Episcopal News Service

Diocese of Newark to revise diocesan profile after discovering plagiarism during bishop search

[Diocese of Newark] The Diocese of Newark is revising the diocesan profile it published to guide the search for its next bishop after discovering that a section of the profile was plagiarized from the profile of the Diocese of Bethlehem.

The Rev. Joseph Harmon, interim vice president of the diocesan Standing Committee, announced Nov. 20 that the search process is paused until Jan. 2, 2018, at which time the application process, which had closed on Nov. 17, will be reopened until Jan. 10 to accommodate candidates who might wish to apply based on the revised profile.

Supreme Court rules in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Ruling in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the South Carolina Supreme Court has denied two motions from a disassociated group and upheld its August 2 decision that property and assets of the Diocese of South Carolina, and most of its parishes, must remain with the Episcopal Church.

Follow social media coverage of Presiding Bishop headlining San Joaquin revival

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry held a three-day Episcopal revival from Nov. 17 to 19, with an emphasis on sharing a bold, inclusive vision of faith in action.

Anglican redevelopment project in Hong Kong wins UNESCO award

[Anglican Communion News Service] An innovative community regeneration project by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the Anglican Church in Hong Kong – has been given an Award of Excellence by UNESCO in its Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Blue House Cluster Project, by the HKSKH’s St James’ Settlement NGO, is the first project in Hong Kong to win Unesco’s top award in this category.

Invitación a presentar aportes y comentarios sobre el borrador preliminar del presupuesto para el trienio 2019-2021 de la Iglesia Episcopal

Los episcopales de toda la iglesia están invitados a presentar aportes y comentarios sobre el borrador preliminar del presupuesto para el trienio 2019-20121.

“Los presupuestos del trienio anterior y en curso se elaboraron para reflejar las Cinco Marcas de la Misión”, manifestó en su carta resumen Tess Judge, miembro y presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto [del Consejo] de Finanzas para la Misión. “El presupuesto de 2019-2021 se basa en el Movimiento de Jesús cuyas prioridades son la Evangelización, la Reconciliación y Justicia Raciales y la Mayordomía del Medioambiente.

Study measures economic impact of historically black colleges, including 2 with Episcopal ties

[Episcopal News Service] The two historically black colleges with longtime ties to the Episcopal Church have significant economic impacts on their communities and on the lives of their graduates, according to a study released this week that quantifies the impact of a hundred such institutions in the country.

Webinar to discuss World Council of Churches’ global birth registration campaign

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches will hold a webinar – or online seminar – next Nov. 20, World Children’s Day, to discuss the global campaign for birth registration. The participants will include the director for mission in the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon John Kafwanka, who will explain the consequences he faced as somebody whose birth, in Zambia, wasn’t registered. Every year, 51 million children worldwide are not registered.

Fijian churches unite to ‘Break the Silence’ on violence against women

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches across Fiji will observe “Break the Silence Sunday” this weekend, in what is described as “their most visible effort to halt the epidemic of violence against women in Pacific Island nations.” Research conducted by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre suggests that 64 percent of Fijian women aged between 15 and 49 have experienced physical or sexual abuse meted out by their husbands or partners.

Anglican archbishop calls for prayer, dialogue amid political upheaval in Zimbabwe

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders from Zimbabwe, central Africa and Europe have been commenting on the ongoing political situation in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest.


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