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Survey seeks feedback from, about next generation of Episcopal leaders

June 18, 2024

Seeking to grow and strengthen The Episcopal Church’s ministries that support members of Generation Z, the Department of Faith Formation is launching a churchwide survey geared toward young people and those who serve them.

Presiding bishop committee issues election-process essay

June 17, 2024

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) today offers the last of its four educational essays.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Vice President of the House of Bishops Mary Gray-Reeves disclose Title IV matters involving presiding bishop candidates

June 13, 2024

We write today to make you aware of five recent Title IV matters involving three bishops who have been nominated for election as our next presiding bishop. We recognize the gravity of this decision, and we would like to explain our reasons for this disclosure.

Archives exhibit chronicles evolving roles of women in The Episcopal Church

June 6, 2024

From early work to support church missions to the struggle for equal representation in church leadership and ordination, the history of women in the church is told in “For the Extension of the Kingdom: Women of The Episcopal Church,” a comprehensive online exhibit curated and presented by The Archives of The Episcopal Church.

Toward GC81: Preachers, presiders named for General Convention daily worship

May 29, 2024

Episcopalians registered to attend the 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, are invited to daily worship services that seek to embody the church’s “beautiful mosaic of diversity.” Three Eucharist services—including one entirely in Spanish—and three Morning Prayer services will be offered June 23-28 and livestreamed.

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves shares thoughts from 2024 Anglican Primates’ Meeting

May 21, 2024

The Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, vice president of the House of Bishops, attended the 2024 Anglican Primates’ Meeting in Rome April 26 to May 3 on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Every two years, senior bishops, archbishops, and moderators from the Anglican Communion’s 42 member churches meet for prayer, conversation, study, and fellowship.

Episcopal Church unveils new Pride shield in celebration of LGBTQ+ inclusion

May 16, 2024

In affirmation and celebration of The Episcopal Church’s LGBTQ+ members, the Office of Communication is pleased to unveil a new Pride shield available online for churchwide use.

Executive Council awards 2024 Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust grants

May 7, 2024

The Episcopal Church Executive Council approved the awarding of 10 Constable Fund grants and 11 Roanridge Trust grants—together totaling $490,500—at its April meeting. The Joint Standing Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church and two grant review committees made the recommendations.

‘Becoming Beloved Community’ 2024 grant recipients named

May 2, 2024

Forty Becoming Beloved Community grants supporting the work of racial justice, healing, reconciliation, and creation care were approved by The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council during its April meeting. The grants total $226,930.

Episcopal Church appoints Aaron Scott as first gender justice staff officer

April 25, 2024

Faith-based organizer Aaron Scott has been named gender justice staff officer—a new Episcopal Church position called for by the 80th General Convention that is dedicated to LGBTQ+ and women’s ministries. He will start on April 29.

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