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Turmoil in Wales

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Assistant Bishop of Llandaff has resigned, soon after saying he was under pressure to do so.

‘Great Concern Amongst Many’

Friday, March 24, 2017

Archbishops of Canterbury and York acknowledge “great concern amongst many in the Church of England.”

Terrorism and Easter

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Archbishop Welby: Responses to terrorist strike reflect “a God who stands with the suffering and brings justice.”

RIP: Marilyn McCord Adams

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Rev. Marilyn McCord Adams, who was at home in both the congregation and the academy, died of cancer March 22.

For Those at Peril on the Sea

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

For port chaplain Mary H.T. Davisson, helping a stranded crew is part of a year-round ministry.

Welsh Church on Llandaff Vote

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“[W]e are satisfied that the Electoral College process was carried out properly and fairly.”

Reach for Royal Purple

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Diocese of Fort Worth creates a coloring book for bishop visitations.

Rise in Glory: Abp. Finlay

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Archbishop Fred Hiltz pays tribute to one of his predecessors, Archbishop Terence Edward Finlay.

Remembering Pocahontas

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The United Kingdom’s heritage agency renews Grade II status for a statue of Pocahontas.

New VP for Westcott House

Monday, March 20, 2017

Westcott House, Cambridge, has appointed the Rev. Matt Bullimore as vice principal.

Weary Aussie Bishop Resigns

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bishop Greg Thompson’s work of confronting sexual abuse has left him exhausted.

Full-hearted Ministry

Friday, March 17, 2017

Laity step up to the challenge of meeting needs with a part-time cleric.

Abp. Ntahoturi Called to Rome

Friday, March 17, 2017

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi will be representative to the Holy See and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

‘Among the Most Vulnerable’

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Actions sought against [refugees] would have been yet more persecution in their already violence-ridden lives.”

Lullaby from Austin

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Valerie June performs in the courtyard of St. David’s Church in Austin during the city’s SXSW Conference.

BBC Loses Production Rights

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BBC Studios has lost the production rights to Songs of Praise.

Jesus’ Childhood Home?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Could ancient remains of a courtyard-style house in Nazareth be where Jesus grew up?

Candor Breaks Out at Kanuga

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bishop Daniel Martins: “There’s something we desperately need to talk about, and I have no idea what it is.”

Bexley Seabury’s Gift

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The rare books collection of Bexley Hall finds a new home at Chicago’s Newberry Library.

Sudan’s New Province

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“It’s a welcome development that we now have another Anglican province in a predominantly Muslim country.”

Liberated by God’s Grace

Monday, March 13, 2017

Anglicans and Lutherans have prepared 42 reflections that mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Famine Looms in Malawi

Monday, March 13, 2017

Malawi faces a widespread famine affecting 40 percent of its population, warns Anglican mission agency USPG.

New: March 26 TLC Online

Friday, March 10, 2017

The March 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishop North Stands Down

Thursday, March 9, 2017

“There is clearly much to be done on what it means to disagree well and to live with theological difference.”

Bp. Curry on Transgender Case

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Episcopal Church welcomes “young and old, liberal and conservative … cisgender and transgender children of God.”

Spiritual Health

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence urges more attention to dying patients’ spiritual needs.

Ash Wednesday Disputes

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BBC Politics questions a Parliament member’s wearing of ashes, and a chaplain questions ashes with glitter.

Church Publishing’s New Leader

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mark Dazzo will succeed Davis Perkins as publisher of Church Publishing Inc. on April 1.

Mission and Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“Reconciliation: God’s Mission — and Ours” is the theme of Global Episcopal Mission Network’s conference. 

Rise in Glory: Melinda Whalon

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside at the funeral March 11 for Melinda Whalon, who died Feb. 26.

Abp. Consecrates Arab Bishop

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Samy Fawzy Shehata will serve as the first Arab Area Bishop for North Africa.

Navy Veteran Becomes Canon

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Leslie Nunez Steffensen serves with the Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries.

In Defense of Bp. North

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Archbishop of York and dozens of ordained women support Bishop Philip North’s appointment to Sheffield.

N.C. Elects Mass. Priest

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Rev. Samuel Rodman elected to succeed Michael Curry in North Carolina.

Off the Grid

Friday, March 3, 2017

Church Pension Fund invests $30 million in renewable energy.

Be Alert to Possibilities

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri, reflects on the principle of sanctuary.

Bishop: Pray for the Injured

Thursday, March 2, 2017

“We pray for those who are dealing with the invisible wounds and emotional pain that will linger much longer.”

Nashotah, TLC Host Conference

Thursday, March 2, 2017

“Living Sacrifices” will focus on the history of Anglicanism and the future of the Anglican Communion.

Bristol Debates its Legacy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Calls are growing to scrub Edward Colston’s name from many locations in the port city of Bristol.

Fanning Revival in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first of six planned Episcopal Revivals opened in Pittsburgh on Feb. 3 with Christians on their knees.

Bp. Beckwith to Retire

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, will retire next year, looking to a September consecration for his successor.

1 Migration Office to Close

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Episcopal Migration Ministries will close its satellite office in Miami at the end of July.

Dominican Republic Transition

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín, Bishop of the Dominican Republic since 1991, has announced that he plans to retire on Nov. 1.

Treats for the Pope

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anglicans in Rome greet Pope Francis with questions and homemade delicacies.

Immigration and Threats

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bishops in Chicago and greater Washington, D.C., write to their flocks.

Kindred Spirits

Monday, February 27, 2017

Episcopal Divinity School sees Union Theological Seminary as an anchor for its future.

Bishops Protest Graham Visit

Monday, February 27, 2017

Vancouver leaders: Franklin Graham’s language could “overshadow the message of Jesus and incite hostility.”

W. Texans Elect Suffragan

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson has been elected as the first woman who would serve as a bishop of West Texas.

New: March 12 TLC Online

Friday, February 24, 2017

The March 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Kansas Seeks Assisting Bishop

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trustees in Kansas find “there are very few retired bishops who are available to serve” as a provisional bishop.

CPG Releases 2016 Report

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Church Pension Group has released its report on the Episcopal Church Medical Trust Denominational Health Plan.

Singing Welcome

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Hymn Society gathers hymns related to welcoming refugees and immigrants.

See Lambeth’s Gardens for £5

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Starting in April, Lambeth’s garden will be open between from noon to 3 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.

Property Potential

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

More churches consider property redevelopment to survive and thrive.

How Fares God in Australia?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Eternity story in many ways runs counter to the Australian consensus.

Pope to Visit Anglican Church

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to an Anglican church in Rome on Feb. 26.

Luwum Honors Draw Hundreds

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hundreds of Ugandans and more than 30 bishops prayed at the grave of Archbishop Janani Luwum on Feb. 16.

Guildford Cathedral Imperiled

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bishop Andrew Watson: Guildford’s cathedral “faces the real possibility” of closing its doors.

Bp. Magness Heading for Va.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bishop James Magness will assist Bishop Herman Hollerith IV in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Fires Sweep New South Wales

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist, Uarbry, was destroyed by Australian brushfires.

Synod Turns to Mission

Thursday, February 16, 2017

General Synod, Concluding Day

Immigration Order Fallout

Thursday, February 16, 2017

World Relief cites effects of President Trump’s executive order as it lays off 140 employees.

U.N. Spurns Freedom Watchdog

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Christian Solidarity Worldwide rejected for United Nations observer status.

No Winners

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

General Synod’s ‘take note’ debate

Synod Attracts Protests

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

General Synod, Day 3, Morning

A Sleepy Session

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

General Synod, Day 2, Afternoon

No Ban on Banns

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

General Synod, Day 2, Morning

The Hazards of Bell-ringing

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Experienced campanologist Ian Bowman hoisted 80 feet high by a bell’s rope at Worcester Cathedral.

Rumbling and Remembering

Monday, February 13, 2017

General Synod, Day One

‘You Formed Me Into a Bishop’

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bishop James Mathes of San Diego writes about his plans to join the staff of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Bp. Mathes Returning to VTS

Sunday, February 12, 2017

James Mathes, Bishop of San Diego, will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary in the summer.

Sudan’s Archbishop to Retire

Friday, February 10, 2017

Daniel Deng Bul Yak, Archbishop of Sudan and South Sudan, will retire in November.

New: Feb. 26 TLC Online

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Feb. 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Charm City in 2021

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The 80th General Convention will meet at Baltimore Convention Center in July 2021.

Church Seeks Staff Attorney

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of chief legal officer.

Bishop Chillingworth Retiring

Thursday, February 9, 2017

David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church since 2009, will retire in July.

Breaking: Bp. Sauls’s Lawsuit

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bp. Stacy Sauls’s lawsuit calls him “the victim of a wrongful conspiracy via a calculated, determined, and prolonged series of acts.”

Bishop Sauls Sues Church

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Officers: “We believe [Bishop Curry] made a good faith and compassionate offer, but that offer was not accepted.”

Vatican Welcomes Evensong

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Anglican Choral Evensong will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Basilica next month.

A Call to End Banns

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Rev. Stephen Trott thinks marriage procedures overload already busy vicars with cumbersome administration.

Migration Ministries Seeks Help

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mark Stevenson: refugee resettlement “is core gospel work; it is the Jesus Movement in action.”

Diocese Plans New Chaplaincy

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Diocese of Atlanta wants to create a mixed-use structure at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Peter Ball Released

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Former bishop Peter Ball has been released after serving half of his 32-month sentence.

Beatings Report Shakes Church

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury laments the beatings of schoolboys reported by the United Kingdom’s Channel 4.

Deans for Albany, Springfield

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tom Adams Callard and Leander Harding will lead cathedrals in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York.

Bishops Build Bonds

Friday, February 3, 2017

Canterbury Cathedral program offers global perspective to Anglican bishops.

Master’s Degree Accredited

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Association of Theological Schools has approved a new ministry degree at General Theological Seminary.

Rochester Sells Diocesan House

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Diocese of Rochester will use $1.2 million from property sale for mission and ministry.

Chartres Has Led London Well

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Richard Chartres, who retires this month as Bishop of London, helped the diocese thrive.

Bishops’ Report Defies Hype

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

English bishops recommend “maximum freedom” for same-sex couples without revising the doctrine of marriage.

Lambeth Calling

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Archbishop Justin Welby calls the Anglican Primates to meet in Canterbury in early October.

Originalist and Episcopalian

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

President Trump nominates Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado for the Supreme Court.

Network Launches Refugee Drive

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“We’re challenging Episcopalians to call their national, state, and local elected officials at least four times.”

Bp. North Called to Sheffield

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Philip North, Suffragan Bishop in Burnley, will become the ninth Bishop of Sheffield in June.

Sewanee Review Relaunches

Monday, January 30, 2017

Novelist Adam Ross to edit the University of the South’s acclaimed literary quarterly.

Canon Woodcock Returns to 815

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bruce Woodcock, veteran employee of the church center, named partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific.

New: Feb. 12 TLC Online

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Feb. 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Archbishop Morgan Retires

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev. Barry Morgan, will conclude his tenure next week.

Report Urges ‘Maximum Freedom’

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bishops’ reflection seeks a balance between doctrine of marriage and pastoral guidelines for same-sex couples.

Indigenous Missioner Hired

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Rev. Bradley S. Hauff will be the Episcopal Church’s Missioner for Indigenous Ministries beginning Feb. 21.

Chats on Liturgical Change

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Members of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music talk with liturgists in South Africa and Ireland.

‘As God Loves Us’

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Presiding Bishop asks “that we may work together to build a more grace and compassion-filled world.”

See God in the Other

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Migration ministry will continue among “those who have fled their homes because of persecution, violence, or war.”

Diaconal Studies in Chicago

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bexley Seabury has announced a program designed to supplement and build upon diocesan training programs.

Coaches for New Churches

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Genesis Group/Advisory Group on Church Planting seeks coaches for future church-planting.

Apply for Roanridge Grants

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Feb. 3 is the application deadline for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants from the Episcopal Church.

Joanna Penberthy Consecrated

Monday, January 23, 2017

Joanna Penberthy, the first woman to serve in the Church in Wales’s episcopate, is the 129th Bishop of St Davids.

Righteous Garments

Friday, January 20, 2017

Magdalene St. Louis helps abused women find new lives through its new brand, Bravely.

Prayers for Inauguration Day

Friday, January 20, 2017

Washington National Cathedral enables web visitors to receive custom prayers based on their interests.

Dean David Collins Dies at 94

Friday, January 20, 2017

David Collins, former president of the House of Deputies and dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip, died Dec. 29.

Abp. Luwum, 40 Years On

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Church of Uganda adds event on Feb. 5, plans to reveal master design plan for site at Mucwini.

$1.4m in Justice Loans

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The church’s Economic Justice Loan Committee has approved five community loans.

Mercy for a Stranded Crew

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sailors on the Newlead Granadino are stuck at the Port of Baltimore by a shipping company’s bankruptcy.

Taking the Side of Safety

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Church schools can make sexual abuse less likely.

Digital Evangelist Logs In

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jeremy Tackett will begin serving as the Episcopal Church’s digital evangelist Feb. 1.

Bp. Goff Joins Women’s March

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bp. Goff: “It’s a Jesus bias and I, as a Christian, embrace this bias toward justice and equality in Jesus’ name.”

‘We Are Singing for God’

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dean Randolph Hollerith: “We must meet in the middle, and we start through prayer and song.”

Obections in Toronto

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Diocese of Toronto consecrates three area bishops amid pageantry and pain, delight and dismay.

Threat to Narnian Tranquillity

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A row has broken out in Oxford about a proposal to build apartments near the Kilns, home of the late C.S. Lewis.

Plan for Compassion

Friday, January 13, 2017

Offering sanctuary to immigrants requires knowing the law, facing resistance, and committing for the long haul.

Lenten Meditations

Friday, January 13, 2017

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish at

Pray for Our Leaders (Always)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Bp. Curry: “If Jesus is my Lord and the model and guide for my life, his way must be my way, however difficult.”

Acting on Spiritual Principles

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bishop Mariann Budde writes about Washington National Cathedral’s Inaugural Prayer Service.

Church Offers Refugee Webinar

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Episcopal Church Welcomes Refugees, a free, one-hour educational webinar, will begin at 4 p.m. (EST) Feb. 1.

‘Jesus Has Defeated Hell’

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi says God is present amid “turbulence, persecution, and wickedness.”

4 Visions for North Carolina

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Diocese of North Carolina has posted four videos in the search for its 12th bishop.

HR Director Completes Work

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

John E. Colón, the Episcopal Church’s director of human resources, will retire Feb. 28.

Tony Iommi Meets Ps. 133

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, adapted Psalm 133 for Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi’s composition.

Flood Relief in California

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

St. Paul’s in Healdsburg, California, was ready to help homeless people set adrift again by rising waters.

Bp. Vono to Retire in 2018

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bishop Michael Vono: God will provide a bishop to “empower New Mexico and Far West Texas as a Matthew 25 Diocese.”

Abp. Brown Turei Dies at 92

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Most Rev. Brown Turei, the Anglican Communion’s oldest archbishop, died peacefully Jan. 9.

YASC Grants Extension

Monday, January 9, 2017

Young Adult Service Corps application deadline extended to Jan. 13.

Jill Saward Dies Young

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jill Saward, a longtime activist for victims of sexual violence, has died of a massive stroke at 51.

Light in the Darkness

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Bishop of Southeast Florida mourns the fallen at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

New: Jan. 22 TLC Online

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Jan. 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bethlehem, Pa., to Seek Bishop

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bishop Sean Rowe: “I anticipate that we will elect the ninth Bishop of Bethlehem in the spring of 2018.”

Revival 2017 in Iowa

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Bishop of Iowa replaces parish visitations with 20 weekend gatherings that focus on revival theme.

Virginia Hires Veteran Writer

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tanya M. Howard is the new communications for the Diocese of Virginia.

Celebrities Demand Resistance

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bishop Gene Robinson joins a video that demands congressional opposition to Donald Trump’s policies.

‘Monotone-Silence’ Redux

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Yves Klein’s Monotone-Silence Symphony set for Jan. 12 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

New Board Perspectives

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episcopal Relief & Development plans to be “a more powerful player in the international development space.”

Canon Hunn Joins N.C. Slate

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church could succeed the PB in North Carolina.

Welby Supports Makgoba

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury supports the Archbishop of Cape Town amid church-state disputes.

Prince Praises Tolerance

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Prince Charles: “Many populist groups … are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith.”

Drawn to Mystery at Princeton

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Joseph G. Wolyniak, the new Episcopal chaplain at Princeton University, is the guest on Optimism Is Cool Again.

A Bishop’s New Easter Hymn

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal and musician Stephan Casurella have composed a new Easter hymn.

Brodericks Read Auden

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Actor Matthew Broderick joins his sister Janet, an Episcopal priest, to read from W.H. Auden’s For the Time Being.

Post-Katrina Church to Close

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Archbishop Rowan Williams visited All Souls Church in New Orleans 10 years ago. It will close in January.

Greetings from Lambeth

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby issues his ecumenical letter for Christmas 2016.

Honor for Sculpture at VTS

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Artist Margaret Adams Parker will receive a Faith & Form award for her sculpture “Mary as Prophet.”

Lambeth Hosts Brexit Talk

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Abp. David Chillington: “A U.K. with devolved institutions is now a diversity of nations.”

Abp. Herft to Retire Early

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Roger Herft’s decision comes two months after he admitted to not acting on abuse allegations made against priests.

Historic Choice in Southwark

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Church of England has selected a Nigerian priest to become Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark.

Black Ministries Job Search

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Episcopal Church seeks volunteers to help find the Episcopal Church’s staff officer for black ministries.

1 Person, 1 Tree for Burundi

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Province of Burundi intends to plant one tree for every one of the 10 million people in its country.

Bishops Mourn Attack Victims

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Two bishops have responded to an evening terror attack Dec. 19 on a Christmas market in Berlin.

Share Church-planting Wisdom

Monday, December 19, 2016

Episcopal Church Center needs volunteers to find a staff officer for church planting infrastructure.

Deacon to Be Church’s New COO

Monday, December 19, 2016

Geoffrey T. Smith, a deacon of the Diocese of New Hampshire, becomes the Episcopal Church’s COO Jan. 17.

Revive Us Again

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Episcopal Church plans revivals in six locations for 2017-18.

David Gregory Meets Bp. Curry

Monday, December 19, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the guest on Earwolf’s David Gregory Show.

IASCUFO Welcomes Declaration

Friday, December 16, 2016

IASCUFO encourages Anglicans “to consider how they might affirm communion even where there is disagreement.”

Bishop Hahn Will Resign

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Diocese of Lexington and Bishop Douglas Hahn agree that he will resign on March 10.

Delaware Seeks 11th Bishop

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Diocese of Delaware has posted an online profile as it seeks the 11th bishop in its history.

Egyptian Dean Joins Task Group

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Very Rev. Canon Samy Fawzy Shehata will serve on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group.

N.C. Loses One Nominee

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Rev. Milind Sojwal has withdrawn from the slate in the Diocese of North Carolina’s search for its 12th bishop.

Historians Hire Skidmore

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

David Skidmore of Door County, Wisconsin, is the new editor of The Historiographer.

‘Private Hell’ of School Abuse

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Attorney Carmen Durso: “The problem of sexual abuse in schools is the clergy sexual abuse crisis of this decade.”

BBC Wrong on Pope Pius

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Responding to a complaint from Lord Alton, the BBC agrees that Pope Pius XII was not silent on the Holocaust.

Cross of Nails Welcomes VTS

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The dean of Coventry Cathedral has welcomed Virginia Theological Seminary into the Community of the Cross of Nails.

Bexley Seabury’s New Search

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Rev. Roger Ferlo will retire as president of Bexley Seabury next fall.

‘First Day of a New World’

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asks Episcopalians to help transform the world through Christ.

Thompson to Lead Seminary

Monday, December 12, 2016

Trinity School for Ministry has called the Rev. Henry L. Thompson III as its seventh dean and president.

Puerto Rico Elects 8th Bishop

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Diocese of Puerto Rico elected the Rev. Rafael Morales as its 8th bishop on Dec. 10.

Faith Leaders: Pray for Peace

Monday, December 12, 2016

Presidents of Churches Together in England issue a joint statement regarding a terrorist bombing in Cairo.

New: Dec. 25 TLC Online

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Dec. 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Michigan Pipeline Questioned

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Diocese of Northern Michigan requests an independent review of a pipeline between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Bonhoeffer Meets Grammy

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thomas Lloyd of Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is a 2017 Grammy nominee for Bonhoeffer.

College Members Perish

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Traffic accident kills three members St. Francis College of Theology in Wusasa, Nigeria.

Work on Justice

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Episcopal Church Center seeks a director of reconciliation, justice, and stewardship of creation.

Mpho Tutu Moves On

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu has announced that she is leaving South Africa to start a new life in the Netherlands.

History of a Space

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Marjorie E. George has written a short book about Cathedral Park in San Antonio.

More Liturgical Changes

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Commission outlines its plans for Lesser Feasts and Fasts and the Book of Occasional Services.

Parishes Help Neighbors

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Anglicare Australia’s State of the Family report tells of struggles amid limited employment.

4 Paths on Liturgical Change

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music plans to offer four options to General Convention in 2018.

Pray for Those Who Have Died

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bishop Marc Andrus mourns the artists who died in a warehouse fire in Oakland.

E. Tennessee Releases Profile

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Diocese of East Tennessee has published a 36-page profile as it seeks the fifth bishop in its 31-year history.

Two Days, Eight Ballots

Saturday, December 3, 2016

John Taylor, former aide to Richard Nixon and a priest since 2004, is elected as Bishop Coadjutor of Los Angeles.

Bp. Curry Asks for Restraint

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bp. Curry to governor and sheriff: “I urge you to monitor the nature and tone of policing actions.”

‘We Forgive You’

Friday, December 2, 2016

Congregations in Maryland and Indiana find deeper strength after graffiti attacks.

PB Writes to Haitian Bishops

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry: Conflict will lead to a public trial “unless a way can be found to resolve it amicably.”

Facing Violence in Chicago

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bishops United Against Gun Violence sponsors a gathering on racism, poverty and gun violence.

West Texas Nominates 7

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seven priests will stand for election as the next Bishop Suffragan of West Texas.

Bishop Challenges Uruguayans

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bishop Michele Pollesel will ask the Diocese of Chile to send missionaries to help with founding new churches.

‘Call the Midwife’ Meets USPG

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Christmas special of BBC’s Call the Midwife will feature the work of the Anglican mission agency USPG.

Clerical Friends in TV Ad

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two friends — a Church of England priest and an imam — help promote Amazon Prime.

Convention & General Seminary

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Committee seeks thoughts on how General Convention and General Theological Seminary relate.

Further Review of Bell Case

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Church of England has appointed Lord Carlile to review allegations against the late Bishop George Bell.

Gumbo Evangelism

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mary Brennan: “People love recipes. We thought we could add some faith information.”

Reconciling Evangelism

Monday, November 28, 2016

Michael Curry: The pope sent evangelists “not to have tea with the queen … but to tell of the love of Christ.”

New: Dec. 11 TLC Online

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Dec. 11 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Abp. Calls Ecumenical Adviser

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Rev. Will Adam is the new ecumenical adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Finding Faith on the Margins

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Since 1980 large numbers of gypsies have joined a charismatic-style movement called Light and Life.

Documentary on Our Little Roses

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

An orphanage for girls in Honduras is the subject of a documentary backed by actor James Franco.

PB Venables Returns

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Most Rev. Greg Venables has been elected again as presiding bishop of the Anglican Church in South America.

N.C. Nominates 3 Priests

Monday, November 21, 2016

Search for North Carolina’s 12th bishop draws from Indiana, Massachusetts, and New York.

A Resounding ‘Alleluia’

Friday, November 18, 2016

Evangelism Matters begins at Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas.

Ky. Priest Joins Ordinariate

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Rev. Jonathan Erdman of Louisville now leads the Community of Our Lady and St. John.

Bp. Harry Shipps Dies at 90

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Harry Woolston Shipps, who died Nov. 17, served as Bishop of Georgia from 1983 to 1994.

$3.5 Million to Nashotah

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ chooses Nashotah House to preserve its legacy.

PB Preaches to Preachers

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at the opening Eucharist for the International Black Clergy Conference.

Study Scripture with Abp. Welby

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury will teach “Getting More Out of the Bible” Nov. 27 through Dec. 24.

Russell Artifacts Saved

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A county tourism association worked with St. Paul’s College to preserve artifacts related to James Solomon Russell.

EDS Net Assets Drop 11%

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trustees have “redoubled our commitment to finding a more sustainable and prudent future for [EDS].”

Book Studies Anglican Numbers

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A one-day conference will mark the release of Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present.

Not Just a Slogan

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry: “‘The Episcopal Church Welcomes You’ is who we seek to be and the witness we seek to make.”

Vandals Target Churches

Monday, November 14, 2016

Racist and neo-Nazi messages appear in various states after the presidential election.

Abp. Welby: Eschew ‘Bonkers’

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury has bewailed government officials’ ignorance about religion.

From Kansas to New York

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bishop Dean E. Wolfe will become the rector of St. Bart’s, New York City, in February.

New: Nov. 27 TLC Online

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Nov. 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Hadaway, Ifill, Ng to Retire

Friday, November 11, 2016

Three program officers are completing their work at the Episcopal Church Center.

Gloucester Goes Solar

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The world’s oldest cathedral will add 200 solar panels to its roof.

‘Reach Out in Love’

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recorded a reflection on the presidential election at midday Tuesday.

Prayers for Trump & the U.S.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby: “Together we pray for all the people of the United States.”

Envoy for Rome

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Anglican Centre in Rome seeks a bishop as its new director.

Convention Deputy Joins Ballot

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tess Judge agrees to succeed her husband in a campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

More Honors for Abp. Luwum

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Church of Uganda wants to turn the building where Abp. Janani Luwum died into a place of pilgrimage.

God’s Peace Be with You

Friday, November 4, 2016

Newark offers election-season prayer vigils, worship services, and a time to embrace our neighbors.

Oklahoma Calls New Canon

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Rev. Bill Carroll is the new canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Oklahoma.

St. Davids Elects a Woman

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Rev. Canon Joanna Penberthy will be the 129th Bishop of St. Davids, Wales.

Abp. Addresses Muslim Elders

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby thanks Abu Dhabi’s leaders for respecting Anglicans’ religious freedom.

Good Sports

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Global consultation at the Vatican aims to enrich lives through friendly competition.

Beeswax for the Ages

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cathedral Candle Company keeps a steady customer base among liturgical churches.

PB: Pray for Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry requests prayers for the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

Grants Assist Preservation

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A $14 million National Fund for Sacred Places will assist churches in need of repair and restoration.

4 Bishops Reflect on Advent

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and three of his counterparts have worked on a set of weekly devotions for Advent.

Sobering New Numbers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Statistics released Oct. 28 show a trend of declining attendance in the Church of England has not bottomed out.

Navajoland Stands with Sioux

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Episcopal Church in Navajoland is sending two clergy to North Dakota during a pipeline protest.

Unity on the Holy Spirit

Monday, October 31, 2016

Anglicans and Oriental Orthodox theologians reach further agreement on their pneumatology.

Enter Martin Luther

Monday, October 31, 2016

Churches to reflect on the father of the Protestant Reformation for the next year.

Panel Denies Two Motions

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Title IV Hearing Panel dismisses two preliminary motions involving Bishop J. Jon Bruno.

New: Nov. 13 TLC Online

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Nov. 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Indy Picks Baskerville-Burrows

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Diocese of Indianapolis has elected its 11th bishop: the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of Chicago.

Mediation for Lexington

Friday, October 28, 2016

Presiding Bishop will choose a mediator regarding Bishop Douglas Hahn’s future with the Diocese of Lexington.

More Grants for Church Growth

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Executive Council distributes $1,797,000 for church planting and Mission Enterprise Zones.

World Series of Giving

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This year it’s Team Hollingsworth versus Team Lee. Honey and hot dogs are the rewards.

Bishop: ‘No More’ to Abuse

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi is part of a series of TV ads that say “No More” to abuse of women.

Standing Rock Comes to Council

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Rev. John Floberg delivers a tattered flag during Executive Council’s meeting in New Jersey.

Videos for Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Diocese of Los Angeles has posted videos of its six nominees for bishop coadjutor.

Hollerith Welcomes Hollerith

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Bishop of Southern Virginia welcomed his younger brother as the 11th dean of Washington National Cathedral.

Sweet Harvest on Campus

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The team of Cultivate VTS distributes campus-developed honey to students, faculty, and staff.

26 Stories at 74 Trinity Place

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trinity Church Wall Street unveils its plans for a new building in New York City’s Financial District.

Another Cakewalk

Monday, October 24, 2016

An Irish appeals court rules that Ashers Baking Co. was wrong to decline a “Support Gay Marriage” cake order.

Changes in Massachusetts

Friday, October 21, 2016

Karen Coleman to succeed Cameron Partridge at Boston University; Dean John P. Streit, Jr., announces retirement.

$100,000 for Savannah

Friday, October 21, 2016

A $100,000 grant from the Episcopal Church will establish a new ministry in the Diocese of Georgia.

4 Nominees in Puerto Rico

Friday, October 21, 2016

One priest serving in Mahattan is among four nominees to become eighth Bishop of Puerto Rico.

SCLM Gathering Rites

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rites that address issues of racial injustice and reconciliation may be distributed churchwide.

Evangelism Matters to Stream

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Evangelism Matters will be available through live streaming and on demand.

Bishop Designs Nativity Coin

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Royal Mint turns to Bishop Gregory Cameron for a second project.

Discussing Word and Table

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dialogue partners discusses how Episcopalian and Presbyterian ministers may participate in one another’s rites.

New: Oct. 30 TLC Online

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Oct. 30 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Australia’s Marriage Debate

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Parliament rejects a plebiscite, which may lead to a three-year national conflict.

Asia Bibi Waits

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

One of Pakistani Christians’ many fears is the country’s dreaded blasphemy laws.

A Manual for Deacons

Monday, October 17, 2016

A deacon’s manual in North Carolina covers such topics as discernment, formation, ordination, and ministry.

Ghanian Abp. Ready to Work

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Archbishop of West Africa wants to work with Catholics on poverty, child trafficking, and climate change.

Spokane Elects 9th Bishop

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Gretchen M. Rehberg, bishop-elect of Spokane, taught organic chemistry before her ordained ministry.

Calif. Bishops Fight Execution

Friday, October 14, 2016

“We want to reaffirm emphatically our church’s opposition to the death penalty.”

Archbishop Kwong’s Vision

Thursday, October 13, 2016

“I want us to take the initiative and reach out to the people who like us, and those who ‘loathe’ us.”

Nebraska Honors Rae E. Whitney

Thursday, October 13, 2016

“Often starting with a familiar Biblical image, her hymns relate the gospel to the present age.”

Lexington Seeks Dissolution

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Standing committee asks that bishop not return to his diocesan ministry; bishop “has not accepted our decision.”

PB Task Force Posts Survey

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A survey asks for responses to the search and installation services for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Ellen F. Davis on Preaching

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Episcopalian Ellen F. Davis of Duke Divinity School is the guest on the latest EerdCast from Eerdmans Publishing.

Of the Making of Bishops

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A review of the Crown Nominations Commission is unlikely to favor wholesale change, like open elections.

Bp. Scanlan Deposes Priest

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Howard White is one of several adults charged with sexually abusing students at St. George’s School.

Hurricane Hits N.C. Hard

Monday, October 10, 2016

Robert Skirving: “For some the worst is actually still to come, as storm waters find their way to the ocean.”

The Sixth Trumpet

Monday, October 10, 2016

Communiqué from the 6th Global South Conference, Cairo 2016

Nominations Commission Review

Friday, October 7, 2016

The body that nominates the Church of England’s bishops will have its work examined theologically.

Dissent and Protest in Toronto

Friday, October 7, 2016

Three clergy of the Diocese of Toronto appeal to Archbishop Justin Welby regarding an election slate.

Practical Ecumenism

Friday, October 7, 2016

The International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission issues a post-summit communiqué.

11 Questions for 6 Nominees

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Diocese of Los Angeles publishes extensive study of nominees’ thinking.

Same-sex Marriage Update

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Essay drafts will soon be sent to theologians, ethicists, pastors, social scientists, and educators.

Abp., Pope Issue Declaration

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

“While, like our predecessors, we ourselves do not yet see solutions to the obstacles before us, we are undeterred.”

Archbishop Hiltz Responds

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Anglican Church of Canada’s primate has written to seven bishops about their dissent from General Synod.

Ecumenism that Transforms

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ecumenical leaders: Dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics should lead to transformative change.

Theresa May’s Apolitical Dad

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, rarely discussed politics with her father, the Rev. Hubert Brasier.

Bishop with a Refugee’s Spirit

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bishop John Osmers is among the leading advocates for Zambia’s 6,000 Rwandan Hutu refugees.

Sudanese Bishop Joins Lambeth

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, Bishop of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, is the new adviser for Anglican Communion affairs.

Vicar Joins Los Angeles Slate

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Rev. Canon John H. Taylor is a nominee by petition as the Diocese of Los Angeles seeks a bishop coadjutor.‬

Karl Barth and Vatican II

Monday, October 3, 2016

Thomas White: “Ecumenism needs to take confessional heritage seriously and not to run from it or obscure it.”

New: Oct. 16 TLC Online

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Oct. 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Southern Africa Demurs

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Provincial Synod declines to approve blessings for same-sex couples.

Unity Celebrations Begin

Friday, September 30, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis will honor the historic meeting between their predecessors.

Celebrating 700 Baptisms

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Church of South India celebrated its 70th anniversary by baptizing more than 700 new Christians.

Pray for Our Leaders

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Forward Movement Publications has called for a 30-day season of prayer focused on the presidential election.

Dialogue to Gather 36 Bishops

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops will seek new ways to collaborate in mission to the world.

School Wants Hundreds of Bats

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TMI–The Episcopal School of Texas has installed two new bat houses.

Kendall Martin Joins EMM

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Diocese of Virginia’s communications officer will lead communications for Episcopal Migration Ministries.

Bexley Seabury Enhances MDiv

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Low-residency Master of Divinity program begins in January from Bexley Seabury’s consolidated campus.

U.K. Payday Lender Fined

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CFO Landing has been fined for bad practices.

3 Bishops Respond to Synod

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Indigenous bishops: “That our elders have not been a part of this conversation … is a flaw in the process.”

British Cathedral Numbers Grow

Monday, September 26, 2016

Attendance at cathedrals is growing, says a report by the Church of England’s Research and Statistics unit.

‘You’re Awakening Hope’

Monday, September 26, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought words of encouragement Sept. 24 to people who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Fewer People, More Donations

Friday, September 23, 2016

A report shows continued decline in attendance and membership but an increase in giving.

No to Suicide

Friday, September 23, 2016

Three members of a New Zealand bioethics council oppose a law permitting euthanasia.

Church to Celebrate 2 Schools

Friday, September 23, 2016

Day-long event Nov. 10 will highlight the work of St. Augustine’s University and Voorhees College.

‘Sing for Peace’

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bishops Against Gun Violence encourages Episcopalians to tune up and join a national concert series.

Dusting Off ‘Christa’

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Twenty-two artists will explore “the language, symbolism, art, and ritual” of “the Christ image.”

Bishops ‘Extremely Concerned’

Thursday, September 22, 2016

“We stand in the Abrahamic tradition that insists on generous hospitality toward strangers and sojourners.”

EMM Decries Texas Decision

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Immigration ministries will assure that a policy change in Texas “does not put refugee families at risk.”

Bishop Responds to Violence

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Anne Hodges-Copple: “An anger of frustration and despair erupts, and many, many lives are hurt and harmed and wounded.”

New ACNA Bishop in Pittsburgh

Thursday, September 22, 2016

James Hobby has been consecrated as successor to Robert Duncan as bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Leeds Calls Ridley’s Principal

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Rev. Canon Andrew Norman will be director of ministry and mission in the Diocese of Leeds beginning in January.

Oxford Calling

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Very Rev. Justyn Terry will become the dean of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, in October.

More Sex, Please, We’re Media

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Church debates about sexuality are catnip for U.K. religion reporters.

‘We Do Not Despair’

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The House of Bishops issues A Word to the Church for the World.

Md. Priest Elected a Bishop

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The House of Bishops has elected the Ven. Carl Wright as Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

The Bible Meets Steampunk

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance has more than 15,000 players across multiple platforms.

Indianapolis Canon Joins Slate

Monday, September 19, 2016

The canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Indianapolis is one of five nominees to become its 11th bishop.

PB to Visit Standing Rock

Monday, September 19, 2016

Presiding Bishop plans to meet with protesters and public officials in North Dakota.

‘Love is the Best Medicine’

Monday, September 19, 2016

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is alive and (almost) well.

3 New Bishops for Toronto

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Métis ambassador of reconciliation, a partnered gay man, and an evangelical are newly elected suffragan bishops.

New: Oct. 2 TLC Online

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Oct. 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Church Planters Meet in Dallas

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Genesis Gathering will precede the Evangelism Gathering, both meeting in Dallas in November.

Volunteers Called to EYE Team

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Episcopal Church welcomes volunteers for the Episcopal Youth Event scheduled for next year in Oklahoma.

‘Fear, Mistrust, Resentment’

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Survey of Episcopal Church Center employees finds a low sense of integrity.

Evangelism Matters

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry, Alberto Cutié, Carrie Boren Headington, and Stephanie Spellers are headline speakers.

Church Buildings: Now What?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Five denominational building funds will gather in Dallas to discuss the challenge of underused church buildings.

Asia Bibi’s Allies: Step it Up

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Campaigners have urged the Anglican Consultative Council to step up efforts for a Pakistani Christian’s release.

From Auckland to Canterbury

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Very Rev. Jo Kelly-Moore will become Archdeacon of Canterbury early next year.

EDS Chairs on Transition

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gary Hall and Bonnie Anderson discuss new interim president and resignation from Bishop Carol Gallagher.

Spirituality Sustains Protest

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Episcopal Church offers its support to protesters of Dakota Access Pipeline construction.

‘Peace of a Sort’ after 9/11

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Events at Washington National Cathedral marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Freedom to Speak Out

Monday, September 12, 2016

A new resource encourages U.K. Christians to speak about their faith and shows how the law protects them as they do so.

CPG Hires Industry Veteran

Monday, September 12, 2016

William “Bill” F. Murray appointed senior vice president and general manager of the Church Insurance Companies.

Bishop Spong Suffers Stroke

Monday, September 12, 2016

Update: Bishop Mark Beckwith reports that Bishop Spong is stable and talking, and that our prayers offer hope and help.

Serving & Remembering on 9/11

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Churches around the country will join in the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

L.A. Council Wants More Details

Friday, September 9, 2016

Diocesan Council rejects report by the Task Force to Study Church Properties Held by Corporation Sole.

‘First Step’ for Parishes

Friday, September 9, 2016

ECF First Step aims to help parishes survey their needs.

Meissen Agreement at 25

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury has released a statement on the 25th anniversary of the Meissen Agreement.

Water Justice on Wall Street

Friday, September 9, 2016

Trinity Institute 2017 will focus on access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding.

Africans’ Strengthened Voice

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Abp. Albert Chama: “We are not an island on our own. We are a Communion, a big family, and we belong to one another.”

Task Group’s First Conversation

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Anglican Communion’s task group to maintain conversation begins with prayer.

Haitian Bishop Faces Hearing

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The case involving Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin does not involve allegations of financial misconduct.

Pa. Bishop Asks for Discernment

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

“As a church, as apprentices of Christ, we must step forward in some way to approach this evil epidemic.”

National Cathedral to Mark 9/11

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Rev. Shaun Casey of the U.S. State Department will preach and teach Sept. 11 at Washington National Cathedral.

Bring Your Heart to the Altar

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lay liturgical ministers need to know in their hearts that what they do make a difference.

Refugee Resettlement Webcast

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome set for Sept. 14.

‘Regrets, I’ve Had a Few’

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pop songs, both mawkish and macabre, overtake hymns at funerals in the United Kingdom.

David Jenkins, RIP

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Rt. Rev. David Edward Jenkins, retired Bishop of Durham, has died at 91.

Los Angeles Nominates 5

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Diocese of Los Angeles has named five nominees in its search for a bishop coadjutor.

World of Pain

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Parishes respond to the scourge of opioid addiction.

Behold the Man

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A cadre of Episcopalians sense spiritual hunger at the Burning Man festival.

New: Sept. 18 TLC Online

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Sept. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

ELCA Pastor to Lead EDS

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Rev. William C. Nelsen, a former college president, to be interim president of Episcopal Divinity School.


Friday, September 2, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury will use Twitter to answer questions about prayer.

Bryan Stevenson in Austin

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Seminary of the Southwest will sponsor a lecture by public-interest attorney Bryan Stevenson Sept. 27.

Yu of Toronto to Retire

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Yu, Suffragan Bishop for York-Scarborough in the Diocese of Toronto, will retire in January.

Ramsey Prize for Dementia Study

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

John Swinton’s Dementia: Living in the Memories of God “brings to bear a coherent theological approach.”

Motion Seeks Open Gates

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A motion asks that St. James the Great in Newport Beach be open during the trial of Bishop J. Jon Bruno.

Praise for Season of Creation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Three pan-European church bodies have endorsed the Season of Creation that begins Sept. 1.

USPG Reclaims its Identity

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The storied charity returned to Greenbelt as United Society Partners in the Gospel.

No Glamour Required

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Church of St. Andrew & St. Mary in Grantchester needs a new priest-in-charge.

N.Y. Cathedral Dean to Step Down

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, will leave his position at the end of June 2017.

‘I Am a Destroyer’

Friday, August 26, 2016

In Zambia, the Anglican Street Children’s Program offers children an education — and a way out of childhood marriage.

Albright to Speak at VTS

Friday, August 26, 2016

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will address the role of faith in policymaking at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Canadian Bishops Join Protest

Thursday, August 25, 2016

“The U.S. supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but cannot enforce it.”

Pray for Quake Victims

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council asks Anglicans to pray for the people of Italy and Myanmar.

PB Opposes Pipeline

Thursday, August 25, 2016

“I stand with the people of Standing Rock in their efforts to respect and protect the Missouri River.”

Global News in Brief, Aug. 24

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Church-sponsored play shortlisted • Trauma relief in Nigeria • Synagogue ruins in Israel • Book honors in Australia

‘Overcome Whiteness’

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Panel at Washington National Cathedral discusses America’s history of racial violence.

Abp. Turei to Retire at 92

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

When he retires, William Brown Turei will have served for more than 65 years in ordained ministry.

Bishops to Choose Among 3

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The House of Bishops will elect the next Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

Revolution by Royal Mail?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

An open letter challenges the Church of England’s ‘quadruple lock.’

Abp. Barry Morgan to Retire

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Archbishop of Wales will retire in January after nearly 14 years of leading the province.

New: Sept. 4 TLC Online

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Sept. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Flood Recedes, Ecumenism Rises

Monday, August 22, 2016

Clergy in Louisiana have stepped across denominational lines to bring people together in prayer and hope.

Faith & Form Honors Chapel

Monday, August 22, 2016

“The new chapel is contextually very strong, respecting its Virginia roots” —Jury for Faith & Form.

Diocese Backs Sioux Tribe

Saturday, August 20, 2016

North Dakota diocese supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line.

Brazil’s Hefty New BCP

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Rev. Canon Mark Harris writes about the 2015 edition of Livro de Oração Comum.

Openings at the Church Center

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Episcopal Church Center seeks a missioner for indigenous ministries and a manager for language services.

Priest Leads Bible League

Friday, August 19, 2016

Former cathedral dean in Albany to become CEO of the Pocket Testament League.

Bishop Condemns Murders

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Seven killed in predominantly Christian village in north-central Nigeria on Aug. 13.

Help for Louisiana

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Episcopal Relief & Development supports relief efforts by the two dioceses in Louisiana.

Church Center Seeks COO

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The COO serves as a senior member of the presiding bishop’s leadership team.

Vicar Keeps Melodies Alive

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A conversation with Archbishop Rowan Williams inspired Fr. Paul Bigmore’s Songs of Praise.

S. Africa Ponders Blessings

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Provincial Synod will vote on a proposal to bless same-sex couples.

‘God Will Provide’

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Abp. Masimango Katanda serves in a remote part of Congo. Why then does his name sound familiar to many?

1 Percent Debate

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Could the numerical decline of British Christianity have halted?

CAPA Issues Communiqué

Monday, August 15, 2016

“We have met as representatives of the Anglican Provinces of Africa to affirm our oneness in the Body of Christ.”

New Director in D.C.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has appointed Rebecca Linder Blachly as director of government relations.

Abp. Calls Youth Evangelist

Monday, August 15, 2016

Jimmy Dale to lead small national youth-evangelism team for the Church of England.

Synod Members Write to Bishops

Friday, August 12, 2016

“[W]e urge you not to consider any proposals that fly in the face of the historic understanding of the church.”

Relational Covenant in Pa.

Friday, August 12, 2016

After years of strife, leaders of the Diocese of Pennsylvania commit themselves to making changes.

ELCA Approves Declaration

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Churchwide Assembly moves toward greater unity with Roman Catholics.

‘You Are the Majority’

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon addresses the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.

Archbishop Welcomes Olympians

Thursday, August 11, 2016

While celebrating the athletes of the Olympics, Abp. Francisco de Assis da Silva criticized the games’ organizers.

From Anger to Healing

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Schuyler Moss interviews a priest and activist who found peace.

Mass. Ponders Mission

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Diocese of Massachusetts has announced the release of a draft mission strategy.

CAPA Elects Leaders

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Archbishops Albert Chama and Stanley Ntagali elected to leadership of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.

Gunmen Attack Bishop’s Home

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Christians in the diocese wonder why gunmen would storm the house of a bishop who has maintained neutrality.

Australia’s Census Lessons

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sociologist Gary Bouma: “Americans find it amazing that we have more Buddhists than Lutherans or Baptists.”

‘We Can Transform it Again’

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Secretary General Idowu-Fearon: Bible-believing Christians “transformed the face of Africa in the last 150 years.”

EDS Chairs Issue an Update

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episcopal Divinity School’s trustees have formed a New Directions Committee and a Transitions Committee.

Canterbury Auctions Stone

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

From bookends to possible garden ornaments, you can own a piece of Canterbury Cathedral’s history.

Name Three

Monday, August 8, 2016

Valerie M. Joyce rarely finds anyone who can meet the challenge of naming three African-American women from history.

Upgrade for St. Alban’s Site

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cathedral authorities want to develop a new entrance to the site, a place of pilgrimage for 1,700 years.

EDS Graduates Protest

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Members of Episcopal Divinity School’s Alumni/ae Executive Committee are distressed about the school’s future.

Central N.Y. Elects Va. Rector

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe elected on the second ballot as the 11th Bishop of Central New York.

Treasures at Moore College

Friday, August 5, 2016

Moore College of Sydney has launched a campaign to preserve a major collection of Australian Christian history.

Restoring Two Nouns

Friday, August 5, 2016

Nathan Humphrey came to St. John the Evangelist, a mission, as a vicar. Now he is rector of St. John’s parish.

VTS Hires Mark Jefferson

Friday, August 5, 2016

Prof. Mark Jefferson’s research includes African American religion, hip hop culture, and critical race theory.

Eco-Justice Goal: More Groups

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Regional Consultative Groups “will include individuals who can support needs in education, theology, and liturgy.”

Springfield Cathedral’s Rabbi

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro will teach and preach on topics related to Christianity’s Judaic heritage.

R.I. School Settles Abuse Cases

Thursday, August 4, 2016

St. George’s School has reached a settlement with 30 graduates who said they were sexually abused as students.

Sentamu to Mugabe (Again): Go

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sentamu on Mugabe: “At your age, you have had your innings, please just step down for the sake of Zimbabwe.”

Apply for the 61st UNCSW

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Episcopal Church seeks 21 delegates to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

An Archbishop’s Work

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Church in Wales is taking a fresh look at the role and responsibilities of its archbishop.

The Walk to Hoboken

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith leads members of his diocese on an 80-mile pilgrimage.

Pressing on in the Carolinas

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Voorhees College and St. Augustine’s University preserve the ministry of historically black colleges and universities.

Abp. Sentamu Lauds Wilberforce

Monday, August 1, 2016

John Sentamu praises William Wilberforce’s “deep trust in Christ, persistence, courage, and determination.”

Archbishop Honors Poet-Priest

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Archbishop of Wales has paid tribute to the Rev. Canon Gwynn ap Gwilym, who died on Sunday from cancer.

Nebraska’s Monk in Residence

Friday, July 29, 2016

Brother James Dowd, OHC, will be based at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha for a two-year term.

New Province in Sudan?

Friday, July 29, 2016

A fact-finding team of the Anglican Communion visits the Internal Province of Sudan.

Building Wellness in Ecuador

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Church Pension Group helps with long-term needs after a devastating earthquake in April.

Seeds of Possibility

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Iconographer Regan O’Callaghan leads students in exploring their spiritual vulnerability through art.

Williams on Young Shakespeare

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Shakeshafte depicts Shakespeare as a Roman Catholic living under Elizabeth I’s suppression of the “old religion.”

Durham’s Open Treasure

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Long-hidden parts of Durham Cathedral, including Cuthbert’s tomb, are open to the public.

New Reconciliation Adviser

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sarah Snyder joins the senior team at Lambeth Palace in September.

‘Evil Attacks the Weakest’

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

English faith leaders: The murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel while he celebrated Mass is a testimony to evil.

Angola’s Legacy of Suffering

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Colonialism and civil war have left a nation with weak infrastructure and terrible inequality.

Bishop Bruno Faces Trial

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Episcopal Church’s Hearing Panel will consider multiple charges that J. Jon Bruno broke church canons.

Concise Prayer amid Violence

Monday, July 25, 2016

“O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: protect our lives in this time of terror and gun violence.”

Bishops Grieve for Germany

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bishops Pierre Whalon and David Hamid express their heartbreak after a teenager kills 9 and wounds 16 in Munich.

New: Aug. 7 TLC Online

Friday, July 22, 2016

The August 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

One PB Honors Another

Friday, July 22, 2016

Frank Tracy Griswold III, 25th presiding bishop, preached at a memorial service for Edmond L. Browning.

USPG Reclaims its Identity

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Anglican mission agency United Society will reclaim USPG, its more familiar identity of 56 years.

‘We Are Going Out of Business’

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episcopal Divinity School will award its last degrees in May 2017.

EDS to Discontinue Degrees

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episcopal Divinity School’s board of trustees has voted to discontinue its three degree programs in June 2017.

Earl McArthur, Jr., 1925-2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Earl McArthur, Jr., third Bishop Suffragan of West Texas, died July 17. He was 91.

Healing Words for Baton Rouge

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fr. Bryan Owen: “Perfect love looks like Jesus, who reached out to strangers to draw them into the family of God.”

Social Media and Evangelism

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

General Convention’s Task Force for Leveraging Social Media for Evangelism has developed a short survey.

U.K. Pilgrimages Booming

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In the last decade, no fewer than 30 pilgrimage routes have been created or rediscovered in the U.K.

El Salvador’s Man in Virginia

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Rev. Bernie Schroeder is the Diocese of El Salvador’s canon for international relations.

Venezuela Seeks Nominees

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Diocese of Venezuela seeks a fourth bishop, and will accept nominations until July 30.

Bishop Chartres to Retire

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Bishop of London plans to serve until Candlemas, the day Simeon was granted a vision of Christ in the Temple.

Circle Asks About the Poor

Monday, July 18, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joins nearly 80 religious leaders in an open draft letter about care for the poor.

More Lost Votes in Canada

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, was misclassified as non-voting at General Synod.

‘General Synod Has Erred’

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Statement from Some Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada

U.K.’s Anglican Prime Minister

Friday, July 15, 2016

Theresa May, named for St. Theresa of Avila, is open about her Anglican faith.

Bishop Whalon: Pray for Nice

Friday, July 15, 2016

Anglicans in Nice “need our prayers as they minister the love of God to their stricken city.”

Evaluate a Study Guide

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Task Force on the Study of Marriage is studying responses to its Dearly Beloved toolkit.

Happy No. 8,000

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The weekly Church Times celebrates its 8,000th edition with free access to digital archives.

San Joaquin: Case Closed

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn: “We are thankful for this outcome, which brings relief and clarity.”

Rochester Faces Crisis

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The historic Diocese of Rochester announced last week that it had run out of cash.

Recount Reversal

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Anglican Church of Canada approves same-sex marriage on recount.

Job and Waggled Eyebrows

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Actor Christopher Eccleston tells Terry Gross about reading aloud from Job, and how Rowan Williams responded.

Bishops Plan De Facto Change

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The bishops of Niagara and Ottawa authorize same-sex marriage in their dioceses after canon change fails by one vote.

Cathedrals Shelter Refugees

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thousands of people in Juba, South Sudan, have sought sanctuary in Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals.

Edmond L. Browning, 1929-2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Retired Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning died Monday in Hood River, Oregon. He was 87.

Tributes for Bishop Salmon

Monday, July 11, 2016

The funeral for Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr., filled the Church of St. Michael & St. George in St. Louis.

Adviser: Canon XXI Is Silent

Monday, July 11, 2016

General Synod’s chancellor says canon does not define marriage or prohibit same-sex marriage.

Canada’s Marriage Vote

Monday, July 11, 2016

General Synod votes this afternoon on whether to authorize same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Indianapolis Nominates 4

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Diocese of Indianapolis has announced four nominees in the search for its 11th bishop.

Iwodu-Fearon Prays for Unity

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon addressed the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod on Saturday.

Prayers amid Violence

Friday, July 8, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry prays after a deadly week for the United States.

Arepas by Airmail?

Friday, July 8, 2016

For famished Venezuelans, food counts more than cash.

Updated: Tragedy in Dallas

Friday, July 8, 2016

Responses by the bishops of Dallas, Fort Worth, Western Louisiana, Central Florida, and California

‘Examine Our Hearts’

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bishop Brian Prior: “We all must examine our own hearts, we must root out any violence that resides there.”

Drone Footage of Christchurch

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A drone has gathered new information about earthquake damage to New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral.

Free Settings for the Mass

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prince of Peace Church of Woodland Hills offers settings for choir, handbells, brass, and organ.

Bishop: ‘Be a Source of Light’

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bp. Morris Thompson: “May we do our best to be a source of light and love in this time of pain, confusion, and darkness.”

$133,000 to Campus Ministries

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Episcopal Church has awarded $133,000 to 18 recipients of Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants.

U.K. Child Poverty Grows

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Children’s Society has expressed alarm that child poverty in the United Kingdom is up by nearly 30 percent.

Review in Bishop Bell Case

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

An independent review will probe the case of the Rt. Rev. George Bell, former Bishop of Chichester.

Calendar Clarity

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lesser Feasts and Fasts is the standard, but parishes may use Holy Women, Holy Men and A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

Puerto Rico Seeks Nominees

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico welcomes nominations until July 10 in the search for its seventh bishop.

Pact for VTS, St. George’s

Friday, July 1, 2016

Virginia Theological Seminary signs three-year agreement with St. George’s College, Jerusalem.

Walking with the Persecuted

Friday, July 1, 2016

TLC Podcast: To mark his 40th anniversary in ministry, Patrick Augustine visited suffering Christians across the world.

Singing amid Crises

Friday, July 1, 2016

Free hymns are available for two months after a crisis, thanks to the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

Googling St. Paul’s

Thursday, June 30, 2016

St. Paul’s in downtown Syracuse uses the popular Street View service to open its doors wider.

Bp. Adams Called to Charleston

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has nominated Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III as provisional bishop.

WCC Elects Anglicans

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches.

Global Briefs for June 29

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gaza’s historic Christian community could disappear within the next generation, a U.K. charity has warned.

Edward Salmon, Jr. (1934-2016)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bishop Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr., died June 29 at age 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

People and Places for June 29

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Appointments • Ordinations of Priests and Deacons • Retirements

Global Briefs for June 28

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Church of England’s ordinations • Canon White suspended • St. Anselm’s first class • New Zealand friary

Leaders Oppose Bathroom Limits

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Presiding bishop and president of deputies write about the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.

Kenneth Bailey (1930-2016)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Rev. Canon Kenneth Bailey, one of the most innovative New Testament scholars of the 20th century, died May 23.

Wreckage in West Virginia

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bishop Klusmeyer: “As houses and cars have literally floated away, there is growing concern that the residents had no flood insurance.”

N. Indiana Bishop Consecrated

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Douglas Sparks is now the eighth Bishop of Northern Indiana.

Oklahoma Canon Chosen in N.C.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Rev. Canon José Antonio McLoughlin has been elected the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

New: July 10 TLC Online

Friday, June 24, 2016

The July 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Archbishops Respond to Brexit

Friday, June 24, 2016

Statements from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and several other bishops.

Bishops Affirm ‘Sankofa’

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bishops in dialogue promote the concept of sankofa (“It is not a taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind”).

Guyana to Ordain Women

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Anglicans in Guyana join Bolivia and Uruguay in ordaining women to the priesthood.

A Refugee Voice at Fringe

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Still Here traces the nine-day journey of a man who fled Eritrea, one of the most repressive countries in Africa.

Burundi’s 4th Archbishop

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho of the Diocese of Makamba will be installed in August as Archbishop of Burundi.

Hope ‘Breaks into our Present’

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WCC moderator: “There is room in the gospel for disagreement but there is no room for disengagement.”

Historians Elect a President

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Rev. Robyn M. Neville will lead the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church for the next year.

Scare at Miami Beach Parish

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Man threatens priest and congregation at the Church of St. Bernard de Clairvaux.

Resolved: SUMMA Sharpens Minds

Monday, June 20, 2016

The SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society teaches campers to engage each other with honor and respect.

5th Nominee in Central N.Y.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew joins a four-member slate as the Diocese of Central New York seeks its 11th bishop.

Relocating for Mission

Friday, June 17, 2016

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and the Diocese of Rochester seek scaled-down properties.

J. John Stirs Dallas

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s evangelist says mission begins next door.

Spokane Nominates 4

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Three nominees in the Diocese of Spokane live in the Pacific Northwest and another is from the Diocese of Edmonton.

Tangible Action on Guns

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Rev. Marc D. Smith: “The issue of gun violence is a public health issue.”

Officers Alone See Report

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Members of Governance and Administration Committee support limited circulation of misconduct report.

Archbishops: Remain in EU

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York write in support of keeping Britain in the European Union.

‘Prayer Alone Is Not Enough’

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bishops, Episcopal Peace Fellowship call for ban on assault-weapon sales.

Meeting the (Fifth) Mark

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thirty-two ministries will soon receive more than $1 million for ministries satisfying the fifth mark of mission.

Report: Guard Whistleblowers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says staff misconduct preceded his tenure.

No Rest for Merrick’s Bones

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Campaign seeks a Christian burial for the remains of Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man.

Inquiry Surges Legal Costs

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Episcopal Church overspent its legal budget by $121,541 in the first four months of 2016.

Pasadena Calls Dean Kinman

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, will become the eighth rector of All Saints Church.

Archives Project Looks Ahead

Monday, June 13, 2016

Executive Council approves up to $3.3 million to consolidate the Archives of the Episcopal Church.

‘Love Is Stronger than Death’

Monday, June 13, 2016

Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of Central Florida, reflects on the mass murders in Orlando.

Grief, Prayers from Bishops

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other Episcopal bishops offer early responses to the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.

Easton Elects Santosh Marray

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Assisting Bishop of Alabama will become the 11th Bishop of Easton.

Funds Flow to Fort Worth

Saturday, June 11, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. — Executive Council has approved $217,500 in new funding for curacies and clergy compensation in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Strive for $15

Friday, June 10, 2016

All entities of the Episcopal Church should strive to pay their employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour, according to Executive Council.

Grace Brings Change to Adelaide

Friday, June 10, 2016

Grace Network aims to be a fresh, Christian presence for the Anglican community.

C of E Faces Clergy Shortage

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A quarter of C of E ministers are over 60 and are due to retire within the next five years.

Curry: Stand Against Today’s "Jim Crow"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry warned Wednesday that the United States is seeing a resurgence of Jim Crow laws.

Spring EC Starts with Closed Doors

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The three-day spring meeting of the Episcopal Church governing board began with several sessions closed to the press and public.

Restoring Accountability in Haiti

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Episcopal Church is pressuring the Diocese of Haiti to tighten up its business procedures in a bid to increase donor confidence.

HSAs: High Stress or High Hopes?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As dioceses work with the issue of healthcare cost parity, healthcare options for clergy are shifting.

Misconduct on Council’s Radar?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Executive Council to convene for first meeting since firings of two executives.

A Rift in Liverpool

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Diocese of Akure, Nigeria, has withdrawn as a companion diocese with Liverpool.

PB Adds to His Staff

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wendy Karr Johnson is digital missioner for formation and Lacy Broemel is refugee and immigration policy analyst.

Firebomb on Staten Island?

Monday, June 6, 2016

New York police officers are investigating attempted arson at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Staten Island.

Homeless in Hawaii

Friday, June 3, 2016

Churches in the Aloha State try to help the homeless, despite disagreements on what help works best.

Rochester to Sell Diocesan House

Friday, June 3, 2016

Bp. Prince Singh: Diocesan House “comes with $100,000 in annual expenses and perhaps even higher opportunity costs.”

Seeing Orange

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Episcopalians will join thousands of others in observing National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Anglican Archives to Be Restored

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Stephanie Taylor: “Archives tell the story of who we are, why we are here, and what we want to achieve.”

Bunyoro-Kitara’s New Bishop

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Rev. Canon Samuel Kahuma has been elected Bishop of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda.

W. Buganda Elects 6th Bishop

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Church Uganda’s House of Bishops has elected the Rev. Henry Katumba-Tamale as Bishop of West Buganda.

Iona School Expands Courses

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Iona School for Ministry based in the Diocese of Texas will soon offer expanded training for lay leaders.

St. Sava’s Finds Home at GTS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

General Seminary and the Diocese of New York welcome refugees from a cathedral fire.

Intern to Work in N. Dakota

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee is the United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-17.

Columba Declaration Advances

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church pleased by bishop’s appointment to working group.

New: June 12 TLC Online

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The June 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Indaba Director Moves On

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Rev. Canon Phil Groves of the Continuing Indaba project will return to parish ministry in August.

Surgery for Bp. Chip Marble

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Chip Marble, former Bishop of Mississippi, will undergo abdominal surgery Friday.

Zika Facts

Thursday, May 26, 2016

“There is a low chance that we would see [a Zika] epidemic in the continental United States.”

Readers Still Ascending

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a ministry that broadened lay participation in the Victorian church.

Church-theatre Symbiosis

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Episcopal Church Building Fund helps both a congregation and a theatre in Arlington, Texas.

Honors for Scholars

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Michael B. Cover wins a Society for Biblical Literature award and Elisabeth Kincaid is one of four ECF Fellows.

Bishop Howard Meeks Dead at 83

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Howard Samuel Meeks, sixth Bishop of Western Michigan, died May 13 in Florida.

New COO for Pension Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Francis P. Armstrong succeeds Jim Morrison, who has retired.

Makerere to Expand Chapel

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Also in Global News: Abp. Welby defends Nigeria’s president • Abortion debate in the U.K.

Canon Will Help Immigrants

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson becomes director of Episcopal Migration Ministries on June 1.

N.C. Diocese Releases Profile

Monday, May 23, 2016

The 12th Bishop of North Carolina will follow Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Cathedral Calls Richmond Rector

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith returning to Washington, D.C., after 16 years at St. James’s, Richmond.

Kenyans Elect New Archbishop

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, Bishop of Kericho, has been elected the next Archbishop of Kenya.

Marriage Debate in Scotland

Friday, May 20, 2016

In June the Scottish Episcopal Church will consider changes to its marriage canon.

Methodists ‘Pause for Prayer’

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted May 18 to commission a study on human sexuality.

Refreshing the Spirit

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Richard Foster, Nathan Foster, and Sharon Garlough Brown apply Christian disciplines to contemporary life.

Bishop Called to Kentucky

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Special convention approves the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as Provisional Bishop of Lexington.

Orange Is the New Purple

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bishops United Against Gun Violence urges Episcopalians to join color-coordinated protest June 2.

Clear Incarnations

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Coordinating committee sees results of Called to Common Mission.

Trinity Names Interim Dean

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Rev. Henry “Laurie” Thompson III to lead Trinity School for Ministry while search continues.

Outward-focused Church

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry wants Episcopalians to “become instruments of God’s work of reconciliation in this world.”

Abp. Welby: End AIDS by 2030

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his strong support to community-based efforts against AIDS.

Today in Property Law

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Judges rule in favor of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Anglican Diocese of Quincy.

Turmoil in Uganda

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This week's Global News includes reports from York Minster, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

Diocese Sues State

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Multiple parties, including the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, join suit against mandated coverage of abortions.

Council Praises Buffalo Bishops

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ecumenism award follows joint letters by R. William Franklin and Richard J. Malone.

Making Ecumenism Local

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission resumes its work with a meeting in Toronto.

Va. Bishops on Gender Identity

Friday, May 13, 2016

“Some of our schools were already in conversation with students who are transitioning and with their parents.”

Former PBs Reflect at VTS

Friday, May 13, 2016

Bishop Frank Griswold: “We need to be multilingual and multidimensional in our theology.”

Singer Fulfills American Dream

Friday, May 13, 2016

St. Anne’s Church in Ynyshir, Wales, helps Chloe Wilson attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Dallas Calling

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Rev. Jordan and the Rev. Emily Hylden begin new work in August.

Not Yet on Same-sex Marriage

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia postpones decision to 2018.

Pension Group Posts Report

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Church Pension Group has released its 2015 Denominational Health Plan Annual Report.

ACNA Welcomes Beeson Divinity

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Anglican Church in North America has recognized Beeson Divinity School’s Certificate of Anglican Studies.

Matters of Trust

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Boston Globe has published an extensive report into allegations of sexual abuse at private schools.

Sisters Welcome Companions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine offers a year of “living in God’s rhythm” for women ages 22 to 40.

Esther de Waal at Nashotah

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Benedictine scholar to lecture on “Benedict as Prophet for Today” June 13.

10-member Unity Panel

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s task group will maintain conversation among Anglican primates.

Syrian Christians Need Prayer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: Anglicans honor 19th-century missionaries to Malawi.

Lexington Looks to Minnesota

Monday, May 9, 2016

The standing committee of the Diocese of Lexington has nominated the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as bishop provisional.

New: May 22 TLC Online

Monday, May 9, 2016

The May 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Kenyan Abp. Calls for Trust

Monday, May 9, 2016

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala asks Kenyans to restore trust in each other, their families, and their government.

‘Life after Disaster’

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Rev. Christopher Tapera: “There is life after disaster. God is there for us.”

‘No Discussion or Decision’

Friday, May 6, 2016

Departing Anglican Consultative Council members question Abp. Welby’s perspective on the ACC’s 16th meeting.

Archival Upgrade

Friday, May 6, 2016

Episcopal Church Archives rolls out a new look and opens an exhibit on former Presiding Bishop John Maury Allin.

Muslim Dialogue in Seattle

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bishop Greg Rickel and Arsalan Bukhari discuss “Interfaith Relations and Islamophobia.”

Bishop of Delaware to Retire

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of Delaware since 1998, plans to retire early next year.

Transition Missioner Stays Put

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Rev. Meghan Froehlich becomes missioner for transition ministry after interim time in the role.

Bishop Backs Same-sex Marriage

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mpho Tutu van Furth is no longer licensed in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, but Bishop Raphael Hess presses for change.

New Life in the Arctic

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Arthur Turner Training School will return this fall at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit.

Episcopal–Methodist Communiqué

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dialogue affirms gospel proclamation and working “for the healing of a divided and suffering world.”

A Muslim Mayor for London?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Londoners go to the polls on May 5 in a mayoral contest that brings religion, race, and security to the fore.

Central N.Y. Nominates 4

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Diocese of Central New York has announced a four-member slate in the search for its 11th bishop.

Praying for Evangelism

Monday, May 2, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: The Church of England and climate-change activism.

Young Singers Revive a Parish

Friday, April 29, 2016

St. John’s, Newport, returning to parish status as attendance grows.

Dana Gioia: Why Poetry Matters

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“I don’t necessarily think Snoop Dogg is the new Shakespeare, but hip-hop is the reinvigoration of oral poetry.”

Alpha Reboots

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: Parliament calls Islamic State violence genocide.

TLC Wins 7 Awards

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Associated Church Press, Evangelical Press Association honor news and features by The Living Church.

Bp. Andrews to Lead Wycliffe

Friday, April 22, 2016

Stephen Andrews, Bishop of Algoma since 2009, is the new principal of Wycliffe College.

‘Compensator for His People’

Friday, April 22, 2016

A former Lost Boy works for a self-sustaining South Sudan.

Give Me Your Hand

Friday, April 22, 2016

Episcopalians, United Methodists to resume ecumenical dialogue April 25.

PB Praises Brotherhood

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PB to Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “Your core mission is the same as the core mission of the church.”

Bp. Jefferts Schori Joins CDSP

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The 26th presiding bishop will be the third St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry.

Post-fireworks GC in ’18

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The 79th General Convention will convene July 5, 2018, in Austin.

Episcopal Commons on Hold

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“We have recently come to understand that Episcopal Commons as we first imagined it will not be possible.”

The Queen at 90

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 90 on Thursday, has the universal quality of a grandmother.

‘The Consequences Stand’

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby: “The ACC received my report, which included those consequences. The consequences stand.”

Western N.C. Nominates 4

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nominees for 7th Bishop of Western North Carolina are from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.

E. Tennessee Bishop to Retire

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bishop George D. Young III: “I am simply moving into the next season in my life.”

ACC Churns Out Resolutions

Monday, April 18, 2016

“The consequences [for the Episcopal Church] stand,” Archbishop Justin Welby said Monday afternoon.

ACC Picks Diverse Leaders

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Anglican Consultative Council has chosen a diverse slate of leaders for its standing committee.

Grassroots Missions at VTS

Monday, April 18, 2016

Missional Voices attracted leaders from across the country, including the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.

Easton Nominates Four

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Diocese of Easton’s slate includes nominees from Alabama, Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Youth concerns not limited to Global North

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Are youth leaving Anglican churches of the Global South? At ACC-16, youth share their optimism about climate change fight and liturgical experiments — and their frustration with old cultural norms.

Welby: Time to Act on Climate, Violence

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby used his presidential address at ACC-16 to urge Anglicans take decisive action on religiously motivated violence and climate change.

Encountering the Almighty God

Friday, April 15, 2016

David Hurd: Liturgies are “not about our own entertainment of ourselves, or our gestures about our social stance.”

New: May 1 TLC

Friday, April 15, 2016

The May 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishop Sauls Has Left 815

Friday, April 15, 2016

Whether Sauls would be assigned to another position or leave the staff was not clear until Wednesday.

ACC Elects Abp. Paul Kwong

Friday, April 15, 2016

Archbishop Kwong: “I think the most important work we have to do is to hold the Communion together.”

ACC-16 Hears Glad Tidings

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“Most of us have difficulty remembering a time when we were not charitable towards our Christian neighbors.”

Amazing Grace Goes Global

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Playwright Christopher Smith: “It feels so right to have this story have its first student production in Africa.”

Church to Fill Vacancies

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Episcopal Church seeks nominees for an Executive Council member, and volunteers to hire an indigenous missioner.

Global Briefs for April 13

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Archbishop nominees in Kenya • Golf champ in Britain • Church numbers in Uganda

ACC-16 Hears of Persecution

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ACC delegate from Pakistan: “The blasphemy law still hangs as a sword over the Christian community.”

Ian Douglas Forgoes Nomination

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bishop Ian Douglas: “my not pursuing election ... will best facilitate our walking together in unity.”

Nashotah Renews Its Roots

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The seminary with a farming heritage sells land to an earth-friendly foundation.

Idowu-Fearon Speaks Up

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Anglican Communion secretary general denounces accusations of interference in Kenya.

Idowu-Fearon Hails Task Force

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Anglican Communion’s secretary general says the Anglican Covenant is far from dead.

Iodowu-Fearon Defends ACC-16

Monday, April 11, 2016
“The terms of the primates’ decision … have been followed through as far as is possible and legal.”

5,000 Celebrate in Zambia

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ACC-16’s opening Eucharist draws Anglicans from the four nations of the Province of Central Africa.

ACC Hears Reports of Crises

Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACC-16 identifies evangelization, discipleship, migration, climate change, and violence as urgent global issues.

Abp. Welby’s Remarkable Story

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Telegraph: The story of Archbishop Welby’s true father is, “in human terms, extraordinary.”

Applause for a Notion

Friday, April 8, 2016

Canon Paver: “Are we individually and collectively willing to work together for mutual flourishing relationships?”

Pearl of the Kingdom

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the 16th Anglican Consultative Council.

Call for Ecumenists

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Church seeks representatives for ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees.

Youth Celebrate Creation

Thursday, April 7, 2016

“Young Green Anglicans: Intentional Discipleship and Climate Change” drew 75 youth from across Africa.

‘We Act as a Family’

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Archdeacon Paul Feheley regrets that some provinces will boycott ACC-16.

San Joaquin Parties Respond

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A state appeals court has ruled that properties should be returned to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.

New Hope for Kidnapped Priest

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, held by Islamic State since March, may soon be freed.

Unofficial Blessings in Wales

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Welsh bishops do not authorize blessings for same-sex couples, but issue prayers for those who wish to them.

Post-bombing Compassion

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Rev. Fayaz Adman helped his natal parish in Pakistan after suicide bombers attacked.

EYE17 to meet in Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The next Episcopal Youth Event will meet at the University of Central Oklahoma in July 2017.

Abp. Anis Will Miss ACC-16

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Primates were “very clear that [Episcopalians] should not be nominated or elected” to internal standing committees.

Bishop Stacy Sauls Exonerated

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bishop Sauls will not retain his post as COO; deputies Alex Baumgarten and Sam McDonald are fired.

Welcoming Broken Souls

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Congregations learn to help drug addicts as they welcome others who struggle with temptations.

New: April 17 TLC

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The April 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Archbishop Welby Honors 40

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury praised recipients of 40 new awards for outstanding service to the church.

‘We Pray for Reconciliation’

Thursday, March 31, 2016

An Easter Report from leaders of Communion Partners

Happy Egg Days to You

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Growing numbers of Easter-season candy eggs are mum on Easter.

Science and Faith

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ordained scientists in the Episcopal Church offer insight into the compatibility of science and faith in a new video curriculum.

Jesus Walked with Them

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world.

Fire and Resurrection

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Churches step in to help neighbors amid devastating bushfires in western Australia.

Donyelle McCray Joins Yale

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

After five years at Virginia Theological Seminary, Donyelle McCray will become Yale Divinity School’s assistant professor of homiletics.

Group Ready for Church Plants

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The General Convention Advisory Group on Church Planting has announced a series of initiatives.

Presiding Bishop: Time to Pray

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PB Michael Curry has called for prayer for regions that are experiencing violence and civil strife.

Bishop Azariah Grieves the Lost

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bishop Samuel Azariah has posted a video that expresses his horror at the Easter Day bombings in Lahore, Pakistan.

Executive Council Debates Access

Monday, March 28, 2016

Council members seek balance between their bylaws and private discussion of difficult topics.

Brutal Easter in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

At least 69 people died in a bomb attack aimed at Christians enjoying an Easter outing.

Acts 8’s Easter Gift

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A free video, available in nine languages, helps Episcopalians invite friends to church.

Canon Wells to Become a Bishop

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells will be the fifth Bishop of Dorking.

‘Not a Fairy Tale’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “This week’s story of crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.”

Tweaks for Parochial Reports?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The State of the Church Committee studies how annual parish reports might better reflect ministry.

West Texas Thinks Ahead

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Diocese of West Texas has published a profile as it anticipates electing a suffragan bishop early next year.

Healing from Adultery

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bishop Douglas Hahn will take a year of unpaid leave for “repentance, retreat, and reflection.”

Anglican Women Renew Promises

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“Our sisterhood is built on mutual respect and love, and the relationships in Christ we have with each other.”

Prayers for Brussels

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury condemns “terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God.”

New: April 3 TLC

Monday, March 21, 2016

The April 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Interfaith Paper for ACC-16

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns has released a draft report on persecution.

Defending George Bell

Monday, March 21, 2016

In other global news: Christians fleeing Syria • Human-rights violations in South Sudan

National Cathedral Tunes Up

Friday, March 18, 2016

Andrew Barnett of Theodicy Jazz Collective and Rosemarie Logan Duncan of St. Columba’s join cathedral’s staff.

God and Non-coercive Love

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bp. Curry: “What I believe about human equality and dignity is grounded in what I believe about the love of God.”

Bishop Reflects on Sudan

Friday, March 18, 2016

Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, writes a 1,300-word letter on theological differences.

$140,816 in Conant Grants

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nineteen grants for a total of $140,816 have been awarded through the Conant Grants for the 2016-17 academic year.

United Church of Christ: Amen

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leaders of the United Church of Christ express their support for the House of Bishops’ ‘Word to the Church.’

Bishop Search Continues

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nominations continue until April 30 for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

From Niassa to Charleston

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering is the new Assistant Bishop of West Virginia.

A Loss Redeemed

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The former Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland, Massachusetts, is the new home to a Coptic Orthodox congregation.

Bishops: Pray for the Nation

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege.”

Nigerians Pass on ACC

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Abp. Okoh: Some churches may never “embrace the sexual culture being promoted by some provinces of the Church.”

Kasich: A Complex Anglican

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Laura Turner: John Kasich’s faith “led him to a denomination that most Americans have never heard of.”

Daily Summaries from Bishops

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Excerpts and videos from four days of the House of Bishops’ annual meeting at Camp Allen in Texas.

Brother Damian, Sister Piglet

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Brother of the Society of St. Francis rescued Janice, a runaway piglet.

Global Briefs for March 14

Monday, March 14, 2016

Anti-Semitism in the U.K., political discord in Burundi

Racial Reconciliation Plans

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Leaders plan “one or more church-wide gatherings where many voices can [discuss] racial justice and reconciliation.”

Pa. Elects Canon Gutierrez

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daniel Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, elected as 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania.

Archbishop of Congo Resigns

Friday, March 11, 2016

Archbishop Henri Isingoma plans a health-improvement break and will return to academia.

Farewell to Nancy Reagan

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stuart Kenworthy, interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral, to preside at the former First Lady’s funeral.

Canon Meets Cannon

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Parishioners borrow a small cannon from the Sandy Beach Yacht Club to salute their rector, a new honorary canon.

Hawaiians Dispute Graham

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Church leaders decry “intolerant and xenophobic reactionary response to societal and global change.”

Anglican Women Gather in NYC

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets March 14-24.

Making Sense of the Shroud

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rob Willmann: “The shroud is one of those things that really makes us look hard.”

A Bishop’s Listening Heart

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

“I was rector of a church that was clear about its love of mystery, beauty and awe in the presence of God.”

Canon Porter to Change Duties

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s director for reconciliation will become his chief of staff in May.

Hospitality Under Pressure

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Camp Crucis steps up after a severe storm damages Foster’s Home for Children.

Canons Download Available

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Free PDF ready of Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, 2015.

Global Briefs for March 8

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

News from Yemen, London, and York

Therese DeLisio Returns to Chicago

Monday, March 7, 2016

Therese DeLisio to become academic dean and associate professor of theology and liturgy at Bexley Seabury.

Anglican Pittsburgh Nominates 8

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh will elect Bishop Robert Duncan’s successor in late April.

New: March 20 TLC

Friday, March 4, 2016

The March 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bor–Indianapolis Link Breaks

Friday, March 4, 2016

Bishop Catherine Waynick: “I write to share the sad news that our 14-year partnership … has come to an end.”

Pass the Fried Pie, Friends

Thursday, March 3, 2016

What started as a small fundraiser 35 years ago now attracts calls from across central Arkansas.

DaySpring Groundbreaking

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A new program center represents the first of a multiphase, 10-year DaySpring master development plan begun in 2014.

ERD Tops Fundraising Goal

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Episcopal Relief & Development raised nearly $500,000 above its goal.

Free Curriculum on Earth Care

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Two Episcopal priests have released a curriculum based on the House of Bishops’ pastoral teaching on the environment.

Templeton Honors Rabbi Sacks

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“We will always inhabit a world of the spirit that searches not just for explanation but also for meaning.”

Communion Hires BBC Vet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Adrian Butcher joined the BBC in 1990 as a producer in its national radio newsroom.

Bishops Demur on Marriage Canon

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“We continue to wonder whether a legislative procedure is the most helpful way of dealing with these matters.”

15 UTO Grants

Monday, February 29, 2016

Grants of $2,500 will help ministries among the homeless, poor, Hispanics, and youth.

Global Briefs for Feb. 29

Monday, February 29, 2016

News from Uganda, Singapore, Polynesia, and the United Kingdom.

The PB on Core Doctrine

Saturday, February 27, 2016

“Marriage is faith and practice. It’s not core doctrine. But that’s a debatable point.”

Bp. Wolfe on Latest Killings

Saturday, February 27, 2016

“May we continue to find ways of making peace and working toward reducing the violence in our culture.”

PB Describes His Recovery

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry says he has made a 90 percent recovery from a subdural hematoma.

Executive Council Gathers

Friday, February 26, 2016

Council members will hear details about misconduct allegations involving three senior staff members.

Bexley Seabury Picks Hyde Park

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bexley Seabury will operate from a single site at Chicago Theological Seminary as of July.

2 Bishops Decline U.S. Help

Friday, February 26, 2016

“We [would] rather starve and not receive money from churches whose actions contradict the scriptures.”

Two-diocese Deacons’ School

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nine ordinands are the first graduates of the Deacons’ School in Virginia.

St. Anselm’s Deadlines

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Applications are due Feb. 29 for prospective residential members of the Community of St. Anselm.

Speakers Resist Flyover

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Leaders of St. John’s Pro-Cathedral oppose a Caltrans proposal, citing adverse effects of noise and pollution.

Bishops Oppose ‘Campus Carry’

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two Georgia bishops: Allowing guns on college campuses conflicts with Christian values and is bad public policy.

Bishop Doyle Discloses Cancer

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“I have been in prayer, under spiritual direction and on retreat. I am ready for the surgery and what comes after.”

Inquiry Nears Conclusion

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Presiding Bishop expects a report within about a month on accusations against three suspended staff members.

Queen Elizabeth II and God

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love.”

Dialogue at First Cousin Stage

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Anglican Church in North America moves closer to two Lutheran denominations.

A Long Spiritual Path

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Born into a family of Buddhists and Taoists, Ng Moon Hing is now Anglican Archbishop of South East Asia.

PB Honors Middle East Christians

Monday, February 22, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry: “Our journey during Lent always leads us to Jerusalem.”

Global Briefs for Feb. 22

Monday, February 22, 2016

Marriage decisions in New Zealand and Southern Africa • New archbishop for South East Asia • Reform and Renewal

New: March 6 TLC

Friday, February 19, 2016
The March 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

New Dean in Baltimore

Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Rev. Rob Boulter to become dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation after two years of discernment.

Historians Offer Grants

Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from scholars and academic and church groups.

Bargains for Justice

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Rev. Roger Joslin has written ‘School of Love: Planting a Church in the Shadow of Empire.’

Ghost at the Party

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
“We are the presence of the Anglican Communion in Scotland and we expect the Church of England to respect that.”

Prayer as Microagression?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hostile tweets claimed a Church of England prayer request was “crass” and “offensive.”

Synod OKs Columba Declaration

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
General Synod prepares the way for joint work between the Church of England and the Church of Scotland.

Diocese Drops Marriage Canon

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Diocese of Texas no longer requires that its clergy limit their sexual activity to heterosexual marriage.

Reorganizing Bishops Gather

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
“While their litigation is important, it is not the center of life in any of the dioceses.”

Abp. Welby on the Primates

Monday, February 15, 2016
“Freedom cannot be found without order, and order and freedom are necessary for human flourishing.”

Abp.: Pray in Luwum’s Honor

Friday, February 12, 2016
“We need this reminder of the bigger issues before us of harmony and truth, unity, and respect for one another.”

From Mansion to Open Space

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Commons, housed in a former factory, stresses transparency rather than privilege.

Development Workshops Set

Thursday, February 11, 2016
E. Mark Stephenson: Training “switches the discernment to an asset view … from one focused on what we don’t have.”

Church Seeks Federal Bishop

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Nominations are open for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

The End Is Not in Sight

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Katherine Grieb on the Anglican Communion: “Let’s figure out a way to stay together.”

Bp. Stephen Lane on Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
“It’s not a trivial matter. It’s not simply about bettering oneself, or increasing one’s charitable giving.”

Bp. Dorsey McConnell on Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
“Paul’s counsel is pretty consistent: press the reset button. Start over. Look at Christ Crucified.”

PB’s Message for Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Lent is a season of making a renewed commitment to be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.

Islam and the Gospel

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Fouad Masri: “Find similarities in the two faiths and then use biblical bridges.”

Global Briefs for Feb. 9

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Earthquakes in Taiwan, immigration in Nigeria, euthanasia in New Zealand, contentment in the U.K.

Choirboys Flip Out

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Young choristers at Chichester Cathedral took a pancake-flipping break during their rehearsal on Shrove Tuesday.

‘Community and Not Chaos’

Monday, February 8, 2016
Bishop Curry: “We’re going to learn to live together, and the Episcopal Church is going to lead the way.”

‘Make a Renewed Commitment’

Monday, February 8, 2016
Bishop Curry: “Love is not a sentiment; it is a commitment to live not for myself alone.”

St. Thomas Hires Organist

Monday, February 8, 2016
Daniel Hyde of Magdalen College, Oxford, succeeds the late John Scott as organist at St. Thomas Church.

N. Indiana Elects Douglas Sparks

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Rev. Douglas E. Sparks, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Rochester, Minn., is Bishop-elect of Northern Indiana.

New: Feb. 21 TLC

Friday, February 5, 2016
The Feb. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Dioceses Rush against Poverty

Friday, February 5, 2016
North Carolina, Colorado have until kickoff time Sunday to beat record donations to Episcopal Relief & Development.

Water and Nurture for Refugees

Friday, February 5, 2016
“As I gave each a cup of water, I looked into their eyes. It was the children who softened first.”

Mayer Welcomes Predecessors

Friday, February 5, 2016
In Fort Worth, two bishops agree to assist Bishop J. Scott Mayer.

U.K. Clergy Might Dress Down

Thursday, February 4, 2016
A consultation is studying if Church of England clergy might be freed from traditional clerical clothing styles.

Cathedrals Strapped for Cash

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Leaders of nearly two-thirds of England’s cathedrals admit to having money worries.

Dean Believes in Bendigo

Thursday, February 4, 2016
“We turned the church inside out. We reflected on what made us distinctive, and we tried to do it with humor.”

Schools and Transgender People

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The National Association of Episcopal Schools offers initial guidelines on transgender-friendly policies.

Abp. Bolly Defends Missionaries

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
“To dismiss the whole missionary movement as rejected in Europe is completely arrogant and mischievous.”

Episcopalians Intend to Vote

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
House of Deputies Newsletter reports on interpretation of primates’ communiqué.

Lord Carey Guarded on Communion

Monday, February 1, 2016
George Carey: “I do not want to get in the way of my successors.”

Global Guests in Miami

Monday, February 1, 2016
Peter Eaton invites Anglican leaders to his seating as fourth Bishop of Southeast Florida.

Theology that Leads to Awe

Friday, January 29, 2016
Theologian Jane Williams spoke at Truro Anglican Church to launch a U.S. satellite of St. Paul’s Theological Centre.

PB on Inclusion and the Church

Friday, January 29, 2016
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will speak on the topic “Is There Room Enough for All?” at the National Press Club.

Sudanese Bishops Seek Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
Bishop Tandema Andrew: “Children are dying of malaria, women are dying in childbirth.”

Porter Fdn. Reaches Jerusalem

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Berkeley graduates to study at St. George’s, Jerusalem, for nine months.

Pennsylvania Announces Slate

Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-member slate in the election of its 16th bishop.

Bishops Reflect for Lent

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The House of Bishops’ theology committee invites the church to recover and renew economic imagination.

Threefold Blessing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Archbishop David Moxon: “It was incredibly moving to be part of what (I think) was an unprecedented invitation.”

Abp. Ernest on Primates 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
“Threats of a possible walkout and division … were overcome by a common commitment to walk together.”

Seafarer Groups Work Together

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The MARE project will deliver support, information, and professional development using social media.

Stamp Honors A.M.E. Founder

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The U.S. Postal Service will release its Richard Allen Black Heritage stamp on Feb. 2.

C of E Attendance: 750,000

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Church statisticians are questioning the value of measuring attendance only on Sundays.

ISIS Levels Monastery

Monday, January 25, 2016
The monastery, founded in 595 by Mar Elia (Elijah) and located in Mosul, was attacked in 2014.

Mission Network Renews Call

Monday, January 25, 2016
Episcopalians encounter the outstretched arms of Jesus in new ways through international mission.

New: Feb. 2 TLC

Friday, January 22, 2016
The Feb. 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Marriage Study Continues

Friday, January 22, 2016
Brian Taylor: “We have been asked to look at a wide variety of relationships and households other than marriage.”

Canadians Help Syrians

Friday, January 22, 2016
Assistance will go to thousands of families left homeless by the war in Syria.

A ‘God Moment’ in Canterbury

Thursday, January 21, 2016
“It’s clear in Christian teaching that it’s not for us to divide the body of Christ, which is the church.”

‘How Can We Bless Each Other?’

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Archbishop Mouneer Anis describes a turning point in the Primates’ Meeting.

Bruce Garner on the Future

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
“Why will we do these things? These are the words Jesus spoke to His followers. Jesus calls us over this tumult.”

Spokane Seeks 9th Bishop

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Diocese of Spokane is accepting names through March 15 in its search for Spokane’s ninth bishop.

Council’s Young Wonder

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thomas Alexander, 19, is a budding liturgist.

Responses to Primates’ Decision Reveal Hope, Frustration

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Commentary on the 2016 Primates’ Meeting flooded blogs, social networks, and feeds this weekend as leaders from around the Anglican Communion shared their thoughts on the gathering.

Curry Responds to Primates' Meeting Decision

Friday, January 15, 2016
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: "This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion."

Primates suspend TEC over same sex decisions

Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Primates' Meeting in Canterbury has suspended the Episcopal Church from full participation in the Anglican Communion. Effective for three years, the resolution prohibits TEC from participating in several facets of the Communion.

E.B. Pusey’s Living Vision

Thursday, January 14, 2016
An interview with the Rev. George Westhaver

$798K to Diocese of Indianapolis

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Diocese of Indianapolis has received a $798,500 grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Transforming a Block

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Episcopal Commons will serve the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s, and Episcopal Homes.

Primate Visits Myanmar

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Abp. Philip Richardson of New Zealand observed the third Anglican Family Gathering on his way to Canterbury.

O Lord, Make Haste to Help Us

Monday, January 11, 2016
Speculation notwithstanding, Anglican primates attended Evening Prayer together in Canterbury Cathedral on Monday.

What’s at Stake for Primates?

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Anglicanism was never a homogeneous entity and never amenable to central control.

Preventable Deaths

Friday, January 8, 2016
The Rev. Bernadine Craft appears in a new televised discussion of suicide prevention.

TSM Dean to Resign

Friday, January 8, 2016
The Very Rev. Justyn Terry of Trinity School for Ministry will return to England.

Bp. Scanlan Suspends Priest

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Bishop Audrey Scanlan: “It is imperative that we employ all the safeguards that are available to us.”

One-Woman Plea for Peace

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Susanne Sulby: “Sanctuary to me means peace inside yourself.”

Bishop Paul Lambert Retiring

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Paul Lambert, Bishop Suffragan of Dallas, will retire from his diocesan ministry in May.

Nashotah Burial for Bp. Parsons

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Requiem Mass for Bishop Donald J. Parsons set for Jan. 14 at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Follow in Jesus’ Love

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Presiding Bishop prays that Anglican Primates “may follow our Lord Jesus in the ways of his love” as they meet.

Remembering Gregory

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Display of Pope Gregory’s crozier coincides with the Primates’ Meeting next week.

Archbishop: Pray for Primates

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury asks for prayers that Anglican primates will meet in wisdom and love.

Indianapolis Opens Nominations

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Diocese of Indianapolis has published its profile as part of its search for the diocese’s 11th bishop.

Bishop Parsons Dies at 94

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Donald James Parsons, former dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and 6th Bishop of Quincy, has died.

Complete Primatial Statements

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Andrew Goddard has compiled the statements made by Primates’ Meetings since 1979.

Tensions in Malaysia

Monday, January 4, 2016
The Bishop of West Malaysia says cultural polarization has reached alarming levels.

Synod Leader Decries Secularism

Monday, January 4, 2016
William Nye of the Church of England’s General Synod says Christianity is being subtly silenced in public life.

Addicts on the Doorstep

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Churches respond to waves of homeless young people.

Letters for Bishop Peter Ball

Friday, January 1, 2016
Twelve letters show how establishment figures rallied in support of the disgraced former Bishop of Gloucester.

New: Jan. 17 TLC

Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Jan. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Complete your year with a special gift to The Living Church

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
There is no better way to praise God than in the Psalms, which are full of the creative Word of God — who was, John says, in the beginning with God, through whom all things were made.

Proposal Worries Primus

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Most Rev. David Chillingworth of Scotland believes the Columba Declaration raises issues of territorial integrity.

Priest Resigns in Kentucky

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Rev. Jonathan Erdman of Louisville: “I have no choice but to resign, or contradict my conscience.”

Gay Canon Denied License

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies cannot officiate in the Diocese of Winchester.

Tense Christmas in Sudan

Monday, December 28, 2015
Few Christians in Sudan celebrated Christmas in peace.

English-Scottish Breakthrough

Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Church of England and the Church of Scotland will discuss the Columba Declaration in the new year.

Imagine the Parish Mosque

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Baroness Warsi: “A nod to the heritage and the culture that you find yourself in can be very helpful.”

Crossing Our Divide

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Rev. Fleming Rutledge reflects on a new priest’s ministry in the Diocese of Baltimore.

Archbishop’s Christmas Greeting

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury has sent a Christmas message to ecumenical partners and heads of churches.

Churches Flex Money Muscle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Churches in the United Kingdom are learning they have power to press for environmentally friendly policies.

Bishop Curry on Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
“God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us.”

Easton Seeks 11th Bishop

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Diocese of Easton is accepting recommendations until Jan. 15.

Another Tutu Finds Her Voice

Monday, December 21, 2015
The Rev. Mpho Tutu joins protests against South African President Jacob Zuma.

Jan. 3 TLC Now Online

Monday, December 21, 2015
The Jan. 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Meet Canon Spellers

Monday, December 21, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls Stephanie Spellers and Tara Elgin Holley to join his staff.

Bp. Curry Announces Inquiry

Friday, December 18, 2015
Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud LLP will investigate concerns that led to three staff members being suspended.

Called to Common Confirmation

Friday, December 18, 2015
Lamb of God, a Lutheran and Episcopal parish in Ft. Myers, Florida, held a two-bishop confirmation service Dec. 13.

Darth Vader at the Cathedral

Friday, December 18, 2015
Washington National Cathedral has launched a raffle for a Darth Vader carving and a Gargoyle Tower Climb.

Welby Greets Shia Theologians

Friday, December 18, 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby: “There is great potential for our faith to act as a bridge between our faith communities.”

Decisions vs. Statements

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Archbishop Fred Hiltz of Canada says the Primates’ Meeting “is not a decision-making body.”

Apply Soon for Service Corps

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Jan. 8 is the application deadline for placement in the Young Adult Service Corps.

Abp. Idowu-Fearon on Boko Haram

Thursday, December 17, 2015
“The responsibility is on those of us who believe there is a better way to help [Boko Haram] to find it.”

Year 2 of St. Anselm

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Application period opens for the second year of the Community of St. Anselm.

The Archbishop and ‘West Wing’

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
“You get the sense that [Archbishop Welby] is never calculating who might be offended, or attracted, by his words.”

Weddings and Hospitality

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Bishop George D. Young III explains his decision to no longer require parish membership for couples seeking weddings.

Small Is Beautiful

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Bishop Kirk S. Smith of Arizona reflects on the important ministry of small congregations.

On Freedom of Religion

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Bishop Nicholas Knisely: “I cannot imagine our nation betraying its great visionary stance.”

E. Oregon Elects in 1 Ballot

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Rev. Patrick Bell of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, elected as the seventh Bishop of Eastern Oregon.

New Space for Lambeth Library

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Lambeth Palace’s first new building project in 180 years will create a new home for its library.

‘Mums, Tots, and Bible Songs’

Monday, December 14, 2015
Christian leaders say the U.K. government’s counter-extremism plans are too broad.

IASCUFO and Primates

Monday, December 14, 2015
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith, and Order welcomes the Primates’ Meeting set for January.

Bedside Executive Decisions

Friday, December 11, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, only one day after brain surgery, suspends three high-ranking leaders.

Bp. Curry Leaves Hospital

Friday, December 11, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will return to his home in North Carolina after a six-day hospital stay.

PB Suspends Three Leaders

Friday, December 11, 2015
Presiding Bishop suspends the church’s chief operating officer, deputy COO, and director of public engagement.

Climate Talks ‘Nearly There’

Friday, December 11, 2015
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would present a draft agreement Saturday morning to climate-change negotiators.

Heaney Publishes on Theology

Friday, December 11, 2015
The Rev. Robert S. Heaney has published ‘From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology.’

Litany on Gun Violence

Friday, December 11, 2015
Bishop Stephen T. Lane has composed a litany for National Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend.

Communion Seeks Communicator

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The Anglican Communion’s next director of communications will oversee a global network of writers.

Presiding Bishop Clears Surgery

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is resting comfortably after surgery in a Virginia hospital on Tuesday.

Subdural Hematoma: Cause & Cure

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Doctors expect a gradual but steady recovery in Bishop Michael Curry’s case.

Bishop Curry’s Love Offering

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The presiding bishop’s bedside video was a pastoral gesture for a people genuinely worried about their leader.

PB’s Surgery Delayed

Monday, December 7, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry thanks Episcopalians and others for their prayers and wishes.

Archbishop Sentamu’s Pilgrimage

Monday, December 7, 2015
Global Briefs: The Archbishop of York will walk across his diocese. • Remembering Mandela • Climate Conference

Dec. 20 Issue Is Now Online

Monday, December 7, 2015
The Dec. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Surgery Set for Bishop Curry

Monday, December 7, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will undergo surgery today for a subdural hematoma.

Prayers Plus Work

Friday, December 4, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop J. Jon Bruno offer a video statement on the murders in San Bernardino.

Bexley Seabury Seeks Partner

Friday, December 4, 2015
Will Bexley Seabury Western Theological Federation’s focus on Chicago help deepen its ecumenical collaboration?

Bp. Andrus on Mass Shootings

Thursday, December 3, 2015
“It is time to boldly stand up and say, as we know most Americans believe, that good gun control must happen now.”

Rivers of Tears

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has a lot of work ahead.

Driven to Our Knees

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Bishop Jim Mathes: “Let us pray deeply that God may assuage the sorrows of those most harmed by today’s evil.”

Archbishop Speaks on ISIL

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Justin Welby calls for a theological component to the debate about fighting terrorism.

Primatial Staff Dates to 1961

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
From the Field (Diocese of Georgia) offers background on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s primatial staff.

Diaconate Fund’s New Leaders

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Rev. W. Keith McCoy of the Diocese of New Jersey is the new president of the Fund for the Diaconate.

Mind Meld on Evangelism

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Carrie Boren Headington of Dallas recently interviewed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about evangelism.

‘Ecumenism of Blood’

Monday, November 30, 2015
Pope Francis: Anglican martyrs’ witness has “truly gone ‘to the end of the earth.’”

Ethiopia’s Theological College

Monday, November 30, 2015
St. Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College launches in Ethiopia, and more in global briefs.

Grieve, Pray, and Act

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee responds to video of a Chicago police officer shooting Laquan McDonald, 17, to death.

‘Jesus Is Present’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Bishop Brian E. Prior responds to multiple shootings in North Minneapolis on Nov. 22.

Global Briefs for Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Archbishop Williams on ISIS • Healing in Uganda • Gift to St. Andrews • Ruling in Zimbabwe

Pope Names Ordinariate Bishop

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Steven J. Lopez to be ordained Feb. 2 as the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

U.K. Cinemas: Humbug

Monday, November 23, 2015
Movie chains decline ad in which believers say the Lord’s Prayer.

Los Angeles Seeks Nominees

Friday, November 20, 2015
Diocese of Los Angeles will elect a bishop coadjutor in December 2016.

$1.5M to Trinity School for Ministry

Friday, November 20, 2015
Hansen Foundation’s large gift will support the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future.

‘We Could Change the World’

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Executive Council members to explore evangelism.

Staff Prevails on Secrecy

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Executive Council approves redacting amounts for clergy housing allowances.

Bishop Curry on Refugees

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “The larger truth is that our ultimate security comes from God in Christ.”

Council Debates its Duties

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Members of Executive Council heard Tuesday that the council has not been keeping up with some key responsibilities.

Bp. Lee to Assist in N.C.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Bishop Peter James Lee will return to North Carolina, his longtime home, to serve as assistant bishop.

Global Briefs for Nov. 17

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Archbishops on terrorist attacks • Coventry remembers • More

Ethicist Blasts White Supremacy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Keri Day: “White supremacy has always sat at the center of the American democratic ideal that we hold dear.”

‘Ready and Really Serious’

Monday, November 16, 2015
Presiding Bishop says adding a third canon shows commitment to evangelism and racial reconciliation.

Bp. Glasspool Moving to NYC

Monday, November 16, 2015
Mary Douglas Glaspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York in April.

ECF Leaving 815 Second Ave.

Monday, November 16, 2015
The Episcopal Church Foundation will move to the Interchurch Center by January.

Council’s New Triennium

Monday, November 16, 2015
Executive Council hears about evangelism, racial reconciliation, and new forms of church amid shrinking budgets.

5 Nominees for Northern Indiana

Monday, November 16, 2015
The Diocese of Northern Indiana has announced five nominees in the search for its eighth bishop.

Dallas Consecration

Saturday, November 14, 2015
The Rev. Canon George Sumner became Bishop of Dallas on Saturday during a 2½-hour service.

UCU Honors Missionaries

Friday, November 13, 2015
Uganda Christian University has dedicated a classroom building in honor of the Rev. Stephen and Peggy Noll.

Central N.Y. Opens Nominations

Friday, November 13, 2015
The Diocese of Central New York will elect its 11th bishop in August.

Katherine Parr: Liturgist?

Thursday, November 12, 2015
A professor at Carleton University believes Henry VIII’s last wife composed a ‘Prayer for the Monarch.’

Magic Gardens in the City

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Atlas Obscura: “Walking through the narrow gate into the gardens at St. Luke in the Fields is like diving underwater.”

Compass Rose to Raise $10M

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Compass Rose Society plans endowment to fund its annual commitment to the Anglican Consultative Council.

Global Briefs for Nov. 11

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Church of South India strives to help the disabled.

Nov. 29 TLC Now Online

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Nov. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Brotherly Relations in Cairo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Anglican archbishops, Coptic Pope, Grand Imam discuss peace, ‘Allah,’ sexual morality, and Easter.

Ordinariate’s Missal Published

Monday, November 9, 2015
Ordinariate communities will use ‘Divine Worship: The Missal’ as of the First Sunday of Advent.

All-Chicago for Bexley Seabury

Monday, November 9, 2015
Bexley Seabury Seminary Foundation will change to a single campus beginning with its Fall 2016 term.

Tribunal Backs British Bishop

Friday, November 6, 2015
An employment tribunal has dismissed Jeremy Pemberton’s discrimination claim.

Pilgrim Draws Pilgrims

Thursday, November 5, 2015
A discipleship course from the Church of England helps people cross bridges into my parish’s common life.

Eastern Oregon Nominates 3

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Diocese of Eastern Oregon seeks its seventh bishop.

Md. Welcomes Bishop Knudsen

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Evensong will celebrate the arrival of Chilton R. Knudsen, a bishop with a ministry in recovery and healing.

The Church and Credit Unions

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Credit unions present opportunities that can serve all sorts of people well.

Patriarch Visits Lambeth

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Welby worshiped, prayed together, and discussed shared challenges.

Bishop Eaton Visits Congress

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Bishop Peter Eaton met last week with several leaders in Congress, including those who represent Florida.

Lent Madness & Holiday Creep

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Tim Schenck: “Why can’t you walk into your local coffee shop and see purple lights strung up in November?”

Shared Communion Breakthrough?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A committee suggests “expansion of opportunities for Catholics and Lutherans to receive Holy Communion together.”

Dedicatory Year at VTS

Monday, November 2, 2015
Dean Ian Markham: “We want to stretch that space, make demands of the space, and live into the space.”

Global Briefs for Nov. 2

Monday, November 2, 2015
Pope Francis • Corrymeela • Evangelism

‘God Has Work for Us to Do’

Sunday, November 1, 2015
The church installs Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry in a service marked by excitement, joy, and gravity.

‘Pray for Him, not Prey on Him’

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Sandye Wilson: “I would like to invite you to make a covenant today to pray for [Bishop Curry] and not prey on him.”

Be Present in Spirit

Friday, October 30, 2015
Episcopalians need not be present to celebrate Bishop Michael Curry’s new ministry as 27th presiding bishop.

Nov. 15 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 30, 2015
The Nov. 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Designated Tithing

Friday, October 30, 2015
Trends in giving and their implications for churches

Turning a Page in Maryland

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton offers multiple prayers after the sentencing of former bishop Heather Cook.

God Recalibrates Hearts

Thursday, October 29, 2015
James K.A. Smith speaks about his ideas in a long-form interview with Sue Careless.

A Philosopher Loves the Heart

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
James K.A. Smith praises Anglicanism’s beauty and liturgical heritage.

21 to Attend U.N. Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has chosen delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Seven Years for Heather Cook

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Former bishop Heather Cook will spend seven years in prison in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo.

Same-sex Weddings for Georgia

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bishop Scott Benhase of Georgia has granted permission for clergy to celebrate weddings for same-sex couples.

Western N.C. Posts Profile

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Diocese of Western North Carolina is accepting names in the search for its seventh bishop.

Global Briefs for Oct. 26

Monday, October 26, 2015
Bishop Rachel Treweek • Cricket Results • Archbishop Makgoba • Refugees at Offa House

Cathedral to House Elderly

Friday, October 23, 2015
Ministry of Caring rescues the empty Cathedral Church of St. John in Wilmington, Delaware.

A Late Bishop’s Troubling Sin

Friday, October 23, 2015
Decades after his death, Bishop George Bell’s pedophilia finds him out.

Porvoo: Pray for Leaders

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Leaders of the Porvoo Communion of Churches have called for prayers amid the refugee crisis.

Eerdmans Interviews Hauerwas

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University joins host Philip Zoutendam for the first episode of ‘The Eerdcast.’

Horsepower in Therapy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A video by Deacon Anthony Keller profiles Joyce Davison’s ministry through AHEAD with Horses.

Archbishop Welby on YouTube

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Two videos capture the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thoughts on working for unity within the Anglican Communion.

TLC and Virginia Seminary

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Dean Ian Markham: TLC “is a substantial publication, which invites us all into a theologically rich understanding of our tradition.”

Global Briefs for Oct. 19

Monday, October 19, 2015
Bishopscourts’ Fading Glory • KJV Draft • Twice-yearly Churches

Global South Primates: We’re In

Monday, October 19, 2015
Archbishops welcome the chance to shape their own agenda for January’s meeting.

‘Go to Galilee’

Sunday, October 18, 2015
A disciple’s transformed life begets joyful witness, public acts of justice, and potentially contagious faith.

How Does the Synod Work?

Friday, October 16, 2015
The Synod of Bishops, in the media spotlight as it discusses the family, is 50 years old this month.

Nov. 1 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 16, 2015
The Nov. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bridging Low and High Church

Friday, October 16, 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury joins the celebration of a new Immanuel Chapel at VTS.

Peter Moore Scholars Chosen

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Two scholarships honor the fourth dean and president of Trinity School for Ministry.

‘We Need a United Church’

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Virginia Theological Seminary, Oct. 13.

Education that Crosses Divides

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wesley Hill: “Our experience of praying together is challenging us to reach across other kinds of impaired communion.”

Makgoba Cites Mining Dangers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Archbishop of Cape Town: Churches “have failed the mining industry, both workers and managers.”

Global Briefs for Oct. 12

Monday, October 12, 2015
Global South meeting canceled • Midwives order scales back • Peter Ball jailed • Rare Bible pops up

A Greener Prayer Book

Friday, October 9, 2015
The Rev. Ruth Meyers predicts possible changes in creation, baptism, and trinitarian theology.

Another Step on Christology

Friday, October 9, 2015
Anglican and Oriental Orthodox leaders have signed a revised Agreed Statement on Christology.

Rise in Glory: Winifred Gaines

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Rev. Canon Winifred B. Gaines, former chaplain to the California Senate, dies at 87.

Guyanese Priest Elected Bishop

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Diocese of Guyana has elected the Rev. Charles Alexander Davidson of Philadelphia as its eighth bishop.

Fresh Water, Prayer in S.C.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Deacons in South Carolina are coordinating efforts to deliver clean water to residents of the city Columbia.

Webinar on Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present a webinar Oct. 15 on the global refugee crisis.

New Fire in London

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Bishop Richard Chartres gives thanks for a rekindled emphasis on evangelism within his diocese.

Two Canons for Bishop Curry

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Michael Buerkel Hunn will work from Raleigh and Charles K. Robertson will remain in New York.

Global Briefs for Oct. 5

Monday, October 5, 2015
The Vatican's cricket team • Edith Cavell • Christian-Muslim relations

Tony Baker to Edit ATR

Monday, October 5, 2015
Professor wants journal to be “a first stop for faculty and graduate students who have something remarkable to say.”

Oct. 18 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 2, 2015
The Oct. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

St. James Declines $1 Million

Friday, October 2, 2015
“The church building that we were in cost $6 million to build, and the land alone would be $15 million.”

Up Close at National Cathedral

Friday, October 2, 2015
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has provided support for the cathedral’s restoration.

Idowu-Fearon Prays for Primates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
“We confess our individual and corporate roles in bringing the Communion to where she is today and ask for your forgiveness.”

The Grays’ Dynastic Ministry

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Rev. Peter W. Gray could be forgiven if he felt overwhelmed by his ancestral lineage.

Global Briefs for Sept. 29

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
James Runcie • British Survey • Bones at Westminster • Bishop Mallally Ordains Deacons

Missional Focus in New Zealand

Monday, September 28, 2015
More than 500 people are expected at Mission Together, New Zealand’s decennial mission conference set for Oct. 6-9.

Destination: Papal Mass

Friday, September 25, 2015
SEPTA mass transit will help thousands reach the Mass that concludes Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.

Agreed Statement Forthcoming

Friday, September 25, 2015
‘In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology’ reflects six years of ecumenical dialogue.


Thursday, September 24, 2015
Legal transfer of PEARUSA to the ACNA to occur by June.

Australians Open their Doors

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Assistant Bishop Tim Harris has asked Australian churches to ponder “how you might step up at such a time as this.”

Present for the Overwhelmed

Thursday, September 24, 2015
If anyone in New York City is stunned by a brush with Pope Francis, Fr. Joe Parrish is ready to help.

Pope Buoys Environmentalists

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Canon Sally Bingham: The pope’s message on the environment “has given us a tremendous boost.”

Reading Lambeth’s Tea Leaves

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time to stop “trying to keep people in the boat and never actually rowing it anywhere.”

Drawing Hope from Pope Francis

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Fr. Brian Vander Wel: “I just want to see him, even if it’s on the [outdoor] TV screen.”

Global Briefs for Sept. 21

Monday, September 21, 2015
Items from Tanzania, Lambeth Palace, and Nigeria.

Oct. 4 TLC Now Online

Friday, September 18, 2015
The Oct. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops Discuss Encyclical

Friday, September 18, 2015
Bishop Marc Andrus calls for “loving and appreciative dialogue” about issues raised by Pope Francis.

GAFCON Responds to Invitation

Friday, September 18, 2015
GAFCON: Division “is not primarily a problem of relationships and cultural context, but of false teaching.”

Wales and Archepiscopacy

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Archbishop Barry Morgan of Wales questions the traditional demands of the office.

815 Promotes Block 87

Thursday, September 17, 2015
The Episcopal Church welcomes proposals for the last undeveloped property in downtown Austin.

Abp. Beach on the Primates

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Archbishop Foley Beach intends to join his fellow GAFCON primates, if they attend January’s meeting.

A ‘Most Welcome Development’

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Idowu-Fearon: “The Anglican Communion must now allow the Holy Spirit to intervene in the differences that divide us.”

Abp. Calls Primates’ Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Archbishop Welby invites Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA to attend part of the next Primates’ Meeting.

Anticipation for Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
More than the sizable flock of Pope Francis will welcome him to the United States.

Thistle Farms Hires New CEO

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Thistle Farms has hired Hal Cato, formerly CEO of Zeumo and Oasis Center.

George Sumner Gains Consents

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The ordination and consecration of the Rev. George R. Sumner, Jr., is scheduled for Nov. 14.

PB: Care for the Sojourner

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Presiding Bishop: “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and our lives are bound up with theirs.”

Bishop: Welcome the Stranger

Monday, September 14, 2015
“You will know what it means to touch and relieve the true suffering and real needs of desperate people.”

Global Briefs for Sept. 14

Monday, September 14, 2015
U.K. refugee policy • Upbeat funerals • Bishop Peter Ball to be sentenced • New Zealand parishes to help refugees

Assisted Suicide Perishes

Friday, September 11, 2015
Faith groups help persuade the House of Commons to reject a well-funded campaign for assisted suicide.

Love and Death

Friday, September 11, 2015
Two priests create an Off-Off-Broadway musical on finding love late in life.

Europe’s Churches Help Refugees

Friday, September 11, 2015
The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has launched an appeal to help refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea.

Too Many Funerals in Nigeria

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Abp. Kwashi: “I have conducted more burial services … than weddings and naming ceremonies since 2001.”

Army Chaplain to Preach on 9/11

Thursday, September 10, 2015
William Lupfer: “David preaches the message that reconciliation is learned and has to be practiced.”

Storytellers and Transformation

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Marvin A. McMickle: “God is not just entrusting the story to us. God is entrusting the congregation’s time to us.”

‘Some Slopes Are Slippery’

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Archbishop of Canterbury writes in opposition to physician-assisted suicide.

Cook Pleads Guilty on 4 Charges

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Prosecutors to seek a 20-year sentence, with ten years of it suspended, for former bishop Heather Cook.

Global Briefs for Sept. 8

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Assisted suicide • Christine Hardman • SE Asia • Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon

Sept. 20 TLC Now Online

Friday, September 4, 2015
The Sept. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bp. Sutton on Violence & Guns

Friday, September 4, 2015
Bishop of Maryland condemns attacks on police, offers web course on gun violence.

Archbishop Greets Archbishop

Friday, September 4, 2015
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba shares audio from his visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Storming Racism with Prayer

Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers have endorsed End Racism Sunday.

A ‘Complex and Wicked Crisis’

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury: “We must respond with compassion” to those fleeing persecution in the Middle East.

S.E. Asia Elects 5th Primate

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing will become the Church of South East Asia’s primate in February.

Trinity Institute’s Top Essays

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Willis Jenkins of the University of Virginia wins first place for his essay, “Is Plutocracy Sinful?”

Blessing All the Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
“Are you praying only for the good people? Aren’t we good enough?”

2 Letters on St. Paul’s School

Monday, August 31, 2015
The Bishop of New Hampshire and two leaders of St. Paul’s School write about Owen Labrie’s conviction.

Global Briefs for Aug. 31

Monday, August 31, 2015
Bradford’s “Jesus Man” • Creation Care • Rome Honors Luther • Princess Diana’s Grave

Long Island Calls Dean

Monday, August 31, 2015
The Rev. Michael T. Sniffen will begin serving Nov. 1 as dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.

TSM to help in Arctic

Friday, August 28, 2015
Trinity School for Ministry and the Diocese of the Arctic explore partnership.

ACNA’s Moscow Pilgrimage

Friday, August 28, 2015
Leaders of the Anglican Church in North America met with Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion on Aug. 25.

Diocese of Pa. Seeks Nominees

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has posted its profile and will receive nominations through Sept. 30.

Inmates Finish Braille Hymnal

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Braille Unit at HMP Maghaberry in Ireland has completed work on the hymnal supplement Thanks & Praise.

Pastoral Care after Shootings

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
“Our church, Trinity Ecumenical Parish, is the staging area for emergency personnel, police, fire, and EMS.”

Cubans Keep the Faith

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Bishop of Cuba attended seminary as one of eight students. Now there are more than 1,500.

PB Supports Iran Agreement

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Letter: “This historic accord moves us one small step closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.”

March, Rally to Renew ERA

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
What organizers are calling a “Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day” is set for Thursday in Washington.

CDSP Hires Scott MacDougall

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Fordham scholar will be Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s visiting assistant professor of theology.

Stopping Human Traffic

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Episcopalians of many cultures fight the global exploitation of innocent people.

N. Indiana Releases Profile

Monday, August 24, 2015
The Diocese of Northern Indiana has released its profile one week before it begins accepting nominations.

Global Briefs for Aug. 24

Monday, August 24, 2015
Samir Katify’s death, U.K. cathedrals, and Taizé’s anniversary

Sept. 6 Edition Now Online

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Sept. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Lambeth’s Benedict Option

Friday, August 21, 2015
An interview with the Rev. Anders Litzell, who serves as prior of the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.

Exhibit Honors Pauli Murray

Friday, August 21, 2015
The exhibit “Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest” continues until Dec. 12 in Durham.

School-Museum Partnership

Thursday, August 20, 2015
School affirms “inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being.”

Japanese-Korean Reconciliation

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The presiding bishop joined in a service of reconciliation between people of Japanese and Korean heritage.

Dean Gary Hall to Retire

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington, will serve as interim dean of Washington National Cathedral beginning Jan. 1.

Honor for Fr. Absalom Jones

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
A wax sculpture celebrates the first African-American priest of the Episcopal Church.

Parliament Debates Euthanasia

Monday, August 17, 2015
Church representatives have released statements opposing a bill that would make physician-assisted suicide legal.

Global Briefs for Aug. 17

Monday, August 17, 2015
Youth lose interest in free speech; mobile Psalms; and St. Columba’s grave

Panel Recommends Conciliation

Friday, August 14, 2015
Reference panel: “A process of Conciliation will be framed in the next few weeks.”

Honor for an American Martyr

Friday, August 14, 2015
Ruby Sales: “That was the deal we made with each other: that any one of us would have died for each other.”

From Wall Street to Ambridge

Friday, August 14, 2015
The oldest book in the donated collection was published in 1695: Christian Life by John Scott.

ERD Helps after Cyclone Komen

Thursday, August 13, 2015
“Our partners in Myanmar are relying on local resources and expertise to the greatest extent possible.”

Trust Not in Guns

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bishop John Richard Bryant: “We keep saying the gun will protect us and yet it seems to make us more violent.”

Liturgists Note Revisions

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Some provinces move toward revising “prayer books, hymnals, and liturgical texts.”

Bishop Protects Civilians

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
About 15 to 20 people have moved into the Bishop of Nzara’s home and 50 are living in the cathedral compound.

Sudanese Council Seeks Peace

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
South Sudanese church leaders: “There is no moral justification for this senseless war.”

New Generosity in England

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Church of England stewardship adviser John Preston: “Giving has tripled from the 1.1 percent we saw 35 years ago.”

England’s Humanitarian Crisis

Monday, August 10, 2015
Bishop Trevor Willmott: “We need to rediscover what it is to be a human, and that every human being matters.”

Global Briefs for Aug. 10

Monday, August 10, 2015
Reports from Europe, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Kenya, and England

Liturgy and Reconciliation

Friday, August 7, 2015
Michael Lapsley: “We often reduce forgiveness to saying we’re sorry. Reality is much more messy and ambiguous.”

Church Doubts Bell’s Legend

Thursday, August 6, 2015
The Rev. Adam Yates: “We’re not really sure how old it is.”

WCC: Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Olav Fykse Tveit: “We resolve to continue to press mightily for the outlawing and elimination of these weapons.”

Renewing Beauty in Salinas

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Bp. Mary Gray-Reeves: “To not be afraid to be here in this neighborhood was a very important witness.”

Canon Bausch to Lead FiFNA

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, elected president of Forward in Faith North America.

DOJ Report Inspires Litany

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Michael Kinman: “I realized how I was going to get through it was not to read it but to pray it.”

Aug. 16 Edition Now Online

Monday, August 3, 2015
The Aug. 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Global Briefs for Aug. 3

Monday, August 3, 2015
Lonely chaplains in Antarctica, portable dead in the U.K., and besieged Christians in China.

Community Honors Veteran Priest

Friday, July 31, 2015
The Rev. Canon Richard L. Marquess-Barry: “I’m hoping that I’ve left some footprints that my two grandsons can step in.”

Great Turmoil in Newport Beach

Friday, July 31, 2015
An Episcopal congregation established by Bishop J. Jon Bruno now fights to stay in place.

Traded as Merchandise

Friday, July 31, 2015
Brazil’s primate calls for action against human trafficking.

Three New Bishops for Peru

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Diocese of Peru moves toward becoming a province of the Anglican Communion.

Sunday Celebration for PB

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Bishop Sprints at Convention

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Bishop Graham Kings sees parallels in early Church, Global South.

President Charms Kenya

Monday, July 27, 2015
President Obama met with family members soon after his arrival in Nairobi.

Global Briefs for July 27

Monday, July 27, 2015
Bishop Rachel Treweek, church weddings, and congregational numbers

Bishop Pro-Tem Hodges-Copple

Friday, July 24, 2015
Bishop Suffragan to serve as bishop pro tem beginning Nov. 1, when Michael Curry becomes presiding bishop.

Bishop Smith: Not Convinced

Friday, July 24, 2015
Bishop Smith of North Dakota: “[T]he ‘doctrine’ of our church is in conflict with the ‘worship’ of our church.”

Swedes’ Shared Experiences

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Archbishop Anders Wejryd: “We have been looked upon as being ecumenically dangerous.”

Brazil’s Primate Praises Changes

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Brazilian primate: “My hope is that in our next Primates meeting we can have sincere and honest conversation.”

Brothers Back Restorative Justice

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Edwin Davis: “The way our nation handles criminal justice wounds victims and offenders alike.”

‘Mission Begins with God’

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Three archbishops respond to an address by Bishop Graham Kings, mission theologian in the Anglican Communion.

9th Custodian to Oversee BCP

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Rev. Juan M. Cabrero-Oliver was appointed by the presiding bishop and approved by General Convention.

Bishops Reflect on GC78

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Bishops Edward Konieczny, William Love, and Gregory Brewer discuss General Convention’s decisions.

Bavarian Unity at Church Center

Monday, July 20, 2015
Bavarian Lutherans and Anglicans discussed current joint ministries July 14-16 at the Episcopal Church Center.

Global Briefs for July 20

Monday, July 20, 2015
Owen Chadwick’s death, honors for cricket-playing missionary brothers, and responses to same-sex marriage

Virginia Honors Jonathan Daniels

Friday, July 17, 2015
“Jonathan has a personal connection with our Commonwealth of Virginia, graduating from Virginia Military Institute.”

Bishop Martins on Marriage

Friday, July 17, 2015
Bishop Daniel Martins: “Marriage is not merely historic; it is pre-historic and pan-historic.”

From VTS to Lambeth Palace

Friday, July 17, 2015
The Rev. Shannon Preston will join the first class of the Community St. Anselm in September.

Bishop Bowman Dead at 82

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, Bishop of Western New York for 11 years, died peacefully at home July 10.

Jonathan Daniels Fellows, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Seminarians studying in Chicago, Nashville, and Rochester receive the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship.

Aboriginal Reconciliation

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Didgeridoo music marks a bishop’s consecration in Adelaide, Australia.

Global Briefs for July 15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Archbishop Welby and Sudan, a tree church, and the Rev. Joyce Bennett’s death

Called to Be Me

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A photo essay: How do clergy decide what to wear with their standard shirt-and-collar?

Australia Looks to Asia

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Anglican Church in Australia has a new international agenda: working with the Asian Church in the Asian Century.

Things Have Changed

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
General Convention brings deep and wide change to marriage, leadership, liturgy, structure, mission, and more.

ECW in Utah: “¡Celebremos!”

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Episcopal Church Women’s Triennial meets under the theme “Stir Up the Spirit: ¡Celebremos!”

Convention Edition Now Online

Monday, July 13, 2015
The July 26 edition of TLC features comprehensive reporting and brief commentary on the 78th General Convention.

Bishop Whitaker Dead at 88

Friday, July 10, 2015
The Rt. Rev. O’Kelley Whitaker, retired Bishop of Central New York, died June 25.

Proceed, toward Discussion

Friday, July 10, 2015
Bishop Dorsey McConnell: Rites do not “adequately explain what they are doing and why.”

Bishop Kelshaw Dead at 78

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Former seminary professor Terence Kelshaw was elected Bishop of the Rio Grande in 1989.

‘Go Light Your World’

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Daughters of the King hear from the Rev. Becca Stevens and the Rev. Canon Andrew White.

GAFCON Responds on Marriage

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
“The Church of God finds its integrity in teaching and living according to the received Word of God.”

Witness, Loyalty, Charity, Unity

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
George Sumner: “I mean, by God’s grace, to be bishop for the whole diocese, across differences of opinion.”

Global Briefs for July 7

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Tutus celebrate 60 years of marriage.

Dallas: Marriage Unaffected Here

Monday, July 6, 2015
The Diocese of Dallas strives to honor the church’s constitution, the prayer book, and Scripture.

Foul Water for a Royal

Monday, July 6, 2015
Today the Jordan River is seriously polluted by sewage and industrial waste.

Deputies Finish Work

Friday, July 3, 2015
Deputies’ closing topics: alternative liturgies, confirmation, assessments, Israel, PB’s job security.

Bishops Finish on Structure

Friday, July 3, 2015
The House of Bishops settled structural proposals during its final session of the 78th General Convention.

Bishops Protest DR’s Policy

Friday, July 3, 2015
Deportees “are real Dominicans,” Bishop Duracin said. “They have been deported because of the color of their skin.”

Hymnal Revision to Begin

Friday, July 3, 2015
The Episcopal Church will begin a process of revising the 1982 Hymnal.

Welcome the Returning

Friday, July 3, 2015
General Convention has cleared a way for returning clergy who had left the Episcopal Church.

Bishops: Revise Hymnal Too

Friday, July 3, 2015
The House of Bishops approved creating a revision process for The Hymnal 1982 on Friday morning.


Friday, July 3, 2015
The presiding bishop-elect said the Church unites “traditionalists” and “progressives,” “Republicans and Democrats.”

Toward Mini Unicameralism

Friday, July 3, 2015
Deputies agreed that both houses can do more than sit together for occasional presentations.

So Long, Fossil Fuels

Friday, July 3, 2015
Three entities have been charged with divesting from the investment portfolios of fossil-fuel companies.

Planning BCP Revision

Friday, July 3, 2015
Deputy Kate Moorehead: “We’re simply embarking on a study and a listening process.”

Clock Runs Out on Dissent

Friday, July 3, 2015
Deputies hear only five sentences of Communion Partners’ statement.

Communion Across Difference

Thursday, July 2, 2015
A Statement of the Mind of the House of Bishops

Bishops Decline BDS Bid

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Bp. Frade: “My experience with boycotts and embargoes is that they hurt the very people we think we’re helping.”

Easy on the Alleluias, Deacon

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Bishops must now forward all Title IV complaints, even of one too many Alleluias, or risk punishment.

‘Deeply Grieved’

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Global South leaders: “We are deeply grieved again by the Episcopal Church … to change the definition of marriage in their church canons.”

The Salt Lake City Statement

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Twenty bishops of the Episcopal Church dissent from the recent actions of General Convention on marriage.

$5.6m for Planting Churches

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Deputies authorize new spending from endowment returns to plant new churches.

Joint Hiring Powers on Execs

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Both presiding officers to have a say in executive leadership for the Episcopal Church.

Help on Phyllis Tickle’s Story

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Jon Sweeney to tell of Episcopal author’s massive influence on religion in American life.

Bishops Stuck on Hiring Power

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Bishops debate if the presiding bishop should have sole authority in hiring church executives.

Then There Were Two

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
House of Bishops completes vast reduction of church’s standing commissions.

‘We Do’ on Same-sex Marriage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Episcopal Church has revised references to a bond between “husband and wife.”

Bishops Unite against Addiction

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
“I’m Mark, and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., of Ohio as he began a committee report.

No Firing Power for Council

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Deputies took an assertive step to preserve the presiding bishop’s executive power.

New Effort on Open Communion

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The motion to reconsider the resolution did not obtain the necessary majority.

Youth: Let’s Talk about Racism

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Youth from the Diocese of Olympia reflect on a conversation about racism held at General Convention 78.

Pause to Hear from All

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
“We speak of a big tent, a table where all are welcome. … let our actions represent these images.”

Crunch Time on Structure

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Deputies asked on Tuesday why a committee killed some recommendations of the restructuring committee.

Bishops: Plan for BCP Revision

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Resolution asks that the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music prepare a plan for prayer-book revision.

‘We Will Get There’

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Scott Gunn: “The holy Church is filled with imperfect people, so we should not expect perfection.”

Chariots of Fire to Roll Again

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Last Race is being filmed in China by a Hong Kong director, Stephen Shin.

Global Briefs for June 30

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Salvation Army celebrates 150th anniversary, and other news.

Living on Past Generosity

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Church headquarters receives receives only 61 percent of its income from diocesan assessments.

Structure Renews its Unity

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The meeting began with the hymn “O God our help in ages past,” which drew some chuckles.

Canterbury: Deep Concern

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Abp. Welby: Redefining marriage has “ramifications for the Anglican Communion,” ecumenism, and interfaith work.

Tensions on Structure Committee

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Bishop Dean Wolf: “It’s less fun to play” when agreed-upon changes keep returning to their original form.

Deputies: $8m for Growth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Evangelism and church planting got major boosts Monday from the House of Deputies.

High-minded and Earthy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Poignant stories allowed a conversation to be as vulnerable and earthy as it was intellectual and spiritual.

Bishops Redefine Marriage

Monday, June 29, 2015
Bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal: 129 for, 26 against, and 5 abstentions.

Deputies Scrap Consultation

Monday, June 29, 2015
Deputies rejected a proposal that a task force on marriage “consult with other members of the Anglican Communion.”

A Conflicted Abstention

Monday, June 29, 2015
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “I love you all and your division is a very real division in my own heart.”

Bp. Curry Warms Up for Office

Monday, June 29, 2015
Early Sunday, Curry capped an anti-gun violence rally with a glimpse of his exuberant preaching style.

Power to Fire?

Monday, June 29, 2015
Proposal would give Executive Council firing power on COO, CFO, and Chief Legal Officer.

‘Please Don’t Box Us In’

Monday, June 29, 2015
Cindy Smith: Reconciliation’s path “will be traveled by those who call a place home and know their neighbors.”

Video: The Primate of Pakistan

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Most Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah talks with TLC about living as a Christian in Pakistan.

Pension Fund Flexes Muscles

Monday, June 29, 2015
“Money is power. It’s precisely the power of the pension funds that we would like to see asserted in this fight.”

Going Big on Racial Justice

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bishop James Mathes: “It wasn’t just the White House that was built with slave labor. Our church was.”

ERD Sends Chocolate Love

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The sweets arrived as a committee was making cuts in a $35.5 million budget.

Panel Hears Divestment Debate

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Resolution calls for divestment from companies doing business on the West Bank.

Structure Decisions Deferred

Sunday, June 28, 2015
A committee has declined to recommend another three years of work by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church.

Bishops Wary of Lay Presidency

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bishop Michael Smith: “I think the 1979 BCP has done its work, and our people like to receive communion on Sundays.”

Marching through Zion

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence rally denounces a rash of gunshot deaths in the United States.

Video: Bishop Curry’s Presser

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry fields questions on church growth, racism, reconciliation, and marriage.

PB XXVII: Michael Curry

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The choice took only a single ballot in the House of Bishops. Curry received 121 out of 154 votes cast.

Praying for a Pastor

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Bishop Charles Keyser: “We need a pastor that can inspire with his own faith and preach the gospel.”

Election Day in Salt Lake City

Saturday, June 27, 2015
All eyes will be on St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City as the House of Bishops elects the 27th presiding bishop.

Video: The Primus of Scotland

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Most Rev. David Chillingworth discusses the need for shared struggle in the church.

Does One Body = One Mind?

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Sally Sedgwick: “If your boss is sitting there and you don’t agree … very often you will not say anything.”

Structure Debates Covenant

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Dean Neal Michell: “At the heart of our Communion is relationship.”

An Easy Night for PB&F

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Bishop Stephen Lane: “It’s a balanced budget without mistakes.”

Video: Mark Harris

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Rev. Canon Mark Harris talks about possibilities for reconciliation within the church.

Communion and Bishops

Friday, June 26, 2015
Committee threads the needle on lay ministers using consecrated elements of the Holy Eucharist.

Send Your Ideas to #gcgas

Friday, June 26, 2015
“The great thing about the Episcopal Church is that we decide these things for ourselves.”

Alcohol Panel Speaks Directly

Friday, June 26, 2015
Bishop Robinson: “The last person who’s going to tell you he has a drinking problem is a drunk.”

Video: Kevin Eckstrom

Friday, June 26, 2015
Kevin Eckstrom discusses the next presiding bishop, changes to marriage, and the need for evangelism.

Restructure Ideas Fray

Friday, June 26, 2015
President Gay Jennings: “I think we have probably had our last unanimous structure vote for a while.”

‘Something to Celebrate’

Friday, June 26, 2015
Theodicy Jazz Collective opened with “Siyahamba,” the song from South Africans’ long struggle against apartheid.

End ‘Sacramental Apartheid’

Friday, June 26, 2015
Susan Russell: “It is time to let our yes be yes, and end what is nothing less than de facto sacramental apartheid.”

Boren Headington: Evangelize!

Friday, June 26, 2015
“We are going after those who are lost and are searching, and we’re saying, ‘What you’re searching for is made known.’”

A Saint Under Any Name

Friday, June 26, 2015
Bp. Martins: “There is a longstanding cult of veneration … there seems to be no reason to exclude [King Charles].”

Gunn: Rejoicing & Weeping

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Rev. Scott Gunn of Forward Movement talks with TLC’s G. Jeffrey MacDonald about the days ahead.

Saints and Communion

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Deputy Henry Lodge: “I want Jesus accessible to my people and yours.”

Nuns Need Not Worry

Thursday, June 25, 2015
PB: “God’s people” includes “Episcopalians, Baptists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Nones.”

Young Deputies Charm Bishops

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas, deputy from Arizona, gave a rousing greeting: “Gooood morning, House of Bishops!”

Low Turnout for Early Debate

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Bishop Mary Glasspool: “I’ve never seen a hearing before the Convention got officially started.”

Prayer Book Discrimination?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Testimony compares Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rite with Confederate flag.

A Social-media Walkabout

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday’s session for presiding-bishop nominees was marked by humor, earnestness, and frequent tweeting.

‘What No Longer Gives Life’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
PB: “We need to be fearless in examining what will come before us.”

Committee Discusses Addiction

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Bishop Mark Hollingsworth: “There’s a difficult line in the church between disease and sin.”

Video: Bp. Magness on Just War

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Federal Ministries and Armed Forces, addresses how changes to warfare require the church to revisit the nature of Just War theory.

Web Helps Church Historians

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church shares its knowledge through

GOE Changes Draw More Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
“It’s hard to say these are outdated issues when nine black Christians were killed in their church.”

Convention’s Bars Stay Open

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
General Convention’s presiding officers said Tuesday they would not push to change its culture of social drinking.

Questions on GOE Questions

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Proposed changes to a canon on preparing students for ordination drew fire Tuesday.

High Hopes for GC78

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Gay Jennings: “God is calling us to dismantle the systems of racism and privilege” in nation and church.

How Utah Changed My Faith

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Dan Webster: The Episcopal Church’s size in the Beehive State has always motivated it to partner with other faiths.

Professor Hurd Leaving GTS

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Thirty-nine-year veteran of General Theological Seminary’s faculty will leave at the end of June.

Bishop: Heed the Constitution

Monday, June 22, 2015
Bishop Johnston: “end run” could “bring a degree of discredit to what we are trying to affirm as true and right.”

Va. Bishops Demur on Canon

Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Diocese of Virginia’s three bishops are inclined to vote against the proposed canon to redefine marriage.

Anglican Communion Briefs

Friday, June 19, 2015
Reports on Burundi, England, and South East Asia

Priest’s Wife Dies in Attack

Friday, June 19, 2015
Massacre at church claims Myra Thompson, whose husband, Anthony, is a priest of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

Meet TLC at Convention

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Living Church will cover General Convention with a larger team this year.

Responses to S.C. Murders

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Bp. W. Andrew Waldo: “We stand in crushed disbelief at yesterday’s wanton violence in Charleston.”

Makgoba Welcomes Encyclical

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Abp. Thabo Makgoba praises the pope’s focus on the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems.

A Drone Visits Church

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
An airborne tour of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh

‘What Do You Most Need?’

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Congregations work with public schools for the sake of students.

The Servant of Global Periti

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Bishop Graham Kings wants to help Global South scholars “enrich the mission of the Church.”

Companions Elect Abbot

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Basil Edwards, OSB, will serve as abbot for five years.

Faith & Order Meets in Romania

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The World Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Order is meeting at the Manastirea Caraiman.

Magna Carta 800 Years On

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby praises “the spring from which so much of the human quest for political liberty has drawn.”

Electing and Seating PB27

Monday, June 15, 2015
Joint nominating committee’s final essay explains the steps of choosing the 27th presiding bishop.

S.C. Proposal Rebuffed

Monday, June 15, 2015
The Diocese of South Carolina rejects the terms of an Episcopal Church in South Carolina proposal.

June 28 TLC Now Online

Friday, June 12, 2015
The June 28 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Color Commentary on #GC78

Friday, June 12, 2015
The Very Rev. Thomas Ferguson and the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn combine wonkery with generous humor.

Dame Mullally to Be a Bishop

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Sarah Mullally will be the next Bishop of Crediton, a suffragan post in Exeter Diocese.

Google or God? Both

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Jake Dell writes about the results of an online proof-of-concept test.

Join the Conversation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
TLC will present a panel discussion, “Defining Marriage,” during General Convention.

WCC Mourns Canon Ankrah

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
“Canon Kodwo Ankrah was a highly motivated and effective church leader.”

$1 Million Gift to Sewanee

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
School of Theology says it will receive a significant portion of $1 million from the Episcopal Foundation of Texas.

Fire Strikes Historic Convent

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Blaze began in the back of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity’s mother house in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

ATR Dialogue Continues

Monday, June 8, 2015
Zachary Guiliano responds to three critiques of Fully Alive.

Bishop Little’s Leadership

Monday, June 8, 2015
Communicating the right priorities is one of the keys to strategic leadership.

‘We Can’t Be Isolationists’

Friday, June 5, 2015
Rector from South Carolina forms transatlantic partnership with parish priest in Ireland.

Heather Cook’s Trial Postponed

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Former bishop faces trial on manslaughter, drunken driving, and other charges in September.

The Costs of Faith in China

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury cites the martyred St. Peter in visit to China.

Brothers Sponsor Ministry Fair

Thursday, June 4, 2015
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will sponsor a ministry fair June 12 in Philadelphia.

Grants to Bexley Seabury Profs

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Two faculty members of Bexley Seabury — Thomas Ferguson and Jason Fout — have received Conant Grants for 2015-16.

‘No Church-dividing Obstacles’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee on Full Communion takes another step forward.

Bittersweet Drama from Wales

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Parch, on the Welsh S4C network, offers a realistic insight into the work of a woman vicar in rural Wales.

VTS Anticipates 2023

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The trustees of Virginia Theological Seminary have approved an eight-year strategic plan.

Prof. Yee Wins Stendahl Medal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Professor Gale Yee has received the Graduate Theological Foundation’s Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies.

Trinity Raises Nearly $12 Million

Monday, June 1, 2015
Trinity School for Ministry has $11.5 million in pledges toward a $14 million goal.

June 14 TLC Now Online

Friday, May 29, 2015
The June 14 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Eastern Oregon Seeks a Bishop

Friday, May 29, 2015
The Diocese of Eastern Oregon will accept nominations until July 20 as it seeks a bishop.

Who Will Lead Episcopalians?

Friday, May 29, 2015
The election of the 27th presiding bishop reflects a church in flux.

8 Bishops’ GTS Update

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Bishops write of General Seminary’s “efforts to test new approaches and create new models for seminary education.”

EDS Extends Dean’s Term

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Rev. Frank Fornaro, interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, will stay on for another year.

Bp. Knudsen on NPR

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Bishop Chilton Knudsen: “As we teach the clergy how to ask the harder questions, they are learning.”

No to Proposals, Yes to Progress

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, responds to the marriage task force and to Fully Alive.

VTS Publishes New Doyle Book

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “My hope is that this text will offer leaven to feed the Church’s imagination.”

Responses to Ireland’s Vote

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Church of Ireland will “celebrate only marriage between a man and a woman.”

Working for Peace in Burundi

Friday, May 22, 2015
Bp. Paul Butler: “I know church leaders and churches are seeking to work for peace, nonviolence, and a way through.”

Jon Meacham: Keep the Feast

Friday, May 22, 2015
“Say the Mass, bless the people, and do it over and over again.”

Graduates Meet in Chapel

Friday, May 22, 2015
Virginia Theological Seminary has held its first commencement in the new Immanuel Chapel.

Does Procreation Matter?

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Philosophy professor Don Reed raises questions about the marriage task force’s report.

Ellen Wondra on Convention

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ellen Wondra on the major issues of Convention: restructuring, marriage, and electing the next presiding bishop.

PB Videos, Visions, Questions

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop releases more details.

#Work of the People

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Brother Geoffrey Tristram: “Our world needs prayer, not just of monks, but of as many people as possible.”

Canon Returns to Ecumenism

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan is the newly elected president of the Canadian Council of Churches.

Convention Draweth Nigh

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Help your family, friends, and parishioners be informed and reflective about General Convention.

Behold God

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Rev. James Krueger is founder of Mons Nubifer Sanctus, a center for studying contemplative Christian life.

Todd Brewer Joins General

Monday, May 18, 2015
The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Todd H.W. Brewer as assistant professor of New Testament.

Dallas Elects George Sumner

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Principal of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, elected on fourth ballot.

Ft. Worth Elects Bishop Mayer

Saturday, May 16, 2015
J. Scott Mayer will be Provisional Bishop of Fort Worth and Bishop Diocesan of Northwest Texas.

Back to the Golden Triangle

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Diocese of Pittsburgh will return to office space at Trinity Cathedral.

Quakes Kill Anglicans

Friday, May 15, 2015
Many Christians were meeting for worship on a Saturday because Sunday is a working day in Nepal.

Fully Alive Debuts in ATR

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Anglican Theological Review has published the first of several essays planned by a new initiative, Fully Alive.

General Hires 2 Teachers

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Michael Battle and Kevin John Moroney will begin teaching at General Seminary in the fall.

Resolutions for the Future

Thursday, May 14, 2015
“A Memorial to the Church” proposes ambitious resolutions for this year’s General Convention.

East Meets West in Miami

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Four full-communion bishops join consecration of Bishop Peter Eaton.

PB Slate Remains at 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Nominating committee to release more details on nominees soon.

Bishops United Plans Vigil

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Bp. Mark Beckwith: “The debate over gun violence in our country has become polarized, but it need not be that way.”

Grace Cathedral’s 9th Dean

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young will become the ninth Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

From Refectory to Hotel

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
James Reginato writes for Vanity Fair: “Finally, a self-described ‘urban sanctuary’ that lives up to its billing.”

Abp. Makgoba at Sewanee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“I believe that in the Communion we have created what I call the enemy within.”

New Honor for Frances Perkins

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Frances Perkins Homestead will celebrate its status as a National Historic Landmark on June 3.

Bp. Knudsen to Serve in Md.

Monday, May 11, 2015
The seventh Bishop of Maine has published works on addiction and congregational healing.

May 24 TLC Online

Friday, May 8, 2015
The May 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Divinely Inspired’ Godspell

Friday, May 8, 2015
Carol de Giere pays tribute to the 1971 musical and composer Stephen Schwartz.

Nashotah Welcomes Meacham

Friday, May 8, 2015
Nashotah House’s commencement week includes installation of Steven Peay as its 20th dean and president.

Bp. Waynick Retiring in ’17

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Diocese of Indianapolis plans episcopal election in October 2016.

Nine Days of Prayer in Dallas

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Diocese of Dallas has encouraged its members to join a novena for the election of a new bishop.

‘Do You Want a New Life?’

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Bishop J. Scott Mayer discusses his vision for being bishop provisional for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Patrick Malloy Leaving GTS

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
“[T]his interim year in Denver will move me back into the kind of ministry I envisioned when I was ordained.”

ARCIC III Communiqué

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Pope Francis: “There is a strong bond that already unites us which goes beyond all divisions.”

Prebendary Thomas Steps Up

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Reform’s chairman appointed next Bishop of Maidstone.

Julián González Joins CDSP

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Colombian-born scholar will teach at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Same-sex Blessings for W. La.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Bishop Jacob Owensby grants permission for Lafayette, Shreveport parishes to bless same-sex couples.

S.C. Bishops Call for Tutors

Monday, May 4, 2015
An initiative aims to mobilize 500,000 local church members to address South Carolina’s education crisis.

Activists Seek Execution Ban

Monday, May 4, 2015
Executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls four justices’ questions “cruel and pompous.”

10th Rector for St. Paul’s

Friday, May 1, 2015
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street, has called the Rev. Richard David Wall to be its tenth rector.

Heather Cook Deposed

Friday, May 1, 2015
Now-resigned suffragan bishop Heather E. Cook still faces a criminal trial in the death of bicyclist Tom Palermo.

4 on Presiding Bishop Slate

Friday, May 1, 2015
Nominees: Bishops Thomas Breidenthal, Michael Curry, Ian Douglas, and Dabney Smith.

Jesus Was Never a PB

Friday, May 1, 2015
Unlike Presiding Bishops, “Jesus did take people from one view of the future to another.”

Church Now Buddhist Temple

Friday, May 1, 2015
Quan Am Buddhist Temple in Utica, New York, was once St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

ACNA Race, Mission Dialogue

Thursday, April 30, 2015
“Throughout the day their cell phones rang with firsthand accounts” of violence in Baltimore.

Pope Welcomes ARCIC III

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Pope Francis tells the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission that unity is not optional.

Diplomat: Be Bold Christians

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.: “I think our faith needs to be bolder and stronger.”

Weep and Pray for Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Bishop Sutton: “We are in an official State of Emergency, but we are also in an unofficial State of Despair.”

PB Welcomes Bishop David Bane

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The ninth Bishop of Southern Virginia returned to the Episcopal Church earlier this month.

Protesting vs. Looting

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Derek Olsen: “This activity was not protest at an unjust system as much as opportunistic criminal behavior.”

Prayers in Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Bishop Eugene Sutton: “Pray for Baltimore. Violence is not the answer, ever.”

Bodies vs. Ashes in Wisconsin

Monday, April 27, 2015
Dean Kevin Carroll: “State interference in the burial of our dead is a violation of the First Amendment.”

Dean Dunkle on Accreditation

Monday, April 27, 2015
General Seminary’s reports to the Association of Theological Schools will resume in late fall.

Same-sex Blessings in W. Texas

Friday, April 24, 2015
Bishop Gary Lillibridge of West Texas has granted permission to three congregations to bless same-sex couples.

Idowu-Fearon Looks Ahead

Friday, April 24, 2015
“Reconciliation is a form of witness.”

Bishops: Spare Tsarnaev

Friday, April 24, 2015
“Moral reasoning often requires us to transcend our emotional and visceral responses.”

Celebrate Art in Memphis

Friday, April 24, 2015
“Alleluia Be Our Measure: A Festival of Sacred Arts” is scheduled for May 1-3 at Church of the Holy Communion.

Marriage and Religious Freedom

Thursday, April 23, 2015
“The redefinition of legal marriage … has serious consequences, especially for religious freedom.”

Baltimore: Immense Pressures

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Baltimore faith leaders call for “deliberate conversation, accountability, respect, and unity of purpose.”

Archbishop Honors Martyrs

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby: “The way these brothers lived and died communicated that their testimony is trustworthy.”

PB Slate Due May 1

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has concluded its work of discernment.

Deirdre Good Leaving General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Two ‘GTS 8’ faculty members have resigned this month.

Drawn to Light

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jana Troutman-Miller relies on natural light — and some editing — to create photographic art.

More than Music

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Saint Thomas Choir School teaches life lessons.

‘Their Names Are Known to God’

Monday, April 20, 2015
Bishop Grant LeMarquand responds to news of 28 Ethiopian martyrs.

Compassion Made Visible

Monday, April 20, 2015
Sarah Thebarge’s health crises helped her see others’ invisible suffering.

Bishop Lee on Cardinal George

Friday, April 17, 2015
“[H]is purposeful leadership and personal generosity inspired Christians throughout the world.”

May 3 TLC Online

Friday, April 17, 2015
The May 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

GAFCON Primates’ Communiqué

Friday, April 17, 2015
“We do not regard the recent use of a Church of England building for a Muslim service as a minor aberration.”

20 Years Later in Oklahoma

Friday, April 17, 2015
Edward Konieczny: “Let us pray for peace, healing, hope, and reconciliation for all on this anniversary and always.”

General Seminary’s Two Paths

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Kurt Dunkle: “One bishop recently reflected that the Wisdom Year residency is like an old-fashioned curacy. Amen!”

Commentary: Primary Error

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Christopher Seitz and Mark McCall: “We are witnessing the emergence of a New Episcopal Church.”

Dallas Bishops on Trafficking

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A lack of knowledge is especially insidious because it only helps perpetuate the problem of modern slavery.

Taizé Brothers to Visit VTS

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Two brothers from the Taizé Community will lead a meditation April 21 at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Essay Competition 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Living Church is pleased to announce the sixth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

EDS to Honor Street Priest

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Rev. Mary Wetzel, vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, to receive the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Hiatt Award.

Fire Brings Fayetteville Churches Together for Holy Week

Friday, April 10, 2015
An accidental fire on March 24 brought N.C. Episcopal communities together in new ways

Nominations Open in Award for Best Theological Writing

Friday, April 10, 2015
Welby opens nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize, seeking best writing in service of the Church

Carey to visit Detroit for Ascension

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Retired Archbishop George Carey will visit Detroit on this year’s Feast of the Ascension.

Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Sisters of St. Mary welcomed the paschal dawn at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y.

Kenyan Students Are Martyrs, Archbishop Says

Monday, April 6, 2015
The 150 plus Kenyan students killed on Maundy Thursday are martyrs, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral.

April 19 TLC Online

Friday, April 3, 2015
The April 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Good Friday and Terrorism

Friday, April 3, 2015
Abp. Wabukala: “On this Good Friday we gather … in the shadow of a great and terrible evil.”

Early Praise for Idowu-Fearon

Thursday, April 2, 2015
“Bp. Idowu-Fearon has long been a moderate voice in Nigerian Anglicanism.”

Easter Message from Uganda

Thursday, April 2, 2015
“Please do not let this Easter pass without letting Jesus change your life.”

Idowu-Fearon Called to London

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon will become the Anglican Communion’s next Secretary General in July.

The Anglo-Catholic Future

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
What Derek Olsen has learned in recent years through serving on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.

Malines Group Meets in Boston

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Revived Malines Conversation Group meets in the United States for the first time.

Bp. Philip Duncan Looks Back

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast reflects on property battles and his plans for the future.

Bp. Benfield Opposes RFRA

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Bishop Larry Benfield: “People of genuine faith do not discriminate.”

Rise in Glory: Lucille Germany

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Lucille Miriam Scheid Germany, former editor of the Texas Episcopalian, died March 11. She was 90.

Blue Book Reports Multiply

Monday, March 30, 2015
General Convention’s online list of Blue Book reports grows week by week in preparation for the triennial gathering.

Two Bishops Leaving in 2016

Friday, March 27, 2015
The Bishops of Northern Indiana and Central New York have both served more than a decade and a half.

Bishop to Lead FFP-Haiti

Friday, March 27, 2015
Food for the Poor chooses Ogé Beauvoir as executive director of its Haiti office.

Becca Stevens Teaches Course

Friday, March 27, 2015
“A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life” is free to all through April 5.

Bp. Waynick Questions New Law

Friday, March 27, 2015
“[M]ay we become faithful advocates for justice, and reconciling examples of the indiscriminate love of God.”

A Cathedral’s Uncertain Future

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Diocese of Connecticut is not sure it needs a cathedral anymore.

CAPA Primates Decry Divisions

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“We are deeply concerned about the divisions within our beloved Anglican Communion.”

2 More Women for Episcopate

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Ven. Rachel Treweek and the Rev. Canon Alison White appointed as bishops of the Church of England.

Changes Precede K St. Rector

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Discernment period leads St. Paul’s, K Street, to changes on women in priesthood, blessings for same-sex couples.

N.Z. Cathedral May Return

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bishop Victoria Matthews encourages consideration of architect’s proposal to rebuild Cathedral in the Square.

Bishop to Bishop, on Marriage

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Two Carolina bishops discuss the Task Force on the Study of Marriage.

Alcohol and the Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
We can face alcoholism “without fear and with honesty, and break the isolation and shame on which addiction feeds.”

EDS Chooses Interim Leader

Monday, March 23, 2015
The Rev. Francis Fornaro, a 1996 graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, is now its interim dean and president.

Chicago Calling

Monday, March 23, 2015
St. James Cathedral, Chicago, has called the Rev. Dominic Barrington of Kettering, England, to be its dean.

April 5 TLC Online

Friday, March 20, 2015
The April 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Monk Funds Ambitious Play

Friday, March 20, 2015
The Roy Cockram Foundation underwrites a five-hour adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 900-page novel, “2666.”

PB Search Nearly Complete

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop meets March 19-22.

Register for SOUL 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Spiritual Opportunity to Unite and Learn will meet during General Convention in Salt Lake City.

Closing Words from Kanuga

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
On their respective weblogs, two bishops offer their perspectives on the final day of the House of Bishops’ Lent retreat.

Exegesis, Exegesis, Exegesis

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Oliver O’Donovan: Christian thought “proceeds in respectful dialogue with a canonical text.”

Cuban Church Looks North

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Episcopal Church of Cuba has decided, by a six-vote margin, to rejoin the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.

Bishop Doss Revisits Cuba

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
“I’m expecting to see a very different place,” Bishop Joe Morris Doss said before leaving Cuba.

Two Bishops on #HOBLent2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
Bishops Daniel Martins and Bishop Dan Edwards reflect on the House of Bishops’ Lent meeting at Kanuga.

Canon Scanlan Elected Bishop

Monday, March 16, 2015
The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has elected the Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan as its 11th bishop.

‘Our Tribe Is Women’

Friday, March 13, 2015
A statement from Anglican women of South Sudan

St. John’s Helps Guatemalans

Friday, March 13, 2015
A parish in McAllen, Texas, plans a trade school for children in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

Hanging Out with Theology

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, hosts a discussion of “The Passion of our Lord according to Mark.”

ACNA and the Gospel Coalition

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anglicans will offer workshops during the Gospel Coalition’s National Conference in April.

Prayers for Marines and Crew

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Bishop Philip Duncan: “Give thanks for these who, along with so many others, have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Abp. Praises Vanier’s Award

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
“I give thanks that the Spirit of God is using Jean Vanier’s life and ministry so powerfully.”

Dominican Republic Picks Three

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic has nominated three priests in its search for a bishop coadjutor.

Apply for an ECF Fellowship

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
March 13 is the application deadline for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2015 Fellowship.

Two Perspectives on Mediation

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Bishop Jack Iker suggests a conflict resolution process. Attorney Thomas Leatherbury questions its legitimacy.

Selma Remembers Four Martyrs

Monday, March 9, 2015
Memories of Jonathan Daniels, other slain activists, linger at Bloody Sunday anniversary events.

‘Our Knees Still Have Flexion’

Monday, March 9, 2015
A tough winter inspires cooperation and creativity among congregations.

March 22 TLC Online

Friday, March 6, 2015
The March 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Lambda Legal Helps 70 Briefs

Friday, March 6, 2015
The Rev. Gay Jennings and about 2,000 other religious leaders sign amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage.

Anglicans Join U.N. Meeting

Friday, March 6, 2015
The 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women will draw Episcopalians and Anglicans to New York City.

Persecution in Pakistan

Friday, March 6, 2015
Patrick Augustine: Persecution “has not helped to convert one Christian to Islam.”

Two Last Great Speeches

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chris Matthews: President Lincoln and Martin Luther King "talked right into the face of their enemies."

Assembly Honors Sandye Wilson

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rector in South Orange, N.J., hailed for her “unwavering commitment to social justice.”

Taking Up Humor

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Stephen Colbert visited America magazine on Mardi Gras and discussed his plans for Lent.

Rise in Glory: Patricia High

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Patricia High, wife of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., died March 4 at her home.

Calif. Parish Helps Liberia

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
St. Timothy’s Church of Gridley, California, assists an anti-Ebola campaign.

Fort Worth Dioceses Respond

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Both parties in Ft. Worth have responded to Judge John Chupp’s latest order on motions for partial summary judgment.

EQB to Help Seminarians

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The University of the South’s School of Theology has launched EQB Fellowship to address seminarians’ debt.

Methodists to Hear Bp. Sauls

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s COO, will preach at an interim shared Eucharist in Manhattan.

11th-hour Plea for Inmate

Monday, March 2, 2015
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set to become the first woman to be executed in Georgia since 1945.

Rise in Glory: Fr. Hesburgh

Monday, March 2, 2015
Mass to honor the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 15th president of the University of Notre Dame.

Rise in Glory: Bishop Walker

Monday, March 2, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., has died at 72.

Rise in Glory: Malcolm Boyd

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd died Feb. 27 while in private hospice care in Los Angeles.

Editor Returns to World Vision

Friday, February 27, 2015
Jan Butter has worked as the Anglican Communion Office’s director for communications for five years.

Malcolm Boyd in Hospice Care

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd has entered private hospice amid severe complications of pneumonia.

20 New Scholarships for EDS

Thursday, February 26, 2015
“If EDS is the school that can best equip your ministry, financial barriers are not going to get in your way.”

Austin Church Picks Ft. Worth

Thursday, February 26, 2015
St. Francis Anglican Church, Austin, asks to affiliate with Bishop Jack Iker’s diocese.

Church Writes to U.N. Group

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A four-page statement reflects on 20 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Central Tanganyika Pilgrims

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hannah Matis Perett: “We need one another because as Christians we are called to relationship.”

Another Appeal Denied

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Diocese of South Carolina respond to a judge’s latest ruling.

St. Paul and the Holy Trinity

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
“Trinitarian doctrine can assist us in the effort to read Paul and understand his theology.”

A Campus for Minneapolis

Monday, February 23, 2015
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and Episcopal Homes unite for a $3.1 million project.

Sewanee, VTS Make School List

Monday, February 23, 2015
List of Seminaries that Change the World includes two Episcopal schools.

Diocese Elects Alabamian

Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Rev. James Russell Kendrick of Birmingham has been elected fourth Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast.

Two Friends on a Journey

Friday, February 20, 2015
In a 30-minute podcast, Muhammad Shafiq and Prince G. Singh discuss a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 8 TLC Online

Friday, February 20, 2015
The March 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Almost Ready for the Keys

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Rev. Bill Lupfer has worked full time for six months to prepare for his work at Trinity Wall Street.

Election Jitters in Central Pa.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Committee addresses concerns that election training “could somehow lead to a contested or invalid election.”

Civil War and Seminary Hill

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Robert W. Prichard, Adrienne Terrell Washington will discuss the Civil War role of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Remember the Ahimbisibwes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Services set for Feb. 19 in Houston and Feb. 28 in Waltham, Massachusetts, for Israel, Dorcus, and Jay Ahimbisibwe.

Addiction and Repentance

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Maryland bishop repents for “not learning more about the ‘cunning, baffling and powerful’ nature of alcoholism.”

Hulsey Chair at Brite Divinity

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ed Waggoner, assistant professor of theology, holds the new Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies.

Primate Mourns 21 Martyrs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
“Please pray for us, that we may … hold to the testimony exhibited by the brave Egyptians in Libya.”

Bishop Made Mission Theologian

Monday, February 16, 2015
Bishop Graham Kings will assist Anglican theologians from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Bishop Urges (Water) Tithing

Friday, February 13, 2015
Bishop Jon Bruno: “Lent is an appropriate time for us all to re-examine our relationship with water.”

Lewisian Lent in Waco

Friday, February 13, 2015
Anglican Student Ministries at Baylor University will sponsor “C.S. Lewis and the Intellectual Life” during Lent.

On Healing and Wholeness

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Presiding Bishop: “Healing requires hope for a redeemed future for the Palermo family as well as Heather Cook.”

Redeeming a Closed Cathedral

Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Rev. Canon Linda Grenz: “We can’t be agents of reconciliation without being honest about the past.”

Modernity Lecture at Nashotah

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thomas Pfau will discuss “Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge.”

Churches Launch Credit Union

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Churches Mutual Credit Union is open to at least 60,000 members across the United Kingdom.

Pa. Bishops Back LGBT Rights

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Pennylvania bishops: “We share a common humanity and therefore must be equal in the eyes of the law.”

Heather Cook Restricted

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Under Title IV, Presiding Bishop prohibits Bishop Heather Cook from engaging in any ministry.

Good News Is the Power of God

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Archbishop Justin Welby: “We are finally called to be those who worship and adore God in Christ.”

Staying Dry in Utah

Monday, February 9, 2015
J. Scott Barker of Nebraska will “make a small witness for delight in sobriety as a bishop of the Church.”

Credibility in Question

Monday, February 9, 2015
Deputies President Gay Jennings: “the credibility of the process by which we elect bishops is in question.”

Feb. 22 TLC Online

Friday, February 6, 2015
The Feb. 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Allow Suffering to Speak’

Friday, February 6, 2015
Cornel West at the Trinity Institute: “The condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak.”

Title IV and Disclosure

Friday, February 6, 2015
Bishop of Maryland seeks a “healthy balance between promises of confidentiality and the need for truth-telling.”

Help Congolese Refugees

Thursday, February 5, 2015
An hour-long webinar February 19 will explore the current status of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Indictments for Bp. Cook

Thursday, February 5, 2015
If found guilty, Bishop Heather Cook could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Episcopalians Lose Ruling

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Bishop Charles vonRosenberg: “The issues in this case will have to be decided at a higher level.”

Son Arrested in Family Deaths

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Police have charged Isaac Tiharihondi in the deaths of his parents and his five-year-old brother.

Fund Helps Survivors

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Diocese of Texas has established a fund for survivors of the Rev. Israel and Dorcas Ahimbisibwe.

A Union of Two Persons

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Task Force on the Study of Marriage proposes deleting references to the prayer book’s meaning of marriage.

EDS Accepting Dean Applicants

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Episcopal Divinity School asks that applicants submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent by February 7.

Dallas Nominates Four

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Diocese of Dallas will choose from among three rectors and a seminary dean for its next bishop.

Priest and Family Slain

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Members of Church of the Redeemer in Houston have lost their vicar, his wife, and the couple’s youngest son.

Seminary to Stream Lecture

Monday, February 2, 2015
“The Cruel Hand, the Birdcage, and the Fire this Time” begins at 6 p.m. on Google Hangouts.

Two Bishops Respond to LDS

Monday, February 2, 2015
Bishops Gene Robinson and Scott Hayashi reflect on Mormon concerns about civil rights and religious freedom.

S.E. Florida Picks Denver Dean

Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Diocese of Southeast Florida has elected Peter Eaton, dean of St. John’s Cathedral, as bishop coadjutor.

Sizer Leaves Social Media

Friday, January 30, 2015
Stephen Sizer: “I have never believed Israel or any other country was complicit in the terrorist atrocity of 9/11.”

Churches Build Trust

Friday, January 30, 2015
The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson, rector of Good Samaritan Church: “We have to take responsibility for our community.”

EMM Sponsors African Pilgrims

Friday, January 30, 2015
Episcopal Migration Ministries will sponsor an 11-day pilgrimage to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Church Repudiates 9/11 Post

Thursday, January 29, 2015
C of E statement: “These comments [on Israel] would rightly be seen as unacceptable whenever they were posted.”

A Better Story than Atheism

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Panelists at Mere Anglicanism discuss causes and cures of secularism.

Letter to +Cook: Please Resign

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton: “[I]t is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation.”

Ecumenical Prayers at Lambeth

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Archbishop, guests pray for Anders Litzell and Sister Sonia Béranger, who will lead the Community of St. Anselm.

Mapping for Disaster

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
An ERD toolkit helps leaders assess risks of disaster and map both vulnerable populations and useful assets.

Gospel as Counter-narrative

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Archbishop Welby: “The solutions are going to be in the ideological challenge to the basis of terrorism.”

Moving a Chapel to Save It

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
St. Luke’s Church, San Diego, offers $10,000 for historic chapel’s moving expenses.

Immanuel Chapel Wins Awards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Two Washington Building Congress awards honor excellence in architectural millwork and plaster finishes.

Haiti’s Long Road to Recovery

Monday, January 26, 2015
How much difference have non-governmental organizations made in Haiti’s earthquake recovery?

Kenyans, Bishops, and Women

Monday, January 26, 2015
The Anglican Church of Kenya debates when women might join the episcopate.

Feb. 8 TLC Online

Friday, January 23, 2015
The February 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Material History

Friday, January 23, 2015
From Buffalo Bill to Fr. Kano at Church of Our Savior in North Platte, Nebraska

‘Enough Is Enough’

Friday, January 23, 2015
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba: “Violence in God’s name is never justified.”

Passion, Difficulty, Grace

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop reports on its work.

$500,000 Lilly Grant to VTS

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $500,000 to Virginia Theological Seminary for a program on better preaching.

VTS Chapel Opens Soon

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Dean Ian S. Markham: “The opening liturgy in the Chapel … will be February 12 at 7 p.m.”

12th Covenant Affirmation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Anglican Church of Melanesia adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant in November.

Change and Transformation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Bishop Jim Mathes: “I should let voicemail do the work while driving and let driving be my singular work.”

Bound for U.N.’s Beijing+20

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Erin Morey joins a 20-member delegation to a United Nations gathering.

Alcohol, the Church, and Lent

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The stakes of this crisis could not be more serious or portentous.

David Oyelowo on Playing King

Monday, January 19, 2015
“We wrapped on the third of July. Michael Brown was killed on the ninth of August.”

Honor for Archbishop Luwum

Friday, January 16, 2015
Archbishop of York will speak at a major event honoring Janani Luwum, martyred Archbishop of Uganda.

Companion Posts Bishop’s Bail

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Mark H. Hansen, a former priest of the Diocese of Connecticut, has posted bail for Bishop Heather Cook.

Deans: Placement Rates High

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Many Episcopal seminaries say more than 90 percent of graduates are placed within six months.

Primates on Reform, Renewal

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Canterbury and York: “The spiritual challenge of reform and renewal is both personal and institutional.”

‘It’s Not Your Fault’

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Bishop Eugene Sutton to the Diocese of Maryland: “What do we do with our grief?”

Invite the Poor

Monday, January 12, 2015
Why New York City lawyer Hunter Carter paid $1,000 to share a meal with a group of homeless people.

Bishop Cook Charged

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Bishop Heather Cook has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist in Baltimore.

Searching for Transparency

Friday, January 9, 2015
Bishop Heather Cook’s case poses questions about how dioceses choose potential bishops.

Order Elects New Visitor

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin is the new episcopal visitor to the Companions of St. Luke–OSB.

‘We Are All Charlie’

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Bishop Pierre Whalon: “This attempt to divide and intimidate people has failed.”

Roman Catholic by Choice

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Set prayers and the transcendence of the Mass drew actor Edward Herrmann to Christian faith.

‘Brutality and Barbarity’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Three early responses to the terrorist strike at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

TREC Offers Free Courses

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church is offering three free courses through ChurchNext.

‘I Was a Stranger’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Asher Imtiaz: “Many people from the Church are in Jordan to befriend and love Syrian refugees.”

Canon Describes Accident Scene

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Canon Scott Slater: Bishop Heather Cook “said she thought she had hit a bicyclist and was in shock.”

Bishop Frade Welcomes Ruling

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Bishop Leo Frade: “I rejoice that … the State of Florida will take a bold and compassionate stand.”

Title IV Enquiry on Bp. Cook

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Associated Press: Church leaders have begun a Title IV investigation of Bishop Heather E. Cook.

Dean Ragsdale Leaving EDS

Monday, January 5, 2015
Katherine Ragsdale, who has led Episcopal Divinity School for five and a half years, will not renew her contract.

Sewanee Deepens Cuban Ties

Monday, January 5, 2015
The University of the South’s School of Theology has sent a delegation to Cuba for the fourth time.

January 18 TLC Online

Friday, January 2, 2015
The January 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Memorial Ride Draws 700-plus

Friday, January 2, 2015
“I’m a cyclist. I’m also an active Episcopalian, so I wanted to show my church support for the Palermo family.”

Fund, Ride Honor Tom Palermo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Fund for Tom Palermo’s family tops $16,000; diocese encourages participation in bicycle ride honoring his memory.

Diocese: +Cook Disclosed DUI

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
“We cannot preach forgiveness without practicing forgiveness and offering people opportunity for redemption.”

Cyclist Pursued Bishop’s Car

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Moncure Lyon: “The extent of the windshield damage was considerable — it was pushed in, and there was a hole.”

Bishop Cook Placed on Leave

Monday, December 29, 2014
The Rt. Rev. Heather E. Cook has been placed on leave after a bicyclist’s death during Christmas weekend.

Different Decade, Same Tune

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order asks for restraint.

Anita Eerdmans Leads Press

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Anita Eerdmans has succeeded her husband as president and publisher of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

A Year of Anglican Service

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Young Adult Service Corps young men and women abroad for a year of mission work in the Anglican Communion.

TREC Goes Big

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
TREC’s proposals give more power to General Convention deputies but decrease lay influence between conventions.

Surprised by Libby Lane

Monday, December 22, 2014
Bishop-designate Libby Lane: “I am hard to label and I’m happy with that.”

‘All Lives Matter’

Monday, December 22, 2014
Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche: “Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter in the eyes of our creator.”

TLC 249/12 Online

Monday, December 22, 2014
The January 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Two Cuban Bishops Rejoice

Friday, December 19, 2014
Cuban bishops: “We ask God that his Holy Spirit guide the governments of both countries in wise decisions.”

Learning to Ask

Friday, December 19, 2014
Some churches look to other nonprofit entities for effective stewardship.

Preaching Conference in L.A.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
“La Predicación de Jesús: Preaching in Spanish” will meet at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul on March 5-7.

Better than What?

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Gary G. Yerkey reports on Haiti’s slow recovery from the 2010 earthquake.

Cuban Change Helps Churches

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Senior administration official: “The support of Pope Francis and the support of the Vatican was important to us.”

Difficult but Necessary

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bishop Eugene Sutton: “If the Church can’t have this conversation [on racism], who can and where can it happen?”

The Next Bishop of Stockport

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Libby Lane will serve as a suffragan bishop for Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.

Hidden Treasure at St. Thomas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Mike Collins: “St. Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church.”

‘Create a New City’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Bishops join their voices in a plea for sharing Buffalo’s new prosperity.

Beginning Well

Monday, December 15, 2014
Church of the Incarnation offered an early Eucharist for runners in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.

‘Contextual and Incarnational’

Monday, December 15, 2014
Rose Wu, a DMin graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, reflects on Hong Kong’s Occupy Central.

Rise in Glory: Martha Giltinan

Friday, December 12, 2014
The Rev. Martha Giltinan of Trinity School for Ministry has died after a yearlong battle with leukemia.

Poor People Are Bruised Reeds

Friday, December 12, 2014
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig’s work centers on how society approaches poverty and issues of economic justice.

+Wolfe Names Canon Theologian

Friday, December 12, 2014
Bishop Dean Wolfe has appointed the Rev. Don Compier as canon theologian for the Diocese of Kansas.

Chaplain Baker, Zac Return

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Rev. Andrea Baker will continue her ministry with Zac the Ministry Dog at her side.

Health Center to Honor Hines

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Christ Church Cathedral plans to establish the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer in Houston.

IASCUFO Communique

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order met December 3-10 in Geneva.

Bp. Johnston Declines PB Idea

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
“I intend to fulfill this great trust, privilege, and responsibility [as Bishop of Virginia] for many years to come.”

‘Overwhelmed and Blindsided’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Bishop Mark Sisk: Dean had one task of closing a $3 million annual deficit.

Haitian Conflict Escalates

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Bishop Ogé Beauvoir serves on 11-member presidential commission that urges prime minister to resign.

DR Seeks Coadjutor Bishop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic will receive nominations until Christmas in its search for a bishop coadjutor.

Central Pa. Chooses Three

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Standing committee nominates priests from Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in search for bishop.

Oxford Union on Vision

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Four panelists discuss “Vision: What Does the Church of England Offer the Next Generation?”

Jesus Pierces the Dark

Monday, December 8, 2014
“May his light burn in you, and may you labor to spread it in the darkness.”

Rethink Marriage for 2 CEUs

Monday, December 8, 2014
“Our primary text will be the documents prepared by the Task Force on the Study of Marriage" for General Convention.

Bp. Bruno Requests Coadjutor

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Bishop J. Jon Bruno has asked for the election of his eventual successor.

TLC 249/11 Online

Friday, December 5, 2014
The December 21 issue of The Living Church is now available to registered subscribers.

Discuss Race, Class, Violence

Friday, December 5, 2014
Bishop Eugene Sutton plans town hall “that will take us beyond events in Ferguson, Missouri, to a broader discussion.”

‘Very Costly Days’

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche will join evening vigil at Foley Square in New York City.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Wiedrich

Thursday, December 4, 2014
William Wiedrich, Suffragan Bishop of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, has died at 83.

Abp. to Preach in VTS Chapel

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury, Presiding Bishop to celebrate new chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Central Gulf Coast Picks 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast will choose among nominees from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.

Learn about Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Episcopal Church will sponsor an hour-long webinar December 8 on Syria’s refugees.

Toronto 1963 Redux?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee discusses another possible global gathering.

Worship and Gratitude

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
P.D. James, 1920-2014

Pledge: No Slavery by 2020

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby signs the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery.

Committee Begins Search

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The Anglican Communion Standing Committee will choose a new secretary general.

Two PBs on World AIDS Day

Monday, December 1, 2014
The goal remains “Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.”

Petition Dismissed in Illinois

Monday, December 1, 2014
State Supreme Court rules against Diocese of Chicago in property dispute.

Parting in Peace

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
St. Michael’s Anglican Church will leave Adams Hall at Nashotah House by mid-February.

On Ferguson: Christ Is Risen

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Bp. Martins: Any aspect of human experience not seen in the light of Jesus’ resurrection is not really seen at all.

‘Hands Extended in Love’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Presiding Bishop asks Episcopalians to “offer yourself in vulnerability for the sake of reconciliation across this land.”

Stand in the Gap

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bishop Wayne Smith: “The gospel demands for the ministry of reconciliation” require standing in the gap.

A Good Start

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “There is much work left to do to reach an ethical and compassionate immigration policy.”

Pray for Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bishop Dean Wolfe asks that Christians “pray for peace and justice in Ferguson and throughout our nation.”

Synod ‘Promulges’ Canon

Monday, November 24, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby: “It has taken a very long time but the way is now open.”

Standing for True Marriage

Monday, November 24, 2014
Ephraim Radner: “Our larger culture … has indeed forgotten and dismantled the reality of natural marriage altogether.”

GTS Posts Mediation Update

Friday, November 21, 2014
Committee represents students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees, spouses and partners, and alumni.

Winter Symposium at Nashotah

Friday, November 21, 2014
Nashotah House will sponsor a winter symposium on crisis management and reconciliation February 27 and 28.

PB Praises President’s Order

Friday, November 21, 2014
“The President’s plan is not perfect. Some deserving persons and families are excluded….”

Bexley Seabury Expands

Thursday, November 20, 2014
A new program will focus on Christian formation and leadership development in numerous Minnesota communities.

Eau Claire, Nashotah Team Up

Thursday, November 20, 2014
New partnership will enable “new strategies and holistic approaches to evangelism.”

Weigh in on Leader (Quickly)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Anglicans have until Nov. 27 to write on their hopes for the Communion’s next secretary general.

Cubist Testimonies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Welsh Anglicans use “You Cubes” to depict their faith.

Prichard’s Third Edition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Robert W. Prichard’s “History of the Episcopal Church” now includes the 78th General Convention.

Heart, not Gadgets

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Consultant Peter Bowden: “This has nothing to do with technology and gadgets.”

Marriage Protests Flip

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
“The new definition of marriage no longer coincides with the Christian understanding of marriage.”

Abp. Makgoba Joins Soundcloud

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Archbishop’s Advent reflections launch audio ministry for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

Fly Your GTS Flag

Monday, November 17, 2014
The seven-stripe design is similar to the scarf style of Jesus College, Oxford, founded in 1571.

Primates to Convene Themselves

Monday, November 17, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby’s presidential address to the the Church of England’s General Synod, Nov. 17

Winning Haitians’ Trust

Friday, November 14, 2014
The Rev. Sam Owen: “What’s important to me is building bridges between race and class and culture.”

TLC 249/10 Online

Friday, November 14, 2014
The November 30 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Anglicans Speak on G20

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Abp. Winston Halapua of Polynesia asks that the G20 consider how it might decrease the effects of climate change.

Candles Help Miner Families

Thursday, November 13, 2014
The 26 oz. black candles come in three scents: apple bourbon, Christmas tree cutting, and toasty hot toddy.

Grace and Equanimity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Bishop Sean W. Rowe pays tribute to Bishop J. Mark Dyer, one of his predecessors in the Diocese of Bethlehem.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Mark Dyer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Rt. Rev. James Michael Mark Dyer died November 11 at age 84.

Congregations Help Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Robert Dennis of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “The suicide rate, broken families, and unemployment among families is inconceivable to all of us.”

Anders Litzell to Become Prior

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Swedish-born priest will lead the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.

Latest GTS Details

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Prof. Joshua Davis is the one professor of GTS 8 not to return.

Rise in Glory: Tom Parker

Monday, November 10, 2014
Thomas Williamson Parker, advertising manager of TLC for 13 years, died November 7 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 53.

Congregational Numbers Available

Friday, November 7, 2014
The Episcopal Congregations Overview of 2014 is now available.

Step toward Health

Friday, November 7, 2014
The seminal difference between successful organizations and mediocre ones is their organizational health.

Save Paws and Save Souls

Friday, November 7, 2014
In Louisiana, a priest’s daughter will be helped by a service dog trained by inmates.

A Lifetime Pilgrimage

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Diocese of Maryland seeks to “restore the dignity of ... persons perceived as less than human.”

Professors Return to GTS

Thursday, November 6, 2014
GTS Dean and President Kurt H. Dunkle refers to seven of eight professors returning to work.

PB, Others Reflect on Advent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
“In some deep sense, patience is the virtue needed in the face of the fiendish and whatever is hostile to life.”

Melanesian Novice Murdered

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
A novice of the Melanesian Brotherhood has been killed and another badly beaten.

Women in Ministry Celebration

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Day-long event at Church Divinity School of the Pacific will be available as a webcast.

Mead: Conflict and Creativity

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Loren Mead: “The most creative moments in a church’s life happen when the pastor isn’t there.”

Tapestries of Faith

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Catherine Kapikian: Community-engaged stitching becomes “the work of the people.”

6th Nominee in S.E. Florida

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic of Boynton Beach is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.

Ft. Worth: Appeals to Continue

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Bishop Rayford High: “We continue the exciting work to be the Episcopal Church in this part of Texas.”

GTS 8 Clarify ‘Ombudsperson’

Monday, November 3, 2014
Dismissed faculty want a person who is “designated neutral and who is agreeable to all.”

Court Declines Ft. Worth Case

Monday, November 3, 2014
Two courts in Texas still have more work to do.

Bishop Likes Team, not Name

Monday, November 3, 2014
Team name offends “those who know that there was once a $200 reward for every ‘redskin’ killed in U.S. territories.”

United by Baptism

Friday, October 31, 2014
Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, preaches at Yale Divinity School.

TLC 249/9 Online

Friday, October 31, 2014
The November 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Ebola Ravages Sierra Leone

Friday, October 31, 2014
Patrick Hayes: “For average Sierra Leoneans, the timing of the Ebola crisis could not be worse.”

On the Credit Union Circular

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Actress Nadia Balfe has joined the Bishop of Manchester in a video that promotes credit unions.

‘We’re in the Joy Business’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Beyond the shadow of the cross is the light of resurrection.”

6 Primates Seek New Congress

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“We express our fervent and urgent hope that another Anglican Congress might be held in the next two years.”

GTS 8 Want an Arbiter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Rev. Amy Bentley Lamborn discusses GTS professors’ concerns in more detail.

Forgiveness Fosters Justice

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Professor Margaret Farley: “If you do not forgive them, who will?”

Why Parents Matter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Christian Smith: Parents influence their children more than youth groups, mission trips, classes, or other adults.

GTS Talks Hit Snag

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
GTS 8: “A four-person committee chaired by an outspoken critic is not going to rectify” the school’s conflicts.

Bp. Creighton Robertson, RIP

Monday, October 27, 2014
Creighton L. Robertson, ninth Bishop of South Dakota, died of heart failure on October 24.

Suffragan Elected Coadjutor

Monday, October 27, 2014
The Diocese of West Texas has elected David Reed, suffragan bishop since 2006, as bishop coadjutor.

Fight Addiction with Grace

Friday, October 24, 2014
Bp. Douglas Hahn: “You will see the power of God’s Spirit at work” in a 12-step meeting.

Steven Peay to Lead Nashotah

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bp. Daniel Martins: Fr. Peay will oversee a “seamless transition from the ministry of Bishop Edward Salmon.”

Yale Remembers Rowan Greer

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Yale Divinity School honored the memory of the Rev. Rowan Greer on Wednesday.

Vows in N.C., Wyoming

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bishops’ directions follow Supreme Court’s declining to review state laws.

Episcopal Café’s New Editor

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Rev. Jon M. White of Beckley, West Virginia, will become the new editor of Episcopal Café on November 25.

Prayers amid Violence

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Abp. Hiltz asks prayers for “loved ones stricken with grief and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.”

Berkeley Welcomes New Dean

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Very Rev. Andrew McGowan comes to Berkeley from Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.

Archbishop Gitari’s Last Book

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Troubled But Not Destroyed was launched on October 16 in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

See the Trail of Souls

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Trail of Souls is a day-long journey to five Maryland sites with strong ties to slavery and the Episcopal Church.

Reinstatement Closer at GTS

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
GTS 8: “We accept your offer of reinstatement to our positions.”

‘We Will Come through This’

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bishop Paul Lambert: “The mayor has asked the faith community to assist in allaying fears.”

A Canon’s Brush with Death

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
On YouTube, the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor reflects on her struggle with a life-threatening illness.

Bishop Calls for Penance

Monday, October 20, 2014
Bishop William Stokes: “This has been a sad affair and we have hurt one another.”

Bishop: GTS Vote Divided

Monday, October 20, 2014
Some trustees advocated “for a simple, unconditional reinstatement, and I was one of them.”

GTS 8, Bp. Breidenthal Respond

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bp. Breidenthal: “Any faculty member at any institution of higher learning should be outraged by this board’s action.”

Trustees: Dean Dunkle Stays

Friday, October 17, 2014
General Seminary invites eight faculty members to request provisional reinstatement.

TLC 249/8 Online

Friday, October 17, 2014
The November 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Thomas Shaw

Friday, October 17, 2014
Bishop Shaw died Oct. 17 at the SSJE’s Emery House.

Black Colleges’ Ministry

Friday, October 17, 2014
Joint statement: Historically Black Colleges serve communities and offer certain remedies of grace and uplift.

Bp. Marshall Helps Nashotah

Friday, October 17, 2014
A new stewardship campaign by Nashotah House will include a 12-city tour by Bishop Michael Marshall.

Bishop Tengatenga Interprets

Thursday, October 16, 2014
“Do we know where the other is coming from before we can simply dismiss them as being ignorant?”

Deacons’ Fund Grows

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Fund for the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church oversees a $7 million endowment.

Sudan Bombs Church Complex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan complex Oct. 10.

Nashotah House Seeks New Dean

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Nashotah House Theological Seminary has announced the search for its new dean and president.

Bishop Griswold Lends a Hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bishop Frank Griswold will facilitate a meeting between General Seminary’s trustees and dismissed faculty members.

S.E. Florida Nominates 5

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Slate for the Miami-based diocease draws from Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia.

Primate: Seek City’s Welfare

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Paul Kwong, primate of Hong Kong: “Let us work together for this territory and for our country.”

More on Bishop Stephen Sykes

Monday, October 13, 2014
Bishop Sykes was among the most articulate voices in understanding the “dispersed authority” of Anglicanism.

Jesuits Look Across Town

Friday, October 10, 2014
“The actions of GTS’s trustees could be mistaken for an isolated case of willful misunderstanding, but they are not.”

Abp. Foley Beach on Diversity

Friday, October 10, 2014
Foley Beach: “Anglicanism has never been uniform — it is actually always been one of our strengths as a movement.”

Voters Choose Manger Scene

Friday, October 10, 2014
Artist Joan Covell: “The baby Jesus is intentionally at the most important place in the composition.”

Pray for Bishop Shaw

Friday, October 10, 2014
Bishop Alan M. Gates invites prayers for Bishop Tom Shaw “as he nears the end of his earthly pilgrimage.”

Complaint Dismissal Appealed

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Six members of the American Anglican Fellowship Inc. have appealed the dismissal of their complaint.

Troubling Company

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Betsy Childs: It’s surprising that a vicar of the Church of England would speak to a group of anti-Semites in Iran.

Lodging to Help Seminary

Thursday, October 9, 2014
A new 31-room Cobblestone Hotel in will help people find lodging near Trinity School for Ministry.

Hauerwas Cancels GTS Lectures

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Stanley Hauerwas on General Theological Seminary: “What student is going to go there?”

Brosend Trims EPF Duties

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Episcopal Preaching Foundation to seek new executive director.

Genesis Meets Vicksburg

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The title of Bishop Kee Sloan’s novel comes from Genesis, when Jacob wrestles God on the “ford of the Jabbock.”

Hearing from TREC

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
By Derek Olsen • TREC did far more speaking than listening.

At War with Ebola

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
West African priests: “We challenge the international community to live as their brothers’ keepers.”

More Letters on GTS

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
GTS chairman thanks students, dean addresses various points, and professors remain concerned about their future.

Women and Provisional Bishops

Monday, October 6, 2014
PB: A provisional bishop is “a way to encourage change and greater openness when a diocese is in need of it.”

TLC 249/7 Online

Friday, October 3, 2014
The October 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Healing, Hope, Reconciliation

Friday, October 3, 2014
For the past 22 years the Diocese of Kaduna and Trinity Church in Tariffville, Conn., have been mission partners.

GTS Grads Invoke Canon

Thursday, October 2, 2014
“Allegations must be brought to the bishop in the diocese of Dean Dunkle’s canonical residency.”

GTS Board Renews Invitation

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Bishop Mark Sisk: “In the interest of the Seminary, I hope you will participate.”

PB Search: 165 Submit Names

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The window for nominating the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has closed.

CDSP, Bloy House Renew Ties

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Bloy House have announced a new partnership.

NECA Plugs In

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations has launched a new website.

GTS Students Applaud Faculty

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Students greeted their professors with a standing ovation at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan.

8 Dismissals and an Inquiry

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
General Theological Seminary’s board classifies eight professors’ work stoppage as mass resignation.

Pray, Reconcile, Repent

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Rev. Scott Gunn: “We must all pray, and not just for ‘our side’ if we have one.”

GTS: A Protest and a Response

Monday, September 29, 2014
Eight professors of General Theological Seminary believe conflicts with the dean and president have reached an impasse.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Scott-Joynt

Monday, September 29, 2014
Archbishop Welby: “The Church of England has lost a faithful, hard-working and distinguished servant.”

Bruton Celebrates 300 Years

Friday, September 26, 2014
Speakers at Bruton Parish will include the Presiding Bishop, the Bishop of London, and the Bishop of North Carolina.

Defining the Human Person

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Anglican and Orthodox leaders work on an agreed statement about the Christian understanding of the human person.

Wondra Joins Faith & Order

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Professor Ellen Wondra elected to serve on World Council of Churches commission until 2022.

Archbishop Mourns Bp. Sykes

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Archbishop Welby: “Bishop Stephen’s whole life was dedicated to serving God and his Church.”

Will Marriage Canon Stand?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Bishop of Central Florida is encouraged by bishops’ discussions in Taiwan.

Marchers Are ‘Earth’s Prayer’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Bishop Marc Andrus: “You are the prayer of the Earth, you are her invocation to God!”

PB Rules Out Another Term

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
“I can best serve this Church by opening the door for other bishops.”

Green Faith in New Hampshire

Monday, September 22, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A new church without a building has begun offering the Eucharist among the hardwoods of rural New Hampshire.

Marriage Task Force Reports

Monday, September 22, 2014
“Part of our charge is to consider the challenges and opportunities of the changing societal norms around marriage.”

TLC 249/6 Online

Friday, September 19, 2014
The October 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Wales Uses Video Update

Friday, September 19, 2014
A restructuring project of the Church in Wales looks six years ahead.

Welby: Reconcile with Scotland

Friday, September 19, 2014
The Scottish independence debate has generated profound questioning and unsettlement far beyond Scotland.

Scotland’s Choice

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Andrew Goddard: “Things cannot and should not ever be the same again for Scotland or the rest of the United Kingdom.”

Panelists Will Keep it Civil

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Panel discussions will focus on “Civil discourse and faith” and “Civil discourse in politics and policy.”

Two Reports from Taiwan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Bishop Greg Rickel: “[T]here is no doubt we should go, more often, and learn, and then share. We will do that here.”

In Memory of Pannenberg

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
“When [clergy] become doubtful about the truth of the gospel, they will tend to replace it by other ‘causes.’”

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Abp. Welby: “Our calling to be faithful to our Christian task of peacemaking, of being agents of peace, has become acute.”

SCLM Seeks Comments

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music asks for responses to its proposed approach to commemorations.

Doing What He Was Made to Do

Monday, September 15, 2014
By Peggy Eastman • The vicar of Baghdad: “The Lord is here, and he has never left us, even in our time of great trial.”

$40,000 to Help Ferguson

Monday, September 15, 2014
Bishop Stacy Sauls: Funds address “both immediate need and long-term issues related to the cycle of poverty.”

‘Silence is Full of Blood’

Friday, September 12, 2014
By Faith J.H. McDonnell • Henri Jibrayel: “In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore.”

Why Liturgy Matters

Friday, September 12, 2014
Bishop J. Neil Alexander: “Rituals are memory-laden, time-sensitive, a repeatable action that is chosen.”

Considering a Saint

Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Diocese of Georgia to consider a second-reading resolution to recognize Deaconess Anna Ellison Butler Alexander as a saint.

Monstrance Hopes to Rock Anew

Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Steve Waring • Milwaukee-based band wants to reunite at General Convention.

VTS, Gladstone’s to Cooperate

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Virginia Theological Seminary and Great Britain’s largest residential library will serve each other’s scholars.

C of E Hires Religion Writer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Martha Linden joins Church House from the United Kingdom’s Press Association.

GTS Will Put Students to Work

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • General Theological Seminary’s third-year students will work 20 hours weekly at parishes in greater New York City.

Canon Kearon Elected Bishop

Monday, September 8, 2014
The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion will become Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.

Flags and Responsible Mission

Monday, September 8, 2014
“The number of flags on the dais should not be a point of boasting, but a source a mild embarrassment.”

Requiescat: Dean Richard Reid

Monday, September 8, 2014
“He gave the most precious gift he could give to this Seminary: he gave years of his life in service.” —Dean Ian Markham

TLC 249/5 Online

Friday, September 5, 2014
The September 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

ISIS: Death and Destruction

Friday, September 5, 2014
“You cannot deal with this evil Islamic State group”—The Rev. Canon Andrew White

TREC: A Word to the Church

Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church offers several specific ideas for change.

Beauty of Holiness

Thursday, September 4, 2014
By Peggy Eastman • Some figures have wings, some are colorful, one is silver, one is coal black, and one is lit from within.

Choose a Card for the Church

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Choose from among 70 cards by 48 artists for the Episcopal Church’s Christmas Card of 2014.

Live a Year in God’s Time

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby: “Living in a praying community is the ultimate wager on the existence of God.”

Blessings with Revisions

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller grants his permission to bless same-sex couples in civil marriages.

Speak Up and Save a Life

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Joani Peacock: “Directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide can save that person’s life.”

From Bladensburg to Shaw

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Rev. Mark Lewis: St. Luke’s will be “easily accessible to all in the D.C. metro area.”

Humble Houses of God

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Both [churches] are delighted to have a building to meet in, even one constructed of mud and sticks and thatch.

The (Divine) Doctor Is In

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We’re trying to do what Jesus did.” — The Rev. Bruce Mason

Homeless No More

Friday, August 29, 2014
The Rev. Linda Kaufman helps more than 100,000 Americans find homes.

Suicide and Selfishness

Friday, August 29, 2014
“What my friend needed … isn’t ‘well, I guess he’s at peace now.’”

Love and Faithfulness

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Trinity School for Ministry will host a conference on “Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction” October 10-11.

VTS Honors Wendell Berry

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Dean Ian S. Markham: “Wendell Berry is a truly great poet, essayist, and environmental campaigner.”

Requiescat: Robert A. Robinson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Longtime Church Pension Fund executive dies at 88.

Changes at St. Paul’s, K St.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, moves toward accepting women in the priesthood and welcoming same-sex marriage.

Defend the Sojourner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “You could quite easily have an 8-year-old standing in front of a judge all by himself.”

King’s Nixes Theology Course

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Alister McGrath’s hiring in Oxford weakens theology program at King’s College, London.

All Time Is God’s Time

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Bishop Thomas Shaw writes of his brain cancer: “[W]e now know that for me there is no cure.”

West Texas Picks Six

Monday, August 25, 2014
Six clergy of the Diocese of West Texas are potential nominees for bishop coadjutor.

El Salvador Elects Alvarado

Monday, August 25, 2014
The Anglican Church of El Salvador has chosen the Rev. David Alvarado of San Salvador as its new bishop.

TLC 294/4 Online

Friday, August 22, 2014
The September 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Direct Attack on the Sacred’

Friday, August 22, 2014
Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asks clergy to guard eucharistic elements against abuse.

UBE: ‘We Stand in Solidarity’

Thursday, August 21, 2014
“Join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of Michael Brown.”

Letter Grants Oversight

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Bishop Mark Lawrence on new oversight: “I trust you will be heartened as I have been by their welcome of us.”

State, Church, Church, Church

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The majority leader of the West Virginia Legislature adds a third church to his duties.

Requiescat: Bishop Wissemann

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann died Wednesday.

Waiting on the Court

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Guidelines may follow for clergy and congregations in the Diocese of Virginia.

Canon White at Clapham

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The vicar of Baghdad speaks at the spiritual home of William Wilberforce.

Historians Honor Utzinger

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
J. Michael Utzinger has received the 2014 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.

Archbishop Beach Adds Deans

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The new archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed three new deans.

El Salvador Looks North

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Diocese of El Salvador has announced five bishop nominees, including two Episcopal priests.

Christchurch and Coventry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Rev. Graeme Brady of Christchurch: “For the archbishop to hold up Coventry as an example is strange.”

Guiding the Church’s Future

Monday, August 18, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Who will teach the shepherds of tomorrow how to lead a new, enigmatic type of flock?

Archbishop Mourns Bp. Russell

Monday, August 18, 2014
“Not only the Church but the nation ... mourns this son of the soil.”

Border Crisis Eases

Friday, August 15, 2014
Congregations in Texas are catching their breath and refocusing efforts during a lull in what had been a surging crisis.

Bp. Seabury Goes Low Church

Friday, August 15, 2014
What has been Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church is the new home of Stedfast Baptist Church.

Two Appointments in Egypt

Friday, August 15, 2014
The Rev. Drew Wayne Schmotzer
and the Rev. Michael Dobson take new duties.

Leaders Welcome Ceasefire

Thursday, August 14, 2014
“There is no such thing as a stable status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Cathedral Sues JPMorgan Chase

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Lawsuit says firm wasted millions of dollar on bad investments and exorbitant fees.

Grandson Found in Argentina

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina have finally found the grandson of one of their founders.

PB Panel Ready for Names

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Profile and call now available online as the Episcopal Church seeks its 27th presiding bishop.

U.S. Bishops to Speak in Wales

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Two bishops from the United States will visit Wales to speak from their experience as women elected to the episcopate.

Beijing Declaration at 20

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Episcopal Church seeks responses to a questionnaire it developed with Ecumenical Women at the United Nations.

Bishop Speaks on Disciples

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Bishop Moon Hing Ng: evangelism, church-planting, and discipleship sustain churches.

Campus Chaplains Honored

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Three chaplains have received campus ministry awards from the Episcopal Church.

Episcopalian, Honorary Jew

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Adherents reports that Robin Williams was an Episcopalian, and he joked that his mother was a “Christian Dior Scientist.”

Hear Richard Bauckham

Monday, August 11, 2014
The British theologian will deliver the Burns Lectures in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Calvary and Priesthood

Monday, August 11, 2014
Brendan Gleeson: “I remember putting on the vestments for Mass, and feeling, ‘Okay, this is like a suit of armor.’”

Incarnation Statement Progresses

Friday, August 8, 2014
Alyson Barnett-Cowan: Pending statement “marks a breakthrough in over 1,600 years of division.”

Church, Hilton Train for Jobs

Friday, August 8, 2014
The Church of St. John the Baptist and Hilton Hotels Worldwide train people for hospitality jobs.

A Deputy Looks Ahead

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ted Mollegen, a veteran deputy to General Convention, urges the Episcopal Church to ponder its future health.

Abp. Begins Tour of Asia

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ten-day itinerary encompasses five Anglican provinces.

Allergic to Pomposity

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Requiescat: John Woolverton

A Garden Grows in Rome

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A project aims to restore the ancient monastery garden of San Gregorio.

Church, State, and Votes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
“[Labour’s] Ed Miliband and his party should not assume … believers will necessarily follow the bishops.”

Sacred Cycling in Wales

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Sacred Trails map identifies 49 historic sites accessible by bicycle.

Saving Epiphany Church

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
“It’s a hidden architectural gem, plus it has the whole history of the Chicano movement.”

Canon Joins Pension Group

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Anne Mallonee will become Church Pension Group’s executive vice president and chief ecclesiastical officer.

Danaher called to Cranbrook

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Rev. Canon William J. Danaher, Jr., will become the eighth rector of Christ Church Cranbrook.

Ecumenical Compassion

Monday, August 4, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “There are children and people here that are hurting and need our help. End of story.”

Ghanian King Visits Lambeth

Monday, August 4, 2014
Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II requested an official visit with Archbishop Justin Welby.

TLC 249/3 Online

Friday, August 1, 2014
The Aug. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Covenant Rises Again

Friday, August 1, 2014
Readers can expect daily posts, Monday to Friday, covering all things Anglican and Christian.

Tip the Mug for St. Arnold

Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Steve Rabey • “From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.”

Bloodbath in Iraq

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Andrew White writes from Iraq: “Every day we think that the crisis here cannot get worse and every day it does.”

‘We Must Cry to God’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
“The destructive cycle of violence has caused untold suffering and threatens the security of all.”

‘Make Even More History’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fredrica Harris Thompsett: “You intervene in history to make even more history.”

Abp. Welby’s Eid Message

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
“As I speak, still during Ramadan, people are coming to my home this evening for an Iftar meal.”

Last Paper from PB Committee

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Of duties, terms, retirement age, resignation from diocesan office, and elections.

Disability and Accessibility

Monday, July 28, 2014
Survey asks congregations for their wisdom.

Neutral Principles in Quincy

Monday, July 28, 2014
Cheers and doubts greet latest court ruling involving the historic Diocese of Quincy.

Detained Children Get Pastoral Visits

Friday, July 25, 2014

For the past two months, federal authorities have been turning away clergy and nuns who’ve been trying to minister to detained, unaccompanied migrant children from Central America. But that situation is beginning to change.

Arizona Faces Needs of Migrant Children

Friday, July 25, 2014
Episcopalians in Arizona are assessing how they might be helpful to thousands of children who have arrived in their state in recent months from Central America.

Churchwide Meeting October 2

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Following a resolution approved at General Convention in 2012, the Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting via webcast from Washington National Cathedral on October 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

Ecumenical Associate Named

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Richard Mammana, founder of Project Canterbury and a member of the Living Church Foundation’s board of directors, has been named associate for ecumenical and interreligious ministries of the Episcopal Church.

New Dean for West African Seminary

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Very Rev. Emmanuel Isaac Kpakpo Addo has been appointed the seventh dean of St. Nicholas Theological Seminary, Cape Coast, Ghana, in the Church in the Province of West Africa.

Second Essay in PB Nomination Process

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has published the second of three essays designed to begin a discussion.

Radner: ‘Truth-Facing’ in the Wake of Synod’s Decision

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Rev. Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto, says the July 14 decision in the Church of England permitting women to be consecrated bishops will bring "a good bit of angst" on the ecumenical front.

Christ at Center of EYE14

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"One more cheer, for the reason we are here, Jesus Christ!" said a young man from the Diocese of Nebraska, prompting an enthusiastic response from across the arena.

Leaders Oppose Euthanasia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
“Every human life is of intrinsic value and ought to be affirmed and cherished.”

State Honors Children’s Canon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Roger Hutchison of Columbia, South Carolina, will receive the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent award.

Key Moments in Synod’s Debate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By John Martin • An advocate of women’s ordination praises an Anglo-Catholic layman’s sacrificial remarks.

Synod: Women May Now Apply

Monday, July 14, 2014
Women may now become bishops in the Church of England.

Diplomats of the Spirit

Monday, July 14, 2014
Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby use their moral authority to improve the political climate.

TLC 249/2 Online

Friday, July 11, 2014
The July 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

A Chaplain’s Cooling Presence

Friday, July 11, 2014
Operation Cool Down delivers ice-cold treats to flight crews in Afghanistan.

Church Cuts Wonga Ties

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Church Commissioners for England have removed indirect ties to a well-known payday lender.

Priest’s Death Shocks Campus

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Just days before his death, the Rev. John DeBonville had organized a memorial service for AIC’s spokesman.

Fleeing for Their Lives

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Presiding Bishop urges Episcopalians to help women and children at the southern border.

Marriage Debate Spawns Panel

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The presiding officers of General Convention have announced their decision to appoint a legislative committee on marriage.

TED, meet KAT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Anglican Church of Canada has launched KAT, a scaled-down version of TED: Ideas Worth Spreading.

Counter-letter to President Obama

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Liberal leaders support executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Colleagues Honor Father Agnew

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Rev. Christopher M. Agnew has received the Canon John W. Davis Award from National Episcopal Historians and Archivists.

Tune in to Pipedreams

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
American Public Radio’s series will feature a performance by Elizabeth Melcher Davis.

Seven-year Covenant Succeeds

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Diocese of Olympia and two Anglican churches have reached an amicable settlement without court assistance.

Rest for the Weary

Monday, July 7, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An ecumenical ministry of mercy emerges amid a flood of women and children across the border.

Province 5 Tops Pledge List

Monday, July 7, 2014
Dioceses in the Midwest were the most responsive to General Convention’s request of 19 percent of diocesan income for 2014.

Pittsburgh: Stick to the Rite

Monday, July 7, 2014
Bishop Dorsey McConnell welcomes civil benefits for same-sex couples and reiterates his concerns about the rite for blessing them.

Bishop Ball Plans to Celebrate

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Steve Waring • Two years after a devastating fall, Bishop David S. Ball vests every Sunday.

Hobby Lobby and ENDA

Thursday, July 3, 2014
“We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities.”

Folksy Deliverance

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Douglas LeBlanc • The Rev. Brewster Hastings writes a first book — about exorcism.

San Diego: Marrying Time

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Clergy freed to “remove any distinction between same-sex marriage and other marriages.”

PB Nomination Update

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop publishes the first of three essays.

A Refuge from Kiribati

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Church of England sells land on a Fijian island to help a nation threatened by rising waters.

Bishop Search for Gulf Coast

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast is accepting nominations until Sept. 1 for its fourth bishop.

42% of Dioceses Pledge 19%

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Thirty-nine dioceses pledge between 10 and 19 percent.

Dismay re: Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn: “This decision is a double-edged disaster.”

Australians Elect New Primate

Monday, June 30, 2014
Philip Freier has been Archbishop of Melbourne since December 2006.

Big Shoes to Fill

Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Jeff Walton • A conversation with Archbishop-elect Foley Beach of the ACNA.

The Archbishop’s Biographer

Friday, June 27, 2014
Andrew Atherstone: “Being Archbishop of Canterbury is a ten-year project.”

ACNA Welcomes New Archbishop

Friday, June 27, 2014
Archbishop Robert Duncan: “Many critics said we wouldn’t be able to elect a second archbishop.”

‘Descendants of Abraham’ Unite

Friday, June 27, 2014
God “has called us to be caretakers of creation, to work for the common good, and to promote and practice peace.”

Conflicts Halt EDS Review

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Faculty, trustees contend with each other through social media.

Michael Reeves: Two Tributes

Thursday, June 26, 2014
“He was always a man of character, honesty, and integrity.”

Fr. Clay Lein Called to Houston

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, calls the Rev. Clay Alan Lein as its fifth rector.

God Moved the Mountain

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Grace Sears • Ian and Simea Meldrum claimed a Brazilian garbage dump for the kingdom of God.

Priests Join Revived Dialogues

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Two Canadian Anglicans have been appointed to ecumenical panels with Reformed and Oriental Orthodox Christians.

VTS Honored as Workplace

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Washington Post has chosen Virginia Theological Seminary as one of the top workplaces in the capital metro area.

Brothers Plan Halfway House

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is planning a halfway house in Texas to help parolees return to society.

Task Force: Study Marriage Now

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
“What is God calling us to understand, to say, and perhaps to do in regards to marriage?”

Friendship in God’s Kingdom

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Katelyn Beaty interviews professor Wesley Hill of Trinity School for Ministry.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Set Free

Monday, June 23, 2014
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was released from prison in Sudan today.

Bp. Foley Beach to Lead ACNA

Monday, June 23, 2014
The Anglican Church in North America’s new archbishop takes the reins this week.

Prayers for Bp. Gray-Reeves

Monday, June 23, 2014
Michael William Reeves, husband of the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, died Sunday afternoon in a bicycle accident.

TLC 249/1 Online

Friday, June 20, 2014
This issue features “Street,” the first in a series of photographs by Richard Hill of Dallas.

‘What I Heard Was a Marriage’

Friday, June 20, 2014
An Indaba-style gathering draws from one side of the aisle.

Abp. Aspinall Leaving Primacy

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The 54-year-old primate plans to stay on as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.

Bp. Roskam to Lead St. James

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Catherine Roskam will be bishop-in-charge under special circumstances at St. James’ Church in the City, Los Angeles.

Bishops Join Brief

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church support a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.

AFM Calls New Leader

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The next executive director of Anglican Frontier Missions will work remotely from Tulsa.

S.F. Archbishop to March On

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Douglas LeBlanc • Despite pressure from politicians, the Archbishop of San Francisco will march in D.C.

Healing and Goat’s Milk

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Women veterans who become homeless find welcome at Zion House in Avon, New York.

Ecumenical Clergy Crunch

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A parish home to Episcopalians and Roman Catholics for more than 36 years needs a new priest.

Gooooooal (Amen)!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Church of England has released Prayers for the World Cup.

Egyptian Vision in Singapore

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The former Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Anglican Bishop of Egypt spoke at Nanyang Technological University.

Pastoral Care in Death’s Path

Monday, June 16, 2014
By Steve Waring • After brushes with death, people “don’t want their rector to scoff at their most cherished, precious memories.”

Unity: A Free Gift of God

Monday, June 16, 2014
Pope Francis: “Our progress towards full communion will not be the fruit of human actions alone.”

The Wrath of ISIS

Friday, June 13, 2014
Christians in Iraq ask for prayers and help.

From Portland to Wall Street

Friday, June 13, 2014
Dean William Lupfer of Trinity Cathedral in Portland will become the 18th rector of Trinity Wall Street.

Vaping, Heroism, and Money

Friday, June 13, 2014
Highlights from resolutions adopted by Executive Council at its meeting in Phoenix, June 10-12.

UTO Grants Distribution

Thursday, June 12, 2014
The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,525,407.78.

Interest on the Interest

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Musician Charles Bailey transforms Archbishop Justin Welby’s warning on payday loans into rap.

‘Debt Is a Form of Slavery’

Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the Credit Union Foundation at Westminster.

Holy Joe at Nashotah House

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Historic Shelton Hall now houses a coffeehouse — master barkeep included.

Duke Receives $1.5 Million

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Jack and Barbara Bovender endow a professorship at Duke Divinity School’s Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.

VTS Plans for 2023

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A new vision statement for Virginia Theological Seminary reaffirms the necessity of residential study.

Rise in Glory: Bp. McAllister

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Rt. Rev. Gerald N. McAllister, third bishop of Oklahoma, died early Tuesday.

New President for St. Francis

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith will be the sixth president and CEO of St. Francis Community Services.

Open Doors Save a Parish

Monday, June 9, 2014
Canon Cecil Phelps: “It’s always been true for the Church: if it pays attention to the needy, it finds the treasures.”

‘Grace-filled Opportunity’

Monday, June 9, 2014
Abp. Justin Welby: “The papacy of Pope Francis provides us, as I see it, with a time of grace-filled opportunity.”

Statement on Carbon Emissions

Friday, June 6, 2014
Top bishops: “[A]ddressing climate change is a moral obligation to our neighbors and to God’s creation.”

Credit Counsel in Churches

Friday, June 6, 2014
By Steve Waring • “The church will not handle money but instead provide a point of contact.”

Primate’s Daughter Ordained

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Yein Esther Kim, daughter of Paul Keun San Kim, Primate of Korea, is now a deacon.

Alpha TV Plugs In

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Groups may now follow Alpha live from Holy Trinity Brompton, London.

College Honors RC Bishop

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The College of Emmanuel and St. Chad has awarded an honorary fellowship to ecumenist Donald Bolen,

Keeping Faith with Cities

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Rev. Patrick Malloy: “Cathedrals reflect who we are and what we believe.”

Society Gathers at Nashotah

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
By Phoebe Pettingell • “For Catholic Christians, Mary stands as the Mother of the Church and the model of discipleship.”

Primates for Japan, Philippines

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Anglicans re-elect Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu in Japan and elect the Renato Mag-gay Abibico in Philippines.

Central Pa. Seeks 11th Bishop

Monday, June 2, 2014
The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will accept nominations beginning June 6 in the search for its 11th bishop.

St. John’s Flies its Flag

Monday, June 2, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An Anglo-Catholic parish in Mississippi grows through social-media hospitality.

TLC 248/11 Online

Friday, May 30, 2014
The June 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Jordan Hylden, ECF Fellow

Friday, May 30, 2014
Jordan Hylden, a contributor to The Living Church and its weblog, Covenant, is among the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2014 Fellows.

Archbishop to Visit Rome

Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis will discuss their efforts against slavery and human trafficking.

W. Texas Seeks Nominees

Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Diocese of West Texas has released a profile and welcomes nominees as it searches for a bishop coadjutor.

Reconciliation at Coventry

Thursday, May 29, 2014
“Pray, [Archbishop Justin Welby] said, for the wisdom to know the right way toward reconciliation.”

Hogans of Mercy

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Youth from Grace Church in Hinsdale, Illinois, will help build two traditional Navajo Hogans for the Rev. Catherine Plummer.

Honor for Elders in Anchorage

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • St. Mary’s Church is in design stages for a senior housing complex on its 19-acre wooded property.

S.E. Florida Seeks Nominees

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Diocese of Southeast Florida has released a profile and is accepting nominations for a bishop coadjutor.

ECW Surveys Church

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
ECW committee: “There are many more opinions we value — including yours.”

Canon Called to Fifth Ave.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Rev. Canon Carl Francis Turner will become the 12th rector of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Rise in Glory: E. Don Taylor

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor died May 24. He was 77.

Essay Entries Due June 15

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Any Anglican seminary student may submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words.

The Dead of World War II

Monday, May 26, 2014
By Gary G. Yerkey • Capt. John W. Schwer, an Army chaplain and Episcopal priest, rests among the dead at Brittany American Cemetery.

Global Trend-spotting

Friday, May 23, 2014
By Sue Careless • Christianity is doing well globally, but poorly in its former centers of glory.

Martyrs Who Move

Friday, May 23, 2014
For over a decade, American artist Bill Viola has been pondering the task of making two video-art altar pieces for St. Paul’s Cathedral.

ARCIC III’s Communique

Friday, May 23, 2014
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission continues to build on its model of receptive ecumenism.

Ft. Worth Case Glides Along

Thursday, May 22, 2014
District Judge John P. Chupp of Ft. Worth sets hearing for December in property lawsuit.

PB to Preach in England

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to concelebrate at St. Alban’s, preach at St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford.

Beating Follows Conversion

Thursday, May 22, 2014
A 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges.

Bishop Rowe Hails Ruling

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
“I will write … with guidance for clergy who want to officiate at same-sex marriages.”

Servanthood and Authority

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The panel addressed how women can find balance in embodying the paradox of a servant-leader.

Direct Theology

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By Steve Waring • The Rev. Wayne L. Fehr has published a book of answers for seekers with questions.

Pray for Peace in Jos

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Bombings rock a market and hospital.

Reclaim Vocation

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Liza Anderson: “I sometimes see a future for the church where I’m the only layperson left.”

E. Carolina Elects 8th Bishop

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Rev. Robert Skirving is a native of Canada and rector of St. John’s Church in Midland, Michigan.

On Mrs. Noah, a Cat, & a Slug

Monday, May 19, 2014
Rowan Williams wants to be thought of as a poet to whom religious things matter intensely.

Ecumenical Parish Struggles

Friday, May 16, 2014
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has noted that the 36-year-old congregation’s interim Catholic priest is in poor health and has been unable to serve consistently.

Dying for Christ in Sudan

Thursday, May 15, 2014
“The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead,” Judge Abaas Al Khalifa told Meriam Yahia Ibrahim.

VTS Students Honor 3 Chapels

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Dean Ian Markham: “This is the class that has seen how grace can come from fire.”

Gospel of Mark Meets Opo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Opo people of Gambella want the Bible in their own language.

The Saint Behind the New Deal

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Charles Hoffacker • How did Frances Perkins understand the connection between Christianity and public life?

Threading the Needle

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Resolution: “We recognise a diversity of voices about what constitutes a right ordered intimate relationship.”

Tory Baucum on Peacemaking

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
“I do believe that reconciliation and peacemaking are at the heart of the gospel.”

ARCIC III in South Africa

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Rev. Tony Currer: ARCIC will look at “how far we’ll be using the tool of ‘receptive ecumenism.’”

Sewanee Welcomes Tengatenga

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Bp. Neil Alexander: “Dr. Tengatenga has few peers in his extensive experience in the leadership of the Anglican Communion.”

Sudan Adopts Covenant

Monday, May 12, 2014
Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan informs the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee of Sudanese Anglicans adopting the Covenant.

TLC 248/10 Online

Friday, May 9, 2014
The May 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

LTSP Honors Bishop Borsch

Friday, May 9, 2014
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has inaugurated the Frederick Houk Borsch Chair of Anglican Studies.

Painting Confirmation Green

Thursday, May 8, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of the earth and every human being?”

Abp. Deng: Talk to GAFCON

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Archbishop Daniel Deng of Sudan notes the need for reconciliation within the Anglican Communion.

E. Michigan Stresses Justice

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
“This is the time in the life of Eastern Michigan for deacons to lead us in justice ministries.”

ACNA, IRD, PB Back Pledge

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
We are compelled to ask: Why are the Christians currently being killed or driven out?

Costly Reconciliation

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
By Ralph Webb • “When you’ve lost everything, Jesus is all you have left.”

A Mother’s Day Plea

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
“Hold them in the knowledge that … they are your beloved daughters, and precious in your sight.”

A New Turn for Bishop Robinson

Monday, May 5, 2014
“I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life.”

Mississippi Elects from Within

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Very Rev. Brian R. Seage of Ridgeland chosen as bishop coadjutor May 3.

Maryland Elects Canon Cook

Friday, May 2, 2014
The Rev. Canon Heather Cook of the Diocese of Easton chosen on fourth ballot as a bishop suffragan.

Courtesy and Joy at Nashotah

Friday, May 2, 2014
By Steve Waring • “It’s a wonderful Easter image of stone moved and a baptismal pool remaining, in the midst of God’s wild creation.”

Strike Two for Jesus’ Wife

Friday, May 2, 2014
Scholar at Indiana Wesleyan University discovers copying from a 1924 publication.

Peter Leithart & His Critics

Thursday, May 1, 2014
“The Future of Protestantism”: a panel discussion at Biola University.

Power of Women’s Prayers

Thursday, May 1, 2014
By Grace Sears • The Rev. Eleanor Sanderson: Group prayer by women “is one of the consistent expressions of the Church.”

Bono on Why Jesus Died

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
“I find it hard to accept that millions and millions of lives … have been touched by some nutter.”

Guard the Church’s Unity

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Folks seem to be willing to engage one another with gentleness and reverence.”

Diocese Receives $2,500 in Aid

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Volunteers in Arkansas are assembling emergency kits and helping with shelter and transportation.

‘Traces of the Holy’

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • About 4,000 people visit the Museum of Russian Icons each year.

Peter Hallock Dies at 89

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Visionary choir director revived the ancient service of Compline.

Tornado Relief in Arkansas

Monday, April 28, 2014
Bishop Benfield: “We are already hearing that the best way to help immediately is likely to be financial support.”

GAFCON: Instrument of Unity?

Monday, April 28, 2014
“We believe that the GAFCON movement is emerging as a faithful instrument of unity.”

Support for Scholars’ Travel

Friday, April 25, 2014
Virginia Theological Seminary offsets travel expenses for researchers using a collection at the Bishop Payne Library.

Bruce’s Quest for Community

Friday, April 25, 2014
Bishop Douglas Fisher on Bruce Springsteen: “It’s always hopeful. His songs never end in despair.”

Two Tracks, Two Courts

Friday, April 25, 2014
“This ruling did not affect the ultimate outcome or prejudice our litigation strategy to recover our church property.”

Judge: Return $100,000 Bond

Thursday, April 24, 2014

From the Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker

Bishop James Curry to Retire

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan of Connecticut since 2000, plans to retire October 1.

UU Love for Labyrinths

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Joseph Bednarik: “I’ve been a labyrinth enthusiast ever since I walked one at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 2003.”

A Strong Sudanese Bishop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Faith McDonnell • The church in Sudan has chosen well in electing Ezekiel Kondo as an archbishop.

Steady Recovery in D.C.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Peggy Eastman • The first phase of earthquake repairs at Washington National Cathedral should be complete in about a year.

Summer Plans for Musicians

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By John Schuessler • Perhaps most important for the success of a music program, summer is the time to plan ahead.

ARC-USA Studies Moral Visions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
“It is hard to see how our differences in moral theology and ecclesiology will be resolved, and it is not clear to many whether they should be.”

This Fragile Earth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Two leading Canadian bishops: “The Scriptures tell us that our first vocation as human beings is to tend God’s creation.”

New Discipline, Ancient Abbey

Monday, April 21, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • School of the Annunciation will train people of faith in the evangelistic arts, from apologetics to Christian living.

‘God’s Kingdom is Global’

Monday, April 21, 2014
Archbishop Welby: Christians need to offer “hospitality and love in its manifold forms for Christ’s sake.”

TLC 248/9 Online

Saturday, April 19, 2014
The May 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Charles Wesley Abides

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The English minister and hymn-writer Charles Wesley has won the coveted Golden Halo in this year’s Lent Madness.

Chair Honors Bp. Richardson

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Seminary of the Southwest has completed a successful fundraising effort for a $2.5 million endowed chair in memory of J. Milton Richardson.

Lesotho Rents at 815

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lesotho’s consulate will lease 6,379 square feet on the eighth floor of the Episcopal Church Center.

Scrutiny, Patience, Engagement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Derek Olsen • Rowan Williams speaks on “Theology as a Way of Life.”

A Cohort for Leadership

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Missional Leadership Cohort for Episcopal Clergy is designed to invigorate ministries for many years.

BBC’s Rev and Evangelism

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By John Martin • Tom Hollander’s portrayal of the hapless East London vicar Adam Smallbone has achieved a cult following.

Japan’s Bright ‘Disastertect’

Monday, April 14, 2014
Other architects work at the edge of technology. Shigeru Ban’s frequent starting point is low-tech.

‘Custody of the Heart’

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Charles deGravelles • A conference in Oklahoma City strives to help the church’s peacemakers.

Sudanese Reinforce Abp. Welby

Friday, April 11, 2014
“Gay relationships in the Church of England would mean the people of South Sudan going back to their traditional religions.”

‘Not Only the Sin of the Other’

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby’s address at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, Oklahoma City

St. John’s Restores Adjective

Thursday, April 10, 2014
“It may be possible to be Anglican without being Episcopal, but it’s definitely not possible to be Episcopal without being Anglican.”

Scot McKnight, Anglican Deacon

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The theologian and prolific author joins the ministry of the Anglican Church in North America.

‘Live as a Global Church’

Thursday, April 10, 2014
“We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that we’re just a local church.”

Prayer after Murrysville

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Almighty God, whose son Jesus was attacked and wounded: comfort and heal your wounded children in Murrysville.

Students Learn to Give

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
St. Luke’s Episcopal School students help the needy in San Antonio.

Fullam: Always Look Ahead

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
“Don’t you ever say, ‘I remember the good old days, when Father Fullam was here.’”

Muscular Christianity at Camp

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Lake Delaware Boys Camp rouses to the sound of a cannon’s boom at 6:50 a.m.

Uniting for the Poor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Justin Welby encourage their flocks work together for poor and vulnerable people.

New Dean for Berkeley

Monday, April 7, 2014
The Rev. Andrew McGowan has been appointed president and dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Clavier to Lead St. Michael’s

Monday, April 7, 2014
The Archbishop of Wales has appointed the Rev. Mark Clavier as acting principal of the struggling St. Michael’s College, Cardiff.

Mass. Elects 16th Bishop

Monday, April 7, 2014
Clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, who began his priestly vocation in the diocese.

TLC 248/8 Online

Friday, April 4, 2014
The April 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Rites and Consequences

Friday, April 4, 2014
Abp. Welby: Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence, and even death because of decisions on sexuality.

Faithfulness and Success

Friday, April 4, 2014
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • Mother Miriam is the 18-year superior of the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province.

How to Read Lambeth’s Windows

Friday, April 4, 2014
Archbishop Justin Welby: “We have lost the art of reading stained glass.”

A Church Launches a Church

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Transfiguration in Cranston, Rhode Island, plans a Hispanic/Latino presence.

Fort Worth Looks to D.C.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Fort Worth has signaled its intention to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

‘The Way of Wisdom’ at GTS

Thursday, April 3, 2014
General Theological Seminary will change its style of education beginning in the fall of 2015.

Why Chemin Neuf Matters

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In an interview posted on YouTube, Archbishop David Moxon discusses the significance of four Chemin Neuf members moving into Lambeth Palace.

Abp. Praises Patriarch-elect

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Abp. Welby to Mor Ignatius Aphrem II: “You have played an important role in the International Anglican Oriental Orthodox Dialogue.”

St. Paul’s to Raze Rectory

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
“The parish is pretty evenly divided between renovating the rectory and demolishing it.”

Miracle on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
By Mary Ellen Barnes • The mission of Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

An Ecumenical Tree at Lambeth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A new tree is an early celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (in 2017).

Hannah Matis Joins VTS Faculty

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hannah Matis will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary August 1 as assistant professor of church history.

State Shapes Church

Monday, March 31, 2014
It’s hard to overestimate the weakening effect that gay marriage will have on the central structures of the Church of England.

Reconciliation in Canada

Monday, March 31, 2014
Thousands gathered to hear survivor testimonies, celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience, and work toward reconciliation.

St. James, Meet St. James

Friday, March 28, 2014
By William O. Daniel, Jr. • Our schools need each other. We need one another’s prayer and we need to be empowered by each other.

David Yeago Heads to Ambridge

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Professor Yeago will join the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry and North American Lutheran Seminary.

Shigeru Ban Wins Pritzker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
One of architecture’s most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral.

Essay Competition 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

Klusmeyer, Gepert Help Baxter

Monday, March 24, 2014
Bishop Klusmeyer joins the presiding bishop nominating committee; Bishop Gepert nominated as bishop provisional.

Hear God’s Word, Mon Ami

Monday, March 24, 2014
David Suchet devoted 200 hours of his time to recording the audio book, and donated his fee to charity.

TLC 248/7 Online

Friday, March 21, 2014
The April 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Muhlenberg’s Vision Thrives

Friday, March 21, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William Augustus Muhlenberg “had a social commitment that the school should be the Church’s outreach into the world.”

VTS Plans More Housing

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Dean Ian Markham: “If we do not take advantage of this opportunity now, then we are unlikely to do this work for at least another decade.”

Senator Praises Zion House

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think Zion House is a perfect example of what works.”

A Rainbow of Nonviolence

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • How political should religious communities be when tackling the problem of violence?

Caring for Caregivers

Thursday, March 13, 2014
By Retta Blaney • The Rev. Gregory Johnson might show up at a garage-door opening if he could talk about family caregiving.

Discipleship and Celebration

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • “Congregations are strong when they are filled with disciples rather than habitual Christians.”

TLC 248/6 Online

Friday, March 7, 2014
The March 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Breaking (More) Bread Together

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dinner church includes food, prayers, holy texts, and sharing in the Sacrament.

Brackets of the Saints

Thursday, February 27, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Lent Madness is “so fun you won’t know it’s edifying.”

Dean Hall: Disturb the Peace

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Gary G. Yerkey • “The church sometimes has to break the law in the service of a higher law.”

TLC 248/5 Online

Friday, February 21, 2014

The March 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Joyous Reunion at General

Primates Call for New Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2014
“It is important that the agenda of this Primates Meeting be discussed and agreed upon by the Primates beforehand.”

Turning Point for Haiti

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
By Mark Harris • The Episcopal Church of Haiti strives to become autonomous but also interdependent within the Anglican family of churches.

Clarifying the Great Cloud

Monday, February 17, 2014
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is considering a deeper rethinking of the Episcopal Church’s calendar.

Principal Acts of Prayer

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Leigh Edwards • Life together at Community of the Franciscan Way

Joyous Reunion at General

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Archbishop Nourhan Manougian attended General Theological Seminary as a student in the early 1980s.

TLC 248/4 Online

Monday, February 10, 2014
The February 23 issue of The Living Church is available online for registered subscribers.

Looking Brighter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, has completed an interior painting and lighting renovation.

Clergy Exchanges Increase

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rev. Margaret Rose: “It’s taken a long time for people to say, Oh, I think I’ll apply to that parish.”

TLC 248/3 online

Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Feb. 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Love Those in Trouble’

Friday, January 24, 2014
By Jeff Walton • Bishop Bill Atwood: “In every case new life is fragile and vulnerable. God’s agenda is life and we are his.”

Transformative Art

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Episcopal congregations in northeast Massachusetts are helping at-risk youth find their way to success through the arts.

Bethlehem Looks Northwest

Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Diocese of Bethlehem’s standing committee has nominated the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as provisional bishop.

Mass. Nominates Five Priests

Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts has announced a five-member slate in searching for its 16th bishop.

Abp. Welby Lauds Abp. Nichols

Monday, January 13, 2014
“Archbishop Nichols has demonstrated clear leadership, personal holiness, and immense generosity.”

Remember Haiti on Sunday

Friday, January 10, 2014
By Gary G. Yerkey • Cathedral project will cost at least $25 million.

Anglican Studies at Beeson

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Beeson Divinity School has joined the ranks of non-Episcopal seminaries that offer credits in Anglican studies.

TLC 248/2 Online

Friday, January 3, 2014
The January 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

A Diffusion of Blessings

Thursday, January 2, 2014
By Pamela Mellott • Eduardo Peniche: “I felt I had lost my church until I helped to carry Our Lady of Guadalupe in the procession.”

The Pursuit of Perfection

Friday, December 27, 2013
By Randall Balmer • The Nine Lessons and Carols service has been transmitted around the globe by the BBC since 1928.

TLC 248/1 Online

Friday, December 20, 2013
The January 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Chemin Neuf at Lambeth Palace

Friday, December 20, 2013
A charismatic order joins the daily life of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bp. MacDonald Helps Manitoba

Thursday, December 19, 2013
In the new year Bishop Mark MacDonald will be the new area bishop for the Northern Manitoba region.

From Hot Yoga to Immigration

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Bishop Stacy Sauls has announced first recipients of grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.

Baskets of Prayer in Milwaukee

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The people of St. Luke’s Church in Milwaukee have a way of knowing what their neighbors need — even those they’ve never met.

Small Rectories Imperiled

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A ruling against clergy housing allowances “has the potential of accelerating trends.”

TLC 247/13 Online

Friday, December 6, 2013
The December 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nelson Mandela: Five Tributes

Friday, December 6, 2013
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013

Hunger Games: The Eucharist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Rev. Monique Stone: “The Hunger Games is a book about juxtaposition.”

Scholars Debate Radner’s Latest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
By Eugene R. Schlesinger • We are not devoted to the Church because it is lovable, according to Ephraim Radner, but because it is loved.

A Cautious Step Leftward

Sunday, December 1, 2013
By John Martin • The Pilling Report paves the way for clergy to arrange services for same-sex couples.

Diocese Elects Canon Skelton

Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Diocese of New Westminster has elected the Rev. Canon Melissa Skelton of Seattle as its ninth bishop.

Black Friday Hospitality

Friday, November 29, 2013
“One night of hell and you won’t have to worry about anything but Advent.”

Warm Souls in Boston

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Homeless people in Boston have a new way to keep the coming season’s wintry elements at bay.

Fresh Start for Fla. Students

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By Lauren Anderson

Peace Breaks Out at Synod

Monday, November 25, 2013
The anger, bitterness, and recriminations of last year were absent in this year’s debate on women in the episcopate.

Pittsburgh OKs Blessings

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Bishop of Pittsburgh has granted permission for clergy to use a provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.

TLC 247/12 Online

Sunday, November 24, 2013
The December 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nominee Leaves N.Y. Slate

Friday, November 22, 2013
A nominee by petition has withdrawn from the slate for bishop suffragan of New York.

Seattle’s Compline Tradition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Austin Rickel: “Compline is proof that we are spiritual in this region.”

‘A Long Way to Go’ on Racism

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By Gary G. Yerkey • Bishop Michael Curry calls racism an addiction that “harms the children of God.”

Tweets and Nones

Monday, November 18, 2013
By Patrick Malloy • Those with no actual religious affiliation stand in a long line of similar Americans.

Reporter Listens Anew

Sunday, November 17, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Television reporter Judith Valente’s first visit to Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, was supposed to be a routine speaking gig at a retreat center.

TLC 247/11 Online

Friday, November 8, 2013
The Nov. 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Global Slate in Vancouver

Thursday, November 7, 2013
New Westminster nominees include two U.S. natives, a British-Canadian serving in Massachusetts, and a priest from New Zealand.

Bermuda’s Anglican Way Station

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “An old church has the feeling of a place where God has met his people for a long time.”

Rise in Glory: E.S. Gleason

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Edward S. Gleason led Forward Movement into the early days of the digital transformation.

From Pentecost to Matthew Fox

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
By Randall Balmer • Fr. Stanley White detected in Matthew Fox the same blend of mysticism and Pentecostal fervor that he sought to emulate.

WCC Elects Bishop MacDonald

Monday, November 4, 2013
WCC presidents promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the ecumenical council.

Bp. Epting: Emergent Cursillo

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Bishop Epting: “It’s surely right for us to focus on ‘mission’ rather than maintenance.”

Vatican Honors Prof. Burridge

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
“I'm so grateful to the Holy Father and to the Church for honoring my work in this way.”

Prepare to (Not) Die

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “The neighborhoods that came back and are doing well in New Orleans were those that had a resilient community.”

TLC 247/10 Online

Friday, October 25, 2013
The Nov. 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops: Help the Isolated

Friday, October 25, 2013
By Tom Osanjo • Abp. Wabukala: “Should we stop? Should we slow down? The bishops told us we must go on.”

Ugandan: Wake Up to Islam

Thursday, October 24, 2013
GAFCON: There is an urgent need to train church leaders in dealing with the fast-rising Islamization of Africa.

Fr. Gunter Enters Laughing

Thursday, October 24, 2013
“Last night the vestry decided to call me the Not Quite Right Reverend.”

A New Seminary Frontier

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Four dioceses pioneer a new, low-cost approach to theological education.

Archbishop Greets GAFCON II

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Archbishop Justin Welby: “To carry out the task of telling people about Jesus Christ, we need to be a Church that is holy.”

Racial Justice Takes Priority

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
By Steve Waring • Executive Council has agreed to create a new staff position for racial justice and reconciliation.

Asset-based Pilgrimage

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The president of the House of Deputies and 18 others visit entrepreneurial Ghanaians.

Belief and Actions in Christ

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Richard Mammana, Jr. • Between terms at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Rev. Hilary Streever worked with a small community of young monastics in Athens, Ohio.

Archbishop Gitari’s Legacy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
By John Martin • “I have refused to give up life or Christian faith because of any troubles I have had in the past.”

TLC 247/9 Online

Friday, October 11, 2013
The October 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Vail: Strength in Numbers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Transfiguration, Vail, relies on a shared-space model that keeps overhead down and ecumenical ties strong.

More Bells for Nashotah House

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Eight change-ringing bells have found a home at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Yes to Covenant, Pastoral Care

Friday, October 4, 2013
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.

No Couple Left Behind

Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral is available to couples with disrupted wedding plans.

Back to the Earth

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Seminarian Ragan Sutterfield sees an agrarian resurgence unfolding across the nation.

Reviving Communion

Monday, September 30, 2013
By Sue Careless • More than 180 people, including five bishops from Africa and Asia, attended “Back to the Anglican Future” in Toronto.

NEHM Helps White House

Friday, September 27, 2013
By Steve Waring • Conference call prepares supportive agencies for Affordable Care Act.

TLC 247/8 Online

Friday, September 27, 2013
The October 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Another Round in Quincy

Friday, September 27, 2013
The Diocese of Chicago has filed a motion for a stay of judgment and intends to appeal.

From Waiapu to San Joaquin

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Bishop David Rice likely to lead Episcopalians in San Joaquin beginning in February.

Maryland Seeks a Suffragan

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Diocese of Maryland is accepting applications and will vote in May.

Backpack Hospitality

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Blessing of the Backpacks is a lighthearted way for young Episcopalians to integrate faith with school life.

Jesus: Center of Our Unity

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
“We ask that our Communion consider our offering and our desire to be faithful” to the vision of the Toronto Congress in 1963.

Laying Down Roots

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Rev. Lisa G. Fishbeck: “We wanted to offer hospitality throughout the week.”

Archbishop, PB Plan Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2013
Archbishop Justin Welby conducts series of one-of-one meetings with fellow primates.

Catastrophe in Pakistan

Monday, September 23, 2013
“Among the dead are students and alums of Edwardes College, the number yet to be determined.”

Bishops Switch Chairs

Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has announced a change in leadership.

Makgoba Honors Mandela

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Archbishop of Cape Town praises the former president’s vision of a “new, united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.”

Straight into Troy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Clerical collars signal to wary, mostly African American neighbors that two recently ordained young white women might be trustworthy.

Prayers Follow Shootings

Monday, September 16, 2013
“Look with compassion on the whole
 human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us.”

Holy Mountain Retirement

Monday, September 16, 2013
The University of the South is exploring interest in a senior living community in Sewanee.

Vol. 247, No. 7, Posted

Friday, September 13, 2013
The Sept. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. The issue includes a brief editorial celebrating TLC’s 135th year.

Gay Jennings on the UTO

Thursday, September 12, 2013
“It is clear from the statements and documents that have subsequently been released by both sides in the conflict that the situation is badly in need of reconciliation.”

Under the Tent in Michigan

Thursday, September 12, 2013
By Steve Waring • The Episcopal Church is not famous for tent revivals, but its youngest diocese wants to try new approaches.

Bylaw Changes Wreak Havoc

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By Steve Waring • UTO’s former board members wanted to ensure that proposed bylaw changes would circulate widely.

Stability in the Sacrament

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Katresia Staggs: “We don’t need any of this to worship. But we have the basics of something that is stable for people.”

Tell it to SurveyMonkey

Monday, September 9, 2013
Episcopalians have until Sept. 20 to state their priorities for the next presiding bishop.

PB Responds to UTO Concerns

Friday, September 6, 2013
Church leaders “have no intention of divesting the United Thank Offering of its funds or applying excessive controls to its practices.”

‘Dear Mr. President’

Friday, September 6, 2013
Bishop Adam Andudu Elnail of the Diocese of Kadugli, Sudan, asks President Obama to relieve his people’s suffering.

East Carolina Seeks 8th Bishop

Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Diocese of East Carolina will receive applications until Sept. 27 in its search for the eighth bishop in its history.

Church Center Responds on UTO

Thursday, September 5, 2013
The UTO’s “important work is not threatened, and [its] programs and grants will continue.”

UTO Leaders Resign in Protest

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
“With the stroke of a pen, the United Thank Offering Board will possibly be rendered powerless and voiceless.”

Administrator Will Rock Again

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William C. Webster’s Bold Enough to Say is part concert, part theater, part film.

Defending Bishop Tengatenga

Monday, September 2, 2013
“Can anyone who truly cares about LGBTQ rights afford to refuse to learn how to speak the language of rights activism in southern Africa?”

Vol. 247, No. 6, Posted

Friday, August 30, 2013
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops Celebrate Reunion

Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Diocese of Chicago will retain its name and what has been the Diocese of Quincy will become known as the Peoria Deanery.

Manteo, Virginia Dare, & HIV

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
“As these two were reconciled together as one in Christ, so are we all are today, HIV positive and HIV negative.”

Bishop Fights Gambling Fever

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher continues to resist a proposed casino in Springfield, Mass.

Archbishop Welcomes 6 Bishops

Monday, August 26, 2013
The Archbishop of Canterbury met Aug. 19 with six bishops representing Communion Partners.

U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit

Friday, August 23, 2013
Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.

Love Is Stronger than Death

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Embrace the Journey, a new eight-week curriculum from Anglicans for Life, challenges the claims of euthanasia advocates.

From Casseroles to Scallops

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A video series helps two Dallas bishops celebrate their love of cooking.

Massachusetts Seeks Coadjutor

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire.

Vol. 247, No. 5, Posted

Friday, August 16, 2013
The Sept. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.