By a vote of 79-77 the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has rejected a resolution calling for the creation of a task force to examine the issue of whether the church should allow those not baptized to receive Holy Communion.
So the Diocese of Los Angeles, already out of pocket some $4 to $5 million in its battle to recover the St. James property, and hoping to turn it into a neat $10 million net profit, may face still more legal costs and attorneys' fees, only to find out that the property has to remain a church after all.
The course of European history was at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. Exactly 200 years later, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudate Si’. Will this change the course of history and bring victory for a sustainable future at the climate change talks in Paris in November this year?
The Episcopal Church of the future he hoped would be catholic in doctrine, evangelistic in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, soaked in the Bible, and animated by hearts converted by faith through grace to seek justice and peace for all people.
Episcopalians are continuing calls for unity with other Christian churches despite actions that have had the effect of increasing divisions between Episcopalians, Global South Anglicans and other branches of historic Christianity.
What is apparent is a swing of the pendulum away from ideology to pastoral care. The “nasty party” -- those whom Dryden would have described as “false, foolish, old, ill-natured, and ill breed” -- is no longer in charge.
Faith leaders in Britain have pledged to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change in a new declaration warning of the "huge challenge" facing the world over global warming.
The bishop of Amichi has urged Christians to reject preachers who peddle the prosperity gospel, warning the focus on the believer’s material rewards through the intercession of God and angels was paganism repackaged for the modern age
We will take some time to pray and reflect on what the General Synod has committed to, before we discern what must be done to support people in congregations all over Scotland who will be unable to support this innovation.
The number of women clergy in the Church of England has risen by a thousand over the past ten years, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, the Rt. Hon. Caroline Spelman reported on 8 June 2015, while the number of male clergy has declined by 1100.
"The very public and evangelically shameful debates of these past years have poisoned our church and our hearts. “Quisling”, “apostate”, “bigot”, and “homophobe”, as deployed in these exchanges have been terms that serve one purpose ...."
Kudos to Bishops Benhase of Georgia and McConnell of Pittsburgh for their article, "A More Excellent Way," and kudos to The Living Church for publishing it as a lead essay in their most recent edition.
The national Episcopal Church will appeal a Texas court ruling granting trusteeship of All Saints Church, Fort Worth to the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker.
A sermon delivered on 3 June 2015 at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at the Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina to the Province IV Synod of the Episcopal Church on the Feast Day of the Martyrs of Uganda
This extraordinary photograph provides comforting reassurance that even in the most frightening of times there is always hope and help available, provided of course, it is sought for in the right place and in the right spirit.