Episcopal News Service

Muslims and Christians unite for a new Egypt

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa invited Muslim leaders and politicians, along with Christian leaders from different denominations, for an Iftar or a break of the fast of Ramadan, at All Saints Cathedral Hall.

More than 130 people attended the Iftar including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, the Deputy of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, and the ambassadors of the U.K., Holland, Australia, Ireland and Switzerland.

Philippines bishop calls for resumption of peace talks

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Northern Philippines in the Episcopal Church of the Philippines, the Rt. Rev. Brent Harry Wanas Alawas, has called for the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines.

New Zealand: Katene Eruera named dean of Maori for St. John’s College

[Anglican Taonga] Maori students at St. John’s College in Auckland will soon have a new dean: the Rev. Katene Eruera.

Eruera has been a priest since 2003 and is a veteran of bi-vocational ministry, working full time to support his ministry in both pastorate and hui amorangi settings. (Hui Amorangi covers the East Coast of the North Island.)

He holds degrees in law and the arts, completing his Master of Theology with honors from Auckland University in 2007.

Following scandal, Archbishop Welby offers to open up credit unions

[Religion News Service -- Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leading payday lending company, Wonga.

Welby told the BBC: “We must find out why this happened and then make sure that it never happens again.”

Fond du Lac bishop candidates announced

[Diocese of Fond du Lac] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Fond du Lac has announced July 26 a slate of 3 candidates for election as their next bishop. Your prayers are asked for the candidates, the diocese and for the working of the Holy Spirit through the electing process.

The three candidates are:

RIP: South Carolina priest Beverly ‘Madre Clarisse’ Schroeder

[Virginia Theological Seminary] The Rev. Beverly Clarisse Schroeder entered into the resurrection life on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at CarePartners’ Keever Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

Known as Beverly to her family and given the title “Madre Clarisse” by the young people she served while a chaplain at St. Mary’s School and Rhodes College, both in Memphis, TN, she was serving as Priest-in-Charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd, York, SC, at the time of her death.

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