Global Partnerships



June 23, 2010

Desmond Tutu once said "We are all missionaries or we are nothing," and in that spirit 75 lay and ordained Episcopalians gathered at Virginia Theological Seminary in early June to consider the nature of collaborative mission in the 21st century church.

The three-day event, titled "...

June 6, 2010

Episcopal Church House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson helped the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (IEAB) bring its historic 31st General Synod to a close June 6 by preaching during the gathering's final Eucharist.

"I am reminded of the long and strong relationship between the...

April 12, 2010

The Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune has been named Africa partnership officer for the Episcopal Church beginning May 17, according to an April 13 announcement by Antoinette (Toni) Daniels and the Rev. Margaret Rose, co-directors of Mission.

"Canon Sabune understands the importance of the...

April 12, 2010

A $17,000 budget gap may force the all-girls Bromley Episcopal Mission School to close its doors for the rest of the 2009-10 school year, displacing up to 125 students, many of them orphans.

The school was unable to raise the full amount it budgeted for the academic year, said Esther...

April 7, 2010

The Rev. Emmanuel Sserwadda has left his position as Africa partnerships officer for the Episcopal Church, effective April 2.

Sserwadda, a priest with 31 years' experience in both the U.S. and Uganda, held the position since August 2005. His work has focused on the Episcopal Church's...

March 1, 2010

Churches throughout the world are poised to respond to the devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake that hit Chile on Saturday, Feb. 27, killing at least 700 people and damaging some 1.5 million homes.

Episcopal Relief & Development said in a Feb. 28 press release that it is "reaching...

January 3, 2010

Precious Johnson, 22, arrived at Trinity Cathedral here Jan. 3 expecting to see the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Johnson didn't expect to see a woman.

"I was expecting a man," she said outside the cathedral following the Eucharist. "I was excited to see a woman."


December 16, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is scheduled to visit Africa with a weeklong trip to Liberia in January. The visit will mark the first time she is the official guest of an African church

At the invitation of Episcopal Church of Liberia Bishop Jonathan B.B....

November 4, 2009

A missionary's life can be full of surprises. When Mike Young, 24, of Abilene, Texas, signed up with the Young Adult Services Corps (YASC) as an Episcopal Church missionary, the last thing he expected was to be sent to First-World-known-for-high-development-and-electronics Japan, he said.


September 27, 2009

Three bishops who met by chance during last year's Lambeth Conference spent a week in California recently, planning very intentional, international ministry together.

At first glance their dioceses -- Western Tanganyika, Tanzania; Gloucester, England; and El Camino Real, California --...