The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition. The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity. Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.
Our guiding values are honesty, curiosity, generosity, courage, integrity and joyfulness and our work should be guided by the ethical guidelines of the Society of Professional Journalists;
- Seek Truth and Report It
- Minimize Harm
- Act Independently
- Be Accountable and Transparent
Our team-members are all volunteers. We occasionally have openings on our team that are listed below. If you would be interested in being a part of the Café’s mission, please send and email to our Managing Editor; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Cafe team.”
Your email should include your full name, contact information including email and phone number, the nature of your association with the Episcopal church, a link to any blogs or online venues you are a part of, and short personal essay sharing why you’d like to be a part of our team.
The Lead – Contributing Editor
Lead Contributing Editors are responsible for posting 2-3 stories on a given day of the week, every week. In addition, they are responsible for posting on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as monitoring comments in accord with our commenting policy. Primarily, the Lead is a news aggregation service, finding stories relating to our mission and sharing them with our audience. The CE is expected to be able to work independently to source and post stories.
The Magazine – Book Reviewer
The Magazine is our features section and we are looking to expand our offerings to include regular book reviews. We will provide you a free copy of the book to be reviewed and we’re looking for under 2000 words. The review should consider:
- The intended audience for the book and who would find it useful;
- The background of the author; but please remember the review is of the book and not the author
- The main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished;
- The soundness of methods and information sources used;
- The context or impetus for the book – – political controversy, review research or policy, etc.;
- A comparison with other works on this subject;
- Constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book;
The Magazine – Pop Culture Reviewer
Movies, music, TV shows, and more. If you love pop culture and wonder about its underlying spirituality or how pop culture connects with faith; this is the role for you. We’re looking for people to reflect on pop culture on a regular and ongoing basis to help guide our readers in their own consumption of culture and to help us see God throughout our lives.
The Magazine – Thematic Contributors
We invite submissions related to your experience of faith or the life of the church, however you understand it. Check out our Submissions page to see what we’re looking for