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March 9, 2009

The process used to elect a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan and the bishop-elect's meditation practice have come under scrutiny as diocesan bishops and standing committees are being asked to consent to the election...

February 26, 2009

A newly appointed steering committee, representing persons in the Diocese of Quincy who want to remain in the Episcopal Church, has met with the Presiding Bishop in New York, welcomed a bishop as consultant, and released a vision statement...

February 25, 2009

In Omaha, Nebraska, the children of Abraham are on a bold journey together. They are out to show the world that members of the three Abrahamic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- can work together, trust and accept each other,...

February 23, 2009

Delegates to a special convention of the Diocese of Northern Michigan held February 21 at St. Stephen's Church, Escanaba, elected a new bishop and created a support team that will share in episcopal oversight, something...

February 9, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined with leaders of 67 national organizations in calling on President Barack Obama to reconsider United States opposition to global treaties prohibiting the use, transfer...

February 9, 2009

The Rev. Mike Kinman, 40, executive director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR), has been named provost of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The announcement was made at the...

February 5, 2009

On Ash Wednesday, February 25, the church embarks on the season of Lent, ending with Easter Sunday, April 12. The Book of Common Prayer invites all to observe "a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-...

January 22, 2009

The Diocese of Northern Michigan announced on January 23 the results of a year-long discernment process: its slate for a new "Episcopal Ministry Support Team" and a single candidate for bishop. The Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester has been...

January 21, 2009

In an unusual appointment, an Episcopal priest will join the senior management team of a major Roman Catholic hospital. The Rev. Barbara McCaulley, a priest in the Diocese of Iowa, has been named vice president for mission and ethics at...

January 21, 2009

Eight Missouri Episcopalians left family, friends and holiday traditions behind to spend the Christmas season in Sudan. The mission trip was the latest chapter in the companion relationship between the Diocese of Missouri and the Diocese...

January 14, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined with leaders of 15 denominations and national faith organizations as an inaugural signer of a letter urging the 111th Congress to raise the minimum wage. The effort is part of the "$10...

December 18, 2008

The Venerable Dr. Irma M. Wyman, 81, will retire on December 31 as Archdeacon for the Diaconate in the Diocese of Minnesota after ten years of service. It's the conclusion of her second career. In her first she played a pivotal role in...

December 4, 2008

Members of the congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois at a meeting on December 4 voted 181 to 35 to remain in the Episcopal Church. The decision follows a meeting November 7 of the annual synod of the Diocese of...

December 2, 2008

Members of the Diocese of Quincy who want to remain loyal to the Episcopal Church will meet on December 13 to take the first formal steps to reorganize and reconstitute the diocese. Attendees plan to organize a steering committee to guide...

November 21, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire, without a sitting bishop since April and unable to afford the expenses of full-time episcopal oversight, has launched a process aimed at charting a course for the future.   A resolution passed at...

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