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September 14, 2001

In the wake of the bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on September 11, the Episcopal Church Center in New York was flooded with expressions of shock and offers of prayers from around the...

January 26, 2001

(ENS) Despite some strong reservations about the direction of the ecumenical movement, the Russian Orthodox Church has officially committed itself to the continuing quest for church unity--and warned that it was prepared to serve as critic...

February 18, 2000

Those who were expecting the Commission on Liturgy and Music to drop a bombshell on the highly controversial issue of ordinations of homosexuals and blessing of same-sex relationships are going to be disappointed. The commission's...

February 18, 2000

In a colorful ceremony that blended religious and military symbolism, the church consecrated a Vietnam War hero, the Rev. George Packard, as fifth suffragan bishop for the Armed Services, Healthcare and Prison Ministries February 12 at...

February 18, 2000

The prospect that Vermont will approve same-sex marriage is exposing a deep rift among the state's religious leaders. In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Roman Catholic Bishop Kenneth Angell said, "Today in Vermont...

February 18, 2000

The news of the consecration of two American priests as bishops in Singapore on January 29 by a group of conservative primates and bishops has prompted outspoken, colorful outbursts from across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican...

January 31, 2000

Almost exactly two years after his investiture as the 25th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank T. Griswold extended his conversation with the church during a second teleconference. Sitting in the chapel of St. Martin's...

January 31, 2000

(ENS) The official dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the Orthodox will resume this year, following several years of suspension. The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) suspended the dialogue in...

January 31, 2000

The official dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the Orthodox will resume this year, following several years of suspension. The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) suspended the dialogue in 1991...

January 18, 2000

On the day that much of the nation was celebrating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church voted unanimously not to use the Denver hotel of a chain accused by the...

January 18, 2000

The Episcopal Church's Executive Council met in New Orleans January 17-20, sifting through a variety of concerns over this summer's General Convention, deciding not to use a Denver hotel that is part of a chain accused of a broad...

January 13, 2000

Standing in the pulpit of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Archbishop Desmond Tutu reminded his audience that the greatest evils of the 20th century--including the racist apartheid policy in his...

January 13, 2000

A delegation from the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN) returned from a late-November trip to Burundi sobered by the continuing violence but cautiously hopeful that the fragile peace process may have a chance. "We were eager...

January 13, 2000

Lutheran opponents to a proposal for full communion between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church have organized and demanded that church leaders address their concerns. About 400 delegates from 21...

January 13, 2000

An international delegation of church leaders, who have expressed deep concerns about developments in the Episcopal Church and accepted an invitation from Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold to visit, has issued a report outlining the...

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