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April 2, 2002

The official dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholics, established in 1965, continued its discussion of authority in the church at its March 14-17 meeting in Menlo Park, California. It was hosted by Archbishop William...

March 1, 2002

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, at its February meeting in San Antonio, accepted a five-phase process that could lead to a move of the national offices to a new facility on the campus of the General Theological Seminary (GTS...

February 28, 2002

Change was in the air as members of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council gathered in San Antonio February 22. On the agenda were a number of proposals that carried the potential for reshaping the church for years to come. Episcopal...

February 25, 2002

At its February 22-25 meeting in San Antonio, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council heard a “mid-process report” on visits by a task force to the three dioceses that do not ordain women to the priesthood. The nine...

February 12, 2002

A videotape prepared for a February 19 teleconference on 'Waging Reconciliation in the Holy Land: Salaam, Shalom, Peace' will feature a variety of voices of people caught in the turmoil of the region. The teleconference will...

February 4, 2002

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey visited the devastated site of New York's World Trade Center on Sunday February 3, co-leading a memorial service at 'Ground Zero,' visiting the relief mission to rescue workers at nearby St. Paul's...

February 4, 2002

Heightened national security in the wake of September’s terrorist attacks has cut the flow of refugees to the United States to a mere trickle, deeply frustrating attempts by church-related agencies to resettle those who are being...

January 22, 2002

Archbishop of Canterbury George L. Carey hosted a two-day seminar at London's Lambeth Palace of 40 Muslim and Christian scholars from around the world on the theme, 'Building Bridges--Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim...

January 17, 2002

A teleconference on peace in the Middle East that was postponed after the September 11 terrorist attacks is now scheduled for February 19 in New York City and Pasadena, California. Under the theme of 'Waging Reconciliation in the...

January 15, 2002

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined the top elected leaders of eight other churches in welcoming a new milestone on the search for Christian unity. After 40 years of dialogue in the Consultation on Church Unity (COCU), the churches...

January 9, 2002

After three years of discussion, a common statement is proposing concrete steps toward unity between Anglicans and Methodists in England. 'All the essential theological ingredients to bring about an integrated ministry in the...

September 21, 2001

It was a somber group of bishops that gathered Thursday night, September 20, in Burlington, Vermont, for their annual fall meeting. On the wall of the ballroom in the Radisson Hotel was a makeshift crucifix fashioned by Episcopalians from...

September 19, 2001

An extensive review of the role of the archbishop of Canterbury within the Church of England and as head of the worldwide Anglican Communion has recommended some significant changes. 'It seemed to me both timely and desirable to...

September 18, 2001

A recent two-day meeting in Denver of the church's leadership in Native American ministries attempted to chart a course and sketch a vision for the future. The meeting revealed some broad agreement on vision but also exposed some...

September 17, 2001

As staff at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City began a new work week, they gathered as a community in the chapel Monday morning in an attempt to sift through the implications of last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade...

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