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Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion

Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The eighth annual meeting of bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with Bishop of Niagara Michael Bird suggesting the yearly encounter ...
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‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese ...
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Teaching bishops to be bishops

Teaching bishops to be bishops

One of the goals of the College for Bishops is to connect new bishops. Diocese of Spokane Bishop Gretchen Rehberg (ordained March 18), left, and Diocese of Central New York ...
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Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified ...
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Director of next Lambeth Conference appointed

Director of next Lambeth Conference appointed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion has announced the appointment of a chief executive officer for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, Phil George, currently executive director of the New Wine ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” The Archbishop commissioned the report ...
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Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless ...
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Standing with Standing Rock taught Episcopalians about solidarity

Standing with Standing Rock taught Episcopalians about solidarity

Some of the more than 3,000 pounds of flour, salvaged from the Oceti Sakowin Camp of water protectors near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, sits in the Rev. John Floberg’s Bismarck ...
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Episcopal Migration Ministries hosts World Refugee Day interfaith conversation

Episcopal Migration Ministries hosts World Refugee Day interfaith conversation

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation, left, Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, West Virginia, center, and Hani Hamwi, ...
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Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Auckland, New Zealand’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. New Zealand’s Human Rights ...
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Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops

Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops

Bishop Clay Matthews and Betsy Jutras, College for Bishops administrative assistant and events coordinator, set up a projector for a June 14 session of Living Our Vows, the college’s three-year ...
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#ForSuchATime | A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

#ForSuchATime | A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join us and our ecumenical partners to participate in the the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, we ...
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Anglican Communion announces appointment of new representative to UN

Anglican Communion announces appointment of new representative to UN

[Anglican Communion News Service] The social and public affairs adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appointed as the new Anglican Communion representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Jack ...
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Anglican Alliance joins ecumenical statement released for World Refugee Day

Anglican Alliance joins ecumenical statement released for World Refugee Day

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Alliance has joined a group of 20 Christian organizations in issuing a statement to mark World Refugee Day. The statement celebrates the opportunities for solidarity ...
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Collars on the Corner in Milwaukee

Collars on the Corner brings prayer, spiritual connection to streets of Milwaukee

Clergy members from the Milwaukee area pray with Luria Sampson, center, during a Collars on the Corner session in May at West Center and North 51st streets. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal ...
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Bishop Fisher delivers testimony to Massachusetts legislative committee

Bishop Fisher delivers testimony to Massachusetts legislative committee

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a ...
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Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for ...
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Europe bishop represents Anglicans, Episcopalians at launch of Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Norway

Europe bishop represents Anglicans, Episcopalians at launch of Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Norway

[Episcopal News Service] Religious and indigenous leaders from across the globe launched an unprecedented initiative June 19 in Oslo, Norway, aimed at bringing “moral attention and spiritual commitment” to bear ...
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‘Cathedral of the Confederacy’ reckons with its history and charts future

‘Cathedral of the Confederacy’ reckons with its history and charts future

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, has historically been known as the Cathedral of the Confederacy. Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Photo: ...
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WCC deputy chief speaks on ‘tragic reality’ of violence against children at Geneva event

WCC deputy chief speaks on ‘tragic reality’ of violence against children at Geneva event

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches deputy General Secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri has told a Geneva-based event that churches and organizations working together can prevent and address “tragic ...
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