In the Episcopal Church’s statement about this transition, Episcopal Service Corps board president Jason Sierra spoke of looking toward new ways of ministry, saying, “At our recent gathering, the board, program directors, and various stakeholders discerned that the resources, expertise, and network of the Episcopal Church’s Faith Formation Department, working in an innovative partnership with our program directors, will help unleash new visions and possibilities for ministry with young adults.”
“I’m concerned when I don’t hear religious leaders advocating for children to be number one on the social agenda of this country. I’m concerned when I hear silence from religious leaders after the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville. I’m not hearing Jesus of Nazareth when I hear that silence.”
In a statement through Washington National Cathedral, Shepard’s mother stated: “For the past 20 years, we have shared Matt’s story with the world. It’s reassuring to know he now will rest in a sacred spot where folks can come to reflect on creating a safer, kinder world.”
“For the sake of our daughters and sons we will exercise every means available to us to help make for them a better world…”
As people up and down the East Coast prepare for the impact of Hurricane Florence, dioceses, parishes, conference centers, and other church-based organizations are working to assist those affected by the storm.
If we can learn how to set conflict transformation in a framework of reconciliation – including at the grass roots, and not only by elites in conferences – we open ourselves to working together in new and more effective ways as we strive for peace…”
The Diocese of Kansas has announced their final slate of candidates for 10th bishop, marking the first time a diocese has put forth an all-female slate for diocesan bishop.
The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson has been appointed Canon for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church, a role on the Presiding Bishop’s staff. Stevenson currently serves as executive director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. He will assume his new role on September 1 and will continue working out of the Episcopal Church offices in New York City.
With General Convention’s legislative work set to end at 6:30 CST on July 13, the rush to work through more than 500 resolutions continued on Thursday.
Although Episcopalians have been trickling into Austin for the last several days and legislative committee sessions have begun, today, July 5, marked the official start of the 79th General Convention (#GC79). Here is your roundup of today’s top stories.