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Episcopal Church welcomes new Safe Church manager, seeks youth ministry officer

January 18, 2022

The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce the hire of a new half-time manager for Safe Church and special projects. After conducting a national search and subsequent interviews, the hiring committee unanimously selected Bronwyn Skov for the position. Skov will shift from her current role as officer for youth ministry in late February.

Want to support Afghan families but not sure where to start? Join ‘Welcoming Afghans’ webinar Jan. 20

January 14, 2022

Episcopal Migration Ministries will host a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 2-3 p.m. ET for those interested in learning more about how to provide support and welcome to Afghan individuals through a new sponsorship initiative.

Media Advisory: Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet virtually Jan. 24-27

January 13, 2022

In keeping with a leadership decision to suspend all in-person meetings sponsored by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society through February due to the omicron variant’s impact on public health, the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene a virtual meeting Jan. 24-27.

Presiding Bishop Curry invites gifts to Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal HBCUs

January 12, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites people of all backgrounds and faiths to support the hope-filled, life-impacting work of two historically Black institutions of higher education through donations and dedicated offerings on the Feast of Absalom Jones—the first Black priest ordained by the church—observed Feb. 13.

Presiding Bishop Curry highlights ‘moment of peril and promise’ on one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 attack

January 6, 2022

Following a Jan. 6 noon Epiphany service at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shared words of reflection and exhortation to the church and nation in a videotaped message from the Lincoln Memorial.

Presiding Bishop invites applicants for 2022 UN Commission on the Status of Women virtual delegation

January 5, 2022

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites applications for Episcopal delegates—including youth—to represent The Episcopal Church virtually at the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW66), March 14–25.

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

December 26, 2021

Toward GC80: Vaccinations to be required of all attendees

December 22, 2021

All those attending The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore in July will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or submit a medical exemption in advance for approval, according to a newly adopted resolution by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements.

Leaders elected for presiding bishop nominating committee

December 21, 2021

The members of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop have elected leaders, among other initial steps in their work to present at least three nominees to stand for election as the Episcopal Church’s 28th presiding bishop at General Convention in 2024.

Oneida Nation to host Native voices during Winter Talk

December 20, 2021

The Episcopal Church Office of Indigenous Ministries invites all Episcopalians to watch a livestream of Winter Talk 2022, an annual multiday conference that honors and highlights Indigenous and Native American traditions and contributions within the church. The event will be hosted for the first time by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

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