Episcopal News Service

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Episcopal News Service (ENS) offers in-depth reporting and analysis of local, regional, national and international news for Episcopalians and others interested in the church’s mission and ministry. Providing written and multimedia coverage, Episcopal News Service is the officially sponsored online news source of the Episcopal Church

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August 14, 2019

[Diocese of Milwaukee] Milwaukee Bishop Steven Andrew Miller announced his plans to retire in November 2020 in an Aug. 14 letter to the diocese.  Dear Friends in Christ, Some years ago when Cindy and I were replacing the roof...

August 12, 2019

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, far left, addresses the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 8, 2019. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/Religion News Service [Religion News Service] A new social statement from the...

August 9, 2019

Migrants waiting to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia carry a woman in a wheelchair in a camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, in March 2016. Photo: Marko Djurica / Reuters via ACNS [Anglican Communion News Service]...

August 8, 2019

Hundreds of attendees at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly march to the ICE building in Milwaukee for a prayer vigil in support of migrant children and their families on Aug. 7, 2019. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/RNS [Religion News...

August 7, 2019

[Diocese of Southwest Florida] Robert “Bob” Stevens, the founding director of the Dominican Development Group, died July 29, 2019, at age 76. “We have lost in the Diocese of Southwest Florida a great saintly asset in the life and...

August 6, 2019

Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde of Washington, D.C. speaks to a crowd protesting outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington on Aug. 6.. Photo: Jack Jenkins/Religion News Service [Religion News Service] A group of clergy...

August 6, 2019

[Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — Milwaukee] The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton was re-elected presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, on Aug. 6 at the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. On the first ballot,...

August 6, 2019

[Bishops United Against Gun Violence] Since last weekend, three young white men—all American citizens, all in legal possession of assault rifles—have murdered more than 30 people in cold blood. Most of the precious children of God who are...

August 5, 2019

[Religion News Service] A group of Christian leaders has condemned Christian nationalism in a new letter, calling it a “persistent threat to both our religious communities and our democracy.” The letter, published on July 29, comes from...

August 5, 2019

The Rev. Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang was elected bishop of the Diocese of Taiwan on Aug. 3, 2019, at a special election convention held at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Taichung. Photo: Diocese of Taiwan. [Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan] The...

August 2, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Representatives from 10 countries across Asia have taken part in a consultation affirming a new approach to whole-life transformation for local churches and communities, based on biblical principles and...

July 22, 2019

[Faith & Leadership] A few weeks ago after Sunday worship, I was drinking coffee with parishioners at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina. We were talking about how happy they are with how things are going in...

July 22, 2019

[Faith & Leadership] A few weeks ago after Sunday worship, I was drinking coffee with parishioners at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina. We were talking about how happy they are with how things are going in...

July 18, 2019

Mt. Calvary Monastery and Retreat Center, home of the Santa Barbara, California, branch of the Order of the Holy Cross, will close permanently in May 2021, according to Prior Adam McCoy. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles [Episcopal...

July 11, 2019

Dr. Jon Kocmond looks at photos of his family in his home office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kocmond lost his 16-year-old son, Nathan, to suicide in the fall of 2017. He has since been active in the suicide support group at Christ...

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