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Historic election breaks episcopal barrier for black women

A Chicago priest, the Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, has become the first black woman to be elected as a diocesan bishop in the US-based Episcopal Church. 

03 November 2016

Christians respond to US shootings with prayer

Prayer services have been held throughout north Texas following Friday’s atrocity in which 12 police officers were shot – five of them fatally.

11 July 2016

Apartheid heroes honoured for their peace and justice work

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has honoured a number of pioneers in the fight for justice in South Africa by bestowing on them the Archbishop’s Award for Peace with Justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah, Bishop John Osmers and the first President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, received the awards this month.

27 April 2016

US Episcopalians step up anti-racism fight

In the months following General Convention, the [American] Episcopal Church has been working to fulfil its mandate to confront racism and the institutional structures that support it.

27 January 2016

"Sacred Conversations" to tackle the demon of racism

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, the Most Revd Michael Curry, has described racism as a “demon” and said that “sacred conversations may help the demon of racism to lose some its power.”

11 January 2016

Japan's churches call for end to racial discrimination

Representatives from 20 Japanese churches, including the Anglican Episcopal Church in Japan, have called on the Japanese government to “eliminate racial discrimination” in the country and to introduce laws to “outlaw hate speech and other forms of discrimination.” 

02 December 2015

USA: Episcopal churches to join ecumenical Sunday to end racism

Presiding Bishop calls for participation in day of confession, repentance, and commitment on 6 September

02 September 2015

TEC young adult pilgrimage to focus on racial reconciliation

Diocese of Missouri to welcome pilgrims to site of 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager

28 August 2015