“The U.S. supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but cannot enforce it.”
“The U.S. supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but cannot enforce it.”
The chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council asks Anglicans to pray for the people of Italy and Myanmar.
“I stand with the people of Standing Rock in their efforts to respect and protect the Missouri River.”
Church-sponsored play shortlisted • Trauma relief in Nigeria • Synagogue ruins in Israel • Book honors in Australia
Panel at Washington National Cathedral discusses America’s history of racial violence.
When he retires, William Brown Turei will have served for more than 65 years in ordained ministry.
The House of Bishops will elect the next Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.
An open letter challenges the Church of England’s ‘quadruple lock.’
The Archbishop of Wales will retire in January after nearly 14 years of leading the province.
The Sept. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Clergy in Louisiana have stepped across denominational lines to bring people together in prayer and hope.
“The new chapel is contextually very strong, respecting its Virginia roots” —Jury for Faith & Form.
North Dakota diocese supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line.
The Rev. Canon Mark Harris writes about the 2015 edition of Livro de Oração Comum.
The Episcopal Church Center seeks a missioner for indigenous ministries and a manager for language services.
Former cathedral dean in Albany to become CEO of the Pocket Testament League.
Seven killed in predominantly Christian village in north-central Nigeria on Aug. 13.
Episcopal Relief & Development supports relief efforts by the two dioceses in Louisiana.
The COO serves as a senior member of the presiding bishop’s leadership team.
A conversation with Archbishop Rowan Williams inspired Fr. Paul Bigmore’s Songs of Praise.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Provincial Synod will vote on a proposal to bless same-sex couples.
Abp. Masimango Katanda serves in a remote part of Congo. Why then does his name sound familiar to many?
Could the numerical decline of British Christianity have halted?
“We have met as representatives of the Anglican Provinces of Africa to affirm our oneness in the Body of Christ.”
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has appointed Rebecca Linder Blachly as director of government relations.
Jimmy Dale to lead small national youth-evangelism team for the Church of England.
“[W]e urge you not to consider any proposals that fly in the face of the historic understanding of the church.”
After years of strife, leaders of the Diocese of Pennsylvania commit themselves to making changes.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Churchwide Assembly moves toward greater unity with Roman Catholics.
Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon addresses the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.
While celebrating the athletes of the Olympics, Abp. Francisco de Assis da Silva criticized the games’ organizers.
Schuyler Moss interviews a priest and activist who found peace.
The Diocese of Massachusetts has announced the release of a draft mission strategy.
Archbishops Albert Chama and Stanley Ntagali elected to leadership of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa.
Christians in the diocese wonder why gunmen would storm the house of a bishop who has maintained neutrality.
Sociologist Gary Bouma: “Americans find it amazing that we have more Buddhists than Lutherans or Baptists.”
Secretary General Idowu-Fearon: Bible-believing Christians “transformed the face of Africa in the last 150 years.”
Episcopal Divinity School’s trustees have formed a New Directions Committee and a Transitions Committee.
From bookends to possible garden ornaments, you can own a piece of Canterbury Cathedral’s history.
Valerie M. Joyce rarely finds anyone who can meet the challenge of naming three African-American women from history.
Cathedral authorities want to develop a new entrance to the site, a place of pilgrimage for 1,700 years.
Members of Episcopal Divinity School’s Alumni/ae Executive Committee are distressed about the school’s future.
The Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe elected on the second ballot as the 11th Bishop of Central New York.
Moore College of Sydney has launched a campaign to preserve a major collection of Australian Christian history.
Nathan Humphrey came to St. John the Evangelist, a mission, as a vicar. Now he is rector of St. John’s parish.
Prof. Mark Jefferson’s research includes African American religion, hip hop culture, and critical race theory.
Regional Consultative Groups “will include individuals who can support needs in education, theology, and liturgy.”
Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro will teach and preach on topics related to Christianity’s Judaic heritage.
St. George’s School has reached a settlement with 30 graduates who said they were sexually abused as students.
Sentamu on Mugabe: “At your age, you have had your innings, please just step down for the sake of Zimbabwe.”
The Episcopal Church seeks 21 delegates to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
The Church in Wales is taking a fresh look at the role and responsibilities of its archbishop.
Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith leads members of his diocese on an 80-mile pilgrimage.
Voorhees College and St. Augustine’s University preserve the ministry of historically black colleges and universities.
John Sentamu praises William Wilberforce’s “deep trust in Christ, persistence, courage, and determination.”
The Archbishop of Wales has paid tribute to the Rev. Canon Gwynn ap Gwilym, who died on Sunday from cancer.
Brother James Dowd, OHC, will be based at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha for a two-year term.
A fact-finding team of the Anglican Communion visits the Internal Province of Sudan.
Church Pension Group helps with long-term needs after a devastating earthquake in April.
Iconographer Regan O’Callaghan leads students in exploring their spiritual vulnerability through art.
Shakeshafte depicts Shakespeare as a Roman Catholic living under Elizabeth I’s suppression of the “old religion.”
Long-hidden parts of Durham Cathedral, including Cuthbert’s tomb, are open to the public.
Sarah Snyder joins the senior team at Lambeth Palace in September.
English faith leaders: The murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel while he celebrated Mass is a testimony to evil.
Colonialism and civil war have left a nation with weak infrastructure and terrible inequality.
The Episcopal Church’s Hearing Panel will consider multiple charges that J. Jon Bruno broke church canons.
“O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: protect our lives in this time of terror and gun violence.”
Bishops Pierre Whalon and David Hamid express their heartbreak after a teenager kills 9 and wounds 16 in Munich.
The August 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Frank Tracy Griswold III, 25th presiding bishop, preached at a memorial service for Edmond L. Browning.
The Anglican mission agency United Society will reclaim USPG, its more familiar identity of 56 years.
Episcopal Divinity School will award its last degrees in May 2017.
Episcopal Divinity School’s board of trustees has voted to discontinue its three degree programs in June 2017.
The Rt. Rev. Earl McArthur, Jr., third Bishop Suffragan of West Texas, died July 17. He was 91.
Fr. Bryan Owen: “Perfect love looks like Jesus, who reached out to strangers to draw them into the family of God.”
General Convention’s Task Force for Leveraging Social Media for Evangelism has developed a short survey.
In the last decade, no fewer than 30 pilgrimage routes have been created or rediscovered in the U.K.
The Rev. Bernie Schroeder is the Diocese of El Salvador’s canon for international relations.
The Diocese of Venezuela seeks a fourth bishop, and will accept nominations until July 30.
The Bishop of London plans to serve until Candlemas, the day Simeon was granted a vision of Christ in the Temple.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joins nearly 80 religious leaders in an open draft letter about care for the poor.
Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, was misclassified as non-voting at General Synod.
A Statement from Some Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada
Theresa May, named for St. Theresa of Avila, is open about her Anglican faith.
Anglicans in Nice “need our prayers as they minister the love of God to their stricken city.”
The Task Force on the Study of Marriage is studying responses to its Dearly Beloved toolkit.
The weekly Church Times celebrates its 8,000th edition with free access to digital archives.
The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn: “We are thankful for this outcome, which brings relief and clarity.”
The historic Diocese of Rochester announced last week that it had run out of cash.
The Anglican Church of Canada approves same-sex marriage on recount.
Actor Christopher Eccleston tells Terry Gross about reading aloud from Job, and how Rowan Williams responded.
The bishops of Niagara and Ottawa authorize same-sex marriage in their dioceses after canon change fails by one vote.
Thousands of people in Juba, South Sudan, have sought sanctuary in Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals.
Retired Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning died Monday in Hood River, Oregon. He was 87.
The funeral for Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr., filled the Church of St. Michael & St. George in St. Louis.
General Synod’s chancellor says canon does not define marriage or prohibit same-sex marriage.
General Synod votes this afternoon on whether to authorize same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Diocese of Indianapolis has announced four nominees in the search for its 11th bishop.
Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon addressed the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod on Saturday.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry prays after a deadly week for the United States.
For famished Venezuelans, food counts more than cash.
Responses by the bishops of Dallas, Fort Worth, Western Louisiana, Central Florida, and California
Bishop Brian Prior: “We all must examine our own hearts, we must root out any violence that resides there.”
A drone has gathered new information about earthquake damage to New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral.
Prince of Peace Church of Woodland Hills offers settings for choir, handbells, brass, and organ.
Bp. Morris Thompson: “May we do our best to be a source of light and love in this time of pain, confusion, and darkness.”
The Episcopal Church has awarded $133,000 to 18 recipients of Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants.
The Children’s Society has expressed alarm that child poverty in the United Kingdom is up by nearly 30 percent.
An independent review will probe the case of the Rt. Rev. George Bell, former Bishop of Chichester.
Lesser Feasts and Fasts is the standard, but parishes may use Holy Women, Holy Men and A Great Cloud of Witnesses.
The Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico welcomes nominations until July 10 in the search for its seventh bishop.
Virginia Theological Seminary signs three-year agreement with St. George’s College, Jerusalem.
TLC Podcast: To mark his 40th anniversary in ministry, Patrick Augustine visited suffering Christians across the world.
Free hymns are available for two months after a crisis, thanks to the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.
St. Paul’s in downtown Syracuse uses the popular Street View service to open its doors wider.
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has nominated Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III as provisional bishop.
Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches.
Gaza’s historic Christian community could disappear within the next generation, a U.K. charity has warned.
Bishop Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr., died June 29 at age 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Appointments • Ordinations of Priests and Deacons • Retirements
Church of England’s ordinations • Canon White suspended • St. Anselm’s first class • New Zealand friary
Presiding bishop and president of deputies write about the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
The Rev. Canon Kenneth Bailey, one of the most innovative New Testament scholars of the 20th century, died May 23.
Bishop Klusmeyer: “As houses and cars have literally floated away, there is growing concern that the residents had no flood insurance.”
The Rt. Rev. Douglas Sparks is now the eighth Bishop of Northern Indiana.
The Rev. Canon José Antonio McLoughlin has been elected the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.
The July 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Statements from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and several other bishops.
Bishops in dialogue promote the concept of sankofa (“It is not a taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind”).
Anglicans in Guyana join Bolivia and Uruguay in ordaining women to the priesthood.
Still Here traces the nine-day journey of a man who fled Eritrea, one of the most repressive countries in Africa.
Bishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho of the Diocese of Makamba will be installed in August as Archbishop of Burundi.
WCC moderator: “There is room in the gospel for disagreement but there is no room for disengagement.”
The Rev. Robyn M. Neville will lead the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church for the next year.
Man threatens priest and congregation at the Church of St. Bernard de Clairvaux.
The SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society teaches campers to engage each other with honor and respect.
The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew joins a four-member slate as the Diocese of Central New York seeks its 11th bishop.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and the Diocese of Rochester seek scaled-down properties.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s evangelist says mission begins next door.
Three nominees in the Diocese of Spokane live in the Pacific Northwest and another is from the Diocese of Edmonton.
The Rev. Marc D. Smith: “The issue of gun violence is a public health issue.”
Members of Governance and Administration Committee support limited circulation of misconduct report.
Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York write in support of keeping Britain in the European Union.
Bishops, Episcopal Peace Fellowship call for ban on assault-weapon sales.
Thirty-two ministries will soon receive more than $1 million for ministries satisfying the fifth mark of mission.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says staff misconduct preceded his tenure.
Campaign seeks a Christian burial for the remains of Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man.
The Episcopal Church overspent its legal budget by $121,541 in the first four months of 2016.
The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, will become the eighth rector of All Saints Church.
Executive Council approves up to $3.3 million to consolidate the Archives of the Episcopal Church.
Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of Central Florida, reflects on the mass murders in Orlando.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other Episcopal bishops offer early responses to the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.
The Assisting Bishop of Alabama will become the 11th Bishop of Easton.
CHASKA, Minn. — Executive Council has approved $217,500 in new funding for curacies and clergy compensation in the Diocese of Fort Worth.
All entities of the Episcopal Church should strive to pay their employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour, according to Executive Council.
Grace Network aims to be a fresh, Christian presence for the Anglican community.
A quarter of C of E ministers are over 60 and are due to retire within the next five years.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry warned Wednesday that the United States is seeing a resurgence of Jim Crow laws.
The three-day spring meeting of the Episcopal Church governing board began with several sessions closed to the press and public.
The Episcopal Church is pressuring the Diocese of Haiti to tighten up its business procedures in a bid to increase donor confidence.
As dioceses work with the issue of healthcare cost parity, healthcare options for clergy are shifting.
Executive Council to convene for first meeting since firings of two executives.
The Diocese of Akure, Nigeria, has withdrawn as a companion diocese with Liverpool.
Wendy Karr Johnson is digital missioner for formation and Lacy Broemel is refugee and immigration policy analyst.
New York police officers are investigating attempted arson at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Staten Island.
Churches in the Aloha State try to help the homeless, despite disagreements on what help works best.
Bp. Prince Singh: Diocesan House “comes with $100,000 in annual expenses and perhaps even higher opportunity costs.”
Episcopalians will join thousands of others in observing National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Stephanie Taylor: “Archives tell the story of who we are, why we are here, and what we want to achieve.”
The Rev. Canon Samuel Kahuma has been elected Bishop of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda.
The Church Uganda’s House of Bishops has elected the Rev. Henry Katumba-Tamale as Bishop of West Buganda.
The Iona School for Ministry based in the Diocese of Texas will soon offer expanded training for lay leaders.
General Seminary and the Diocese of New York welcome refugees from a cathedral fire.
Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee is the United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-17.
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church pleased by bishop’s appointment to working group.
The June 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rev. Canon Phil Groves of the Continuing Indaba project will return to parish ministry in August.
The Rt. Rev. Chip Marble, former Bishop of Mississippi, will undergo abdominal surgery Friday.
“There is a low chance that we would see [a Zika] epidemic in the continental United States.”
This year marks the 150th anniversary of a ministry that broadened lay participation in the Victorian church.
The Episcopal Church Building Fund helps both a congregation and a theatre in Arlington, Texas.
Michael B. Cover wins a Society for Biblical Literature award and Elisabeth Kincaid is one of four ECF Fellows.
Howard Samuel Meeks, sixth Bishop of Western Michigan, died May 13 in Florida.
Francis P. Armstrong succeeds Jim Morrison, who has retired.
Also in Global News: Abp. Welby defends Nigeria’s president • Abortion debate in the U.K.
The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson becomes director of Episcopal Migration Ministries on June 1.
The 12th Bishop of North Carolina will follow Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
The Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith returning to Washington, D.C., after 16 years at St. James’s, Richmond.
The Rt. Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, Bishop of Kericho, has been elected the next Archbishop of Kenya.
In June the Scottish Episcopal Church will consider changes to its marriage canon.
The General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted May 18 to commission a study on human sexuality.
Richard Foster, Nathan Foster, and Sharon Garlough Brown apply Christian disciplines to contemporary life.
Special convention approves the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as Provisional Bishop of Lexington.
Bishops United Against Gun Violence urges Episcopalians to join color-coordinated protest June 2.
Coordinating committee sees results of Called to Common Mission.
The Rev. Henry “Laurie” Thompson III to lead Trinity School for Ministry while search continues.
Presiding Bishop Curry wants Episcopalians to “become instruments of God’s work of reconciliation in this world.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his strong support to community-based efforts against AIDS.
Judges rule in favor of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Anglican Diocese of Quincy.
This week's Global News includes reports from York Minster, Syria, and Zimbabwe.
Multiple parties, including the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, join suit against mandated coverage of abortions.
Ecumenism award follows joint letters by R. William Franklin and Richard J. Malone.
The Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission resumes its work with a meeting in Toronto.
“Some of our schools were already in conversation with students who are transitioning and with their parents.”
Bishop Frank Griswold: “We need to be multilingual and multidimensional in our theology.”
St. Anne’s Church in Ynyshir, Wales, helps Chloe Wilson attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The Rev. Jordan and the Rev. Emily Hylden begin new work in August.
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia postpones decision to 2018.
The Church Pension Group has released its 2015 Denominational Health Plan Annual Report.
The Anglican Church in North America has recognized Beeson Divinity School’s Certificate of Anglican Studies.
The Boston Globe has published an extensive report into allegations of sexual abuse at private schools.
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine offers a year of “living in God’s rhythm” for women ages 22 to 40.
Benedictine scholar to lecture on “Benedict as Prophet for Today” June 13.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s task group will maintain conversation among Anglican primates.
Also in Global Briefs: Anglicans honor 19th-century missionaries to Malawi.
The standing committee of the Diocese of Lexington has nominated the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as bishop provisional.
The May 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Archbishop Eliud Wabukala asks Kenyans to restore trust in each other, their families, and their government.
The Rev. Christopher Tapera: “There is life after disaster. God is there for us.”
Departing Anglican Consultative Council members question Abp. Welby’s perspective on the ACC’s 16th meeting.
Episcopal Church Archives rolls out a new look and opens an exhibit on former Presiding Bishop John Maury Allin.
Bishop Greg Rickel and Arsalan Bukhari discuss “Interfaith Relations and Islamophobia.”
The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of Delaware since 1998, plans to retire early next year.
The Rev. Meghan Froehlich becomes missioner for transition ministry after interim time in the role.
Mpho Tutu van Furth is no longer licensed in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, but Bishop Raphael Hess presses for change.
The Arthur Turner Training School will return this fall at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit.
Dialogue affirms gospel proclamation and working “for the healing of a divided and suffering world.”
Londoners go to the polls on May 5 in a mayoral contest that brings religion, race, and security to the fore.
The Diocese of Central New York has announced a four-member slate in the search for its 11th bishop.
Also in Global Briefs: The Church of England and climate-change activism.
St. John’s, Newport, returning to parish status as attendance grows.
“I don’t necessarily think Snoop Dogg is the new Shakespeare, but hip-hop is the reinvigoration of oral poetry.”
Also in Global Briefs: Parliament calls Islamic State violence genocide.
Associated Church Press, Evangelical Press Association honor news and features by The Living Church.
Stephen Andrews, Bishop of Algoma since 2009, is the new principal of Wycliffe College.
A former Lost Boy works for a self-sustaining South Sudan.
Episcopalians, United Methodists to resume ecumenical dialogue April 25.
PB to Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “Your core mission is the same as the core mission of the church.”
The 26th presiding bishop will be the third St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry.
The 79th General Convention will convene July 5, 2018, in Austin.
“We have recently come to understand that Episcopal Commons as we first imagined it will not be possible.”
Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 90 on Thursday, has the universal quality of a grandmother.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “The ACC received my report, which included those consequences. The consequences stand.”
Nominees for 7th Bishop of Western North Carolina are from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Bishop George D. Young III: “I am simply moving into the next season in my life.”
“The consequences [for the Episcopal Church] stand,” Archbishop Justin Welby said Monday afternoon.
The Anglican Consultative Council has chosen a diverse slate of leaders for its standing committee.
Missional Voices attracted leaders from across the country, including the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.
The Diocese of Easton’s slate includes nominees from Alabama, Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
David Hurd: Liturgies are “not about our own entertainment of ourselves, or our gestures about our social stance.”
The May 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Whether Sauls would be assigned to another position or leave the staff was not clear until Wednesday.
Archbishop Kwong: “I think the most important work we have to do is to hold the Communion together.”
“Most of us have difficulty remembering a time when we were not charitable towards our Christian neighbors.”
Playwright Christopher Smith: “It feels so right to have this story have its first student production in Africa.”
The Episcopal Church seeks nominees for an Executive Council member, and volunteers to hire an indigenous missioner.
Archbishop nominees in Kenya • Golf champ in Britain • Church numbers in Uganda
ACC delegate from Pakistan: “The blasphemy law still hangs as a sword over the Christian community.”
Bishop Ian Douglas: “my not pursuing election ... will best facilitate our walking together in unity.”
The seminary with a farming heritage sells land to an earth-friendly foundation.
The Anglican Communion secretary general denounces accusations of interference in Kenya.
The Anglican Communion’s secretary general says the Anglican Covenant is far from dead.
“The terms of the primates’ decision … have been followed through as far as is possible and legal.”
ACC-16’s opening Eucharist draws Anglicans from the four nations of the Province of Central Africa.
ACC-16 identifies evangelization, discipleship, migration, climate change, and violence as urgent global issues.
The Telegraph: The story of Archbishop Welby’s true father is, “in human terms, extraordinary.”
Canon Paver: “Are we individually and collectively willing to work together for mutual flourishing relationships?”
The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the 16th Anglican Consultative Council.
Church seeks representatives for ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees.
“Young Green Anglicans: Intentional Discipleship and Climate Change” drew 75 youth from across Africa.
Archdeacon Paul Feheley regrets that some provinces will boycott ACC-16.
A state appeals court has ruled that properties should be returned to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.
The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, held by Islamic State since March, may soon be freed.
Welsh bishops do not authorize blessings for same-sex couples, but issue prayers for those who wish to them.
The Rev. Fayaz Adman helped his natal parish in Pakistan after suicide bombers attacked.
The next Episcopal Youth Event will meet at the University of Central Oklahoma in July 2017.
Primates were “very clear that [Episcopalians] should not be nominated or elected” to internal standing committees.
Bishop Sauls will not retain his post as COO; deputies Alex Baumgarten and Sam McDonald are fired.
The April 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury praised recipients of 40 new awards for outstanding service to the church.
An Easter Report from leaders of Communion Partners
Growing numbers of Easter-season candy eggs are mum on Easter.
Ordained scientists in the Episcopal Church offer insight into the compatibility of science and faith in a new video curriculum.
Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world.
Churches step in to help neighbors amid devastating bushfires in western Australia.
After five years at Virginia Theological Seminary, Donyelle McCray will become Yale Divinity School’s assistant professor of homiletics.
The General Convention Advisory Group on Church Planting has announced a series of initiatives.
PB Michael Curry has called for prayer for regions that are experiencing violence and civil strife.
Bishop Samuel Azariah has posted a video that expresses his horror at the Easter Day bombings in Lahore, Pakistan.
Council members seek balance between their bylaws and private discussion of difficult topics.
At least 69 people died in a bomb attack aimed at Christians enjoying an Easter outing.
A free video, available in nine languages, helps Episcopalians invite friends to church.
The Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells will be the fifth Bishop of Dorking.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “This week’s story of crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.”
The State of the Church Committee studies how annual parish reports might better reflect ministry.
The Diocese of West Texas has published a profile as it anticipates electing a suffragan bishop early next year.
Bishop Douglas Hahn will take a year of unpaid leave for “repentance, retreat, and reflection.”
“Our sisterhood is built on mutual respect and love, and the relationships in Christ we have with each other.”
Archbishop of Canterbury condemns “terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God.”
The April 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns has released a draft report on persecution.
In other global news: Christians fleeing Syria • Human-rights violations in South Sudan
Andrew Barnett of Theodicy Jazz Collective and Rosemarie Logan Duncan of St. Columba’s join cathedral’s staff.
Bp. Curry: “What I believe about human equality and dignity is grounded in what I believe about the love of God.”
Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, writes a 1,300-word letter on theological differences.
Nineteen grants for a total of $140,816 have been awarded through the Conant Grants for the 2016-17 academic year.
Leaders of the United Church of Christ express their support for the House of Bishops’ ‘Word to the Church.’
Nominations continue until April 30 for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering is the new Assistant Bishop of West Virginia.
The former Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland, Massachusetts, is the new home to a Coptic Orthodox congregation.
“The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege.”
Abp. Okoh: Some churches may never “embrace the sexual culture being promoted by some provinces of the Church.”
Laura Turner: John Kasich’s faith “led him to a denomination that most Americans have never heard of.”
Excerpts and videos from four days of the House of Bishops’ annual meeting at Camp Allen in Texas.
A Brother of the Society of St. Francis rescued Janice, a runaway piglet.
Anti-Semitism in the U.K., political discord in Burundi
Leaders plan “one or more church-wide gatherings where many voices can [discuss] racial justice and reconciliation.”
Daniel Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, elected as 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania.
Archbishop Henri Isingoma plans a health-improvement break and will return to academia.
Stuart Kenworthy, interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral, to preside at the former First Lady’s funeral.
Parishioners borrow a small cannon from the Sandy Beach Yacht Club to salute their rector, a new honorary canon.
Church leaders decry “intolerant and xenophobic reactionary response to societal and global change.”
The 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets March 14-24.
Rob Willmann: “The shroud is one of those things that really makes us look hard.”
“I was rector of a church that was clear about its love of mystery, beauty and awe in the presence of God.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s director for reconciliation will become his chief of staff in May.
Camp Crucis steps up after a severe storm damages Foster’s Home for Children.
Free PDF ready of Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, 2015.
News from Yemen, London, and York
Therese DeLisio to become academic dean and associate professor of theology and liturgy at Bexley Seabury.
The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh will elect Bishop Robert Duncan’s successor in late April.
The March 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop Catherine Waynick: “I write to share the sad news that our 14-year partnership … has come to an end.”
What started as a small fundraiser 35 years ago now attracts calls from across central Arkansas.
A new program center represents the first of a multiphase, 10-year DaySpring master development plan begun in 2014.
Episcopal Relief & Development raised nearly $500,000 above its goal.
Two Episcopal priests have released a curriculum based on the House of Bishops’ pastoral teaching on the environment.
“We will always inhabit a world of the spirit that searches not just for explanation but also for meaning.”
Adrian Butcher joined the BBC in 1990 as a producer in its national radio newsroom.
“We continue to wonder whether a legislative procedure is the most helpful way of dealing with these matters.”
Grants of $2,500 will help ministries among the homeless, poor, Hispanics, and youth.
News from Uganda, Singapore, Polynesia, and the United Kingdom.
“Marriage is faith and practice. It’s not core doctrine. But that’s a debatable point.”
“May we continue to find ways of making peace and working toward reducing the violence in our culture.”
Bishop Michael Curry says he has made a 90 percent recovery from a subdural hematoma.
Council members will hear details about misconduct allegations involving three senior staff members.
Bexley Seabury will operate from a single site at Chicago Theological Seminary as of July.
“We [would] rather starve and not receive money from churches whose actions contradict the scriptures.”
Nine ordinands are the first graduates of the Deacons’ School in Virginia.
Applications are due Feb. 29 for prospective residential members of the Community of St. Anselm.
Leaders of St. John’s Pro-Cathedral oppose a Caltrans proposal, citing adverse effects of noise and pollution.
Two Georgia bishops: Allowing guns on college campuses conflicts with Christian values and is bad public policy.
“I have been in prayer, under spiritual direction and on retreat. I am ready for the surgery and what comes after.”
Presiding Bishop expects a report within about a month on accusations against three suspended staff members.
“I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love.”
The Anglican Church in North America moves closer to two Lutheran denominations.
Born into a family of Buddhists and Taoists, Ng Moon Hing is now Anglican Archbishop of South East Asia.
Presiding Bishop Curry: “Our journey during Lent always leads us to Jerusalem.”
Marriage decisions in New Zealand and Southern Africa • New archbishop for South East Asia • Reform and Renewal
The March 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rev. Rob Boulter to become dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation after two years of discernment.
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from scholars and academic and church groups.
The Rev. Roger Joslin has written ‘School of Love: Planting a Church in the Shadow of Empire.’
“We are the presence of the Anglican Communion in Scotland and we expect the Church of England to respect that.”
Hostile tweets claimed a Church of England prayer request was “crass” and “offensive.”
General Synod prepares the way for joint work between the Church of England and the Church of Scotland.
The Diocese of Texas no longer requires that its clergy limit their sexual activity to heterosexual marriage.
“While their litigation is important, it is not the center of life in any of the dioceses.”
“Freedom cannot be found without order, and order and freedom are necessary for human flourishing.”
“We need this reminder of the bigger issues before us of harmony and truth, unity, and respect for one another.”
The Commons, housed in a former factory, stresses transparency rather than privilege.
E. Mark Stephenson: Training “switches the discernment to an asset view … from one focused on what we don’t have.”
Nominations are open for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.
Katherine Grieb on the Anglican Communion: “Let’s figure out a way to stay together.”
“It’s not a trivial matter. It’s not simply about bettering oneself, or increasing one’s charitable giving.”
“Paul’s counsel is pretty consistent: press the reset button. Start over. Look at Christ Crucified.”
Lent is a season of making a renewed commitment to be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.
Fouad Masri: “Find similarities in the two faiths and then use biblical bridges.”
Earthquakes in Taiwan, immigration in Nigeria, euthanasia in New Zealand, contentment in the U.K.
Young choristers at Chichester Cathedral took a pancake-flipping break during their rehearsal on Shrove Tuesday.
Bishop Curry: “We’re going to learn to live together, and the Episcopal Church is going to lead the way.”
Bishop Curry: “Love is not a sentiment; it is a commitment to live not for myself alone.”
Daniel Hyde of Magdalen College, Oxford, succeeds the late John Scott as organist at St. Thomas Church.
The Rev. Douglas E. Sparks, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Rochester, Minn., is Bishop-elect of Northern Indiana.
The Feb. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
North Carolina, Colorado have until kickoff time Sunday to beat record donations to Episcopal Relief & Development.
“As I gave each a cup of water, I looked into their eyes. It was the children who softened first.”
In Fort Worth, two bishops agree to assist Bishop J. Scott Mayer.
A consultation is studying if Church of England clergy might be freed from traditional clerical clothing styles.
Leaders of nearly two-thirds of England’s cathedrals admit to having money worries.
“We turned the church inside out. We reflected on what made us distinctive, and we tried to do it with humor.”
The National Association of Episcopal Schools offers initial guidelines on transgender-friendly policies.
“To dismiss the whole missionary movement as rejected in Europe is completely arrogant and mischievous.”
House of Deputies Newsletter reports on interpretation of primates’ communiqué.
George Carey: “I do not want to get in the way of my successors.”
Peter Eaton invites Anglican leaders to his seating as fourth Bishop of Southeast Florida.
Theologian Jane Williams spoke at Truro Anglican Church to launch a U.S. satellite of St. Paul’s Theological Centre.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will speak on the topic “Is There Room Enough for All?” at the National Press Club.
Bishop Tandema Andrew: “Children are dying of malaria, women are dying in childbirth.”
Berkeley graduates to study at St. George’s, Jerusalem, for nine months.
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-member slate in the election of its 16th bishop.
The House of Bishops’ theology committee invites the church to recover and renew economic imagination.
Archbishop David Moxon: “It was incredibly moving to be part of what (I think) was an unprecedented invitation.”
“Threats of a possible walkout and division … were overcome by a common commitment to walk together.”
The MARE project will deliver support, information, and professional development using social media.
The U.S. Postal Service will release its Richard Allen Black Heritage stamp on Feb. 2.
Church statisticians are questioning the value of measuring attendance only on Sundays.
The monastery, founded in 595 by Mar Elia (Elijah) and located in Mosul, was attacked in 2014.
Episcopalians encounter the outstretched arms of Jesus in new ways through international mission.
The Feb. 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Brian Taylor: “We have been asked to look at a wide variety of relationships and households other than marriage.”
Assistance will go to thousands of families left homeless by the war in Syria.
“It’s clear in Christian teaching that it’s not for us to divide the body of Christ, which is the church.”
Archbishop Mouneer Anis describes a turning point in the Primates’ Meeting.
“Why will we do these things? These are the words Jesus spoke to His followers. Jesus calls us over this tumult.”
The Diocese of Spokane is accepting names through March 15 in its search for Spokane’s ninth bishop.
Thomas Alexander, 19, is a budding liturgist.
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.
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."
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.
An interview with the Rev. George Westhaver
The Diocese of Indianapolis has received a $798,500 grant from the Lilly Endowment.
Episcopal Commons will serve the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s, and Episcopal Homes.
Abp. Philip Richardson of New Zealand observed the third Anglican Family Gathering on his way to Canterbury.
Speculation notwithstanding, Anglican primates attended Evening Prayer together in Canterbury Cathedral on Monday.
Anglicanism was never a homogeneous entity and never amenable to central control.
The Rev. Bernadine Craft appears in a new televised discussion of suicide prevention.
The Very Rev. Justyn Terry of Trinity School for Ministry will return to England.
Bishop Audrey Scanlan: “It is imperative that we employ all the safeguards that are available to us.”
Susanne Sulby: “Sanctuary to me means peace inside yourself.”
Paul Lambert, Bishop Suffragan of Dallas, will retire from his diocesan ministry in May.
Requiem Mass for Bishop Donald J. Parsons set for Jan. 14 at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.
Presiding Bishop prays that Anglican Primates “may follow our Lord Jesus in the ways of his love” as they meet.
Display of Pope Gregory’s crozier coincides with the Primates’ Meeting next week.
The Archbishop of Canterbury asks for prayers that Anglican primates will meet in wisdom and love.
The Diocese of Indianapolis has published its profile as part of its search for the diocese’s 11th bishop.
Donald James Parsons, former dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and 6th Bishop of Quincy, has died.
Andrew Goddard has compiled the statements made by Primates’ Meetings since 1979.
The Bishop of West Malaysia says cultural polarization has reached alarming levels.
William Nye of the Church of England’s General Synod says Christianity is being subtly silenced in public life.
Twelve letters show how establishment figures rallied in support of the disgraced former Bishop of Gloucester.
The Jan. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
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.
The Most Rev. David Chillingworth of Scotland believes the Columba Declaration raises issues of territorial integrity.
The Rev. Jonathan Erdman of Louisville: “I have no choice but to resign, or contradict my conscience.”
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies cannot officiate in the Diocese of Winchester.
Few Christians in Sudan celebrated Christmas in peace.
The Church of England and the Church of Scotland will discuss the Columba Declaration in the new year.
Baroness Warsi: “A nod to the heritage and the culture that you find yourself in can be very helpful.”
The Rev. Fleming Rutledge reflects on a new priest’s ministry in the Diocese of Baltimore.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has sent a Christmas message to ecumenical partners and heads of churches.
Churches in the United Kingdom are learning they have power to press for environmentally friendly policies.
“God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us.”
The Diocese of Easton is accepting recommendations until Jan. 15.
The Rev. Mpho Tutu joins protests against South African President Jacob Zuma.
The Jan. 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls Stephanie Spellers and Tara Elgin Holley to join his staff.
Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud LLP will investigate concerns that led to three staff members being suspended.
Lamb of God, a Lutheran and Episcopal parish in Ft. Myers, Florida, held a two-bishop confirmation service Dec. 13.
Washington National Cathedral has launched a raffle for a Darth Vader carving and a Gargoyle Tower Climb.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “There is great potential for our faith to act as a bridge between our faith communities.”
Archbishop Fred Hiltz of Canada says the Primates’ Meeting “is not a decision-making body.”
Jan. 8 is the application deadline for placement in the Young Adult Service Corps.
“The responsibility is on those of us who believe there is a better way to help [Boko Haram] to find it.”
Application period opens for the second year of the Community of St. Anselm.
“You get the sense that [Archbishop Welby] is never calculating who might be offended, or attracted, by his words.”
Bishop George D. Young III explains his decision to no longer require parish membership for couples seeking weddings.
Bishop Kirk S. Smith of Arizona reflects on the important ministry of small congregations.
Bishop Nicholas Knisely: “I cannot imagine our nation betraying its great visionary stance.”
The Rev. Patrick Bell of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, elected as the seventh Bishop of Eastern Oregon.
Lambeth Palace’s first new building project in 180 years will create a new home for its library.
Christian leaders say the U.K. government’s counter-extremism plans are too broad.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith, and Order welcomes the Primates’ Meeting set for January.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, only one day after brain surgery, suspends three high-ranking leaders.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will return to his home in North Carolina after a six-day hospital stay.
Presiding Bishop suspends the church’s chief operating officer, deputy COO, and director of public engagement.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would present a draft agreement Saturday morning to climate-change negotiators.
The Rev. Robert S. Heaney has published ‘From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology.’
Bishop Stephen T. Lane has composed a litany for National Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend.
The Anglican Communion’s next director of communications will oversee a global network of writers.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is resting comfortably after surgery in a Virginia hospital on Tuesday.
Doctors expect a gradual but steady recovery in Bishop Michael Curry’s case.
The presiding bishop’s bedside video was a pastoral gesture for a people genuinely worried about their leader.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry thanks Episcopalians and others for their prayers and wishes.
Global Briefs: The Archbishop of York will walk across his diocese. • Remembering Mandela • Climate Conference
The Dec. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will undergo surgery today for a subdural hematoma.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop J. Jon Bruno offer a video statement on the murders in San Bernardino.
Will Bexley Seabury Western Theological Federation’s focus on Chicago help deepen its ecumenical collaboration?
“It is time to boldly stand up and say, as we know most Americans believe, that good gun control must happen now.”
Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has a lot of work ahead.
Bishop Jim Mathes: “Let us pray deeply that God may assuage the sorrows of those most harmed by today’s evil.”
Justin Welby calls for a theological component to the debate about fighting terrorism.
From the Field (Diocese of Georgia) offers background on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s primatial staff.
The Rev. W. Keith McCoy of the Diocese of New Jersey is the new president of the Fund for the Diaconate.
Carrie Boren Headington of Dallas recently interviewed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about evangelism.
Pope Francis: Anglican martyrs’ witness has “truly gone ‘to the end of the earth.’”
St. Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College launches in Ethiopia, and more in global briefs.
Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee responds to video of a Chicago police officer shooting Laquan McDonald, 17, to death.
Bishop Brian E. Prior responds to multiple shootings in North Minneapolis on Nov. 22.
Archbishop Williams on ISIS • Healing in Uganda • Gift to St. Andrews • Ruling in Zimbabwe
Steven J. Lopez to be ordained Feb. 2 as the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
Movie chains decline ad in which believers say the Lord’s Prayer.
Diocese of Los Angeles will elect a bishop coadjutor in December 2016.
Hansen Foundation’s large gift will support the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Executive Council members to explore evangelism.
Executive Council approves redacting amounts for clergy housing allowances.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “The larger truth is that our ultimate security comes from God in Christ.”
Members of Executive Council heard Tuesday that the council has not been keeping up with some key responsibilities.
Bishop Peter James Lee will return to North Carolina, his longtime home, to serve as assistant bishop.
Archbishops on terrorist attacks • Coventry remembers • More
Keri Day: “White supremacy has always sat at the center of the American democratic ideal that we hold dear.”
Presiding Bishop says adding a third canon shows commitment to evangelism and racial reconciliation.
Mary Douglas Glaspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York in April.
The Episcopal Church Foundation will move to the Interchurch Center by January.
Executive Council hears about evangelism, racial reconciliation, and new forms of church amid shrinking budgets.
The Diocese of Northern Indiana has announced five nominees in the search for its eighth bishop.
The Rev. Canon George Sumner became Bishop of Dallas on Saturday during a 2½-hour service.
Uganda Christian University has dedicated a classroom building in honor of the Rev. Stephen and Peggy Noll.
The Diocese of Central New York will elect its 11th bishop in August.
A professor at Carleton University believes Henry VIII’s last wife composed a ‘Prayer for the Monarch.’
Atlas Obscura: “Walking through the narrow gate into the gardens at St. Luke in the Fields is like diving underwater.”
The Compass Rose Society plans endowment to fund its annual commitment to the Anglican Consultative Council.
Church of South India strives to help the disabled.
The Nov. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Anglican archbishops, Coptic Pope, Grand Imam discuss peace, ‘Allah,’ sexual morality, and Easter.
Ordinariate communities will use ‘Divine Worship: The Missal’ as of the First Sunday of Advent.
Bexley Seabury Seminary Foundation will change to a single campus beginning with its Fall 2016 term.
An employment tribunal has dismissed Jeremy Pemberton’s discrimination claim.
A discipleship course from the Church of England helps people cross bridges into my parish’s common life.
The Diocese of Eastern Oregon seeks its seventh bishop.
Evensong will celebrate the arrival of Chilton R. Knudsen, a bishop with a ministry in recovery and healing.
Credit unions present opportunities that can serve all sorts of people well.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Welby worshiped, prayed together, and discussed shared challenges.
Bishop Peter Eaton met last week with several leaders in Congress, including those who represent Florida.
Tim Schenck: “Why can’t you walk into your local coffee shop and see purple lights strung up in November?”
A committee suggests “expansion of opportunities for Catholics and Lutherans to receive Holy Communion together.”
Dean Ian Markham: “We want to stretch that space, make demands of the space, and live into the space.”
Pope Francis • Corrymeela • Evangelism
The church installs Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry in a service marked by excitement, joy, and gravity.
Sandye Wilson: “I would like to invite you to make a covenant today to pray for [Bishop Curry] and not prey on him.”
Episcopalians need not be present to celebrate Bishop Michael Curry’s new ministry as 27th presiding bishop.
The Nov. 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Trends in giving and their implications for churches
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton offers multiple prayers after the sentencing of former bishop Heather Cook.
James K.A. Smith speaks about his ideas in a long-form interview with Sue Careless.
James K.A. Smith praises Anglicanism’s beauty and liturgical heritage.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has chosen delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Former bishop Heather Cook will spend seven years in prison in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo.
Bishop Scott Benhase of Georgia has granted permission for clergy to celebrate weddings for same-sex couples.
The Diocese of Western North Carolina is accepting names in the search for its seventh bishop.
Bishop Rachel Treweek • Cricket Results • Archbishop Makgoba • Refugees at Offa House
Ministry of Caring rescues the empty Cathedral Church of St. John in Wilmington, Delaware.
Decades after his death, Bishop George Bell’s pedophilia finds him out.
Leaders of the Porvoo Communion of Churches have called for prayers amid the refugee crisis.
Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University joins host Philip Zoutendam for the first episode of ‘The Eerdcast.’
A video by Deacon Anthony Keller profiles Joyce Davison’s ministry through AHEAD with Horses.
Two videos capture the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thoughts on working for unity within the Anglican Communion.
Dean Ian Markham: TLC “is a substantial publication, which invites us all into a theologically rich understanding of our tradition.”
Bishopscourts’ Fading Glory • KJV Draft • Twice-yearly Churches
Archbishops welcome the chance to shape their own agenda for January’s meeting.
A disciple’s transformed life begets joyful witness, public acts of justice, and potentially contagious faith.
The Synod of Bishops, in the media spotlight as it discusses the family, is 50 years old this month.
The Nov. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury joins the celebration of a new Immanuel Chapel at VTS.
Two scholarships honor the fourth dean and president of Trinity School for Ministry.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Virginia Theological Seminary, Oct. 13.
Wesley Hill: “Our experience of praying together is challenging us to reach across other kinds of impaired communion.”
Archbishop of Cape Town: Churches “have failed the mining industry, both workers and managers.”
Global South meeting canceled • Midwives order scales back • Peter Ball jailed • Rare Bible pops up
The Rev. Ruth Meyers predicts possible changes in creation, baptism, and trinitarian theology.
Anglican and Oriental Orthodox leaders have signed a revised Agreed Statement on Christology.
The Rev. Canon Winifred B. Gaines, former chaplain to the California Senate, dies at 87.
The Diocese of Guyana has elected the Rev. Charles Alexander Davidson of Philadelphia as its eighth bishop.
Deacons in South Carolina are coordinating efforts to deliver clean water to residents of the city Columbia.
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present a webinar Oct. 15 on the global refugee crisis.
Bishop Richard Chartres gives thanks for a rekindled emphasis on evangelism within his diocese.
Michael Buerkel Hunn will work from Raleigh and Charles K. Robertson will remain in New York.
The Vatican's cricket team • Edith Cavell • Christian-Muslim relations
Professor wants journal to be “a first stop for faculty and graduate students who have something remarkable to say.”
The Oct. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“The church building that we were in cost $6 million to build, and the land alone would be $15 million.”
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has provided support for the cathedral’s restoration.
“We confess our individual and corporate roles in bringing the Communion to where she is today and ask for your forgiveness.”
The Rev. Peter W. Gray could be forgiven if he felt overwhelmed by his ancestral lineage.
James Runcie • British Survey • Bones at Westminster • Bishop Mallally Ordains Deacons
More than 500 people are expected at Mission Together, New Zealand’s decennial mission conference set for Oct. 6-9.
SEPTA mass transit will help thousands reach the Mass that concludes Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.
‘In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology’ reflects six years of ecumenical dialogue.
Legal transfer of PEARUSA to the ACNA to occur by June.
Assistant Bishop Tim Harris has asked Australian churches to ponder “how you might step up at such a time as this.”
If anyone in New York City is stunned by a brush with Pope Francis, Fr. Joe Parrish is ready to help.
Canon Sally Bingham: The pope’s message on the environment “has given us a tremendous boost.”
Time to stop “trying to keep people in the boat and never actually rowing it anywhere.”
Fr. Brian Vander Wel: “I just want to see him, even if it’s on the [outdoor] TV screen.”
Items from Tanzania, Lambeth Palace, and Nigeria.
The Oct. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop Marc Andrus calls for “loving and appreciative dialogue” about issues raised by Pope Francis.
GAFCON: Division “is not primarily a problem of relationships and cultural context, but of false teaching.”
Archbishop Barry Morgan of Wales questions the traditional demands of the office.
The Episcopal Church welcomes proposals for the last undeveloped property in downtown Austin.
Archbishop Foley Beach intends to join his fellow GAFCON primates, if they attend January’s meeting.
Idowu-Fearon: “The Anglican Communion must now allow the Holy Spirit to intervene in the differences that divide us.”
Archbishop Welby invites Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA to attend part of the next Primates’ Meeting.
More than the sizable flock of Pope Francis will welcome him to the United States.
Thistle Farms has hired Hal Cato, formerly CEO of Zeumo and Oasis Center.
The ordination and consecration of the Rev. George R. Sumner, Jr., is scheduled for Nov. 14.
Presiding Bishop: “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and our lives are bound up with theirs.”
“You will know what it means to touch and relieve the true suffering and real needs of desperate people.”
U.K. refugee policy • Upbeat funerals • Bishop Peter Ball to be sentenced • New Zealand parishes to help refugees
Faith groups help persuade the House of Commons to reject a well-funded campaign for assisted suicide.
Two priests create an Off-Off-Broadway musical on finding love late in life.
The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has launched an appeal to help refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea.
Abp. Kwashi: “I have conducted more burial services … than weddings and naming ceremonies since 2001.”
William Lupfer: “David preaches the message that reconciliation is learned and has to be practiced.”
Marvin A. McMickle: “God is not just entrusting the story to us. God is entrusting the congregation’s time to us.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury writes in opposition to physician-assisted suicide.
Prosecutors to seek a 20-year sentence, with ten years of it suspended, for former bishop Heather Cook.
Assisted suicide • Christine Hardman • SE Asia • Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon
The Sept. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop of Maryland condemns attacks on police, offers web course on gun violence.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba shares audio from his visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers have endorsed End Racism Sunday.
Archbishop of Canterbury: “We must respond with compassion” to those fleeing persecution in the Middle East.
The Rt. Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing will become the Church of South East Asia’s primate in February.
Willis Jenkins of the University of Virginia wins first place for his essay, “Is Plutocracy Sinful?”
“Are you praying only for the good people? Aren’t we good enough?”
The Bishop of New Hampshire and two leaders of St. Paul’s School write about Owen Labrie’s conviction.
Bradford’s “Jesus Man” • Creation Care • Rome Honors Luther • Princess Diana’s Grave
The Rev. Michael T. Sniffen will begin serving Nov. 1 as dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.
Trinity School for Ministry and the Diocese of the Arctic explore partnership.
Leaders of the Anglican Church in North America met with Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion on Aug. 25.
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has posted its profile and will receive nominations through Sept. 30.
The Braille Unit at HMP Maghaberry in Ireland has completed work on the hymnal supplement Thanks & Praise.
“Our church, Trinity Ecumenical Parish, is the staging area for emergency personnel, police, fire, and EMS.”
The Bishop of Cuba attended seminary as one of eight students. Now there are more than 1,500.
Letter: “This historic accord moves us one small step closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.”
What organizers are calling a “Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day” is set for Thursday in Washington.
Fordham scholar will be Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s visiting assistant professor of theology.
Episcopalians of many cultures fight the global exploitation of innocent people.
The Diocese of Northern Indiana has released its profile one week before it begins accepting nominations.
Samir Katify’s death, U.K. cathedrals, and Taizé’s anniversary
The Sept. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
An interview with the Rev. Anders Litzell, who serves as prior of the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.
The exhibit “Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest” continues until Dec. 12 in Durham.
School affirms “inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being.”
The presiding bishop joined in a service of reconciliation between people of Japanese and Korean heritage.
Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington, will serve as interim dean of Washington National Cathedral beginning Jan. 1.
A wax sculpture celebrates the first African-American priest of the Episcopal Church.
Church representatives have released statements opposing a bill that would make physician-assisted suicide legal.
Youth lose interest in free speech; mobile Psalms; and St. Columba’s grave
Reference panel: “A process of Conciliation will be framed in the next few weeks.”
Ruby Sales: “That was the deal we made with each other: that any one of us would have died for each other.”
The oldest book in the donated collection was published in 1695: Christian Life by John Scott.
“Our partners in Myanmar are relying on local resources and expertise to the greatest extent possible.”
Bishop John Richard Bryant: “We keep saying the gun will protect us and yet it seems to make us more violent.”
Some provinces move toward revising “prayer books, hymnals, and liturgical texts.”
About 15 to 20 people have moved into the Bishop of Nzara’s home and 50 are living in the cathedral compound.
South Sudanese church leaders: “There is no moral justification for this senseless war.”
Church of England stewardship adviser John Preston: “Giving has tripled from the 1.1 percent we saw 35 years ago.”
Bishop Trevor Willmott: “We need to rediscover what it is to be a human, and that every human being matters.”
Reports from Europe, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Kenya, and England
Michael Lapsley: “We often reduce forgiveness to saying we’re sorry. Reality is much more messy and ambiguous.”
The Rev. Adam Yates: “We’re not really sure how old it is.”
Olav Fykse Tveit: “We resolve to continue to press mightily for the outlawing and elimination of these weapons.”
Bp. Mary Gray-Reeves: “To not be afraid to be here in this neighborhood was a very important witness.”
The Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, elected president of Forward in Faith North America.
Michael Kinman: “I realized how I was going to get through it was not to read it but to pray it.”
The Aug. 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Lonely chaplains in Antarctica, portable dead in the U.K., and besieged Christians in China.
The Rev. Canon Richard L. Marquess-Barry: “I’m hoping that I’ve left some footprints that my two grandsons can step in.”
An Episcopal congregation established by Bishop J. Jon Bruno now fights to stay in place.
Brazil’s primate calls for action against human trafficking.
Diocese of Peru moves toward becoming a province of the Anglican Communion.
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Bishop Graham Kings sees parallels in early Church, Global South.
President Obama met with family members soon after his arrival in Nairobi.
Bishop Rachel Treweek, church weddings, and congregational numbers
Bishop Suffragan to serve as bishop pro tem beginning Nov. 1, when Michael Curry becomes presiding bishop.
Bishop Smith of North Dakota: “[T]he ‘doctrine’ of our church is in conflict with the ‘worship’ of our church.”
Archbishop Anders Wejryd: “We have been looked upon as being ecumenically dangerous.”
Brazilian primate: “My hope is that in our next Primates meeting we can have sincere and honest conversation.”
Edwin Davis: “The way our nation handles criminal justice wounds victims and offenders alike.”
Three archbishops respond to an address by Bishop Graham Kings, mission theologian in the Anglican Communion.
The Rev. Juan M. Cabrero-Oliver was appointed by the presiding bishop and approved by General Convention.
Bishops Edward Konieczny, William Love, and Gregory Brewer discuss General Convention’s decisions.
Bavarian Lutherans and Anglicans discussed current joint ministries July 14-16 at the Episcopal Church Center.
Owen Chadwick’s death, honors for cricket-playing missionary brothers, and responses to same-sex marriage
“Jonathan has a personal connection with our Commonwealth of Virginia, graduating from Virginia Military Institute.”
Bishop Daniel Martins: “Marriage is not merely historic; it is pre-historic and pan-historic.”
The Rev. Shannon Preston will join the first class of the Community St. Anselm in September.
The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, Bishop of Western New York for 11 years, died peacefully at home July 10.
Seminarians studying in Chicago, Nashville, and Rochester receive the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship.
Didgeridoo music marks a bishop’s consecration in Adelaide, Australia.
Archbishop Welby and Sudan, a tree church, and the Rev. Joyce Bennett’s death
A photo essay: How do clergy decide what to wear with their standard shirt-and-collar?
The Anglican Church in Australia has a new international agenda: working with the Asian Church in the Asian Century.
General Convention brings deep and wide change to marriage, leadership, liturgy, structure, mission, and more.
Episcopal Church Women’s Triennial meets under the theme “Stir Up the Spirit: ¡Celebremos!”
The July 26 edition of TLC features comprehensive reporting and brief commentary on the 78th General Convention.
The Rt. Rev. O’Kelley Whitaker, retired Bishop of Central New York, died June 25.
Bishop Dorsey McConnell: Rites do not “adequately explain what they are doing and why.”
Former seminary professor Terence Kelshaw was elected Bishop of the Rio Grande in 1989.
Daughters of the King hear from the Rev. Becca Stevens and the Rev. Canon Andrew White.
“The Church of God finds its integrity in teaching and living according to the received Word of God.”
George Sumner: “I mean, by God’s grace, to be bishop for the whole diocese, across differences of opinion.”
Tutus celebrate 60 years of marriage.
The Diocese of Dallas strives to honor the church’s constitution, the prayer book, and Scripture.
Today the Jordan River is seriously polluted by sewage and industrial waste.
Deputies’ closing topics: alternative liturgies, confirmation, assessments, Israel, PB’s job security.
The House of Bishops settled structural proposals during its final session of the 78th General Convention.
Deportees “are real Dominicans,” Bishop Duracin said. “They have been deported because of the color of their skin.”
The Episcopal Church will begin a process of revising the 1982 Hymnal.
General Convention has cleared a way for returning clergy who had left the Episcopal Church.
The House of Bishops approved creating a revision process for The Hymnal 1982 on Friday morning.
The presiding bishop-elect said the Church unites “traditionalists” and “progressives,” “Republicans and Democrats.”
Deputies agreed that both houses can do more than sit together for occasional presentations.
Three entities have been charged with divesting from the investment portfolios of fossil-fuel companies.
Deputy Kate Moorehead: “We’re simply embarking on a study and a listening process.”
Deputies hear only five sentences of Communion Partners’ statement.
A Statement of the Mind of the House of Bishops
Bp. Frade: “My experience with boycotts and embargoes is that they hurt the very people we think we’re helping.”
Bishops must now forward all Title IV complaints, even of one too many Alleluias, or risk punishment.
Global South leaders: “We are deeply grieved again by the Episcopal Church … to change the definition of marriage in their church canons.”
Twenty bishops of the Episcopal Church dissent from the recent actions of General Convention on marriage.
Deputies authorize new spending from endowment returns to plant new churches.
Both presiding officers to have a say in executive leadership for the Episcopal Church.
Jon Sweeney to tell of Episcopal author’s massive influence on religion in American life.
Bishops debate if the presiding bishop should have sole authority in hiring church executives.
House of Bishops completes vast reduction of church’s standing commissions.
The Episcopal Church has revised references to a bond between “husband and wife.”
“I’m Mark, and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., of Ohio as he began a committee report.
Deputies took an assertive step to preserve the presiding bishop’s executive power.
The motion to reconsider the resolution did not obtain the necessary majority.
Youth from the Diocese of Olympia reflect on a conversation about racism held at General Convention 78.
“We speak of a big tent, a table where all are welcome. … let our actions represent these images.”
Deputies asked on Tuesday why a committee killed some recommendations of the restructuring committee.
Resolution asks that the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music prepare a plan for prayer-book revision.
Scott Gunn: “The holy Church is filled with imperfect people, so we should not expect perfection.”
The Last Race is being filmed in China by a Hong Kong director, Stephen Shin.
The Salvation Army celebrates 150th anniversary, and other news.
Church headquarters receives receives only 61 percent of its income from diocesan assessments.
The meeting began with the hymn “O God our help in ages past,” which drew some chuckles.
Abp. Welby: Redefining marriage has “ramifications for the Anglican Communion,” ecumenism, and interfaith work.
Bishop Dean Wolf: “It’s less fun to play” when agreed-upon changes keep returning to their original form.
Evangelism and church planting got major boosts Monday from the House of Deputies.
Poignant stories allowed a conversation to be as vulnerable and earthy as it was intellectual and spiritual.
Bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal: 129 for, 26 against, and 5 abstentions.
Deputies rejected a proposal that a task force on marriage “consult with other members of the Anglican Communion.”
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “I love you all and your division is a very real division in my own heart.”
Early Sunday, Curry capped an anti-gun violence rally with a glimpse of his exuberant preaching style.
Proposal would give Executive Council firing power on COO, CFO, and Chief Legal Officer.
Cindy Smith: Reconciliation’s path “will be traveled by those who call a place home and know their neighbors.”
The Most Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah talks with TLC about living as a Christian in Pakistan.
“Money is power. It’s precisely the power of the pension funds that we would like to see asserted in this fight.”
Bishop James Mathes: “It wasn’t just the White House that was built with slave labor. Our church was.”
The sweets arrived as a committee was making cuts in a $35.5 million budget.
Resolution calls for divestment from companies doing business on the West Bank.
A committee has declined to recommend another three years of work by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Michael Smith: “I think the 1979 BCP has done its work, and our people like to receive communion on Sundays.”
The Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence rally denounces a rash of gunshot deaths in the United States.
Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry fields questions on church growth, racism, reconciliation, and marriage.
The choice took only a single ballot in the House of Bishops. Curry received 121 out of 154 votes cast.
Bishop Charles Keyser: “We need a pastor that can inspire with his own faith and preach the gospel.”
All eyes will be on St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City as the House of Bishops elects the 27th presiding bishop.
The Most Rev. David Chillingworth discusses the need for shared struggle in the church.
Sally Sedgwick: “If your boss is sitting there and you don’t agree … very often you will not say anything.”
Dean Neal Michell: “At the heart of our Communion is relationship.”
Bishop Stephen Lane: “It’s a balanced budget without mistakes.”
The Rev. Canon Mark Harris talks about possibilities for reconciliation within the church.
Committee threads the needle on lay ministers using consecrated elements of the Holy Eucharist.
“The great thing about the Episcopal Church is that we decide these things for ourselves.”
Bishop Robinson: “The last person who’s going to tell you he has a drinking problem is a drunk.”
Kevin Eckstrom discusses the next presiding bishop, changes to marriage, and the need for evangelism.
President Gay Jennings: “I think we have probably had our last unanimous structure vote for a while.”
Theodicy Jazz Collective opened with “Siyahamba,” the song from South Africans’ long struggle against apartheid.
Susan Russell: “It is time to let our yes be yes, and end what is nothing less than de facto sacramental apartheid.”
“We are going after those who are lost and are searching, and we’re saying, ‘What you’re searching for is made known.’”
Bp. Martins: “There is a longstanding cult of veneration … there seems to be no reason to exclude [King Charles].”
The Rev. Scott Gunn of Forward Movement talks with TLC’s G. Jeffrey MacDonald about the days ahead.
Deputy Henry Lodge: “I want Jesus accessible to my people and yours.”
PB: “God’s people” includes “Episcopalians, Baptists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Nones.”
Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas, deputy from Arizona, gave a rousing greeting: “Gooood morning, House of Bishops!”
Bishop Mary Glasspool: “I’ve never seen a hearing before the Convention got officially started.”
Testimony compares Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rite with Confederate flag.
Wednesday’s session for presiding-bishop nominees was marked by humor, earnestness, and frequent tweeting.
PB: “We need to be fearless in examining what will come before us.”
Bishop Mark Hollingsworth: “There’s a difficult line in the church between disease and sin.”
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.
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church shares its knowledge through JSTOR.org.
“It’s hard to say these are outdated issues when nine black Christians were killed in their church.”
General Convention’s presiding officers said Tuesday they would not push to change its culture of social drinking.
Proposed changes to a canon on preparing students for ordination drew fire Tuesday.
Gay Jennings: “God is calling us to dismantle the systems of racism and privilege” in nation and church.
Dan Webster: The Episcopal Church’s size in the Beehive State has always motivated it to partner with other faiths.
Thirty-nine-year veteran of General Theological Seminary’s faculty will leave at the end of June.
Bishop Johnston: “end run” could “bring a degree of discredit to what we are trying to affirm as true and right.”
The Diocese of Virginia’s three bishops are inclined to vote against the proposed canon to redefine marriage.
Reports on Burundi, England, and South East Asia
Massacre at church claims Myra Thompson, whose husband, Anthony, is a priest of the Reformed Episcopal Church.
The Living Church will cover General Convention with a larger team this year.
Bp. W. Andrew Waldo: “We stand in crushed disbelief at yesterday’s wanton violence in Charleston.”
Abp. Thabo Makgoba praises the pope’s focus on the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems.
An airborne tour of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh
Congregations work with public schools for the sake of students.
Bishop Graham Kings wants to help Global South scholars “enrich the mission of the Church.”
Basil Edwards, OSB, will serve as abbot for five years.
The World Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Order is meeting at the Manastirea Caraiman.
Archbishop Justin Welby praises “the spring from which so much of the human quest for political liberty has drawn.”
Joint nominating committee’s final essay explains the steps of choosing the 27th presiding bishop.
The Diocese of South Carolina rejects the terms of an Episcopal Church in South Carolina proposal.
The June 28 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Very Rev. Thomas Ferguson and the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn combine wonkery with generous humor.
Sarah Mullally will be the next Bishop of Crediton, a suffragan post in Exeter Diocese.
Jake Dell writes about the results of an online proof-of-concept test.
TLC will present a panel discussion, “Defining Marriage,” during General Convention.
“Canon Kodwo Ankrah was a highly motivated and effective church leader.”
School of Theology says it will receive a significant portion of $1 million from the Episcopal Foundation of Texas.
Blaze began in the back of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity’s mother house in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Zachary Guiliano responds to three critiques of Fully Alive.
Communicating the right priorities is one of the keys to strategic leadership.
Rector from South Carolina forms transatlantic partnership with parish priest in Ireland.
Former bishop faces trial on manslaughter, drunken driving, and other charges in September.
Archbishop of Canterbury cites the martyred St. Peter in visit to China.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will sponsor a ministry fair June 12 in Philadelphia.
Two faculty members of Bexley Seabury — Thomas Ferguson and Jason Fout — have received Conant Grants for 2015-16.
The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee on Full Communion takes another step forward.
Parch, on the Welsh S4C network, offers a realistic insight into the work of a woman vicar in rural Wales.
The trustees of Virginia Theological Seminary have approved an eight-year strategic plan.
Professor Gale Yee has received the Graduate Theological Foundation’s Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies.
Trinity School for Ministry has $11.5 million in pledges toward a $14 million goal.
The June 14 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Diocese of Eastern Oregon will accept nominations until July 20 as it seeks a bishop.
The election of the 27th presiding bishop reflects a church in flux.
Bishops write of General Seminary’s “efforts to test new approaches and create new models for seminary education.”
The Rev. Frank Fornaro, interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, will stay on for another year.
Bishop Chilton Knudsen: “As we teach the clergy how to ask the harder questions, they are learning.”
The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, responds to the marriage task force and to Fully Alive.
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “My hope is that this text will offer leaven to feed the Church’s imagination.”
Church of Ireland will “celebrate only marriage between a man and a woman.”
Bp. Paul Butler: “I know church leaders and churches are seeking to work for peace, nonviolence, and a way through.”
“Say the Mass, bless the people, and do it over and over again.”
Virginia Theological Seminary has held its first commencement in the new Immanuel Chapel.
Philosophy professor Don Reed raises questions about the marriage task force’s report.
Ellen Wondra on the major issues of Convention: restructuring, marriage, and electing the next presiding bishop.
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop releases more details.
Brother Geoffrey Tristram: “Our world needs prayer, not just of monks, but of as many people as possible.”
The Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan is the newly elected president of the Canadian Council of Churches.
Help your family, friends, and parishioners be informed and reflective about General Convention.
The Rev. James Krueger is founder of Mons Nubifer Sanctus, a center for studying contemplative Christian life.
The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Todd H.W. Brewer as assistant professor of New Testament.
Principal of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, elected on fourth ballot.
J. Scott Mayer will be Provisional Bishop of Fort Worth and Bishop Diocesan of Northwest Texas.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh will return to office space at Trinity Cathedral.
Many Christians were meeting for worship on a Saturday because Sunday is a working day in Nepal.
The Anglican Theological Review has published the first of several essays planned by a new initiative, Fully Alive.
Michael Battle and Kevin John Moroney will begin teaching at General Seminary in the fall.
“A Memorial to the Church” proposes ambitious resolutions for this year’s General Convention.
Four full-communion bishops join consecration of Bishop Peter Eaton.
Nominating committee to release more details on nominees soon.
Bp. Mark Beckwith: “The debate over gun violence in our country has become polarized, but it need not be that way.”
The Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young will become the ninth Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
James Reginato writes for Vanity Fair: “Finally, a self-described ‘urban sanctuary’ that lives up to its billing.”
“I believe that in the Communion we have created what I call the enemy within.”
The Frances Perkins Homestead will celebrate its status as a National Historic Landmark on June 3.
The seventh Bishop of Maine has published works on addiction and congregational healing.
The May 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Carol de Giere pays tribute to the 1971 musical and composer Stephen Schwartz.
Nashotah House’s commencement week includes installation of Steven Peay as its 20th dean and president.
Diocese of Indianapolis plans episcopal election in October 2016.
The Diocese of Dallas has encouraged its members to join a novena for the election of a new bishop.
Bishop J. Scott Mayer discusses his vision for being bishop provisional for the Diocese of Fort Worth.
“[T]his interim year in Denver will move me back into the kind of ministry I envisioned when I was ordained.”
Pope Francis: “There is a strong bond that already unites us which goes beyond all divisions.”
Reform’s chairman appointed next Bishop of Maidstone.
Colombian-born scholar will teach at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Bishop Jacob Owensby grants permission for Lafayette, Shreveport parishes to bless same-sex couples.
An initiative aims to mobilize 500,000 local church members to address South Carolina’s education crisis.
Executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls four justices’ questions “cruel and pompous.”
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street, has called the Rev. Richard David Wall to be its tenth rector.
Now-resigned suffragan bishop Heather E. Cook still faces a criminal trial in the death of bicyclist Tom Palermo.
Nominees: Bishops Thomas Breidenthal, Michael Curry, Ian Douglas, and Dabney Smith.
Unlike Presiding Bishops, “Jesus did take people from one view of the future to another.”
Quan Am Buddhist Temple in Utica, New York, was once St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
“Throughout the day their cell phones rang with firsthand accounts” of violence in Baltimore.
Pope Francis tells the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission that unity is not optional.
Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.: “I think our faith needs to be bolder and stronger.”
Bishop Sutton: “We are in an official State of Emergency, but we are also in an unofficial State of Despair.”
The ninth Bishop of Southern Virginia returned to the Episcopal Church earlier this month.
Derek Olsen: “This activity was not protest at an unjust system as much as opportunistic criminal behavior.”
Bishop Eugene Sutton: “Pray for Baltimore. Violence is not the answer, ever.”
Dean Kevin Carroll: “State interference in the burial of our dead is a violation of the First Amendment.”
General Seminary’s reports to the Association of Theological Schools will resume in late fall.
Bishop Gary Lillibridge of West Texas has granted permission to three congregations to bless same-sex couples.
“Reconciliation is a form of witness.”
“Moral reasoning often requires us to transcend our emotional and visceral responses.”
“Alleluia Be Our Measure: A Festival of Sacred Arts” is scheduled for May 1-3 at Church of the Holy Communion.
“The redefinition of legal marriage … has serious consequences, especially for religious freedom.”
Baltimore faith leaders call for “deliberate conversation, accountability, respect, and unity of purpose.”
Archbishop Justin Welby: “The way these brothers lived and died communicated that their testimony is trustworthy.”
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has concluded its work of discernment.
Two ‘GTS 8’ faculty members have resigned this month.
Jana Troutman-Miller relies on natural light — and some editing — to create photographic art.
Saint Thomas Choir School teaches life lessons.
Bishop Grant LeMarquand responds to news of 28 Ethiopian martyrs.
Sarah Thebarge’s health crises helped her see others’ invisible suffering.
“[H]is purposeful leadership and personal generosity inspired Christians throughout the world.”
The May 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“We do not regard the recent use of a Church of England building for a Muslim service as a minor aberration.”
Edward Konieczny: “Let us pray for peace, healing, hope, and reconciliation for all on this anniversary and always.”
Kurt Dunkle: “One bishop recently reflected that the Wisdom Year residency is like an old-fashioned curacy. Amen!”
Christopher Seitz and Mark McCall: “We are witnessing the emergence of a New Episcopal Church.”
A lack of knowledge is especially insidious because it only helps perpetuate the problem of modern slavery.
Two brothers from the Taizé Community will lead a meditation April 21 at Virginia Theological Seminary.
The Living Church is pleased to announce the sixth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
The Rev. Mary Wetzel, vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, to receive the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Hiatt Award.
An accidental fire on March 24 brought N.C. Episcopal communities together in new ways
Welby opens nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize, seeking best writing in service of the Church
Retired Archbishop George Carey will visit Detroit on this year’s Feast of the Ascension.
The Sisters of St. Mary welcomed the paschal dawn at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y.
The 150 plus Kenyan students killed on Maundy Thursday are martyrs, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral.
The April 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Abp. Wabukala: “On this Good Friday we gather … in the shadow of a great and terrible evil.”
“Bp. Idowu-Fearon has long been a moderate voice in Nigerian Anglicanism.”
“Please do not let this Easter pass without letting Jesus change your life.”
The Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon will become the Anglican Communion’s next Secretary General in July.
What Derek Olsen has learned in recent years through serving on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
Revived Malines Conversation Group meets in the United States for the first time.
The Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast reflects on property battles and his plans for the future.
Bishop Larry Benfield: “People of genuine faith do not discriminate.”
Lucille Miriam Scheid Germany, former editor of the Texas Episcopalian, died March 11. She was 90.
General Convention’s online list of Blue Book reports grows week by week in preparation for the triennial gathering.
The Bishops of Northern Indiana and Central New York have both served more than a decade and a half.
Food for the Poor chooses Ogé Beauvoir as executive director of its Haiti office.
“A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life” is free to all through April 5.
“[M]ay we become faithful advocates for justice, and reconciling examples of the indiscriminate love of God.”
The Diocese of Connecticut is not sure it needs a cathedral anymore.
“We are deeply concerned about the divisions within our beloved Anglican Communion.”
The Ven. Rachel Treweek and the Rev. Canon Alison White appointed as bishops of the Church of England.
Discernment period leads St. Paul’s, K Street, to changes on women in priesthood, blessings for same-sex couples.
Bishop Victoria Matthews encourages consideration of architect’s proposal to rebuild Cathedral in the Square.
Two Carolina bishops discuss the Task Force on the Study of Marriage.
We can face alcoholism “without fear and with honesty, and break the isolation and shame on which addiction feeds.”
The Rev. Francis Fornaro, a 1996 graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, is now its interim dean and president.
St. James Cathedral, Chicago, has called the Rev. Dominic Barrington of Kettering, England, to be its dean.
The April 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Roy Cockram Foundation underwrites a five-hour adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 900-page novel, “2666.”
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop meets March 19-22.
Spiritual Opportunity to Unite and Learn will meet during General Convention in Salt Lake City.
On their respective weblogs, two bishops offer their perspectives on the final day of the House of Bishops’ Lent retreat.
Oliver O’Donovan: Christian thought “proceeds in respectful dialogue with a canonical text.”
The Episcopal Church of Cuba has decided, by a six-vote margin, to rejoin the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.
“I’m expecting to see a very different place,” Bishop Joe Morris Doss said before leaving Cuba.
Bishops Daniel Martins and Bishop Dan Edwards reflect on the House of Bishops’ Lent meeting at Kanuga.
The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has elected the Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan as its 11th bishop.
A statement from Anglican women of South Sudan
A parish in McAllen, Texas, plans a trade school for children in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, hosts a discussion of “The Passion of our Lord according to Mark.”
Anglicans will offer workshops during the Gospel Coalition’s National Conference in April.
Bishop Philip Duncan: “Give thanks for these who, along with so many others, have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
“I give thanks that the Spirit of God is using Jean Vanier’s life and ministry so powerfully.”
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic has nominated three priests in its search for a bishop coadjutor.
March 13 is the application deadline for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2015 Fellowship.
Bishop Jack Iker suggests a conflict resolution process. Attorney Thomas Leatherbury questions its legitimacy.
Memories of Jonathan Daniels, other slain activists, linger at Bloody Sunday anniversary events.
A tough winter inspires cooperation and creativity among congregations.
The March 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rev. Gay Jennings and about 2,000 other religious leaders sign amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage.
The 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women will draw Episcopalians and Anglicans to New York City.
Patrick Augustine: Persecution “has not helped to convert one Christian to Islam.”
Chris Matthews: President Lincoln and Martin Luther King "talked right into the face of their enemies."
Rector in South Orange, N.J., hailed for her “unwavering commitment to social justice.”
Stephen Colbert visited America magazine on Mardi Gras and discussed his plans for Lent.
Patricia High, wife of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., died March 4 at her home.
St. Timothy’s Church of Gridley, California, assists an anti-Ebola campaign.
Both parties in Ft. Worth have responded to Judge John Chupp’s latest order on motions for partial summary judgment.
The University of the South’s School of Theology has launched EQB Fellowship to address seminarians’ debt.
The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s COO, will preach at an interim shared Eucharist in Manhattan.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set to become the first woman to be executed in Georgia since 1945.
Mass to honor the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 15th president of the University of Notre Dame.
The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., has died at 72.
The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd died Feb. 27 while in private hospice care in Los Angeles.
Jan Butter has worked as the Anglican Communion Office’s director for communications for five years.
The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd has entered private hospice amid severe complications of pneumonia.
“If EDS is the school that can best equip your ministry, financial barriers are not going to get in your way.”
St. Francis Anglican Church, Austin, asks to affiliate with Bishop Jack Iker’s diocese.
A four-page statement reflects on 20 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Hannah Matis Perett: “We need one another because as Christians we are called to relationship.”
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Diocese of South Carolina respond to a judge’s latest ruling.
“Trinitarian doctrine can assist us in the effort to read Paul and understand his theology.”
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and Episcopal Homes unite for a $3.1 million project.
List of Seminaries that Change the World includes two Episcopal schools.
The Rev. James Russell Kendrick of Birmingham has been elected fourth Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast.
In a 30-minute podcast, Muhammad Shafiq and Prince G. Singh discuss a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The March 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rev. Bill Lupfer has worked full time for six months to prepare for his work at Trinity Wall Street.
Committee addresses concerns that election training “could somehow lead to a contested or invalid election.”
Robert W. Prichard, Adrienne Terrell Washington will discuss the Civil War role of Virginia Theological Seminary.
Services set for Feb. 19 in Houston and Feb. 28 in Waltham, Massachusetts, for Israel, Dorcus, and Jay Ahimbisibwe.
Maryland bishop repents for “not learning more about the ‘cunning, baffling and powerful’ nature of alcoholism.”
Ed Waggoner, assistant professor of theology, holds the new Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies.
“Please pray for us, that we may … hold to the testimony exhibited by the brave Egyptians in Libya.”
Bishop Graham Kings will assist Anglican theologians from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Bishop Jon Bruno: “Lent is an appropriate time for us all to re-examine our relationship with water.”
Anglican Student Ministries at Baylor University will sponsor “C.S. Lewis and the Intellectual Life” during Lent.
Presiding Bishop: “Healing requires hope for a redeemed future for the Palermo family as well as Heather Cook.”
The Rev. Canon Linda Grenz: “We can’t be agents of reconciliation without being honest about the past.”
Thomas Pfau will discuss “Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge.”
Churches Mutual Credit Union is open to at least 60,000 members across the United Kingdom.
Pennylvania bishops: “We share a common humanity and therefore must be equal in the eyes of the law.”
Under Title IV, Presiding Bishop prohibits Bishop Heather Cook from engaging in any ministry.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “We are finally called to be those who worship and adore God in Christ.”
J. Scott Barker of Nebraska will “make a small witness for delight in sobriety as a bishop of the Church.”
Deputies President Gay Jennings: “the credibility of the process by which we elect bishops is in question.”
The Feb. 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Cornel West at the Trinity Institute: “The condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak.”
Bishop of Maryland seeks a “healthy balance between promises of confidentiality and the need for truth-telling.”
An hour-long webinar February 19 will explore the current status of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
If found guilty, Bishop Heather Cook could spend up to 20 years in prison.
Bishop Charles vonRosenberg: “The issues in this case will have to be decided at a higher level.”
Police have charged Isaac Tiharihondi in the deaths of his parents and his five-year-old brother.
The Diocese of Texas has established a fund for survivors of the Rev. Israel and Dorcas Ahimbisibwe.
The Task Force on the Study of Marriage proposes deleting references to the prayer book’s meaning of marriage.
Episcopal Divinity School asks that applicants submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent by February 7.
The Diocese of Dallas will choose from among three rectors and a seminary dean for its next bishop.
Members of Church of the Redeemer in Houston have lost their vicar, his wife, and the couple’s youngest son.
“The Cruel Hand, the Birdcage, and the Fire this Time” begins at 6 p.m. on Google Hangouts.
Bishops Gene Robinson and Scott Hayashi reflect on Mormon concerns about civil rights and religious freedom.
The Diocese of Southeast Florida has elected Peter Eaton, dean of St. John’s Cathedral, as bishop coadjutor.
Stephen Sizer: “I have never believed Israel or any other country was complicit in the terrorist atrocity of 9/11.”
The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson, rector of Good Samaritan Church: “We have to take responsibility for our community.”
Episcopal Migration Ministries will sponsor an 11-day pilgrimage to the Great Lakes region of Africa.
C of E statement: “These comments [on Israel] would rightly be seen as unacceptable whenever they were posted.”
Panelists at Mere Anglicanism discuss causes and cures of secularism.
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton: “[I]t is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation.”
Archbishop, guests pray for Anders Litzell and Sister Sonia Béranger, who will lead the Community of St. Anselm.
An ERD toolkit helps leaders assess risks of disaster and map both vulnerable populations and useful assets.
Archbishop Welby: “The solutions are going to be in the ideological challenge to the basis of terrorism.”
St. Luke’s Church, San Diego, offers $10,000 for historic chapel’s moving expenses.
Two Washington Building Congress awards honor excellence in architectural millwork and plaster finishes.
How much difference have non-governmental organizations made in Haiti’s earthquake recovery?
The Anglican Church of Kenya debates when women might join the episcopate.
The February 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
From Buffalo Bill to Fr. Kano at Church of Our Savior in North Platte, Nebraska
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba: “Violence in God’s name is never justified.”
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop reports on its work.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $500,000 to Virginia Theological Seminary for a program on better preaching.
Dean Ian S. Markham: “The opening liturgy in the Chapel … will be February 12 at 7 p.m.”
The Anglican Church of Melanesia adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant in November.
Bishop Jim Mathes: “I should let voicemail do the work while driving and let driving be my singular work.”
Erin Morey joins a 20-member delegation to a United Nations gathering.
The stakes of this crisis could not be more serious or portentous.
“We wrapped on the third of July. Michael Brown was killed on the ninth of August.”
Archbishop of York will speak at a major event honoring Janani Luwum, martyred Archbishop of Uganda.
Mark H. Hansen, a former priest of the Diocese of Connecticut, has posted bail for Bishop Heather Cook.
Many Episcopal seminaries say more than 90 percent of graduates are placed within six months.
Canterbury and York: “The spiritual challenge of reform and renewal is both personal and institutional.”
Bishop Eugene Sutton to the Diocese of Maryland: “What do we do with our grief?”
Why New York City lawyer Hunter Carter paid $1,000 to share a meal with a group of homeless people.
Bishop Heather Cook has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist in Baltimore.
Bishop Heather Cook’s case poses questions about how dioceses choose potential bishops.
The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin is the new episcopal visitor to the Companions of St. Luke–OSB.
Bishop Pierre Whalon: “This attempt to divide and intimidate people has failed.”
Set prayers and the transcendence of the Mass drew actor Edward Herrmann to Christian faith.
Three early responses to the terrorist strike at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.
The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church is offering three free courses through ChurchNext.
Asher Imtiaz: “Many people from the Church are in Jordan to befriend and love Syrian refugees.”
Canon Scott Slater: Bishop Heather Cook “said she thought she had hit a bicyclist and was in shock.”
Bishop Leo Frade: “I rejoice that … the State of Florida will take a bold and compassionate stand.”
The Associated Press: Church leaders have begun a Title IV investigation of Bishop Heather E. Cook.
Katherine Ragsdale, who has led Episcopal Divinity School for five and a half years, will not renew her contract.
The University of the South’s School of Theology has sent a delegation to Cuba for the fourth time.
The January 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“I’m a cyclist. I’m also an active Episcopalian, so I wanted to show my church support for the Palermo family.”
Fund for Tom Palermo’s family tops $16,000; diocese encourages participation in bicycle ride honoring his memory.
“We cannot preach forgiveness without practicing forgiveness and offering people opportunity for redemption.”
Moncure Lyon: “The extent of the windshield damage was considerable — it was pushed in, and there was a hole.”
The Rt. Rev. Heather E. Cook has been placed on leave after a bicyclist’s death during Christmas weekend.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order asks for restraint.
Anita Eerdmans has succeeded her husband as president and publisher of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Young Adult Service Corps young men and women abroad for a year of mission work in the Anglican Communion.
TREC’s proposals give more power to General Convention deputies but decrease lay influence between conventions.
Bishop-designate Libby Lane: “I am hard to label and I’m happy with that.”
Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche: “Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter in the eyes of our creator.”
The January 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Cuban bishops: “We ask God that his Holy Spirit guide the governments of both countries in wise decisions.”
Some churches look to other nonprofit entities for effective stewardship.
“La Predicación de Jesús: Preaching in Spanish” will meet at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul on March 5-7.
Gary G. Yerkey reports on Haiti’s slow recovery from the 2010 earthquake.
Senior administration official: “The support of Pope Francis and the support of the Vatican was important to us.”
Bishop Eugene Sutton: “If the Church can’t have this conversation [on racism], who can and where can it happen?”
Libby Lane will serve as a suffragan bishop for Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.
Mike Collins: “St. Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church.”
Bishops join their voices in a plea for sharing Buffalo’s new prosperity.
Church of the Incarnation offered an early Eucharist for runners in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.
Rose Wu, a DMin graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, reflects on Hong Kong’s Occupy Central.
The Rev. Martha Giltinan of Trinity School for Ministry has died after a yearlong battle with leukemia.
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig’s work centers on how society approaches poverty and issues of economic justice.
Bishop Dean Wolfe has appointed the Rev. Don Compier as canon theologian for the Diocese of Kansas.
The Rev. Andrea Baker will continue her ministry with Zac the Ministry Dog at her side.
Christ Church Cathedral plans to establish the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer in Houston.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order met December 3-10 in Geneva.
“I intend to fulfill this great trust, privilege, and responsibility [as Bishop of Virginia] for many years to come.”
Bishop Mark Sisk: Dean had one task of closing a $3 million annual deficit.
Bishop Ogé Beauvoir serves on 11-member presidential commission that urges prime minister to resign.
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic will receive nominations until Christmas in its search for a bishop coadjutor.
Standing committee nominates priests from Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in search for bishop.
Four panelists discuss “Vision: What Does the Church of England Offer the Next Generation?”
“May his light burn in you, and may you labor to spread it in the darkness.”
“Our primary text will be the documents prepared by the Task Force on the Study of Marriage" for General Convention.
Bishop J. Jon Bruno has asked for the election of his eventual successor.
The December 21 issue of The Living Church is now available to registered subscribers.
Bishop Eugene Sutton plans town hall “that will take us beyond events in Ferguson, Missouri, to a broader discussion.”
Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche will join evening vigil at Foley Square in New York City.
William Wiedrich, Suffragan Bishop of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, has died at 83.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Presiding Bishop to celebrate new chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary.
The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast will choose among nominees from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.
The Episcopal Church will sponsor an hour-long webinar December 8 on Syria’s refugees.
The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee discusses another possible global gathering.
P.D. James, 1920-2014
Archbishop Justin Welby signs the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery.
The Anglican Communion Standing Committee will choose a new secretary general.
The goal remains “Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.”
State Supreme Court rules against Diocese of Chicago in property dispute.
St. Michael’s Anglican Church will leave Adams Hall at Nashotah House by mid-February.
Bp. Martins: Any aspect of human experience not seen in the light of Jesus’ resurrection is not really seen at all.
Presiding Bishop asks Episcopalians to “offer yourself in vulnerability for the sake of reconciliation across this land.”
Bishop Wayne Smith: “The gospel demands for the ministry of reconciliation” require standing in the gap.
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “There is much work left to do to reach an ethical and compassionate immigration policy.”
Bishop Dean Wolfe asks that Christians “pray for peace and justice in Ferguson and throughout our nation.”
Archbishop Justin Welby: “It has taken a very long time but the way is now open.”
Ephraim Radner: “Our larger culture … has indeed forgotten and dismantled the reality of natural marriage altogether.”
Committee represents students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees, spouses and partners, and alumni.
Nashotah House will sponsor a winter symposium on crisis management and reconciliation February 27 and 28.
“The President’s plan is not perfect. Some deserving persons and families are excluded….”
A new program will focus on Christian formation and leadership development in numerous Minnesota communities.
New partnership will enable “new strategies and holistic approaches to evangelism.”
Anglicans have until Nov. 27 to write on their hopes for the Communion’s next secretary general.
Welsh Anglicans use “You Cubes” to depict their faith.
Robert W. Prichard’s “History of the Episcopal Church” now includes the 78th General Convention.
Consultant Peter Bowden: “This has nothing to do with technology and gadgets.”
“The new definition of marriage no longer coincides with the Christian understanding of marriage.”
Archbishop’s Advent reflections launch audio ministry for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
The seven-stripe design is similar to the scarf style of Jesus College, Oxford, founded in 1571.
Archbishop Justin Welby’s presidential address to the the Church of England’s General Synod, Nov. 17
The Rev. Sam Owen: “What’s important to me is building bridges between race and class and culture.”
The November 30 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Abp. Winston Halapua of Polynesia asks that the G20 consider how it might decrease the effects of climate change.
The 26 oz. black candles come in three scents: apple bourbon, Christmas tree cutting, and toasty hot toddy.
Bishop Sean W. Rowe pays tribute to Bishop J. Mark Dyer, one of his predecessors in the Diocese of Bethlehem.
The Rt. Rev. James Michael Mark Dyer died November 11 at age 84.
Robert Dennis of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “The suicide rate, broken families, and unemployment among families is inconceivable to all of us.”
Swedish-born priest will lead the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.
Prof. Joshua Davis is the one professor of GTS 8 not to return.
Thomas Williamson Parker, advertising manager of TLC for 13 years, died November 7 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 53.
The Episcopal Congregations Overview of 2014 is now available.
The seminal difference between successful organizations and mediocre ones is their organizational health.
In Louisiana, a priest’s daughter will be helped by a service dog trained by inmates.
Diocese of Maryland seeks to “restore the dignity of ... persons perceived as less than human.”
GTS Dean and President Kurt H. Dunkle refers to seven of eight professors returning to work.
“In some deep sense, patience is the virtue needed in the face of the fiendish and whatever is hostile to life.”
A novice of the Melanesian Brotherhood has been killed and another badly beaten.
Day-long event at Church Divinity School of the Pacific will be available as a webcast.
Loren Mead: “The most creative moments in a church’s life happen when the pastor isn’t there.”
Catherine Kapikian: Community-engaged stitching becomes “the work of the people.”
The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic of Boynton Beach is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
Bishop Rayford High: “We continue the exciting work to be the Episcopal Church in this part of Texas.”
Dismissed faculty want a person who is “designated neutral and who is agreeable to all.”
Two courts in Texas still have more work to do.
Team name offends “those who know that there was once a $200 reward for every ‘redskin’ killed in U.S. territories.”
Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, preaches at Yale Divinity School.
The November 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Patrick Hayes: “For average Sierra Leoneans, the timing of the Ebola crisis could not be worse.”
Actress Nadia Balfe has joined the Bishop of Manchester in a video that promotes credit unions.
Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Beyond the shadow of the cross is the light of resurrection.”
“We express our fervent and urgent hope that another Anglican Congress might be held in the next two years.”
The Rev. Amy Bentley Lamborn discusses GTS professors’ concerns in more detail.
Professor Margaret Farley: “If you do not forgive them, who will?”
Christian Smith: Parents influence their children more than youth groups, mission trips, classes, or other adults.
GTS 8: “A four-person committee chaired by an outspoken critic is not going to rectify” the school’s conflicts.
Creighton L. Robertson, ninth Bishop of South Dakota, died of heart failure on October 24.
The Diocese of West Texas has elected David Reed, suffragan bishop since 2006, as bishop coadjutor.
Bp. Douglas Hahn: “You will see the power of God’s Spirit at work” in a 12-step meeting.
Bp. Daniel Martins: Fr. Peay will oversee a “seamless transition from the ministry of Bishop Edward Salmon.”
Yale Divinity School honored the memory of the Rev. Rowan Greer on Wednesday.
Bishops’ directions follow Supreme Court’s declining to review state laws.
The Rev. Jon M. White of Beckley, West Virginia, will become the new editor of Episcopal Café on November 25.
Abp. Hiltz asks prayers for “loved ones stricken with grief and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.”
The Very Rev. Andrew McGowan comes to Berkeley from Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.
Troubled But Not Destroyed was launched on October 16 in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Trail of Souls is a day-long journey to five Maryland sites with strong ties to slavery and the Episcopal Church.
GTS 8: “We accept your offer of reinstatement to our positions.”
Bishop Paul Lambert: “The mayor has asked the faith community to assist in allaying fears.”
On YouTube, the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor reflects on her struggle with a life-threatening illness.
Bishop William Stokes: “This has been a sad affair and we have hurt one another.”
Some trustees advocated “for a simple, unconditional reinstatement, and I was one of them.”
Bp. Breidenthal: “Any faculty member at any institution of higher learning should be outraged by this board’s action.”
General Seminary invites eight faculty members to request provisional reinstatement.
The November 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop Shaw died Oct. 17 at the SSJE’s Emery House.
Joint statement: Historically Black Colleges serve communities and offer certain remedies of grace and uplift.
A new stewardship campaign by Nashotah House will include a 12-city tour by Bishop Michael Marshall.
“Do we know where the other is coming from before we can simply dismiss them as being ignorant?”
The Fund for the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church oversees a $7 million endowment.
The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan complex Oct. 10.
Nashotah House Theological Seminary has announced the search for its new dean and president.
Bishop Frank Griswold will facilitate a meeting between General Seminary’s trustees and dismissed faculty members.
Slate for the Miami-based diocease draws from Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Paul Kwong, primate of Hong Kong: “Let us work together for this territory and for our country.”
Bishop Sykes was among the most articulate voices in understanding the “dispersed authority” of Anglicanism.
“The actions of GTS’s trustees could be mistaken for an isolated case of willful misunderstanding, but they are not.”
Foley Beach: “Anglicanism has never been uniform — it is actually always been one of our strengths as a movement.”
Artist Joan Covell: “The baby Jesus is intentionally at the most important place in the composition.”
Bishop Alan M. Gates invites prayers for Bishop Tom Shaw “as he nears the end of his earthly pilgrimage.”
Six members of the American Anglican Fellowship Inc. have appealed the dismissal of their complaint.
Betsy Childs: It’s surprising that a vicar of the Church of England would speak to a group of anti-Semites in Iran.
A new 31-room Cobblestone Hotel in will help people find lodging near Trinity School for Ministry.
Stanley Hauerwas on General Theological Seminary: “What student is going to go there?”
Episcopal Preaching Foundation to seek new executive director.
The title of Bishop Kee Sloan’s novel comes from Genesis, when Jacob wrestles God on the “ford of the Jabbock.”
By Derek Olsen • TREC did far more speaking than listening.
West African priests: “We challenge the international community to live as their brothers’ keepers.”
GTS chairman thanks students, dean addresses various points, and professors remain concerned about their future.
PB: A provisional bishop is “a way to encourage change and greater openness when a diocese is in need of it.”
The October 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
For the past 22 years the Diocese of Kaduna and Trinity Church in Tariffville, Conn., have been mission partners.
“Allegations must be brought to the bishop in the diocese of Dean Dunkle’s canonical residency.”
Bishop Mark Sisk: “In the interest of the Seminary, I hope you will participate.”
The window for nominating the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has closed.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Bloy House have announced a new partnership.
The Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations has launched a new website.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Students greeted their professors with a standing ovation at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan.
General Theological Seminary’s board classifies eight professors’ work stoppage as mass resignation.
The Rev. Scott Gunn: “We must all pray, and not just for ‘our side’ if we have one.”
Eight professors of General Theological Seminary believe conflicts with the dean and president have reached an impasse.
Archbishop Welby: “The Church of England has lost a faithful, hard-working and distinguished servant.”
Speakers at Bruton Parish will include the Presiding Bishop, the Bishop of London, and the Bishop of North Carolina.
Anglican and Orthodox leaders work on an agreed statement about the Christian understanding of the human person.
Professor Ellen Wondra elected to serve on World Council of Churches commission until 2022.
Archbishop Welby: “Bishop Stephen’s whole life was dedicated to serving God and his Church.”
The Bishop of Central Florida is encouraged by bishops’ discussions in Taiwan.
Bishop Marc Andrus: “You are the prayer of the Earth, you are her invocation to God!”
“I can best serve this Church by opening the door for other bishops.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A new church without a building has begun offering the Eucharist among the hardwoods of rural New Hampshire.
“Part of our charge is to consider the challenges and opportunities of the changing societal norms around marriage.”
The October 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
A restructuring project of the Church in Wales looks six years ahead.
The Scottish independence debate has generated profound questioning and unsettlement far beyond Scotland.
Andrew Goddard: “Things cannot and should not ever be the same again for Scotland or the rest of the United Kingdom.”
Panel discussions will focus on “Civil discourse and faith” and “Civil discourse in politics and policy.”
Bishop Greg Rickel: “[T]here is no doubt we should go, more often, and learn, and then share. We will do that here.”
“When [clergy] become doubtful about the truth of the gospel, they will tend to replace it by other ‘causes.’”
Abp. Welby: “Our calling to be faithful to our Christian task of peacemaking, of being agents of peace, has become acute.”
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music asks for responses to its proposed approach to commemorations.
By Peggy Eastman • The vicar of Baghdad: “The Lord is here, and he has never left us, even in our time of great trial.”
Bishop Stacy Sauls: Funds address “both immediate need and long-term issues related to the cycle of poverty.”
By Faith J.H. McDonnell • Henri Jibrayel: “In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore.”
Bishop J. Neil Alexander: “Rituals are memory-laden, time-sensitive, a repeatable action that is chosen.”
The Diocese of Georgia to consider a second-reading resolution to recognize Deaconess Anna Ellison Butler Alexander as a saint.
By Steve Waring • Milwaukee-based band wants to reunite at General Convention.
Virginia Theological Seminary and Great Britain’s largest residential library will serve each other’s scholars.
Martha Linden joins Church House from the United Kingdom’s Press Association.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • General Theological Seminary’s third-year students will work 20 hours weekly at parishes in greater New York City.
The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion will become Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.
“The number of flags on the dais should not be a point of boasting, but a source a mild embarrassment.”
“He gave the most precious gift he could give to this Seminary: he gave years of his life in service.” —Dean Ian Markham
The September 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“You cannot deal with this evil Islamic State group”—The Rev. Canon Andrew White
The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church offers several specific ideas for change.
By Peggy Eastman • Some figures have wings, some are colorful, one is silver, one is coal black, and one is lit from within.
Choose from among 70 cards by 48 artists for the Episcopal Church’s Christmas Card of 2014.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “Living in a praying community is the ultimate wager on the existence of God.”
The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller grants his permission to bless same-sex couples in civil marriages.
Joani Peacock: “Directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide can save that person’s life.”
The Rev. Mark Lewis: St. Luke’s will be “easily accessible to all in the D.C. metro area.”
Both [churches] are delighted to have a building to meet in, even one constructed of mud and sticks and thatch.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We’re trying to do what Jesus did.” — The Rev. Bruce Mason
The Rev. Linda Kaufman helps more than 100,000 Americans find homes.
“What my friend needed … isn’t ‘well, I guess he’s at peace now.’”
Trinity School for Ministry will host a conference on “Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction” October 10-11.
Dean Ian S. Markham: “Wendell Berry is a truly great poet, essayist, and environmental campaigner.”
Longtime Church Pension Fund executive dies at 88.
St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, moves toward accepting women in the priesthood and welcoming same-sex marriage.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “You could quite easily have an 8-year-old standing in front of a judge all by himself.”
Alister McGrath’s hiring in Oxford weakens theology program at King’s College, London.
Bishop Thomas Shaw writes of his brain cancer: “[W]e now know that for me there is no cure.”
Six clergy of the Diocese of West Texas are potential nominees for bishop coadjutor.
The Anglican Church of El Salvador has chosen the Rev. David Alvarado of San Salvador as its new bishop.
The September 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asks clergy to guard eucharistic elements against abuse.
“Join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of Michael Brown.”
Bishop Mark Lawrence on new oversight: “I trust you will be heartened as I have been by their welcome of us.”
The majority leader of the West Virginia Legislature adds a third church to his duties.
The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann died Wednesday.
Guidelines may follow for clergy and congregations in the Diocese of Virginia.
The vicar of Baghdad speaks at the spiritual home of William Wilberforce.
J. Michael Utzinger has received the 2014 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.
The new archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed three new deans.
The Diocese of El Salvador has announced five bishop nominees, including two Episcopal priests.
The Rev. Graeme Brady of Christchurch: “For the archbishop to hold up Coventry as an example is strange.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Who will teach the shepherds of tomorrow how to lead a new, enigmatic type of flock?
“Not only the Church but the nation ... mourns this son of the soil.”
Congregations in Texas are catching their breath and refocusing efforts during a lull in what had been a surging crisis.
What has been Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church is the new home of Stedfast Baptist Church.
The Rev. Drew Wayne Schmotzer and the Rev. Michael Dobson take new duties.
“There is no such thing as a stable status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Lawsuit says firm wasted millions of dollar on bad investments and exorbitant fees.
The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina have finally found the grandson of one of their founders.
Profile and call now available online as the Episcopal Church seeks its 27th presiding bishop.
Two bishops from the United States will visit Wales to speak from their experience as women elected to the episcopate.
The Episcopal Church seeks responses to a questionnaire it developed with Ecumenical Women at the United Nations.
Bishop Moon Hing Ng: evangelism, church-planting, and discipleship sustain churches.
Three chaplains have received campus ministry awards from the Episcopal Church.
Adherents reports that Robin Williams was an Episcopalian, and he joked that his mother was a “Christian Dior Scientist.”
The British theologian will deliver the Burns Lectures in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Brendan Gleeson: “I remember putting on the vestments for Mass, and feeling, ‘Okay, this is like a suit of armor.’”
Alyson Barnett-Cowan: Pending statement “marks a breakthrough in over 1,600 years of division.”
The Church of St. John the Baptist and Hilton Hotels Worldwide train people for hospitality jobs.
Ted Mollegen, a veteran deputy to General Convention, urges the Episcopal Church to ponder its future health.
Ten-day itinerary encompasses five Anglican provinces.
Requiescat: John Woolverton
A project aims to restore the ancient monastery garden of San Gregorio.
“[Labour’s] Ed Miliband and his party should not assume … believers will necessarily follow the bishops.”
The Sacred Trails map identifies 49 historic sites accessible by bicycle.
“It’s a hidden architectural gem, plus it has the whole history of the Chicano movement.”
Anne Mallonee will become Church Pension Group’s executive vice president and chief ecclesiastical officer.
The Rev. Canon William J. Danaher, Jr., will become the eighth rector of Christ Church Cranbrook.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “There are children and people here that are hurting and need our help. End of story.”
Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II requested an official visit with Archbishop Justin Welby.
The Aug. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Readers can expect daily posts, Monday to Friday, covering all things Anglican and Christian.
By Steve Rabey • “From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.”
Andrew White writes from Iraq: “Every day we think that the crisis here cannot get worse and every day it does.”
“The destructive cycle of violence has caused untold suffering and threatens the security of all.”
Fredrica Harris Thompsett: “You intervene in history to make even more history.”
“As I speak, still during Ramadan, people are coming to my home this evening for an Iftar meal.”
Of duties, terms, retirement age, resignation from diocesan office, and elections.
Survey asks congregations for their wisdom.
Cheers and doubts greet latest court ruling involving the historic Diocese of Quincy.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has published the second of three essays designed to begin a discussion.
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.
"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.
“Every human life is of intrinsic value and ought to be affirmed and cherished.”
Roger Hutchison of Columbia, South Carolina, will receive the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent award.
By John Martin • An advocate of women’s ordination praises an Anglo-Catholic layman’s sacrificial remarks.
Women may now become bishops in the Church of England.
Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby use their moral authority to improve the political climate.
The July 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Operation Cool Down delivers ice-cold treats to flight crews in Afghanistan.
The Church Commissioners for England have removed indirect ties to a well-known payday lender.
Just days before his death, the Rev. John DeBonville had organized a memorial service for AIC’s spokesman.
The Presiding Bishop urges Episcopalians to help women and children at the southern border.
The presiding officers of General Convention have announced their decision to appoint a legislative committee on marriage.
The Anglican Church of Canada has launched KAT, a scaled-down version of TED: Ideas Worth Spreading.
Liberal leaders support executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Rev. Christopher M. Agnew has received the Canon John W. Davis Award from National Episcopal Historians and Archivists.
American Public Radio’s series will feature a performance by Elizabeth Melcher Davis.
The Diocese of Olympia and two Anglican churches have reached an amicable settlement without court assistance.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An ecumenical ministry of mercy emerges amid a flood of women and children across the border.
Dioceses in the Midwest were the most responsive to General Convention’s request of 19 percent of diocesan income for 2014.
Bishop Dorsey McConnell welcomes civil benefits for same-sex couples and reiterates his concerns about the rite for blessing them.
By Steve Waring • Two years after a devastating fall, Bishop David S. Ball vests every Sunday.
“We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities.”
By Douglas LeBlanc • The Rev. Brewster Hastings writes a first book — about exorcism.
Clergy freed to “remove any distinction between same-sex marriage and other marriages.”
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop publishes the first of three essays.
The Church of England sells land on a Fijian island to help a nation threatened by rising waters.
The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast is accepting nominations until Sept. 1 for its fourth bishop.
Thirty-nine dioceses pledge between 10 and 19 percent.
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn: “This decision is a double-edged disaster.”
Philip Freier has been Archbishop of Melbourne since December 2006.
By Jeff Walton • A conversation with Archbishop-elect Foley Beach of the ACNA.
Andrew Atherstone: “Being Archbishop of Canterbury is a ten-year project.”
Archbishop Robert Duncan: “Many critics said we wouldn’t be able to elect a second archbishop.”
God “has called us to be caretakers of creation, to work for the common good, and to promote and practice peace.”
Faculty, trustees contend with each other through social media.
“He was always a man of character, honesty, and integrity.”
Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, calls the Rev. Clay Alan Lein as its fifth rector.
By Grace Sears • Ian and Simea Meldrum claimed a Brazilian garbage dump for the kingdom of God.
Two Canadian Anglicans have been appointed to ecumenical panels with Reformed and Oriental Orthodox Christians.
The Washington Post has chosen Virginia Theological Seminary as one of the top workplaces in the capital metro area.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is planning a halfway house in Texas to help parolees return to society.
“What is God calling us to understand, to say, and perhaps to do in regards to marriage?”
Katelyn Beaty interviews professor Wesley Hill of Trinity School for Ministry.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was released from prison in Sudan today.
The Anglican Church in North America’s new archbishop takes the reins this week.
Michael William Reeves, husband of the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, died Sunday afternoon in a bicycle accident.
This issue features “Street,” the first in a series of photographs by Richard Hill of Dallas.
An Indaba-style gathering draws from one side of the aisle.
The 54-year-old primate plans to stay on as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.
Catherine Roskam will be bishop-in-charge under special circumstances at St. James’ Church in the City, Los Angeles.
Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church support a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.
The next executive director of Anglican Frontier Missions will work remotely from Tulsa.
By Douglas LeBlanc • Despite pressure from politicians, the Archbishop of San Francisco will march in D.C.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Women veterans who become homeless find welcome at Zion House in Avon, New York.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A parish home to Episcopalians and Roman Catholics for more than 36 years needs a new priest.
The Church of England has released Prayers for the World Cup.
The former Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Anglican Bishop of Egypt spoke at Nanyang Technological University.
By Steve Waring • After brushes with death, people “don’t want their rector to scoff at their most cherished, precious memories.”
Pope Francis: “Our progress towards full communion will not be the fruit of human actions alone.”
Christians in Iraq ask for prayers and help.
Dean William Lupfer of Trinity Cathedral in Portland will become the 18th rector of Trinity Wall Street.
Highlights from resolutions adopted by Executive Council at its meeting in Phoenix, June 10-12.
The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,525,407.78.
Musician Charles Bailey transforms Archbishop Justin Welby’s warning on payday loans into rap.
The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the Credit Union Foundation at Westminster.
Historic Shelton Hall now houses a coffeehouse — master barkeep included.
Jack and Barbara Bovender endow a professorship at Duke Divinity School’s Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.
A new vision statement for Virginia Theological Seminary reaffirms the necessity of residential study.
The Rt. Rev. Gerald N. McAllister, third bishop of Oklahoma, died early Tuesday.
The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith will be the sixth president and CEO of St. Francis Community Services.
Canon Cecil Phelps: “It’s always been true for the Church: if it pays attention to the needy, it finds the treasures.”
Abp. Justin Welby: “The papacy of Pope Francis provides us, as I see it, with a time of grace-filled opportunity.”
Top bishops: “[A]ddressing climate change is a moral obligation to our neighbors and to God’s creation.”
By Steve Waring • “The church will not handle money but instead provide a point of contact.”
Yein Esther Kim, daughter of Paul Keun San Kim, Primate of Korea, is now a deacon.
Groups may now follow Alpha live from Holy Trinity Brompton, London.
The College of Emmanuel and St. Chad has awarded an honorary fellowship to ecumenist Donald Bolen,
The Rev. Patrick Malloy: “Cathedrals reflect who we are and what we believe.”
By Phoebe Pettingell • “For Catholic Christians, Mary stands as the Mother of the Church and the model of discipleship.”
Anglicans re-elect Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu in Japan and elect the Renato Mag-gay Abibico in Philippines.
The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will accept nominations beginning June 6 in the search for its 11th bishop.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An Anglo-Catholic parish in Mississippi grows through social-media hospitality.
The June 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Jordan Hylden, a contributor to The Living Church and its weblog, Covenant, is among the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2014 Fellows.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis will discuss their efforts against slavery and human trafficking.
The Diocese of West Texas has released a profile and welcomes nominees as it searches for a bishop coadjutor.
“Pray, [Archbishop Justin Welby] said, for the wisdom to know the right way toward reconciliation.”
Youth from Grace Church in Hinsdale, Illinois, will help build two traditional Navajo Hogans for the Rev. Catherine Plummer.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • St. Mary’s Church is in design stages for a senior housing complex on its 19-acre wooded property.
The Diocese of Southeast Florida has released a profile and is accepting nominations for a bishop coadjutor.
ECW committee: “There are many more opinions we value — including yours.”
The Rev. Canon Carl Francis Turner will become the 12th rector of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.
The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor died May 24. He was 77.
Any Anglican seminary student may submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words.
By Gary G. Yerkey • Capt. John W. Schwer, an Army chaplain and Episcopal priest, rests among the dead at Brittany American Cemetery.
By Sue Careless • Christianity is doing well globally, but poorly in its former centers of glory.
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.
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission continues to build on its model of receptive ecumenism.
District Judge John P. Chupp of Ft. Worth sets hearing for December in property lawsuit.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to concelebrate at St. Alban’s, preach at St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford.
A 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges.
“I will write … with guidance for clergy who want to officiate at same-sex marriages.”
The panel addressed how women can find balance in embodying the paradox of a servant-leader.
By Steve Waring • The Rev. Wayne L. Fehr has published a book of answers for seekers with questions.
Bombings rock a market and hospital.
Liza Anderson: “I sometimes see a future for the church where I’m the only layperson left.”
The Rev. Robert Skirving is a native of Canada and rector of St. John’s Church in Midland, Michigan.
Rowan Williams wants to be thought of as a poet to whom religious things matter intensely.
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.
“The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead,” Judge Abaas Al Khalifa told Meriam Yahia Ibrahim.
Dean Ian Markham: “This is the class that has seen how grace can come from fire.”
The Opo people of Gambella want the Bible in their own language.
By Charles Hoffacker • How did Frances Perkins understand the connection between Christianity and public life?
Resolution: “We recognise a diversity of voices about what constitutes a right ordered intimate relationship.”
“I do believe that reconciliation and peacemaking are at the heart of the gospel.”
The Rev. Tony Currer: ARCIC will look at “how far we’ll be using the tool of ‘receptive ecumenism.’”
Bp. Neil Alexander: “Dr. Tengatenga has few peers in his extensive experience in the leadership of the Anglican Communion.”
Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan informs the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee of Sudanese Anglicans adopting the Covenant.
The May 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has inaugurated the Frederick Houk Borsch Chair of Anglican Studies.
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?”
Archbishop Daniel Deng of Sudan notes the need for reconciliation within the Anglican Communion.
“This is the time in the life of Eastern Michigan for deacons to lead us in justice ministries.”
We are compelled to ask: Why are the Christians currently being killed or driven out?
By Ralph Webb • “When you’ve lost everything, Jesus is all you have left.”
“Hold them in the knowledge that … they are your beloved daughters, and precious in your sight.”
“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.”
The Very Rev. Brian R. Seage of Ridgeland chosen as bishop coadjutor May 3.
The Rev. Canon Heather Cook of the Diocese of Easton chosen on fourth ballot as a bishop suffragan.
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.”
Scholar at Indiana Wesleyan University discovers copying from a 1924 publication.
“The Future of Protestantism”: a panel discussion at Biola University.
By Grace Sears • The Rev. Eleanor Sanderson: Group prayer by women “is one of the consistent expressions of the Church.”
“I find it hard to accept that millions and millions of lives … have been touched by some nutter.”
Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Folks seem to be willing to engage one another with gentleness and reverence.”
Volunteers in Arkansas are assembling emergency kits and helping with shelter and transportation.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • About 4,000 people visit the Museum of Russian Icons each year.
Visionary choir director revived the ancient service of Compline.
Bishop Benfield: “We are already hearing that the best way to help immediately is likely to be financial support.”
“We believe that the GAFCON movement is emerging as a faithful instrument of unity.”
Virginia Theological Seminary offsets travel expenses for researchers using a collection at the Bishop Payne Library.
Bishop Douglas Fisher on Bruce Springsteen: “It’s always hopeful. His songs never end in despair.”
“This ruling did not affect the ultimate outcome or prejudice our litigation strategy to recover our church property.”
From the Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker
The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan of Connecticut since 2000, plans to retire October 1.
Joseph Bednarik: “I’ve been a labyrinth enthusiast ever since I walked one at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 2003.”
By Faith McDonnell • The church in Sudan has chosen well in electing Ezekiel Kondo as an archbishop.
By Peggy Eastman • The first phase of earthquake repairs at Washington National Cathedral should be complete in about a year.
By John Schuessler • Perhaps most important for the success of a music program, summer is the time to plan ahead.
“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.”
Two leading Canadian bishops: “The Scriptures tell us that our first vocation as human beings is to tend God’s creation.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • School of the Annunciation will train people of faith in the evangelistic arts, from apologetics to Christian living.
Archbishop Welby: Christians need to offer “hospitality and love in its manifold forms for Christ’s sake.”
The May 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The English minister and hymn-writer Charles Wesley has won the coveted Golden Halo in this year’s Lent Madness.
Seminary of the Southwest has completed a successful fundraising effort for a $2.5 million endowed chair in memory of J. Milton Richardson.
Lesotho’s consulate will lease 6,379 square feet on the eighth floor of the Episcopal Church Center.
By Derek Olsen • Rowan Williams speaks on “Theology as a Way of Life.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Missional Leadership Cohort for Episcopal Clergy is designed to invigorate ministries for many years.
By John Martin • Tom Hollander’s portrayal of the hapless East London vicar Adam Smallbone has achieved a cult following.
Other architects work at the edge of technology. Shigeru Ban’s frequent starting point is low-tech.
By Charles deGravelles • A conference in Oklahoma City strives to help the church’s peacemakers.
“Gay relationships in the Church of England would mean the people of South Sudan going back to their traditional religions.”
Archbishop Justin Welby’s address at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, Oklahoma City
“It may be possible to be Anglican without being Episcopal, but it’s definitely not possible to be Episcopal without being Anglican.”
The theologian and prolific author joins the ministry of the Anglican Church in North America.
“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.”
Almighty God, whose son Jesus was attacked and wounded: comfort and heal your wounded children in Murrysville.
St. Luke’s Episcopal School students help the needy in San Antonio.
“Don’t you ever say, ‘I remember the good old days, when Father Fullam was here.’”
Lake Delaware Boys Camp rouses to the sound of a cannon’s boom at 6:50 a.m.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Justin Welby encourage their flocks work together for poor and vulnerable people.
The Rev. Andrew McGowan has been appointed president and dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
The Archbishop of Wales has appointed the Rev. Mark Clavier as acting principal of the struggling St. Michael’s College, Cardiff.
Clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, who began his priestly vocation in the diocese.
The April 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Abp. Welby: Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence, and even death because of decisions on sexuality.
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • Mother Miriam is the 18-year superior of the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “We have lost the art of reading stained glass.”
Transfiguration in Cranston, Rhode Island, plans a Hispanic/Latino presence.
The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Fort Worth has signaled its intention to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
General Theological Seminary will change its style of education beginning in the fall of 2015.
In an interview posted on YouTube, Archbishop David Moxon discusses the significance of four Chemin Neuf members moving into Lambeth Palace.
Abp. Welby to Mor Ignatius Aphrem II: “You have played an important role in the International Anglican Oriental Orthodox Dialogue.”
“The parish is pretty evenly divided between renovating the rectory and demolishing it.”
By Mary Ellen Barnes • The mission of Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson is to break the cycle of poverty through education.
A new tree is an early celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (in 2017).
Hannah Matis will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary August 1 as assistant professor of church history.
It’s hard to overestimate the weakening effect that gay marriage will have on the central structures of the Church of England.
Thousands gathered to hear survivor testimonies, celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience, and work toward reconciliation.
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.
Professor Yeago will join the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry and North American Lutheran Seminary.
One of architecture’s most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral.
The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
Bishop Klusmeyer joins the presiding bishop nominating committee; Bishop Gepert nominated as bishop provisional.
David Suchet devoted 200 hours of his time to recording the audio book, and donated his fee to charity.
The April 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William Augustus Muhlenberg “had a social commitment that the school should be the Church’s outreach into the world.”
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.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think Zion House is a perfect example of what works.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • How political should religious communities be when tackling the problem of violence?
By Retta Blaney • The Rev. Gregory Johnson might show up at a garage-door opening if he could talk about family caregiving.
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • “Congregations are strong when they are filled with disciples rather than habitual Christians.”
The March 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dinner church includes food, prayers, holy texts, and sharing in the Sacrament.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Lent Madness is “so fun you won’t know it’s edifying.”
By Gary G. Yerkey • “The church sometimes has to break the law in the service of a higher law.”
The March 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Joyous Reunion at General
“It is important that the agenda of this Primates Meeting be discussed and agreed upon by the Primates beforehand.”
By Mark Harris • The Episcopal Church of Haiti strives to become autonomous but also interdependent within the Anglican family of churches.
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is considering a deeper rethinking of the Episcopal Church’s calendar.
By Leigh Edwards • Life together at Community of the Franciscan Way
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Archbishop Nourhan Manougian attended General Theological Seminary as a student in the early 1980s.
The February 23 issue of The Living Church is available online for registered subscribers.
St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, has completed an interior painting and lighting renovation.
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.”
The Feb. 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Jeff Walton • Bishop Bill Atwood: “In every case new life is fragile and vulnerable. God’s agenda is life and we are his.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Episcopal congregations in northeast Massachusetts are helping at-risk youth find their way to success through the arts.
The Diocese of Bethlehem’s standing committee has nominated the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as provisional bishop.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts has announced a five-member slate in searching for its 16th bishop.
“Archbishop Nichols has demonstrated clear leadership, personal holiness, and immense generosity.”
By Gary G. Yerkey • Cathedral project will cost at least $25 million.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Beeson Divinity School has joined the ranks of non-Episcopal seminaries that offer credits in Anglican studies.
The January 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Pamela Mellott • Eduardo Peniche: “I felt I had lost my church until I helped to carry Our Lady of Guadalupe in the procession.”
By Randall Balmer • The Nine Lessons and Carols service has been transmitted around the globe by the BBC since 1928.
The January 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
A charismatic order joins the daily life of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In the new year Bishop Mark MacDonald will be the new area bishop for the Northern Manitoba region.
Bishop Stacy Sauls has announced first recipients of grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.
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.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A ruling against clergy housing allowances “has the potential of accelerating trends.”
The December 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013
The Rev. Monique Stone: “The Hunger Games is a book about juxtaposition.”
By Eugene R. Schlesinger • We are not devoted to the Church because it is lovable, according to Ephraim Radner, but because it is loved.
By John Martin • The Pilling Report paves the way for clergy to arrange services for same-sex couples.
The Diocese of New Westminster has elected the Rev. Canon Melissa Skelton of Seattle as its ninth bishop.
“One night of hell and you won’t have to worry about anything but Advent.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Homeless people in Boston have a new way to keep the coming season’s wintry elements at bay.
By Lauren Anderson
The anger, bitterness, and recriminations of last year were absent in this year’s debate on women in the episcopate.
The Bishop of Pittsburgh has granted permission for clergy to use a provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.
The December 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
A nominee by petition has withdrawn from the slate for bishop suffragan of New York.
Austin Rickel: “Compline is proof that we are spiritual in this region.”
By Gary G. Yerkey • Bishop Michael Curry calls racism an addiction that “harms the children of God.”
By Patrick Malloy • Those with no actual religious affiliation stand in a long line of similar Americans.
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.
The Nov. 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
New Westminster nominees include two U.S. natives, a British-Canadian serving in Massachusetts, and a priest from New Zealand.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “An old church has the feeling of a place where God has met his people for a long time.”
Edward S. Gleason led Forward Movement into the early days of the digital transformation.
By Randall Balmer • Fr. Stanley White detected in Matthew Fox the same blend of mysticism and Pentecostal fervor that he sought to emulate.
WCC presidents promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the ecumenical council.
Bishop Epting: “It’s surely right for us to focus on ‘mission’ rather than maintenance.”
“I'm so grateful to the Holy Father and to the Church for honoring my work in this way.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “The neighborhoods that came back and are doing well in New Orleans were those that had a resilient community.”
The Nov. 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Tom Osanjo • Abp. Wabukala: “Should we stop? Should we slow down? The bishops told us we must go on.”
GAFCON: There is an urgent need to train church leaders in dealing with the fast-rising Islamization of Africa.
“Last night the vestry decided to call me the Not Quite Right Reverend.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Four dioceses pioneer a new, low-cost approach to theological education.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “To carry out the task of telling people about Jesus Christ, we need to be a Church that is holy.”
By Steve Waring • Executive Council has agreed to create a new staff position for racial justice and reconciliation.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The president of the House of Deputies and 18 others visit entrepreneurial Ghanaians.
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.
By John Martin • “I have refused to give up life or Christian faith because of any troubles I have had in the past.”
The October 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Transfiguration, Vail, relies on a shared-space model that keeps overhead down and ecumenical ties strong.
Eight change-ringing bells have found a home at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.
The Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral is available to couples with disrupted wedding plans.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Seminarian Ragan Sutterfield sees an agrarian resurgence unfolding across the nation.
By Sue Careless • More than 180 people, including five bishops from Africa and Asia, attended “Back to the Anglican Future” in Toronto.
By Steve Waring • Conference call prepares supportive agencies for Affordable Care Act.
The October 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Diocese of Chicago has filed a motion for a stay of judgment and intends to appeal.
Bishop David Rice likely to lead Episcopalians in San Joaquin beginning in February.
The Diocese of Maryland is accepting applications and will vote in May.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Blessing of the Backpacks is a lighthearted way for young Episcopalians to integrate faith with school life.
“We ask that our Communion consider our offering and our desire to be faithful” to the vision of the Toronto Congress in 1963.
The Rev. Lisa G. Fishbeck: “We wanted to offer hospitality throughout the week.”
Archbishop Justin Welby conducts series of one-of-one meetings with fellow primates.
“Among the dead are students and alums of Edwardes College, the number yet to be determined.”
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has announced a change in leadership.
Archbishop of Cape Town praises the former president’s vision of a “new, united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Clerical collars signal to wary, mostly African American neighbors that two recently ordained young white women might be trustworthy.
“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.”
The University of the South is exploring interest in a senior living community in Sewanee.
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.
“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.”
By Steve Waring • The Episcopal Church is not famous for tent revivals, but its youngest diocese wants to try new approaches.
By Steve Waring • UTO’s former board members wanted to ensure that proposed bylaw changes would circulate widely.
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.”
Episcopalians have until Sept. 20 to state their priorities for the next presiding bishop.
Church leaders “have no intention of divesting the United Thank Offering of its funds or applying excessive controls to its practices.”
Bishop Adam Andudu Elnail of the Diocese of Kadugli, Sudan, asks President Obama to relieve his people’s suffering.
The Diocese of East Carolina will receive applications until Sept. 27 in its search for the eighth bishop in its history.
The UTO’s “important work is not threatened, and [its] programs and grants will continue.”
“With the stroke of a pen, the United Thank Offering Board will possibly be rendered powerless and voiceless.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William C. Webster’s Bold Enough to Say is part concert, part theater, part film.
“Can anyone who truly cares about LGBTQ rights afford to refuse to learn how to speak the language of rights activism in southern Africa?”
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Diocese of Chicago will retain its name and what has been the Diocese of Quincy will become known as the Peoria Deanery.
“As these two were reconciled together as one in Christ, so are we all are today, HIV positive and HIV negative.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher continues to resist a proposed casino in Springfield, Mass.
The Archbishop of Canterbury met Aug. 19 with six bishops representing Communion Partners.
Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.
Embrace the Journey, a new eight-week curriculum from Anglicans for Life, challenges the claims of euthanasia advocates.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A video series helps two Dallas bishops celebrate their love of cooking.
The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire.
The Sept. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Living Church Foundation extends joyous congratulations to the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, a member of the board.
“Pray for wisdom and tact for the police and the army, for the safety of all churches and congregations.”
Alexandria School of Theology chooses a new principal and Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis names an honorary canon.
Virginia Theological Seminary has chosen Amazon.com to succeed its campus bookstore.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Greg Garrett: Christians hold beliefs about the afterlife “as much from art and literature as from Scripture and theology.”
Church Pension Group urges support for the Church Health Plan Act of 2013.
Shigeru Ban’s interim cathedral is unlike anything ever built in Christchurch — or the world.
David Keller Leighton, Sr., served as Bishop of Maryland from 1972 to 1985.
“Always remember your story. Remember: Jesus started with just 12 men.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Education for Ministry will no longer rely on a single guidebook.
The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, third Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, has called for the election of his successor.
TLC’s fourth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition attracted papers from a variety of sources, both geographical and ecclesial.
Fr. Howard Castleberry: “We are here with a drilling rig … that will literally save lives in the years to come.”
An Anglican parish in Canada sets the Holy Eucharist to the style of Dr. Seuss.
Diocese in northeast Wisconsin will elect its eighth bishop Oct. 19.
The vestry of Trinity Wall Street has selected Pelli Clarke Pelli to design a new mixed-use building at 68-74 Trinity Place.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We feel that our Wesleyan conviction and heritage is something that opens us up to others.”
By Steve Waring • The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies: “For those who want to contribute, it’s a great time to be an Episcopalian.”
The Aug. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Bldg 418, a Friday night open house, meets in a former office building at 418 Pine Street in Titusville, Florida.
Dean Tracey Lind: St. Angela instructed her sisters to be “open, gracious, hospitable, and engaged in the world.”
The Rev. Charles Holt: Through Sanford Pastors Connecting “there have been frank exchanges, offers of repentance and forgiveness.”
By Steve Waring • “A great many people do not understand the connection between baptism and the teaching of the faith.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Callan Slipper: “Deliberately choose to love one another. That deliberate choice makes the difference.”
Western Massachusetts: “There is only one story in the Christian gospels that has to do with gambling. And it happens at the death of Jesus.”
By John Martin • No substantial decisions emerge from General Synod’s summer session.
By Steve Waring • “Jesus died to eliminate the barrier between the altar and the sanctuary.”
By Steve Waring • “No single prayer or statement can convey the entirety of the Christian faith.”
The Most Rev. Mouneer Hanna Anis: “This is an answer to the prayers of so many people from around the world.”
The July 21 edition of TLC is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dean David Thurlow: “Investing in the Montessori preschool … has translated into healthy growth.”
The presiding bishop has appointed Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, as liaison to National Episcopal Cursillo.
Ruth Meyers: Online meetings “give no space for the informal times that allow relationships to develop.”
By Peggy Eastman • Dean Gary Hall: “Well, it’s a great night, isn’t it?”
Americans are “on all sides of these issues, including those who have not yet clearly discerned an effective or appropriate response.”
The Rev. Gay Jennings: “Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Grace Church, which meets in Barrington Brewery’s reception hall, unites members of two recently closed parishes.
The July 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Hong Kong Anglican Church joins six other provinces in accepting the proposed agreement.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Archbishop Albert Chama of Zambia is chairman of the Anglican Alliance’s global board of trustees.
For a village of about 1,400 people, playing host to a four-year institution of higher learning was rare.
Professors Anthony Baker and Scott Bader-Saye of Seminary of the Southwest will interview Baron Rowan Williams June 24.
Pope Francis said he and Archbishop Justin Welby “will always have a particular reason to support one another in prayer.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Brother Alois of Taizé: “We hope the Holy Spirit will disturb us [to] find new ways of creating communion.”
Two priests are nominees to become bishop of the nascent Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest.
The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller of Milwaukee “simply cannot agree” that the authorized rite “is a theologically sound development.”
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “We wanted a partner who would honor our family.”
By Steve Waring • Budget subcommittee wants to “engage the church in a discussion of the fact that not all dioceses meet their full asking.”
“[F]ederal question jurisdiction could potentially be expanded to all cases containing tacit First Amendment issues.”
By Steve Waring • Bishop Jeffrey Lee: “[Quincy’s] commitment to Christ and to the fellowship of this church is an act of sheer, foolish, godly trust.”
The June 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Bellah Zulu, ACNS • African pilgrims returning to Harare after a five-year ban.
G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome says he sees promising signs for more visible ecumenism in these early days of Pope Francis’s pontificate.
The Tablet, based in London, reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Rome will meet later this month.
“The Episcopal Church in Haiti is diverse, strong, working hard for the poor, and most importantly focused on Christ.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Michael Two Bulls: “What happened in 1973 was aggression. This is about reconciliation.”
Praying together in nature points to common ground
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
The June 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rev. Lorraine Marie Mills-Curran to lead the Association for Episcopal Deacons beginning in June.
Forward Movement’s RenewalWorks is based on research that began at Willow Creek Community Church.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Texas-based Iona School for Ministry attracts students from as far away as Nebraska and Wyoming.
When the 78th General Convention meets in 2015 it will welcome laptops, tablets, and smartphones in both houses.
“Bishops are called to believe when others can’t and to proclaim their faith when others won’t.”
Bishop Dan Thomas Edwards: “We are going to try faith, trust, compassion, mercy.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • The Rev. Kurt Dunkle: “Churches that talk about Jesus and use his name are not shrinking.”
“The way the Blue Jays have been playing early on this year, it’s nice to come to a place that abounds with grace.”
“The decision to retire is not easy, but it is right for me at this time.”
“There is no safety in Christ — there is absolute security, but there is no safety.”
The May 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Phoebe Pettingell
Bishop Lindsay Urwin: “Mary stayed close to Jesus and we must surely seek to do the same.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • TLC Correspondent
Since 2009, the Episcopal Church has established 23 new Latino congregations.
“Hope sprang from real ecumenical activity … and the sheer hard work and organising by local people.”
From the Fourth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue
By Rodney Reinhart
Verbal Kwest tells stories of suffering and pain and of Christ’s healing and grace.
The Diocese of New York will accept candidate applications until June 14 for a bishop suffragan to be elected Dec. 7.
The Diocese of New Jersey has elected the Rev. Canon William H. “Chip” Stokes as its 12th bishop.
By Gary G. Yerkey
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori condemns “ancient demons of individualism, materialism, and selfishness.”
By Grayson Morley
The tour “Shield the Fields: Farmworker Equality” is part of the year-round work of Rural & Migrant Ministry.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Five Canons Regular of St. Jean-Marie Vianney focus on spiritual growth and strengthening mission congregations.
“The threat and use of economic sanctions are not new experiences for us.”
By Sue Careless
“Anglicans are one universal body. We have internal tensions. … Maybe we will have to live forever with those tensions.”
The May 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Steve Waring
Donation will pay for renovations at St. James Commons and the ministry of Living Compass.
The “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion” explores every aspect of the Communion.
By Douglas LeBlanc
The choir sang “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” as a prelude, followed by the apocalyptic “Ring Them Bells.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Reconciliation is not an idea. It’s a shared life.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Rev. Christina Rathbone: Darkness, fear, and hatred “are not the only reality. There is also hope and love.”
Young men and women polished their mad skills of serving at the altar in Acolyte Olympics sponsored by the Diocese of Los Angeles.
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
New director pledges to “work for the unity of the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Christ.”
Bishops of the Episcopal Church offer early prayers for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Since the beginning of the Revolution of 2011, the number of incidents of sectarian clashes has increased.”
The Living Church is pleased to announce the fourth annual ￼Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
William Jay Lambert’s plans to go fishing yielded to a new calling in Wisconsin.
Church of England’s marriage report: “[N]ames govern how we think, and how we think governs what we learn to appreciate.”
The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell on the inadequacy of Easter symbols.
The Diocese of Fond du Lac will accept nominations beginning April 15 in its search for the diocese’s eighth bishop.
The deadline is April 5, so applicants will need to act quickly.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“There is always the danger that our Communion may too readily mirror the power relations and power practices of globalization.”
“Archbishop Desmond is one of the spiritual giants of our times — though he will tease me for saying so.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
More than 80 percent of graduates of Holy Family School, Chicago, matriculate to above-average high schools.
By Sue Careless
Retired Archbishop Terrence Buckle’s street ministry includes time at the popular coffee shop Tim Hortons.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
International students play a pivotal role in a post-recession world.
TLC’s new home for its online edition is ready, and it’s time for readers to reset their passwords.
By Steve Waring
About 1,400 people marched through downtown Chicago March 22 in honor of the city’s 806 young victims of gun violence since 2008.
Frances Perkins has won a posthumous honor: victory in the 2013 bracket of Lent Madness.
The Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has agreed to an appeal to approve Michael Pollesel’s election.
By Lee Penn
“The sacramental quality of the marriage or blessing emanates from God, is comprised of God’s divine energy.”
By Peggy Eastman
Nearly 20 bishops led an estimated 300 clergy and lay people on a prayer walk from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.
Douglas Travis will retire May 31 and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge will succeed him as dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest.
The Rev. Ephraim Radner writes of “intimidation and vindictive behavior” in Fort Worth case.
“The Anglican Communion transcends national identities at the same time that its life must be expressed through the many particular cultures of the communion.”
By John Martin
Tweeting his thoughts was just one of many personal touches of the Anglican Communion’s new primus inter pares.
“There can be no final justice, or security, or love, or hope in our society if it is not finally based on rootedness in Christ.”
For the millions of Anglicans unable to attend the Archbishop of Canterbury’s inauguration service in person, the web will help make the service accessible.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Roman Catholics and Episcopalians in Virginia Beach worship together but receive but Communion separately.
The Diocese of Western Michigan has announced two women and one man as nominees to become its ninth bishop.
Rob Bell, a leading author in the emergent movement and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, has endorsed same-sex marriage.
The Episcopal Church is accepting nominations through April 10 for its lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council.
Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.
The Most Rev. Justin Portal Welby will be enthroned on Thursday, the feast day of St. Benedict.
By Douglas LeBlanc
A visit by John Dominic Crossan has harmed the remarkable friendship between the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston.
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Bishop Dean Wolfe: “The house feels like it has gone to second and third miles in dealing with disagreements.”
By Gary G. Yerkey
Christians in Syria say they are attacked because of their faith.
By Barbara Gauthier
In the first three years of its existence, the ACNA planted 230 new congregations.
The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has elected the Very Rev. Mark David Bourlakas as its sixth bishop.
After making apologies and defraying conciliation expenses, bishops shielded from future charges.
Want to offer advice in the search for the Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop? Here’s your chance.
Marketing Your Parish: Advertising Best Practices for Effective Evangelism is free from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication.
Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has filed suit against Bishop Mark J. Lawrence in a U.S. District Court.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
A structure task force will “absolutely not” answer to the presiding bishop or others in the hierarchy, said co-convener Katy George.
By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
The rank outsider at theologically symbolic odds of 666/1 is the militant atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Patrick T. Twomey
Throughout the week the sermon grows in my mind. I can hear it.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Historian David Holmes: “It won’t be surprising if [task force members] reach a new understanding of marriage.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the Rev. Jo Bailey Wells as his new chaplain.
Pamela Cooper-White will be the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Museum in Vienna.
The friendship of the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston has defied the odds.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has signed “A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances, and the Federal Budget.”
SaveSaeed.org works to release pastor Saeed Abedini from a notorious Iranian prison.
Bishop Michael Curry interviews the new director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.
Jacob Chimeledya, Bishop of Mpwapwa, will become the new archbishop and primate in May.
By Lauren Anderson
“In Every Place Where God Is Found” exemplifies the Diocese of Florida’s anniversary theme.
Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa is eligible for re-election Feb. 21.
Vicar general thanks Diocese of Maryland for “working with the community during this transition.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Evangelicals drawn to Anglicanism “are looking for worship that has a sense of rootedness and connectedness.”
By Lauren Anderson
Two trees at Emmanuel Church consistently produce delicious ruby red grapefruit and help pay for parish ministries.
The March 3 edition of The Living Church is available online.
Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”
Huntington Williams, Jr., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, died Jan. 28 at 87.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation” scheduled for March 6.
A panel discussion at Trinity Wall Street on “Healing a Broken World: Partnership and Reconciliation”
Pope Benedict XVI: “my strengths … are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
York Minster, the second-largest gothic church in Europe, may shortly be coated in a layer of fat derived from olive oil.
By Sue Careless
About 280 people gathered at the eighth and largest annual Mere Anglicanism conference Jan. 24-26.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Christians in the Boston area and beyond are learning how to turn small lifestyle adjustments into big donations.
The Rev. R. David Cox is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
Edwardes College has received a grant from the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
By Steve Waring
“Nothing is disposable in a mindful universe that reflects the divine intent.”
By John Martin, TLC Correspondent
“We have dusted off the ceremony, brought it into the public realm and put it into the context of prayer and worship.”
By Peggy Eastman
Professor Dwight Zscheile: “The mission field is all around us in our neighborhoods.”
By Peggy Eastman
Chen Guangcheng: “I’m confident that China is moving toward a constitutional government and rule of law.”
The Feb. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“Justin, of the 105 archbishops of Canterbury, five have been murdered. How does that make you feel?”
By Jeff Walton
Archbishop Robert Duncan: “We’d all like to see the culture of death turn into a culture of life, wouldn’t we?”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Fr. Patrick Augustine: “I want to stand up and speak for my people: ‘Let my people go.’”
The Diocese of New Jersey has announced three men and three women as nominees in the search for its 12th bishop.
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said Jan. 24 that as secretary of state he would work to end the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
By Gary G. Yerkey
How many of you, I asked, believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God? No one volunteered.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“When neutral principles of law are applied … local churches often win.”
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
A Roman Catholic-Episcopal congregation faces an uncertain liturgical future.
By Retta Blaney
Bishop Mark MacDonald: “When evil swamps our personal commitment, our piety, we don’t have adequate ways to describe it.”
By John Martin
The vigilant Church Times reporter Ed Thornton managed a notable scoop.
By Gary G. Yerkey
Scholars say hundreds of thousands of people from southern Sudan are taking shelter in caves and living off insects, tree leaves, plants and roots.
The Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg has been nominated as Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.
Cathedral adapts blessing rite approved by General Convention.
“Bearing with One Another in Love” urges a non-litigious resolution of tensions in the Diocese of South Carolina.
Trinity School for Ministry will offer a master of arts degree in religion entirely online for students who prefer distance learning to a residential program.
Archbishop of Uganda: “Our grief and sense of betrayal are beyond words.”
The Diocese of Pennsylvania will vote Jan. 12 on calling the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III as its provisional bishop.
The Diocese of South Carolina has sued the Episcopal Church in an effort to retain its property, seal, and historical names.
The Jan. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2013 focuses on the continuing struggle for human dignity by India’s Dalit population.
The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon died at her home Christmas morning of a heart condition.
The Jan. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Interview by Richard Mammana, Jr.
“I look to people like the Anglo-Catholic priests of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who were working in cities.”
By Douglas LeBlanc
Dorsey McConnell felt some anxiety Oct. 20 when donning a costume for a skit during his ordination and consecration as a bishop.
Three thousand people, including several archbishops from across the Anglican Communion, attend the ceremony.
By Gary G. Yerkey
The dean of Washington National Cathedral vowed Dec. 16 to make the cathedral the “focal point” of gun-control efforts.
The bishops of Connecticut: “We hold the victims, their families, and all who are affected by the shooting in our thoughts and prayers for healing and strength.”
By Ken Chitwood
St. Martin’s Church in Houston, the largest congregation of the Episcopal Church, at 8,600 members, dedicated two new facilities Dec. 2.
By Gary G. Yerkey
Kerns Group Architects, based in Arlington, Va., has extensive experience designing worship spaces.
Church Publishing’s eBook edition contains the complete contents of the authorized 1979 Book of Common Prayer and is fully searchable.
Trinity Wall Street’s choir provides backing vocals for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
“I just wish to serve as God has called me to serve.”
“The uniqueness of marriage is that it embodies the underlying, objective distinctiveness of men and women.”
The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“I have not renounced my orders as a deacon, priest or bishop any more than I have abandoned the Church of Jesus Christ.”
Bishop Mark Lawrence is “removed from the Ordained Ministry” of the Episcopal Church “for causes that do not affect his moral character.”
The Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies reviewed more than 500 applicants for the restructuring task force.
The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced four nominees in the search for its sixth bishop.
Archbishop David Moxon is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church.
The Rev. David Marshall will direct the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and teach on Christian-Muslim relations.
By Morning Star News
The Sudanese military in the last two weeks has bombed more non-Arab people in largely Christian areas of the Nuba Mountains.
“I am grateful, in a profound way, that … my mother, my biological mother, brought me to term.”
The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” in its bid to transfer to another province.
By John Martin
The Church of England’s House of Bishops will meet in emergency session early Wednesday to consider next steps on women in the episcopate.
By Douglas LeBlanc
Little time passed Nov. 17 before Episcopalians began condemning the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina.
The Dec. 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
A plea to both sides in the South Carolina battle: Step back from the brink.
Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”
The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Cragg — priest, bishop, and missionary scholar — died Nov. 13. He was 99.
By Lauren Anderson
“This is a church that doesn’t set a limit, but sees a horizon to go to and beyond.”
By Douglas LeBlanc
The Episcopal Church has made its first reference to a “Continuing Diocese of South Carolina” in a 2,000-word statement published online Nov. 9.
By John Martin in London
When Bishop Justin Welby appeared alongside the Lambeth Palace public affairs director, the sense of relief was almost palpable.
Bishop Justin Welby: “To be nominated to Canterbury is at the same time overwhelming and astonishing.”
Bishop Justin Welby’s thoughts on justice draw the British daily’s attention.
“I would like to be known, in headlines or otherwise, as a bishop who cared about God and cared about the people.”
“I needed an opportunity to celebrate the unity that we have in Christ, but also an opportunity to reaffirm my allegiance to Christ.”
The Anglican Consultative Council has elected six new members to the Anglican Communion Standing Committee.
Archbishop of Canterbury: “God expects us to be disciples today, not the day after tomorrow.”
S. Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, has acquired a major manuscript collection of material by the Rev. Henry Waterman.
The Nov. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Steve Waring
On receiving St. Tikhon's cope, Metropolitan Hilarion looked like a beaming young boy on Christmas morning.
Members of the Anglican Consultative Council reflect on the present and future of the Instruments of Communion.
The Diocese of North Carolina has nominated four women and one man in its search for a bishop suffragan.
Archbishop Rowan Williams was excited about a book launch in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on Sunday.
“God’s love for the world is extraordinary; without cause, absolutely free, absolutely, overwhelmingly unreasonable.”
“It would be a painful loss to lose members of the Diocese of South Carolina from our Church.”
The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee has decided to convene a subgroup to consider next steps.
Global South letter: “We all want to assure you and the Diocese of South Carolina of our continuing prayers and support.”
CROSSWalk resists youth violence in Chicago.
“It felt good to be there praying with the man. It felt like I was where I belong, where God wanted me to be.” —Bishop M. Thomas Shaw
In a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton reflects on gambling, the Maryland Dream Act, and same-sex marriage.
Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”
The November 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“Don’t see religion as a political entity but in its own context.”
The Diocese of South Carolina’s standing committee has withdrawn the diocese from the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Stephen Lane and three other church leaders join in a “Civil Discourse on Same-sex Marriage.”
The Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod has released several YouTube dialogues involving African and Canadian bishops.
By John Martin
Delay in appointing a successor to Rowan Williams prompts questions about the viability of the role.
By Peggy Eastman
Dean Gary R. Hall: “The holy family are refugees.”
“I believe that the interests of the Diocese are best served if the process envisioned by the Standing Committee begins sooner rather than later.”
The Association for Episcopal Deacons has announced a search for an executive director.
Hail! Holy Hill! is by historian Robert W. Prichard and Julia Randle, the seminary’s former archivist.
By E.P. Licursi and Michael A. Bird
What most profoundly affected our young people was the extraordinary generosity and spirit of the Cuban people.
The Oct. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of California, was turned away from the Rt. Rev. Salvatore Cordileone’s installation as Archbishop of San Francisco.
The presiding officers of General Convention have announced 261 appointments to the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards.
The former stewardship officer at the Episcopal Church Center has died in Michigan.
The Rt. Rev. Richard Clarke has been elected the 105th Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
“Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to the Episcopal Church.”
By John Martin
How deep is the deadlock as the Crown Nominations Commission continues to work toward recommending a successor for the Archbishop of Canterbury?
The World Council of Churches is headquartered in Geneva, even though there are probably more Christians in a neighborhood of Lagos or Nairobi than all of Switzerland.
Water Missions International, an engineering ministry founded by Molly and Gerorge Greene III in 2001, received the Solar World Einstein Award on Tuesday evening in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear an oral argument Oct. 16 from The Falls Church (Anglican), which has asked it to overturn a ruling by Fairfax County Circuit Judge Randy Bellows.
Bishop hopes to include “same-sex relationships and those who struggle with the church’s decisions.”
By John Martin
There seem to be two leading candidates and one who may spring a surprise.
The October 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
“Jazz brings freedom into structure so there’s room for the Spirit to move.”
Bishop Kirk Smith: “In every aspect of his life, [Jesus] was ‘counter-cultural,’ and I suspect his celibacy was, too.”
“Parishes and other worshiping communities need to prepare before incorporating these rites into their life, and they must satisfy me that they have done so. Doing less is to invite conflict and misunderstanding, and to dishonor anyone who is to receive the Church’s blessing.”
Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation.
Nearly 40 religious leaders have signed the Religious Institute’s “Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Family Planning.”
The School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., has entered into a partnership with Westcott House, Cambridge, U.K.
The Diocese of Eau Claire has announced four self-nominated people in the search for its sixth bishop.
The Diocese of Fort Worth’s standing committee has called the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., as the third provisional bishop of the diocese.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and dozens of other Christian leaders concerned about poverty in the United States and around the world have released two exclusive video presentations by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney outlining their policy presc
On a weekend in August 300 Episcopal laymen from across Tennessee met to talk about sports in an unusual setting.
The Sept. 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
An interview with Duo Dickinson, Architect
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr.
By Gary G. Yerkey
Several Episcopal churches are helping house and feed 40 homeless families displaced during the Democratic National Convention.
Archdeacon Winslow worked at Ground Zero in New York for a week after the terrorist strikes of 9/11.
Jena Lee Nardella, cofounder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission, offered the benediction Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, will present “Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer” Sept. 9.
By Lauren Anderson
Telecoil technology helps believers hear more clearly.
The Church of the Province of West Africa plans to create two provinces with two archbishops.
Liberty Institute: “When the factions of a church disagree about its hierarchical nature” courts must “dismiss the action for lack of jurisdiction.”
+Dabney Smith: welcoming visitors represents the “church in action” and “our sense of God’s mission to the world.”
The Rev. Harwood “Woody” Bartlett and his stepdaughter Amanda Bolster have discussed their blended family for WABE-FM’s StoryCorps Atlanta.
Two thousand people attended an outdoor service on Sunday 26 August during the ‘Refresh2012’ Beach Festival in Weymouth.
By Steve Waring
A coalition of Wisconsin faith leaders will help prepare a curriculum for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.
Roger J. White, Bishop of Milwaukee from 1985 to 2003, has died of complications from a brain aneurysm.
The rector of St. Martin’s Church, Houston, asks God to “make the American ideal a certainty — not just for some, but for all.”
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“I will not be as much in demand,” said A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.
The September 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson, a married father of five, caused a row in the Church by urging leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships.”
We do believe it is possible to offer up non-partisan prayers, especially during these anxious days in our world.
By Douglas LeBlanc
The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, rector of St. Thomas Church, Columbus, was elected on the second ballot Aug. 18.
By George Sumner and Stephen Andrews
There is nothing like a Global South conference to challenge Minority World assumptions about the Majority World.
By Steve Rabey
“It’s a choice between aligning with a parachurch organization or with a historical, ecclesiastical group.” —Rector Matt Burnett
“Even one death is one too many, and there must be an end to this senseless loss of life.”
Saint Paul's College, founded by the Rev. James Solomon Russell in 1888, will not open for classes in the fall.
Jonathan Myrick Daniels “gave the greatest gift, the gift of life.”
“He must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings.”
The August 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The director acts as an ambassador between the Vatican and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Diocese of Milwaukee has encouraged participation in a Day of Prayer for the Sikh Community.
“By undermining this sacramental ‘syntax’ … we risk pandering to a culture of spiritual tourism.”
“We are pleased that the church’s discipline has also begun to change so that priests may offer a generous pastoral response consistent with Connecticut’s embrace of marriage equality.”
“The call to restructure the Church is a response to growing grassroots awareness that we must change or die.”
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane have joined the U.S. State Department’s 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign.
“I have attempted in this two-point policy to find a solution that will honor the conscience of all.”
“The Bishop has asked for a period of grace as he prayerfully seeks the face of the Lord.”
Four North American participants report on the Global South Conference on the Decade of Mission and Networking, which met July 16-21 in Thailand.
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“I believe that human relationships — same-gender ones included — can and do find perfection in Jesus Christ and that all our standards of perfection are measured through our relationship with him.”
“I know that in difficult times in our church I do not bear the most heavy load.”
“No sharing of Winston is complete without a funny story.”
“Even during the most controversial matters at hand, in which profound disagreements were voiced and significantly split votes resulted, both sides remained respectful and reached out to one another after all was said and done.”
In loving, faith and hope are made strong, and the human family flourishes; not just despite tragedy, but even in its very teeth.
Bishop Mark Sisk: “This seems to me to be a typically oblique way for the Episcopal Church to approach a complex but important matter: indirectly.”
“It’s a unique process that is not interfaith dialogue, not traditional conflict resolution.” — Brian Cox
Bishops W. Andrew Waldo and Mark J. Lawrence reflect on the decisions of General Convention.
By John Martin
After the July sessions of its General Synod in York the Church of England remains in limbo on women in the episcopate.
By Joe Thoma
One of the most passionate debates in the House of Bishops came during its last legislative day, July 12, over implementation of a 2009 mandate on health insurance.
By Matt Townsend
In a whirlwind session July 12, the House of Deputies passed several resolutions that were a matter of considerable discussion at General Convention.
By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed a resolution that authorizes the use of the lectionary for Sundays and Holy Days as published in the Book of Common Prayer (1979)
By Matt Townsend
More than 30 deputies stood in silent protest July 12 of the Episcopal Church’s provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.
By Lauren Anderson
As patience started to wane and jokes became little punchier, the House of Deputies passed a host of public-policy resolutions during its final legislative day July 12.
Here's to the kind souls who bring us good art, arguments, books, causes, and colors.
From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition
The July 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed the 2012-15 budget without amendment July 11.
By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies discussed the proposed 2012-15 budget in its morning session July 11. Communication funding and diocesan asking rates were at the forefront.
From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition
“The liturgy ‘The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ is for all practical purposes same-sex marriage.”
By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies adopted Resolution A049 July 10 authorizing the provisional use of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples.
By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.
By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies has passed Resolution C095, which could prepare the way for major changes in church structure over the coming triennium if approved by the House of Bishops.
The House of Deputies elected lay and clerical representatives to Executive