Global Partnerships

The Office of Global Partnerships serves as a bridge for developing and nurturing relationships between the Episcopal Church and its partners around the Anglican Communion, ecumenical and inter-religious partners, and with organizations such as the United Nations and the National Council of Churches. The Office of Global Partnerships is also a resource for congregations and dioceses as they develop and foster their own relationships around the world.

Articles

February 7, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships, Manila] The Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum was held Feb. 3-6 at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City, Philippines, with some 80 delegates from seminaries and churches...

September 9, 2011

Dear Representative /Senator: Today more than 12 million lives in the Horn of Africa are in danger, and hundreds of thousands are on the move seeking help. We, the undersigned faith leaders, write to ask for your support at a challenging...

June 17, 2011

An ongoing conflict between the bishop and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Ecuador Central must be resolved by following procedures laid out in the church's canons, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a June 17 letter...

June 15, 2011

The appointment of two new staff members who will focus on the Episcopal Church's international relations was announced on June 15: Lynnaia Rochelle Main has been named as global relations officer and the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds as...

March 1, 2011

On a recent visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, retired Pakistani Bishop Mano Rumalshah of Peshawar described his diocese as "not a church for the poor, because there are too many. We are a church of the poor." Rumalshah and the new...

February 16, 2011

One of the leaders of the post-denominational Protestant churches in China recently met with the presiding bishop and others in the Episcopal Church to explore the possibility of future seminary education partnerships and exchanges, and...

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Bulletin Inserts

With recent reports of escalating violence and casualties, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop...

Since 1922, Episcopalians have supported the ministries of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem...

This Lenten season, Episcopal Relief & Development focuses on creating economic...

On World Mission Sunday, the church comes together to focus on the global impact of the...

October 24 is United Nations Day, a day to celebrate the ways in which the United Nations helps...

The Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) of the Episcopal Church is sponsoring 28 missionaries for...

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African Palms USA has the unique mission of turning an African product (a simple palm cross) into a source of income and humanitarian aid for Africa; a partnership between Masasi in southeastern Tanzania and St. John's Episcopal Church in Olney, Maryland.

Videos

The Rt. Rev. Dinis Sengulane, the longest-serving bishop in the Anglican Communion, retired March 25 after leading the Diocese of Lebombo in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa for almost 38 years. Consecrated as bishop in 1976, Sengulane made his mark as one of Africa's greatest peacemakers when his efforts to mediate between the Mozambique government and the rebel group Renamo brought an end to 15 years of civil war in 1992. His much-acclaimed Swords Into Ploughshares initiative exchanged thousands of weapons for tools of construction. About 1 million weapons have been decommissioned since the end of the war. Many have been converted into art, a project that continues today with works exhibited throughout Mozambique and all over the world. As he enters retirement, Sengulane reflects on his ministry of peacemaking. Yet he doesn't see this as his story. Produced by Matthew Davies

Keri Geiger from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has decided to do something bold and daring. She's left behind her steady job on a labor ward in Richmond to bring her nursing skills to a poverty-stricken community in South Africa. She is spending one year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer, working with the Overstrand Care Centre in Hawston. Her placement is a partnership between the Episcopal Church and HOPE Africa, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's social development arm. Produced by Matthew Davies

Katie Webb from the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer, working in the provincial archives of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. As an archivist, Katie is responsible for keeping the Anglican Church's history alive and making sure important records are safely and accurately preserved for future generations. Produced By Matthew Davies

Episcopal missionary Jenny McConnachie has devoted her life to the poorest of the poor. Jenny and her late husband Chris moved from North Carolina to South Africa’s Eastern Cape in the early 1980s. Together, the McConnachies set up African Medical Mission, strengthening the most vulnerable communities with commitment and compassion.

Hannah Perls is an Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps missionary serving in San Salvador with Foundation Cristosal, a human rights-based community development organization with roots in the Anglican and Episcopal churches. Here she reflects on serving as an election observer in the Feb. 2 presidential elections in El Salvador.

The Very Rev. Kevin Dixon is dean of St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in London, Ontario, and a long-time Foundation Cristosal board member. Here he reflects on 10 years’ involvement in El Salvador and on the benefits of long-term partnerships.

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