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Colleagues Mourn Justice Advocate

Colleagues and supporters have paid tribute to Beth Adamson, a leading advocate of justice for women within the Anglican Communion. Adamson, a Methodist who worked for the Episcopal Church, died Aug. 12 in a hospital where she was receiving treatment for serious...

‘No Retirees in the Mission of God’

Archbishop Julio Murray urged his province to “embrace the project” of the kingdom of God as he was installed at the sixth primate of the Anglican Church of Central America on Aug. 11. He was elected by the provincial synod in April. Hundreds of people packed into St....

Diocese Evaluates Campus Ministry

The Diocese of Chicago has formed a transition team to explore new models for Episcopal campus ministry at Northwestern University in Evanston. The group will be led by the Rev. Jeannette DeFriest, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Evanston. The transition team will seek...

8/13: People & Places

Appointments The Rev. Jon R. Anderson is rector of Epiphany, Danville, VA. The Rev. Susan Anderson-Smith is associate rector for justice and reconciliation at St. Bart’s, Manhattan. The Rev. William Baker is curate at Richmond Episcopal Ministry, Staten Island, NY....

8/19: Your Teacher

The Wisdom of Solomon | Ninara | Flickr 13 Pentecost, August 19 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 or Prov. 9:1-6 Ps. 111 or Ps. 34:9-14 Eph. 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58 Solomon is overwhelmed. He stands in the midst of “a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted”...

Ashby to Lead High Desert School for Ministry

The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby of Idaho will serve as dean of the newly formed for the newly formed High Desert School for Ministry, a joint project of the dioceses of Eastern Oregon and Idaho. The school, a three-year local formation program for ordained ministry in...

50 Years in Northern Australia

Not many Anglican dioceses could round up every diocesan bishop who has ever served there. The Diocese of the Northern Territory, Australia’s youngest diocese, has had six bishops in its 50-year history, and they are all still alive. From Bishop Ken Mason to the...

Welby to Address U.N. Security Council

Archbishop Justin Welby will become the first Archbishop of Canterbury to address the United Nations Security Council when he takes part in an open debate on Aug. 29. Karen Pierce, the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the U.N., invited the archbishop to brief an open...

Offer a Mite

The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Assisting Bishop of San Diego, renews her call to support pensions for clergy in the Diocese of Cuba: Clergy in Cuba have no access to state pensions or any equivalent of social security, for their service to the church is not...

PB Praises Bishop Johnston

Shannon Johnston listens as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry answers a question during a May 2017 news conference at Roslyn Conference Center in suburban Richmond, Virginia. | Mary Frances Schjonberg | Episcopal News Service Addressing members of the Diocese of...

Restoring a Remote Australian Church

It has been six years since a hymn rang out in Australia’s most remote parish church. All Saints Church, located on the far-eastern edge Torres Strait Island of Erub, has been crumbling away, but contractors are restoring the building to its former glory. Walter Lui,...

Appeal amid ‘Sudden, Severe Drought’

Amid a crippling drought in New South Wales, Australia, the Archbishop of Sydney’s relief agency has launched an appeal to help affected communities. Archbishop Glenn Davies wants to provide resources through Anglican Aid for relief work in the north and west of the...

‘New Ways of Imagining God’

The Rev. Ruth Meyers of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific speaks with diaconal postulant Dani Gabriel in Sojourners about liturgical revision: Gabriel: Can you say a little more about how this work fits in with larger movements for social justice? Meyers: Some...

Keillor Describes Healing Prayer

Radio storyteller and novelist Garrison Keillor attended a morning service Aug. 5 at St. Michael’s Church in Manhattan and was overcome with emotion. Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio in November 2017 after it investigated multiple allegations of sexual...

Help for Leeds?

Should financially stable dioceses step help those that need more funds? An announcement that the Diocese of Leeds must review salaries, make staff redundant, and close its pension program has triggered a national debate. Leeds is the Church of England’s youngest...