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Statement on Supreme Court Dobbs decision by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 

June 24, 2022

Today the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion that was recognized in the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade.  

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings on NYSRPA v. Bruen

June 23, 2022

The Supreme Court’s decision today striking down New York’s regulation of the concealed carry of firearms—at a time when our nation is reeling from gun violence—raises grave concerns. We fear this decision will lead to more firearms on our streets and in our communities. When we signed onto an amicus brief in this case last year, we did so because we feared increased gun violence in churches and other houses of worship—a fear that was realized less than a week ago at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media credentials available for 80th General Convention

June 23, 2022

Professional journalists who wish to apply for a very limited number of in-person media credentials for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church—July 8-11 in Baltimore—must do so by June 27.

Grant applications open for Episcopal creation care projects

June 22, 2022

The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care announces the opening of the 2022 Creation Care grant funding cycle, with applications—available in English and Spanish—being accepted for local and regional eco-ministry projects until 5 p.m. ET Aug. 15. An informational webinar to learn more about the grant process and ask questions is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET June 27.

Dates announced for national, international Episcopal youth events

June 22, 2022

After three years’ delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce dates in 2023 for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).

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

June 21, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Phyllis Spiegel has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.

Pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on shooting at St. Stephen’s

June 17, 2022

By now you are aware that last night a shooter entered St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, killing two children of God and injuring a third.

Toward GC80: General Convention meal plan canceled in response to feedback

June 15, 2022

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry sent the following letter to all Episcopal Church bishops earlier today.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to speak at Mother Emanuel commemorative service

June 13, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will offer closing comments and a benediction at the Inaugural National Bible Study that will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. ET June 17 at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, marking the seventh anniversary of the shooting deaths of nine Black church members attending Bible study.

Toward GC80: Worship details, new meal plan approved for General Convention

June 10, 2022
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Amanda Skofstad

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