Weekly Roundup for May 18th


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:


And he’s been busy bring his message on the Way of Love to eastern Massachusetts


Episcopal Church & US News

A NYC Episcopal church being criticized by a Jewish paper for holding a pro-BDS event

Statement from the deans at YDS condemning the mosque burning in New Haven:

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

CNY Bishop, a motorcycle enthusiast at annual bike blessing at a small church in Jordan, NY (video)

And just because I have a great love for Bluegrass; this from Massachusetts: St Dunstan’s Dover to hold a bluegrass eucharist



In what should not be a surprise; 40% of clergy in the Scottish Episcopal Church report being bullied and ¾ report feeling overworked.

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”

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.

The Methodist Church in the UK (which is quite small nowadays, I believe) is moving in the opposite direction of the UMC


Anglican Communion

A very good roundup of ACC17 resolutions

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)

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.

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.

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.

The university of Leicester and the diocese of Egypt have teamed up to establish a new research center in Cairo


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.

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.



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


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