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Opposing bishops embrace after Archbishop Justin Welby’s apology leads to agreement

A passionate debate at ACC-17 about sexuality ended with opposing bishops embracing while members sang “Bless the Lord, my soul”.

10 May 2019

Merged California congregations are first to take name of only African American deaconess

Episcopal church in California’s San Francisco Bay Area named after St Anna Alexander, vows to emulate her ministry in rural Georgia.

02 April 2019

Bishop steps into election campaign with challenge to anti-gang rhetoric

Bishop Philip Huggins has challenged the Victoria Liberal Party, saying its election rhetoric risks negatively stereotyping young people.

16 July 2018

Archbishop of York speaks out 25 years after racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence

The British government has announced an annual memorial day in honour of a teenager who was killed in a racist attack 25 years ago.

25 April 2018

US Episcopalians confront hard truths about Church’s role in slavery and black history

Amy Sowder reports on events across the US as the Episcopal Church seeks racial reconciliation and healing among its congregations.

27 February 2018

South African diocese rolls out programme to get people talking about racial divide

Port Elizabeth diocese is embarking on a programme to help people to tell their story in a bid to ease racial tensions in South Africa.

16 January 2018

Bishops urge “prayerful listening” on race, environment and poverty

The US-based Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops called on Episcopalians to join them in working toward environmental and racial justice.

27 September 2017

Charlottesville clergy hold anti-racism prayer meeting

Christians leaders held a march and prayer meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend in a show of support for minority communities. 

14 August 2017

Episcopalians respond to Donald Trump election victory

Members of the US-based Episcopal Church have been responding to last week’s presidential election victory by Donald Trump.

14 November 2016

Bishop criticises South African politician over racist hate speech

The Bishop of Johannesburg, Dr Steve Moreo, has criticised South African politician Julius Malema after he appeared to call for the murder of white people.

09 November 2016