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Weekend Roundup for January 11

Weekend Roundup for January 11

It has been relatively quiet on the church-news front, if not in the wider world, as Christmastide ended and Epiphany arrived this week. Here’s our weekly roundup of stories we did see that you might have missed.

 

Episcopal Church
Changing roles on the PB’s staff concerning youth and formation.
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/changing-roles-in-the-episcopal-churchs-department-of-faith-formation/

 

Statement from the bishop of Long Island in solidarity with Jewish community
https://religionnews.com/2020/01/03/statement-in-solidarity-with-the-jewish-community-from-the-episcopal-bishops-of-long-island/

 

Conant Grants, aimed at improving seminary education, are accepting applications for 2020-2021
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/applications-accepted-for-2020-2021-conant-grants/

 

This is kind of cool: demolition of a bank building in New Haven, CT has revealed an Episcopal church closed and abandoned in 1939, still has some furnishings inside even!
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/demolition-reveals-old-st-thomas-episcopal-church-building/2207974/

 

TEC’s statement calling for de-escalation of conflict with Iran
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2020/01/08/episcopal-church-releases-statement-on-u-s-iran-conflict/

 

Anglican Communion
A preview of the upcoming Primates gathering (not sure if it’s an official “meeting” or whatnot)
https://www.anglicannews.org/features/2020/01/anglican-primates-gather-in-jordan-for-very-strategic-meeting-ahead-of-lambeth-conference.aspx

 

A look ahead at 2020 from the Anglican Communion Office
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2020/01/a-look-ahead-at-2020-for-the-anglican-communion-office.aspx

 

A conservative Jewish site with an article critical of the ABC
https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/why-has-the-church-abandoned-the-christians-of-the-middle-east/2020/01/05/

 

 

Other Interesting Items
This is from the AME church, but I thought it an interesting synchronicity with the HBCU initiative announced yesterday by TEC
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/church-board-forgives-million-morris-brown-college-debt/OGJpJ03GMrhG4sdp5HFpqO/

 

Religious leaders speaking against the escalation of conflict between the US and Iran.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-francis-calls-for-dialogue-and-self-restraint-between-the-u-s-and-iran-11578566971

 

 


image: The 160-year-old St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church building was hidden behind Webster Bank at Elm and Orange streets in New Haven (NBC CT)

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