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The Episcopal Church sells Russian securities

March 10, 2022

CORRECTION: The press release of March 1, 2022, inaccurately described the actions of the church’s investment manager in selling Russian financial investments.

Episcopal Church announces delegates, invites churchwide participation in UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 10, 2022

Maintaining a tradition more than 25 years old, The Episcopal Church and Anglican partners will advocate for global issues that impact women through its participation in the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) on March 14-25. A presiding bishop’s delegation of eight women and men will represent the church virtually, and all Episcopalians and Anglicans are invited to participate.

New poll confirms Jesus remains important spiritual figure, but pandemic had effect on religious activity

March 9, 2022

A new national study, Jesus in America, was released today in a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Ipsos. The research found that while the majority of Americans polled believe Jesus was an important spiritual figure and want equality in society, it also showed Christians are not necessarily practicing what Jesus taught, and Americans feel judged when talking about their beliefs.  

Diocese of Ecuador Central notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

March 3, 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Ecuador Central has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Juan Carlos Quiñonez 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 House of Bishops to gather in retreat March 15-21

March 2, 2022

Bishops of The Episcopal Church will gather for the House of Bishops spring retreat March 15-21 at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. This will be the first in-person assembly of the House of Bishops since September 2019; it will focus on themes of hunger, honesty, humility, hopefulness, and hospitality in these days of the evolving pandemic. Meetings have been held virtually since March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Statement on Russian divestment from Episcopal Church CFO Kurt Barnes

March 1, 2022

CORRECTION: This statement was updated on March 10, 2022.

Episcopal Church awards 2022-23 Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants

February 24, 2022

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has awarded 13 grants, totaling $160,000, to young adult and campus ministries from dioceses across the U.S. and Cuba. The recommended grant applications were approved during the council’s January 2022 meeting.

Interfaith leaders to host noon Wednesday vigil for Ukraine

February 22, 2022

on invite all to join an online interfaith vigil at noon ET Feb. 23 to pray for peace in Ukraine and to lament the human harm caused by violence and conflict.

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.

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Amanda Skofstad

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