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June 23, 2017

One of the goals of the College for Bishops is to connect new bishops. Diocese of Spokane Bishop Gretchen Rehberg (ordained March 18), left, and Diocese of Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe (ordained Dec. 3) and Diocese of...

June 23, 2017

Bishop Clay Matthews and Betsy Jutras, College for Bishops administrative assistant and events coordinator, set up a projector for a June 14 session of Living Our Vows, the college’s three-year formation program for new bishops. Photo:...

June 22, 2017

Some of the more than 3,000 pounds of flour, salvaged from the Oceti Sakowin Camp of water protectors near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, sits in the Rev. John Floberg’s Bismarck garage, awaiting a new home. Photo: John Floberg [...

June 19, 2017

Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno spent nearly seven hours March 29 and 30 talking to the Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary action against him. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News...

June 12, 2017

Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking for Mission conducts its business June 10. During the council meeting, other members jokingly referred to the committee as having the best view of any of the...

June 12, 2017

Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris, left, helped ordain and consecrate the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows on April 29 in Indianapolis when the latter became the first black female diocesan bishop in the...

June 9, 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry tells Executive Council June 9 that Episcopalians are called to behave in a way that truly resembles the way of Jesus. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service –...

June 1, 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the honorary chairman of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, which A. Gary Shilling started 30 years ago to improve preaching in the Episcopal Church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service...

May 30, 2017

Garth Howe, a Church Pension Group assistant vice president in its Integrated Benefits Account Management Services office, talks to Diocese of Pennsylvania clergy in Philadelphia May 24 about planned changes to the Church Pension Fund....

May 18, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Before the church was the church, the first followers of Jesus faced an uncertain time. He had ascended into heaven, after pledging to send the Holy Spirit “not many days from now.” However, the...

May 17, 2017

The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee met in April in Charlotte, North Carolina. [Episcopal News Service] A group of Episcopalians and Methodists has released its proposal for full communion between the two...

May 5, 2017

An electronic billboard near the venue for the Diocese of West Missouri’s “Awakening the Spirit” revival May 6-7 is advertising the event. Photos: Diocese of West Missouri [Episcopal News Service] It is safe to say that never has an...

April 28, 2017

Diocese of Indianapolis Bishop-elect Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, left, will succeed Indianapolis’ 10th bishop, Catherine Waynick, right, who, 20 years ago, became the fourth woman to lead an Episcopal Church diocese. This will be...

April 26, 2017

The Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary case against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno consists of, from left, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, Diocese of Southern Virginia...

April 17, 2017

Sermons grounded in Scripture, especially the lectionary readings of the day, can be a faith community’s touchstone in times of division, say many preachers. [Episcopal News Service] The 2016 presidential election and the Trump...

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