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A task force studying the ministry of bishops is working on “What does the church in 2017 need in bishops?” The Task Force on the Episcopacy was established by Resolution D004 of the 2015 General Convention. Deputy News: “There is a confluence of issues influencing our work,” says the Very Rev. Gary Hall, a retired…(Read More)

An Arkansas County Circuit Court judge, Wendell Griffen, issued a restraining order against the state on Friday, temporarily staying the executions of eight men, which had been scheduled to begin on Monday night…(Read More)

The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, have announced that the two historic seminaries will pursue an affiliation agreement…(Read More)

Army denies easement for DAPL

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The Army announced today that it would not be approving the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction on its current path. They had suspended the easement on November 14 in response to protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose water supply was potentially threatened by the pipeline’s proposed passage…(Read More)

Violence against the Rohingya people continues in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Armed forces are “killing men, slaughtering children, raping women, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river,” according to John McKissick of the UN refugee agency in neighboring Bangladesh. Rohingyas fleeing the attacks have sought refuge across the river in Bangladesh…(Read More)