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Around the Wider Episcopal Church (October 2, 2018)

Around the Wider Episcopal Church (October 2, 2018)

Nancy Davidge of Marblehead, MA, has been named Public Affairs Officer for the Episcopal Church, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. As Public Affairs Officer, Davidge is part of the Office of Communication, with responsibility for disseminating news and messages from the Episcopal Church to members of the Church and beyond, providing information and other resources to media representatives reporting on the mission and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Read More

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church will meet October 15 – 18, 2018 at the Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota. The Executive Council of the General Convention, an elected body representing the whole Church, carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention. Its job is to oversee the ministry and mission of the Church. Read More

Episcopal ministries (or ecumenical ministries with an Episcopal presence) with dreams of launching a ministry or program for young adults are invited to apply for an Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry grant. Eligible applicants include dioceses, congregations, or college/university ministries that are currently engaging in or seeking new relationships with young adults on and off college campuses. Read More

Applications are being accepted for Episcopal delegates to represent the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church at the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 11th – 22nd, 2019. The priority theme for this meeting is: “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Read More

The Episcopal Church is gravely disappointed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the Administration has set the refugee admissions ceiling for next year at 30,000. This is the lowest ceiling in the history of our country and is one more effort to pull the U.S. back from our leadership in addressing humanitarian crises. Further, the retreat from refugee resettlement flies in the face of our nation’s history of being a place of refuge to persecuted persons. The Episcopal Church, through the ministry of Episcopal Migration Ministries, is committed to welcome for all. Read More

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