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Declaración del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry sobre la cuota máxima de refugiados fijada por el gobierno para 2019

La Iglesia Episcopal está profundamente decepcionada por el anuncio del Secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo el día de ayer de que la administración ha establecido la cuota máxima de admisiones de refugiados para el próximo año en 30.000. Este es el límite más bajo en la historia de nuestro país y constituye otro esfuerzo más para alejar a los Estados Unidos de nuestro liderazgo para enfrentar las crisis humanitarias. Además, esta marcha atrás en el reasentamiento de refugiados va en contra de la historia de nuestra nación de ser un lugar de refugio para los perseguidos.

Declaración del obispo primado Michael Curry sobre la cuota máxima de refugiados fijada por el gobierno para 2019

La Iglesia Episcopal está profundamente decepcionada por el anuncio del Secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo el día de ayer de que la administración ha establecido la cuota máxima de admisiones de refugiados para el próximo año en 30.000. Este es el límite más bajo en la historia de nuestro país y constituye otro esfuerzo más para alejar a los Estados Unidos de nuestro liderazgo para enfrentar las crisis humanitarias. Además, esta marcha atrás en el reasentamiento de refugiados va en contra de la historia de nuestra nación de ser un lugar de refugio para los perseguidos.

New Zealanders celebrate 150 years of ‘glad tidings of great joy’ – the Bible in Maori

[Anglican Communion News Service] The 150th anniversary of the first printed edition of Te Paipera Tapu – the Bible in the Maori language – is being celebrated in New Zealand. The work that led to the Maori language Bible began years beforehand, when Anglican priest Samuel Marsden, working as a Church Missionary Society worker in Sydney, Australia, was given permission to establish a mission in New Zealand.

Anglicans respond to typhoon in the Philippines

[Anglican Communion News Service] Officials in the Philippines said Sept. 18 that the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has risen to 74 – but they warn that the final figure could be much higher. 

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Episcopal churches in the Carolinas assess damage, offer help after Hurricane Florence

[Episcopal News Service] The storm has moved on, but the impact from Hurricane Florence still is being felt by the dioceses, congregations and Episcopalians in the Carolinas as they deal with power outages, downed trees, flooded neighborhoods and impassable roads.

The bishops of the five Episcopal dioceses in North and South Carolina issued a joint statement Sept. 15 pledging their support for those affected by the storm and asking for Episcopalians everywhere to help by giving to Episcopal Relief & Development.

Church of England appoints independent Chair for National Safeguarding Panel

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first independent chair of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel, former government minister Meg Munn, was installed today. Munn, a former Labour Party Member of Parliament for a constituency in the south Yorkshire city of Sheffield, takes over as chair of the panel from Bishop of Bath and Wells Peter Hancock who continues in his role as the church’s lead bishop for safeguarding.

Brazil’s Anglican Church issues guidance ahead of Presidential and parliamentary elections

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – has published guidance to help Anglicans in the country prepare for next month’s presidential election.

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