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Presiding Bishop Curry: Easter 2022 Message

April 11, 2022

“Easter is the celebration of the victory of God,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2022 message. “The earth, like an egg, has been cracked open, and Jesus has been raised alive and new, and love is victorious.”

Toward GC80: Episcopal Church General Convention daily preachers, presiders announced

April 6, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced the preachers and presiders for the worship services at the church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 7-14.

Join the presiding bishop, church leaders for discussion of Martin Luther King Jr. and Thich Nhat Hanh

March 30, 2022

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will join other church leaders April 6 for an online discussion of the friendship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for 100th anniversary Good Friday Offering

March 30, 2022

Celebrating 100 years of Episcopal Church gifts to Jerusalem and the Middle East, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites bishops, congregations, and supporters to participate in the centenary Good Friday Offering.

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

March 28, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Springfield has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Brian K. Burgess 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.

Media Advisory: Episcopal Church Executive Council to meet April 20-23

March 25, 2022

The Episcopal Church will convene a hybrid meeting April 20-23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It will be the council’s final meeting before General Convention in July.

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the passing of Madeleine Albright, first female secretary of state

March 24, 2022

We mourn the loss of Madeleine Albright, committed Episcopalian and trailblazing ambassador. I am particularly thankful for her guiding belief that religious leaders have an essential role to play in foreign policy, and for her Anglican sensibility in navigating difference and diversity. . .

Episcopal Migration Ministries prepares to welcome Ukrainian refugees in response to Biden plan

March 24, 2022

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement March 24 that the U.S. will admit 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia, Episcopal Migration Ministries said it will help welcome and assist those refugees and others.

Working group calls Episcopalians to address harms of white supremacy, legacies of colonialism and imperialism

March 23, 2022

Community, the Presiding Officers’ Working Group on Truth-Telling, Reckoning, and Healing has released a report that includes the creation of a new organization within The Episcopal Church called the Episcopal Coalition for Racial Equity and Justice.

At spring meeting, House of Bishops speaks on Ukraine, anti-trans bills

March 22, 2022

n its first in-person assembly since September of 2019, The Episcopal Church House of Bishops gathered March 15-21 at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, for its traditional spring retreat. In addition to their primary activities of fellowship, study, prayer, and Sabbath, the 133 bishops and bishops-elect present held a business meeting the morning of March 19 that included the passage of pastoral statements/resolutions on the war in Ukraine and anti-trans legislation in various states.

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