[Episcopal News Service] Increasingly, there is “Ashes to Go,” ‘Smudge and Run,” “Drive-through Ashes,” “Ashes on the Fly,” and now, “Lent in a Bag,” as all sorts of churches—Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist—are moving the centuries-old Ash Wednesday observance beyond church walls. The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, says she will […]
[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “We shall either learn to live together … or perish together as fools,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry began a Feb. 8 address to members and guests of the National Press Club. The words, spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a 1964 speech in St. Louis, Missouri, […]
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.” The holy season […]
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, the Most Revd Michael Curry, has said that the replacement of Judeo-Christian values with the “idol of the self” is a “formula for human self-destruction” and said that the love of God was about the “sacrifice of self-centred interest for the good of the other.”
Life in the Gambella region of southern Ethiopia is getting back to normal after a recent surge in tribal tensions. Bishop Grant LeMarquand, an area bishop in the diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, says that “buses have started running, banks and shops are open again” but he asks for continued prayers for the region.
The first of what will be 1,000 refugees from camps in Lebanon, Morocco and Ethiopia are arriving this month in Italy through a “Humanitarian Corridors” project organized by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, the Sant’Egidio religious community and the Italian government.
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