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BREAKING: South Carolina Elects New Bishop

BREAKING: South Carolina Elects New Bishop

Following a search lengthened by the coronavirus pandemic, the Diocese of South Carolina has elected the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley as its fifteenth bishop on the second ballot. The diocese’s announcement of the election notes that: Once consecrated in October, Bishop-elect Woodliff-Stanley will be the first female to serve as bishop in the more than […]

Episcopal Church releases Racial Justice Audit

Episcopal Church releases Racial Justice Audit

After two years and more than 1,300 surveys, the ground-breaking Racial Justice Audit of Episcopal Leadership is now available to the wider church and public. The audit identifies nine “patterns” of systemic racism – ranging from the historical context of church leadership to current power dynamics — that will also be highlighted in three public webinars in May and June.

Roundup: Condolences on the Passing of Prince Philip

Roundup: Condolences on the Passing of Prince Philip

A number of Anglican and Roman Catholic prelates have been among those offering condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Prince Philip earlier today. From the Archbishop of Canterbury: “He consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service. During his […]

US Lacrosse, Emmanuel College, University of the South on racial slurs used by Sewanee students

US Lacrosse, Emmanuel College, University of the South on racial slurs used by Sewanee students

This past weekend some of the 120 Sewanee student spectators attending a lacrosse match hurled racial epithets, including the n-word, against members of the opposing team from Emmanuel College. Statements have been issued by US Lacrosse, Emmanuel College, and Sewanee.

Sewanee student Peggy Owusu-Ansah to peers: Save your tears

Sewanee student Peggy Owusu-Ansah to peers: Save your tears

“After this weekend, or maybe even following these last six weeks have you felt embarrassed? Upset? Degraded? Worried for your safety? Try feeling that every day. The lacrosse game is not the “proof” we needed to see that Sewanee is racist, you just have not been paying attention. “

Seattle dean: Your marriage is blessed by God

Seattle dean: Your marriage is blessed by God

As Dean, I would say to you: your union is not illicit, your marriage is indeed blessed by God, and we know the Church is the richer for your presence and witness in our midst. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here! – The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason, Dean and Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle

Welby Responds to Ndukuba

Welby Responds to Ndukuba

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has issued a statement in response to last week’s letter by the Archbishop of Nigeria, Henry Ndukuba, in which Ndukuba declared there was no such thing as a “gay Christian.” The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, the Most Reverend Henry C Ndukuba, issued a statement on Friday […]