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Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut Yuang, killed in plane...

Anglican Bishop of Yirol, Simon Adut Yuang, was one of 20 people killed when a plane carrying them from the South Sudanese capital Juba...

World Council of Churches and Catholics map future together after papal visit to Geneva

Ten weeks after Pope Francis visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva as “a pilgrim in quest of unity and peace,” church leaders of different churches representing the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church are meeting in Germany this week to continue their task of “walking, praying and working together.”

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ‘fundamental reform’ of Britain’s economy

A major research paper, co-authored by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, says that Britain’s economy “is not working for millions of people and needs...

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon issues strong rebuke to peddlers of Anglican Communion ‘rumours and gossip’

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has strongly condemned people who “militantly present falsehoods” about the Communion, despite knowing that...

Church ‘cannot, will not walk away’ from reconciling role in global conflict, Archbishop of...

Churches are on the front line of mediation efforts across the world, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the United Nations Security Council August 29, in part because they are often “the only functioning institutions in a fragile or pre-conflict situation.”

Washington National Cathedral prepares to help family, nation honour McCain

Washington National Cathedral may be the site of state funerals and national memorial services and celebrations, but it is also a worshipping community whose members come to the cavernous building on the highest hill in Washington, D.C., to mark the significant moments of their lives. And that is why on September 1, the morning’s funeral for Sen. John McCain will be followed that afternoon by a wedding. 

Charlottesville Episcopalians join peaceful gatherings marking year after hate groups’ violence

The three Episcopal congregations in Charlottesville, Va., are participating in a weeklong series of ecumenical and interreligious events to promote peace, faith and unity...

700-year-old Bible returns to Canterbury Cathedral, five centuries after its removal

A rare medieval Bible has been returned to Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, some 500 years after it was...

‘Heartbreaking’ devastation from California wildfires shows strength of community-church ties

The Rev. Carren Sheldon’s evening on July 26 was supposed to go something like this: Evening Prayer, dinner, compline, sleep. But after dinner, she...

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry resting after cancer surgery

The Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, is resting comfortably after surgery Tuesday, following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Bishop Michael...

Church leaders unite behind vision for ‘one people, one nation, and one South Sudan’

Church leaders in South Sudan, including the Archbishop Justin Badi Arama, primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, have issued a joint statement...

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts disability conference at Lambeth Palace

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby hosted a major conference at Lambeth Palace July 13 to explore how people with disabilities can participate fully in the life of the church.

TEC stops short of full ‘divestment’ in Israel-Palestine

The 79th General Convention wrapped up its consideration of resolutions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on July 13, with mixed results due largely to the House of Bishops’ unwillingness to take many of the bolder steps urged by the House of Deputies.

Bishops vote unanimously to admit Cuba as a diocese

The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops voted unanimously on July 10 to admit – or re-admit, really – the Episcopal Church of Cuba as...

Cuba committee to hold hearing July 7 on new resolutions

Required constitutional change will push reunification to 2021 Turns out it seems there is no mechanism for the Episcopal Church to admit an existing diocese...