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Apply now for Episcopal Church 2022-2023 educational scholarships

February 16, 2022

Applications are being accepted for a wide variety of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline to apply is April 10. All applicants must be Episcopalian.

Register now for 4th Annual Border & Migration Ministry Summit

February 9, 2022

A virtual conference for those engaged or interested in migration ministries will be held March 30-31, hosted by Episcopal Migration Ministries in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. The 4th Annual Border & Migration Ministry Summit—rescheduled from October—will be simultaneously interpreted in English and Spanish.

New monthly support groups, other resources available for ‘Embracing Evangelism’ leaders

February 7, 2022

The Episcopal Church’s evangelism office is excited to offer new resources—including support groups, a promotional video, and upcoming Spanish course videos—for Episcopalians seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ and help others do the same.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at Archbishop Desmond Tutu memorial service

February 7, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will deliver the sermon at a Feb. 13 memorial service for the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York. The Sunday service will be livestreamed from 4 to 6 p.m. ET.

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas notified of successful canonical consent process

February 4, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that a majority of both the various diocesan standing committees and the bishops exercising jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church have consented to the reception of the Rt. Rev. Fraser Wynn Lawton as a bishop of The Episcopal Church—and to his appointment as an assistant bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, per Canon III.12.5(b)(3)(ix). The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of the General Convention.

Presiding bishop nominating committee plans history-making presence at General Convention

January 27, 2022

For the first time in Episcopal Church history, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop plans to be at General Convention in July to hear Episcopalians’ hopes and dreams for the church’s next presiding bishop, who will be elected in 2024.

Episcopal Church Executive Council: opening remarks from the President of the House of Deputies

January 26, 2022

The following are the opening remarks of President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting virtually through Jan. 27.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s opening remarks for Executive Council: January 25, 2022

January 26, 2022

The following is a transcript of the opening remarks of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, meeting virtually through Jan. 27. These remarks have been lightly edited for clarity.

Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet virtually Jan. 24-27; plenary sessions livestreamed

January 21, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene a virtual meeting Jan. 24-27 in keeping with a leadership decision to suspend all in-person meetings sponsored by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.

DFMS-sponsored in-person meetings suspended amid Omicron surge

January 18, 2022

Given the impact of the Omicron variant throughout the globe and on the healthcare system particularly, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of The Episcopal Church has announced that all in-person meetings sponsored by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will be suspended through Feb. 28, 2022. 

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