“Archbishop Justin said it was ‘a great honour’ to be received in audience by King Abdullah. He explained that the Primates had been discussing the forthcoming Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and said: ‘We are looking at issues of climate change, very relevant here in the Jordan valley and around the shrinking Dead Sea. We are seeking to see how to support peace in this region, grateful for the examples of yourself and this Kingdom.'” – Anglican Communion News Service
“There’s worry about the other person. There’s worry that they’re going to be disruptive, they’re going to be messy, they’re going to smell, and the facilities will get trashed. None of that happened, and none of that has happened at any of the churches.”
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Mountain Brook, in partnership with the Diocese of Alabama, recently bought and forgave $8.1 million in medical debt. Because hospitals sell off unpaid bills at discounted rates, the church and RIP Medical Debt were able to buy $8.1 million in debt for just $78,000.
Many Texans are people of strong faith who take seriously the Gospel call to welcome the stranger and to help those who are fleeing religious persecution and violence. The Episcopal community in Texas shares these values.
At least two Australian bishops have written to their dioceses in the wake of the devastating bush fires currently engulfing much of the continent.
From Bishop Richard Treloar of Gippsland:
Our hearts and hands go out to the people of the eastern region in your grief and loss, as you seek to come to terms with the trauma you have faced and the devastation caused to lives and livelihoods, to property, stock, towns, and to the creation itself.
In 1802, Absalom Jones, born into slavery in Delaware, became the first black priest in the Episcopal Church, co-founding and serving what became the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – the present-day church website is here. Jones’ feast day is February 13, and this year Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited the church to give Absalom Jones Offerings on February 9 to the two remaining Episcopal HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), St. Augustine’s University in […]
“The attack on Saturday, December 28 at the home of a Brooklyn Jewish rabbi in the midst of a Hanukkah celebration after a rash of recent anti-Semitic incidents in our region impels us, the Episcopal Church bishops of Long Island, to speak out in solidarity and support of our Jewish sisters and brothers.”