House of Bishops

Articles

March 22, 2006

In this Lenten season we greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We write to you from the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where we are gathered for our spring meeting. In Lent God calls us to examine our hearts and renew our companionship with the One who...

November 1, 2005

When Bishops arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their annual fall meeting in late September, the destruction from Hurricane Katrina weighed heavily on them. Some compared it to a previous meeting in Vermont, just one month after 9/11.

They changed the agenda to hear from bishops...

October 2, 2005

Editor's Note: The following wrap-up report and online links are available from the September 22-27 Puerto Rico meeting of the House of Bishops.

Hurricane aid, partnerships central as House of Bishops meets in Puerto Rico

[ENS, San Juan, Puerto Rico] Strides in hurricane relief,...

September 27, 2005

2005 House of Bishops Fall Meeting The Episcopal Church San Juan, Puerto Rico September 22-27

Whereas, many of the victims of the hurricanes are twice victimized, first they already experience lower wages, and then lose homes and jobs. Paying less than...

September 25, 2005

During the fall meeting of the House of Bishops, twenty-eight bishops from across the Episcopal Church met to explore the creation of a resource to assist congregations and dioceses in the challenging work of resolving property disputes. Concern was expressed regarding the emotional, spiritual...

September 25, 2005

My brothers and sisters in Christ, it is a great joy for me and my fellow bishops and their spouses to be here in the Diocese of Puerto Rico. We are grateful to your Bishop David Alvarez and his wife Maryleen for their invitation. We are profoundly impressed by the many ministries and services...

March 15, 2005

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church adopted, by nearly unanimous vote late this afternoon, "A Covenant Statement" that includes "a provisional measure to contribute to a time for healing and for the educational process called for in the Windsor Report" (full text of Covenant Statement...

March 14, 2005

Urging full protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church on March 14 adopted a resolution calling upon the U.S. Senate to oppose opening the pristine region to exploration for oil and gas.

Alaska Bishop Mark McDonald, a leading voice for...

September 28, 2004

We the bishops of the Episcopal Church, gathered in Spokane for our regular fall meeting, greet you in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our time together has reminded us of the words spoken at our ordination that our "heritage is the faith of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and...

September 26, 2004

San Francisco author and essayist Richard Rodriguez challenged a gathering of 132 bishops to think "brown," as they meet here through September 27 to discuss reconciliation and communion.

The story of Christianity is the story of brown, the story of melded cultures and blended traditions...

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