Episcopal Church and the U.S.
Article from the LA Times on churches supporting Latinx in a time of fear
Bp of Milwaukee to retire
Dr Linda Chisholm a former President of the Association of Episcopal Colleges and a pioneer of service-learning or experiential education has died. https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/08/tributes-to-an-anglican-communion-pioneer-of-service-learning.aspx
Article form Kansas City about a local priest and his parish standing up to gun violence.
From the Antipodes
Maori Anglican youth from New Zealand visiting their peers in South Dakota
A lovely article from Australia on LGBT+ inclusion and one person’s particular journey
An opinion piece from New Zealand about love, that also has a cursory mention of Michael Curry
Irish Times coverage of the ongoing dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics
United Methodist Church
The first General Conference to ever be held outside the US is being moved because they can’t find the facilities they need in the Philippines. The article also touches on voting irregularities at the special conference as well as some updates on the fallout from that meeting.
Other Interesting Items
Church disability advocates from various countries have called for further action from the United Nations (UN) to protect people with disabilities in areas of conflict.
A really good article about prayer that starts off thinking about “thoughts and prayers”
This is from Anglican Ink, which often traffics and in the alarmist and reactionary, but is actually pretty worthwhile. It’s about narcissistic leaders in congregations, and having encountered these personas before; I thought this hit the mark.
image: The Revd Canon Robert Two-Bulls in the laying of hands, commissioned the Maori youth delegation at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lompoc California visiting their companion diocese of Los Angeles prior to their making the journey to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.