Day: July 4, 2015

Episcopal Church and alcohol abuse

Episcopal Church and alcohol abuse

After the recent well publicized death of Thomas Palermo in a hit and run by former bishop Heather Cook while under the influence of alcohol, the church asked General Convention to address the policy on the use of alcohol. Last revised in 1985, the convention issued A158, a new policy that churches might consider. The convention […]

UPDATE – Federal and state agencies find no connection in church fires

UPDATE – Federal and state agencies find no connection in church fires

Soon after the racist massacre that took nine lives at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC, a string of suspicious fires burned the buildings of 6 predominantly Black congregations. Six fires burning African American churches in five states over an eight day period demanded a closer probe; was someone targeting African American churches in the South?

The Church of England consecrates a second woman to the episcopate.

The Church of England consecrates a second woman to the episcopate.

Friday, 3 JUL 2015, the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, was chief consecrator of the Revd Canon Alison White as a bishop. Canon White is the second woman to be elevated as a bishop in the Church of England, following the Rt Revd Libby Lane, the Bishop of Stockport.