference materials. “These problems render...
October 20, 2013
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...