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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry urges action in letter to President Joe Biden regarding conflict in Gaza

July 24, 2024

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry sent a letter to President Joe Biden today urging ceasefire and other actions as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the U.S.

Save the date for Presiding Bishop-elect Rowe’s installation service

July 22, 2024

As announced at the close of the 81st General Convention, the installation of Presiding Bishop-elect Sean Rowe will be a simpler, scaled-down event this fall with a view toward reducing carbon footprint and increasing virtual engagement and participation.

Applications open for Episcopal Church interim bodies

July 17, 2024

The Episcopal Church has opened applications for appointments to various interim bodies created by General Convention. These committees, commissions, and task forces are essential in carrying out the church’s work between conventions and addressing key priorities for the 2025-2027 triennium.

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Trump rally shooting

July 13, 2024

“The way of love—not the way of violence—is the way we bind up our nation’s wounds. We decry political violence in any form, and our call as followers of Jesus of Nazareth is always to love . . . “

Episcopal Church’s Creation Care names 2024 Eco-Justice Fellows

July 10, 2024

Seven young adults have been named to The Episcopal Church’s second cohort of Eco-Justice Fellows, an innovative program that seeks to strengthen a faith-based response to ecological repair among new leaders.

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Anglican hospital closure in Gaza

July 8, 2024

Just two weeks ago at General Convention, we welcomed Archbishop Hosam Naoum of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and heard him speak passionately about peace and the life-saving work of the Al-Ahli Anglican Hospital in Gaza. Today I am deeply troubled to learn that the Israeli Defense Forces closed this hospital.

Diocese of Olympia notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

July 2, 2024

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has received notification from the Presiding Bishop’s Office that Bishop-elect Philip N. LaBelle 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.

GC81 Daily Update: Friday, June 28

June 28, 2024

Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky, site of The Episcopal Church’s 81st General Convention, which concluded this afternoon. This final daily update from the Office of Public Affairs contains news, events, and resources related to GC81.

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows elected vice president of House of Bishops

June 28, 2024

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville Burrows, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, was elected June 28 to serve as the vice president of the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church. The election took place on the final day of the church’s 81st General Convention, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky.

Episcopal Church General Convention approves diocesan mergers, updates

June 28, 2024

On its final day in Louisville, Kentucky, the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church approved the mergers of three Wisconsin dioceses and two Michigan dioceses, and a much anticipated change in status to missionary diocese for the Episcopal Church in Navajoland.

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