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Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: COVID-19 safety recommendations from Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group

May 26, 2022

Earlier this week, the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for a second time to continue planning a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention, which will take place in Baltimore from July 8 to 11.

Episcopal Church leaders respond to gun violence in Uvalde

May 25, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other church leaders offered prayerful and practical responses to the May 24, 2022, mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

CORRECTION: Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: Recommendations from May 17 meeting of Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group

May 17, 2022

The Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for the first time today and plans to meet again during the weeks of May 23 and May 30. Today the group made several recommendations we have accepted.

Statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Chicago and Utah bishop consecrations

May 17, 2022

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announces plans for the consecrations of Bishop-elect Paula E. Clark of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the Rev. Phyllis Spiegel, bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah (pending consents).

Pastoral statement on mass shooting in Buffalo from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

May 16, 2022

My heart is heavy with the news that a white supremacist gunman took the lives of 10 children of God in Buffalo on Saturday. I grew up walking distance from the scene of this hateful crime, and my friends and I used to ride our bikes around the neighborhood.  Buffalo’s Black community raised and formed me. I grieve with the city and people I love.

Presiding Bishop’s statement to Executive Council regarding 80th General Convention

May 11, 2022

Remarks shared by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at a special meeting of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church on May 11 to discuss COVID-19 protocols and procedures related to the 80th General Convention, scheduled for July 7-14 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet May 11; session livestreamed

May 10, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will convene an online meeting May 11 at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss COVID-19 protocols and procedures pertaining to the 80th General Convention.

Upcoming ‘Nuevo Amanecer’ offers Latino/Hispanic ministry support, networking

May 5, 2022

For those seeking practical tools and a support network for ministry within the Latino/Hispanic community, registration is now open for Nuevo Amanecer 2022. This gathering is the largest annual conference sponsored by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries. 

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

May 4, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Idaho has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Jos Tharakan 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.

Episcopal Church’s ‘Sacred Ground’ releases report, updated curriculum

April 26, 2022

Three years after launching Sacred Ground, a dialogue series on race, racism, and whiteness with more than 20,000 participants thus far, The Episcopal Church’s Racial Reconciliation and Justice Team is releasing a comprehensive evaluation report, updated curriculum and resources, and expanded licensing that invites people in other denominations/faiths to start their own Sacred Ground circles.

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