Episcopal News Service

New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant.

August 18, 2017

Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories

[Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it.

A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t in the path of “totality” will get to see the partial eclipse as long as skies are clear.

West Missouri: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence

[Epicopal Diocese of West Missouri]

Aug. 17, 2017

I was on the road when it happened, away from my home and my office, booked solid from dawn ‘til dusk for 10 straight days. I was swamped. Then the news broke from Charlottesville. Confrontation and violence on the streets of a normally beautiful college town.

Connecticut: Statement on Charlottesville violence

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut]

Aug. 14, 2017

Dear Companions in Christ,

Rhode Island: Religious leaders call Christians to prayer this weekend

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] The following statement was issued Aug. 17 from the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, and the Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles, executive minister, American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island:

As leaders of majority-white churches in Rhode Island, we want to be clear: there is no place in Christianity, or in our country, for a belief that white people are superior or deserve preference and advantage over other people.

Presiding Bishop reflects on Charlottesville and its aftermath

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In his message for those gathering to worship this Sunday, occasioned by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the readings of Scripture Episcopalians will hear this weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry asks, “Where do we go from here: chaos or community?”

Canadian indigenous bishop slams ‘doctrine of discovery’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The “doctrine of discovery” – the idea that indigenous people need to be discovered and westernized – has been criticized by the national indigenous bishop of Canada. Bishop Mark MacDonald made his comments during a visit to Australia, where he attended a number of events, including a retreat for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican leaders retreat in central Australia.


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