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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...

Global ecumenical body repeats call for release of Aleppo archbishops

The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, a global ecumenical body which includes most Anglican provinces, has expressed its concern at the...

Episcopalians gather in public witness outside immigrant detention centre

A thousand Episcopalians, at least two for every one female incarcerated at the Hutto Detention Center in rural Texas, stood under the blistering sun July 8 in public witness to the actions of the U.S. government in its enforcement of immigration policies that have separated families over the last couple of months and have led to roundups of migrants and deportations.

Negotiations begin for ‘amicable separation’ following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to try to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and the Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. The...

Global South theologians reflect on evangelism throughout the Anglican Communion

A group of 10 theologians from five continents have met to discuss insights on evangelism and how the Anglican Communion engages in this ministry...