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July 12, 2016

Yesterday, I wrote these words on my Facebook status and received nearly 60 “likes” almost immediately: “Ed Browning, who died today, inspired a generation of us as a missionary priest, an international bishop, and Presiding Bishop. When...

February 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Our presiding bishop suggested this year that we might use the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as a lens through which to view our observance of this season. When the Episcopal Church adopted these...

September 8, 2011

We were just finishing up morning prayer in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York when a staff member pushed open the glass doors and shouted: "A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center!...

October 21, 2007

Bishop C. Christopher Epting, the presiding bishop's deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations, responds: The Episcopal Church traces its history back through the Church of England, which broke away from the Roman Catholic Church...

May 1, 2006

Peace is the name of God. So states an "Appeal for Peace" signed by scores of religious leaders at the largest annual interfaith peace gathering in the world. Co-sponsored by the Community of Sant'Egidio, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of...

February 24, 2006

The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from February 14-23, closed with festive worship and with, I would submit, mixed reviews as to its overall success. Billed as a "youth assembly,...

February 21, 2006

After five days at the Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Bishop Christopher Epting, deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Episcopal Church shares some reflections, organized...

January 31, 2006

This question is explicitly posed, and left unanswered, in the new agreed statement from the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission titled Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ. The two doctrines are in question. The doctrine of the...

April 30, 2005

One of many interesting things about the study of the world’s religions is that it often leads to an invitation to examine one’s own religion closely, to critique it and, just as often, to appreciate it more fully. Just as Anglican...

April 7, 2005

"The broken arm (of the Church, the Body of Christ) is healing, even though it is not yet time to remove the cast," said Bishop Richard J. Sklba, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as he addressed...

October 24, 2004

The American Jewish Committee and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States convened a high-level Christian-Jewish summit in Washington, D.C., October 20-21, 2004. The group first gathered under AJC auspices last May...

July 15, 2004

"We are children of one God. We are citizens of one planet. I have just been informed that there are some 3,200 sparks of the divine flame in this auditorium tonight. Welcome!" So spoke an elderly Sikh leader who was one of the opening...

April 5, 2004

Exploring the theme “Eradicating racism: liberating tomorrow's children,” representatives of the nine member communions of "Churches Uniting in Christ" (CUIC) and their two partners in mission and dialogue...

April 5, 2004

A meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States (ARC-USA) was held at St. Paul's College in Washington, D.C., March 25-28, 2004. Roman Catholic Archbishop William Levada of San Francisco and Episcopal Bishop Ted...

May 23, 2003

"Catholic Evangelism" was the topic for the sixth biennial conference of the movement known as Affirming Anglican Catholicism, held May 19-22 at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec. Described as "the new catholic movement with...

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