Episcopal News Service

Suffragan bishop of Northern Argentina dies after illness

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Urbano Duarte, an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Northern Argentina, died in a hospital this week after a short illness. Almost 1,000 people gathered for his funeral and burial in his home town of Potrillo on Sept. 11, the day after the 67-year-old bishop’s death.

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Zimbabwean churches are urged to join fight against Cholera pandemic

[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in Zimbabwe have been urged to take steps to help curb the country’s cholera outbreak, which has claimed 25 lives and is spreading rapidly in the capital Harare.

Massachusetts bishops call for offering to support disaster relief after gas explosions

[Diocese of Massachusetts] In the aftermath of the natural gas system crisis on Thursday, Sept. 13, that caused explosions, fires and emergency evacuations in the Merrimack Valley, all three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school in the affected communities — Christ Church in Andover, St.

‘Connecting the dots’ between faith and climate change

[Religion News Service] Tackling issues like climate change or protecting the environment often requires a lot of boring, behind-the-scenes work, far from the spotlight.

But sometimes you have to let your light shine, said the Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy, president of Interfaith Power & Light.

For California faith communities, that means taking a public role in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week (Sept. 12-14), offering an interfaith service and faith-based workshops among other events.

Notifican a la diócesis de Rio Grande de exitoso proceso de consentimiento canónigo

El obispo presidente y primado Michael B. Curry y el registrador de la Convención General, Rdo. canónigo Michael Barlowe, han notificado a la Diócesis Episcopal de Río Grande que el obispo electo Michael Buerkel Hunn ha obtenido la aprobación de la mayoría en el proceso de consentimiento canónigo descrito en el Cánon III.11.3.

Mothers’ Union delivers food, water to flood-stranded families in Myanmar

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Mothers’ Union in The Church of the Province of Myanmar are helping alleviate suffering caused by flooding in the country. According to Reuters’ Relief Net, almost 79,000 people from four townships in the country’s Bago Region had to flee their homes after the Swar Chaung dam was breached at the end of August.

Welsh bishops to explore ‘formal provision’ for same-sex couples

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishops of the Church in Wales will explore formal provision for same-sex couples in church after a debate Sept. 12 in the province’s Governing Body. Members of the Governing Body – the Church in Wales’ synod – agreed that “it is pastorally unsustainable for the church to make no formal provision for those in same-gender relationships.”

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