Weekly Roundup for May 18th

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Here is our roundup of stories from the past week you may have missed.

 

Bishop Curry

The PB regularly gets lots of good press; here are some examples:
https://washingtoninformer.com/bishop-michael-curry-talks-faith-love-and-social-justice/

https://www.anglicanjournal.com/a-call-to-discipleship/

And he’s been busy bring his message on the Way of Love to eastern Massachusetts
https://www.diomass.org/news/diocesan-news/episcopal-churchs-presiding-bishop-michael-curry-brings-way-love-eastern

 

Episcopal Church & US News

A NYC Episcopal church being criticized by a Jewish paper for holding a pro-BDS event
https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/05/13/an-episcopal-church-is-about-to-host-two-virulently-anti-israel-speakers/

Statement from the deans at YDS condemning the mosque burning in New Haven:
https://divinity.yale.edu/news/divinity-leaders-denounce-arson-attack-new-haven-mosque?fbclid=IwAR10FupVjjy2NGFXMoChwFaaSApHACSrEFEpknVTgw0e2XEpP–0XkQXs7I

Winchester, VA church at the forefront of a program called Congregational Care for Addiction to help equip churches to better serve those struggling with addictions
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/episcopal-program-focuses-on-helping-people-with-addictions/article_967a5af1-03b0-5dad-a0d8-4995cb1cf52c.html

CNY Bishop, a motorcycle enthusiast at annual bike blessing at a small church in Jordan, NY (video)
https://www.localsyr.com/news/blessing-of-the-bikes-at-christ-episcopal-church-in-jordan_20190512033842/1997129898
and
https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/blessing-of-the-bikes-at-christ-episcopal-church-in-jordan/1996667675

And just because I have a great love for Bluegrass; this from Massachusetts: St Dunstan’s Dover to hold a bluegrass eucharist
https://sherborn.wickedlocal.com/news/20190516/st-dunstans-episcopal-church-in-dover-to-offer-bluegrass-service

 

UK

In what should not be a surprise; 40% of clergy in the Scottish Episcopal Church report being bullied and ¾ report feeling overworked.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/third-of-priests-in-scottish-episcopal-church-bullied-at-work-ddj8fclwj

Justin Welby has suspended the Bishop of Lincoln over safeguarding concerns, though the ABC’s statement stressed that bishop Christopher Lowson had not “committed abuse of a child or vulnerable adult”
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/05/bishop-of-lincoln-suspended-after-information-received-by-the-archbishop-of-canterbury.aspx

The inquiry in the UK on child sexual abuse shows that Safe Church practices there were ineffective – I won’t be surprised if the same were found to be true here.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/10-may/news/uk/secrecy-and-prevarication-iicsa-damns-c-of-e-safeguarding-record

The Methodist Church in the UK (which is quite small nowadays, I believe) is moving in the opposite direction of the UMC
https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/marriage-and-relationships-2019-media-briefing/

 

Anglican Communion

A very good roundup of ACC17 resolutions
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/05/13/recent-anglican-consultative-council-meeting-maps-out-work-in-mission-governance-unity-ecumenism/

The Church of Ireland is gearing up for its General Synod, which will be held for the first time ever in Derry, in Norther Ireland (The Church of Ireland was disestablished in 1871)
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-48264999

Archbishop Ian Ernest, the Bishop of Mauritius and former Primate of the Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean, is to become the Archbishop of Canterbury’s next Personal Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/05/archbishop-ian-ernest-of-mauritius-appointed-director-of-the-anglican-centre-in-rome.aspx

An interesting post from Peter Carrell from Anglicans Down Under reflecting on what does being “Anglican” actually signify. Peter is definitely a conservative, yet he seems to have moved to a more accepting place regarding LGBT+ issues.
http://anglicandownunder.blogspot.com/2019/05/so-who-is-anglican.html

The fourth installment of a series from Canada looking at repurposed church buildings. This one is about a church that was converted into 26units of affordable housing in Winnipeg.
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/creating-community-renovated-church-building-provides-housing-and-support-in-winnipegs-west-end/

The university of Leicester and the diocese of Egypt have teamed up to establish a new research center in Cairo
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/05/diocese-of-egypt-teams-up-with-british-university-to-open-new-archive-research-centre.asp

 

Bits and Bobs

There’s a Methodist church in WV (where Mother’s Day was invented) that is the International Mother’s Day shrine and they’re kicking off an effort to raise money.
https://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Mothers-Day-shrine-in-Grafton-trying-to-fund–509824081.html

In the odd ecumenism file: Last week in Rome was a an ecumenical gathering of exorcists and apparently a significant and growing issue is voluntary possession.
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/05/14/exorcists-see-ecumenical-agenda-in-fighting-voluntary-possession/

 


 

featured image: Bishop of Central New Yor, DeDe Duncan-Probe at the blessing of the bikes in Jordan, NY

 

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