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09/22/2017 04:09 PM
Episcopal bishops gather in Alaska with focus on indigenous culture, environmental justice
[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] The bishops of the Episcopal Church are gathered in this small city in the center of Alaska’s northern wilderness for their six-day House of Bishops meeting and to immerse themselves in local examples of creation care and racial reconciliation. There’s no better place than Alaska to discuss themes of […]

09/22/2017 03:59 PM
To Boil or Not? Lobster fundraisers raise ethical questions
[Episcopal News Service] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for vegan bake sales instead of lobster boil fundraisers, but some Episcopalians are finding the request a bit tough to swallow. Melissa Mary Wilson, coordinator for the Christian outreach division of PETA, called for an end to the popular fundraisers in a  late […]

09/22/2017 01:00 PM
Celebrations of 130 years of the Mothers’ Union in Ireland
[Anglican Communion News Service] The international Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union has been present in Ireland for 130 years, and this week the anniversary was celebrated at a special service in Christ Church in Strabane. More than 400 people – mainly women – were present at the Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union Festival service. Read […]

09/22/2017 12:15 PM
Preparing for Primates 2017: Province of South East Asia Archbishop Moon Hing
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Moon Hing, primate of the Province of South East Asia, looks ahead to the 2017 Primates Meeting.

09/22/2017 12:09 PM
Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Paul Kwong
[Anglican Communion News Service] The next Primates’ Meeting in October will be my fifth one as primate of Hong Kong. Each of the previous ones was unique. Some had designated themes and concerns. The last one was different. The concerns and challenges of respective provinces were submitted beforehand. The meetings are likened to a family […]

09/21/2017 07:00 PM
Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad
[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

09/21/2017 03:39 PM
This New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels
[Episcopal News Service] She strode through midtown Manhattan with purpose, her black tote bag held close as she dropped a dollar into the jangling coffee can of a street person stationed on a corner. Weaving around the city sidewalks in her flowered pencil skirt, black flats and black tank with a clerical collar, the Rev. […]

09/21/2017 03:01 PM
Data from 2016 Parochial Reports now available
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention, has announced that data from the 2016 Parochial Reports of the Episcopal Church is now available here. At the same time, he has released analysis of the data, available in a variety of ways here. Canon Barlowe noted, […]

09/21/2017 02:41 PM
Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, looks ahead to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting and explains tackling human trafficking must be on the agenda.

09/21/2017 02:30 PM
Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Fred Hiltz
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Please pray… Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage. Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action […]