Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neal Gorsuch has been attending Episcopal churches for much of his adult life. This has been the source of some concern for conservative Christian leaders, given the Episcopal Church’s more liberal stance on issues such as abortion and equal marriage rights.
The Diocese of Virginia released the following statement today, regarding a joint effort between them and the church in Fairfax City, which is affiliated with the ACNA. Discussions between the two groups have been ongoing for several years, and are progressing favorably towards the establishment of an “institute or school for peace and reconciliation.”
The Scottish Episcopal Church has been holding its diocesan synods, and voting on proposals that would allow for some clergy to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The proposals would change Canon 31 of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and will face a final vote at the General Synod, to be held this July.
The Rev. Stephanie York Arnold, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, led a project to create a video documenting the harassment and inequality women clergy face.
St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Montana is working with the Human Resource Development Council, a nonprofit community action agency, and Montana State University to create a village of tiny houses that could help chronically homeless people back on their feet and into permanent homes.
At a Special Electing Convention on Saturday, delegates elected Rev. Samuel Rodman as the next bishop of the diocese of North Carolina.
On Friday evening, Deep Rai was working on his car in his driveway in Kent, a suburb of Seattle, when he was approached by a stranger. The stranger spoke to him aggressively, telling Rai to “go back to his country,” before shoving him to the ground and shooting him in the arm.
Yesterday, February 19th, marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII. St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle is an historically Japanese American congregation, and has been holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary.
As sweeping arrests are made of undocumented immigrants across the country, churches are stepping up to offer sanctuary to those at risk.
Falls Church, the Episcopal church in the northern Virginia town of the same name, is an historic congregation, dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The building of Falls Church was erected in 1769, and although there are no definitive records of slaves doing the work, there is sufficient evidence to draw that conclusion. On February 11, the church dedicated a plaque to those laborers.
Some Christian conservatives who have spoken out against Trump have faced backlash, some even losing their jobs for refusing to “keep quiet.”
The Pope calls for prayer for the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, after the UN releases a report on the human rights violations being committed against them.