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New: Aug. 5 TLC Online

The Aug. 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. The cover story reports on one topic that both houses ultimately adopted with great enthusiasm: the return of the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s return to the fold of the Episcopal...

Lesley U. Assimilates EDS Buildings

Marc Levy writes for Cambridge Day: Lesley University has purchased the remaining 4.4 acres of the Episcopal Divinity School property near Harvard Square, including five historic buildings and the remaining half of a library that the university had shared with the...

Deaconess Alexander Joins the Calendar

General Convention has added Deaconess Anna Alexander, who began her ministry at Good Shepherd in Pennick, Georgia, to the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints. The Diocese of Georgia’s deputation celebrates Deaconness Anna Alexander as a new saint of the Episcopal...

Bishop Love Reflects on GC79

The Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Bishop of Albany, reflects on the decisions of the 79th General Convention: On a positive note, an amended version of A068 was passed, thus preserving the 1979 Book of Common Prayer for at least the near term. There had been an attempt to...

Historians Honor Emilie Amt

The slave balcony at St. Mark’s Church-Lappans | bit.ly/2O0mTll Professor Emilie Amt is the recipient of the 2018 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. Amt is Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College and chairs the...

Humanists Seek Funds for Chaplains

Humanists UK has launched an appeal to fund hospital chaplains for nonbelievers, which some Christians warn could lead to existing chaplains being squeezed out. Richy Thomson, director of public affairs and policy for Humanists UK, said nonbelievers are neglected by...

Lord Carey Allowed to Preach Again

The Diocese of Oxford has lifted the ban on the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, allowing him to preach and lead worship in his local parish. For now, however, he will not return to any duties as an honorary assistant bishop. Last June Lord Carey stood...

Faith Beyond the Episcopal Church

By Richard J. Mammana The 79th General Convention included several elements of legislation and partnership related to the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical and interreligious relations. Invited ecumenical and interreligious guests included clergy and representatives from...

General Convention wrap-up: Following the Way of Jesus

[Episcopal News Service] Responding to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to “Follow the Way of Jesus,” deputies and bishops at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting July 5-13 in Austin, Texas, acted on a record number of resolutions on key...