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Episcopal Church announces ‘My Way of Love for Small Groups’ resource for spiritual growth

September 24, 2021

Responding to a hunger for deeper discipleship among Episcopal congregations, creators of the My Way of Love initiative announce an upcoming new spiritual journey guide, video and other materials designed for small groups.

Churches Beyond Borders calls for education, solidarity around Doctrine of Discovery

September 23, 2021

Churches Beyond Borders—comprising The Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada—is calling for a day of commemoration, truth and healing on Sept. 30 in solidarity with Indigenous people and other marginalized communities.

Episcopal Church House of Bishops: Homily from the Presiding Bishop

September 22, 2021

The following is the text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s homily to the House of Bishops, which is meeting virtually Sept. 21-23, 2021.

Diocese of Iowa notified of successful canonical consent process

September 21, 2021

The Episcopal Diocese of Iowa has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Betsey Monnot has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Registrar of the General Convention.

Register now to exhibit at The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention

September 15, 2021

Registration for exhibit space at the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is now open to all organizations and vendors. This triennial event is scheduled for July 7–14, 2022, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Space is limited, and over half of the floorplan has been reserved.

Episcopal Church, Philippine Independent Church to celebrate 60th anniversary of full communion

September 13, 2021

Celebrating six decades of commitment as full communion partners, The Episcopal Church and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente—also known as the Philippine Independent Church—will host a webinar Sept. 15 featuring multiple church leaders. The celebration will continue in October with a service of thanksgiving and evening prayer.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings announce legislative committee rosters for 80th General Convention

September 9, 2021

More than 120 bishops and 483 deputies will serve on legislative committees at the 80th General Convention, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings announced today. The triennial meeting, originally planned for 2021, is now scheduled to take place in Baltimore July 7-14, 2022.

Register now for ‘An Evening in Conversation with Episcopal HBCU Leaders’

September 9, 2021

A virtual panel discussion highlighting the importance and history of two Episcopal historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., in conversation with the presidents of Saint Augustine’s University and Voorhees College.

Pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 20th anniversary of Sept. 11

September 8, 2021

As followers of Jesus, and with our siblings in other faith traditions, we place great value on the act of remembrance. As we reflect on the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, we remember many loved ones lost and first responders who put their lives at risk, modeling the sacrificial love of Jesus, who said: “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch

September 7, 2021

For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.

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