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'River of Life' pilgrimage down Connecticut River offers 40 days of prayer, paddling

 New Hampshire Bishop Robert Hirschfeld has rowed on the Connecticut River for years. It once was a sort of industrial “sewer” but has since been cleaned up and restored to “a place of stunning beauty,” he said. Bishop Hirschfeld intends to show it also can be a place of worship and an inspiration for prayer.

13 June 2017

Church leaders express regret over US climate change decision

Church leaders have expressed their regret over the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

02 June 2017

Jewish congregation finds new home in Episcopal Church

An American Jewish congregation has found a new home in a neighbouring Episcopal Church after it was forced to sell its former synagogue.

01 June 2017

Episcopalians, Methodists propose full-communion agreement

A suggestion for full communion between Episcopalians and Methodists has emerged after lengthy dialogue between the two denominations. The proposal is the culmination of fifteen years of exploration and more than fifty years of formal talks.

18 May 2017

Consecration of first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese

The Revd. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has been ordained and consecrated the eleventh bishop of Indianapolis making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the US-based Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop.

02 May 2017

Conference facilitated by Bishops Against Gun Violence gets underway in Chicago

A conference has begun in Chicago, facilitated by a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. “Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence” is a three-day event grounded in scripture, liturgy and theology.

20 April 2017

Prayer vigil at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in United States ahead of executions

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, Arkansas, is to hold a service of prayer and vigil ahead of the scheduled executions of prisoners on death row this week.

19 April 2017

New President inaugurated at Voorhees College, South Carolina

Calling on his students and colleagues to “think differently,” Dr W. Franklin Evans was inaugurated on April 7 as the ninth president of Voorhees College, exactly 120 years to the day when educator Elizabeth Evelyn Wright opened the school for children of former slaves that grew into the College.

18 April 2017

Easter Message from the Primate of the US-based Episcopal Church

An Easter Message from the Primate of the US-based Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

13 April 2017

TEC to cut refugee support network after US immigration changes

Episcopal Migration Ministries – the refugee resettlement programme of the US-based Episcopal Church – is to cut its 31-member affiliate network by six next year. The move is because of changes in US immigration policy which will reduce the number of refugees resettling in the USA by more than half.

05 April 2017

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.