Episcopal News Service

Presiding bishop joins leaders seeking to overcome polarization

[Religion News Service – Washington, D.C.] Twenty-five top Christian leaders gathered in the U.S. city with perhaps the worst reputation for civil discourse May 15 and committed themselves to elevating the level of public conversation.

Meeting in a row house three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the group spanned the Christian spectrum, and included officials from liberal churches and the most conservative of interest groups.

The Holy Spirit, comforting and mysterious, is ‘never neat’

[Episcopal News Service] The Holy Spirit comes, for some, as a comforting presence. For others, it’s a disturbing upsetter. And still, for others, it is mysterious, even scary.

But don’t confuse it just with Pentecost – the 50th day after Easter – which the church observes this Sunday (May 19) and which “challenges us to focus at least one day on the Spirit’s activity in our life,” according to the Rev. Janet Broderick, rector of St. Peter’s Church, in Morristown, New Jersey.

ENS launches ‘On The Move’ for churchwide appointments, transitions

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal News Service has launched a new section, On The Move, sharing the news of churchwide appointments, job transitions, clergy ordinations and retirements.

Lee Alison Crawford called to Church of Our Saviour, Mission Farm

The Rev. Canon Lee Alison Crawford was called in early April to serve at Church of Our Saviour, Mission Farm in Killington, Vermont.

Church of Our Saviour is home to a bakery and guest house that sleeps 16 people. Its 170 acres alongside a river and up to a mountain ridge provide walking trails for the community to enjoy.

Corby Pine named director of Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center

Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center (TECC), a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, Maryland that offers quality preschool and child care for two-year-old, three-year-old, and pre-kindergarten children, has named Mrs. Corby Pine as its new director.

RIP: The Rev. Rebecca Willoughby Dinan

The Rev. Rebecca Lynn Willoughby (Becky) Dinan, an Episcopal priest known for her creative preaching, teaching and spiritual guidance, died of cancer at her home in Northport, Maine on April 11, 2013. She was 70. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 40 years, Joseph Dinan.

Kurt Dunkle elected dean, president of General Theological Seminary

ens_051513_kurtDunkle[General Theological Seminary -- Press Release] The Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle was elected on May 14, 2013 to be the 13th Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary in New York City by the GTS Board of Trustees.

Diocese of Honduras installs Lura M. Kaval as canon for development

[Episcopal Diocese of Honduras -- Press Release] On May 4, 2013, during the 35th annual convention of The Diocese of Honduras at St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Rt. Rev. Lloyd E. Allen installed The Rev. Lura M. Kaval, a missionary of the Episcopal Church, as the Canon of Development.

National Cathedral announces new canon pastor, director of programs

[Washington National Cathedral] Two experienced Episcopal Church leaders will join the staff of Washington National Cathedral in July, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Cathedral dean, announced today. The Rev. Kim Turner Baker, currently chaplain at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, will be canon pastor; Ruth Frey, currently director of continuing education at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago, will be director of programs.

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