Episcopal/Anglican News

Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:46am
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episocpal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia] On behalf of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, and in solidarity with the church and its bishops in the Diocese of Virginia, I strongly condemn the violence and hate currently taking place in Charlottesville. There is no place, whatsoever, for white...
Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:49am
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Bigotry, hatred and fear have resulted in the loss of life in Virginia this past weekend. Violent, detestable and racist actions do not just affect those who were physically present; they ripple across the country and around the world...
Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:38am
From: Anglican Communion News
Mass burial ceremonies for the victims of this week’s catastrophic landslides in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown have begun.
Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:02am
From: Anglican Communion News
The Archbishop of Rwanda, Onesphore Rwaje, has told children from the church to see themselves as future leaders of church and country. 
Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:36am
From: Anglican Communion News
The true story of how a group of Burmese refugees helped to save an Episcopal church in Tennessee has been turned into a movie.
Published: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:08am
From: Anglican Communion News
The idea that indigenous people need to be discovered and westernised has been criticised by the national indigenous bishop of Canada.
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:12pm
From: Episcopal News Service
Crew working with the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island saw into one of the plaques commemorating Robert E. Lee. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. [Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:56pm
From: Episcopal News Service
Mourners and clergy, including the Rev. Elaine Thomas, second from right, pray outside the memorial service for Heather Heyer on Aug. 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:17pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:10pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Anglican Communion News Service] An electoral college of the Church in Wales will meet in the small town of Llandrindod Wells next month to choose the province’s next archbishop and primate. Three lay people and three priests from all six Welsh dioceses will join the six bishops as they pray and...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:08pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier has joined six other Christian leaders in Australia from the region in calling on the state premier to reconsider plans to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. In a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Anglican...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:02pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Foreward Movement] Dear friends in Christ, Like many of you, I was shocked and saddened by images and news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The presence of racism in our nation should shock no one, because racism has been the original sin of the United States from its...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:42am
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Michael Michie has been named the Episcopal Church staff officer for church planting Infrastructure, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. In this new full-time position, Michie, from the Diocese of Dallas, will collaborate in the design,...
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:31am
From: Anglican Communion News
A South Sudanese gospel band from the diocese of Yei has grown to a national charity providing training and equipment to help refugees start micro-businesses.
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:13am
From: Anglican Communion News
An electoral college of the Church in Wales will meet in Llandrindod Wells next month to choose the province’s next archbishop and primate.
Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:13am
From: Anglican Communion News
Seven Christian leaders in the Australian state of Victoria are calling on the premier to reconsider plans to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Published: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:05pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth] What happened in Charlottesville must be condemned. As a religious public figure, I rarely use the word “condemn,” as it connotes a type of punishment – typically meaning death. But to condemn an action is to declare it “to be reprehensible, wrong, or evil …...
Published: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:57pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal Diocese of California] “With malice toward none, with charity for all…,” so President Lincoln wrote in his Second Inaugural Address, in 1865, with the devastating American Civil War not yet formally concluded. Mr. Lincoln’s ringing words fit with the commitment of Mahatma Gandhi...
Published: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:46pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal Diocese of New York] Tuesday, August 15, 2017 My Brothers and Sisters, The events of this last weekend in Charlottesville have horrified Americans across our country.  The virulence of the “Unite the Right” demonstrations themselves, with the viciousness of language and...
Published: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:30pm
From: Episcopal News Service
[Anglican Communion News Service] An ecumenical association for theological educators in Myanmar held a training workshop on cross cultural mission and research approaches this month. The four-day event was led by the Church of Ireland’s Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson and a Church of...