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.



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Presbyterians Collapsing, or “Settling Into The New Thing God is Creating”?

May 13, 2015

A slimmed-down Presbyterian Church (USA) is apparently getting ready for beach season after shedding unwanted excess members, according to a cheery report by the denomination’s top official.

Gabe Lyons moderates a panel of speakers addressing human sexuality at the Q Ideas conference April 23-25 in Boston.

Q Conference Addresses Church’s “Gay Dilemma”

May 11, 2015

Two Evangelical Left speakers chastened their co-religionists to change the church’s teachings on human sexuality and marriage at an influential gathering of mostly young Evangelicals in Boston April 23-25.

From left, Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, newly ordained Maryland Suffragan Bishop Heather Cook, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori following the Sept. 6 ordination and consecration service. (Photo: Richard Schori/Episcopal Digital Network)

Bishop Heather Cook Deposed from Episcopal Ministry

May 1, 2015

Embattled Bishop Heather Cook has resigned as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and has separately been deposed by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.


Nominees Announced for Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop

May 1, 2015

The next Presiding Bishop will succeed Katharine Jefferts Schori, who completes the responsibilities of her nine-year term at the conclusion of Episcopal General Convention.

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General Seminary’s Wounds on Fresh Display with Recent Allegations

April 21, 2015

The highest-profile seminary in the Episcopal Church is still struggling after turmoil between the dean and faculty members temporarily crippled the school early this academic year.

Archbishop Emeritus Peter Jensen of Sydney, Australia (Photo: Westminster Theological Seminary)

Archbishop: Anglican Conflicts Coming to Denomination Near You

April 14, 2015

An orthodox renewal leader in the Anglican Communion has warned that the forces which divided his family of churches are on the doorstep of every other Christian Church.


Kenya Attack Illustrates Threats against Christians, Recalls Easter Hope

April 3, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release April 3, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: “We have a responsibility to our fellow Christians to pray for them – continuously and…

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Union Seminary’s Hard Core Holy Week

March 30, 2015

Forget waving palms and foot washing. Union Theological Seminary is re-styling Holy Week as “The Holy Week of Resistance.”


Same-Sex Marriage and Missing Churches

March 20, 2015

In a report on same-sex marriage and churches, Religion News Service lists a tiny Baptist denomination that supports it, and omits dozens of larger churches that do not.


‘The Drop Box’ Delivers Complexity of Orphan Care to Theaters

March 4, 2015

A Christian pastor in South Korea is getting a surge of publicity after filmmakers took notice of his controversial effort to rescue abandoned infants.

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Chapel Controversy Prompts Duke Panel to Examine “Sacred Space”

February 27, 2015

A panel of religious leaders at Duke University examined the role of “sacred space” following a controversial decision – later reversed – to permit use of the chapel bell tower as a minaret.

Derrick Harkins

Former NAE Board Member Headed to Union Seminary

February 26, 2015

Pastor Derrick Harkins is joining the seminary as Senior Vice President for Innovations in Public Programming.