Posts Posts by: "Amy Spagna"

Bishop Happenings

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Today seems to be a heavy news day as far as Anglican bishops are concerned. There are three articles of note: First, from ACNS: Over 500 Bishops from 39 Anglican Provinces Register Organisers of next year’s Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops have announced that 502 bishops and 382 spouses have so far registered for…(Read More)

The next meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, ACC-17, will be taking place in Hong Kong from April 28 – May 5. According to the Anglican Communion Office, this gathering [I]ncludes daily Bible studies; reports and briefings and services at St John’s Cathedral. There will be a presidential address by the Archbishop of…(Read More)

From The Episcopal Church in South Carolina: The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC) and The Episcopal Church today [March 20, 2019] filed a petition asking the South Carolina Supreme Court to order the Dorchester County Circuit Court to enforce the high court’s 2017 decision and return control of diocesan property and 29 parish…(Read More)

Trinity Episcopal Church-on-the-Green in New Haven, Connecticut is hosting a Lenten series titled “Trauma and Grace.” This past Sunday, the featured speaker was Anthony Campbell, soon to retire as the chief of the New Haven Police Department. Campbell urged his listeners to remember that “Where there is trauma, there is the opportunity…(Read More)

As today’s Google Doodle reminds us, March 8 is International Women’s Day. In keeping with the spirit of the day and raising up female voices, there are several headlines about women in Episcopal/Anglican churches in today’s news, though not all of them are positive. Ahead of International Women’s Day, the…(Read More)

A special session of the United Methodist Church’s General Conference is meeting in St. Louis this week which will determine the future of the denomination. From the Washington Post: A schism, the splitting of a church over irreconcilable differences, has sometimes seemed imminent. Yet in an extraordinary meeting of church leaders in St. Louis…(Read More)

Lambeth 2020 Update

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Planning for the next Lambeth Conference, to be held in 2020 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, is well under way. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, shared some of his thoughts about it in a new blog post over at ACNS. He writes, As I travel around the…(Read More)

This year’s National Prayer Breakfast, held on February 7, received widespread coverage from many news outlets on account of the presence of the President and Vice-President. Religion News Service described the guest list thus: “In addition to Trump, Coons and Lankford, political attendees included Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence…(Read More)

From Episcopal News Service: An Episcopal Church court has concluded that retired Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno was properly suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct. The Court of Review for Bishops said it made the three-year suspension retroactive to Aug. 2, 2017, the day a hearing panel…(Read More)

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