Jeffrey Walton

Jeffrey Walton

Jeff Walton is Communications Manager for the Institute on Religion & Democracy and directs the Anglican program. He graduated in 2001 from Seattle Pacific University and is a member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA.
@JeffreyHWalton

296

Articles

Liturgical dancers move around the baptismal font while bishops enter during the 2006 investiture service of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at Washington National Cathedral. The denomination has posted significant declines in baptisms since the early 2000s. (Photo: Episcopal News Service)

Episcopal Church Baptisms Dry Up

December 19, 2014

As Episcopal Church officials struggle with how to re-organize an unwieldy bureaucracy and legislative body formed for a much larger church, more bad news is dripping out.

Christian ethicist David Gushee of Mercer University (photo: Wheaton College)

Ethicist Gushee Speaks against Death Penalty at Wheaton Forum

November 24, 2014

A Christian ethicist and Evangelical Left figure recently critiqued use of the death penalty at a leading Christian college.

Muslims bow in Friday prayers at the Washington National Cathedral on November 14, 204 (Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral Hosts Muslim Friday Prayers

November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.

Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde recites prayers at the
first Way of the Cross station March 25 in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Suffragan James Curry, left, and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas
listen. (Photo Credit: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS)

Episcopalians Chime in against Redskins, Guns

November 8, 2014

The Vikings were not the only Minnesota-originating opposition piling on the Washington Redskins last weekend.

Sojourners' President Jim Wallis speaks November 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC (Photo: Jeff Walton/IRD)

Jim Wallis: “Ferguson is Everywhere”

November 5, 2014

Racial tensions following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri by a white police officer are a response to widespread injustices, according to a leading Evangelical Left author and activist.

Pastor Stephen Wende addresses First Methodist Church of Houston, TX on Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Photo Credit: First Methodist Houston/YouTube).

Clergy Respond to Houston Sermon Subpoenas

October 22, 2014

One week after the city of Houston issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or the city’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, clergy are responding.

Winged Skull Gravestone at Cramond Kirk (Photo Credit: Calum McRoberts/Wikimedia Commons)

Episcopal Church Continues Shedding Members

October 14, 2014

A U.S. denomination that prides itself on inclusivity is including significantly fewer people in its 2013 membership and attendance figures.

Now-retired Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams processes at the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Communion bishops.

Lambeth Conference Postponement Spells More Uncertainty For Anglicans

October 4, 2014

Turmoil that has rocked the worldwide Anglican Communion for the past decade isn’t about to settle down, if recent comments by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori are to be believed.

Students and faculty gather for 2013 commencement exercises at the Episcopal Church's General Theological Seminary in New York. (Photo credit: General Theological Seminary / YouTube)

Another Episcopal Seminary Meltdown?

September 30, 2014

Eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York are no longer employed at the school after a dustup with the seminary dean and board of trustees.

Bishop Marc Andrus at an earlier clergy rally for same-sex marriage in San Francisco (photo: Episcopal Diocese of California)

Bishop Offers Prayer of “Earth and Cosmos” at Climate March

September 25, 2014

California Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus imagines a sentient Earth rather than the divine creator calling to animals and activists alike.

The historic sanctuary of The Falls Church, constructed in the 1760s. (Photo credit: The Falls Church Anglican)

Same-Sex Blessings Arrive at Falls Church Episcopal

August 25, 2014

A church property won from departing Anglicans in a lawsuit by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union.

A more detailed photo of the chancel screen.

Washington National Cathedral: Your Next Corporate Event Venue?

August 22, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.