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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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.

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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.

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What Does Social Justice Look Like in an Abortion Culture?

August 19, 2014

What could social justice look like amidst a culture that is predisposed to abortion? The early church offers us some clues.

Evangelical congregants at New Hope Baptist Church are set to share space with Epiphany Episcopal Church in Herndon, Virginia beginning later this month. (Photo: New Hope Baptist)

Seeking Cash, Virginia Episcopalians Make Way for Evangelical Tenants

July 17, 2014

Like the 1968 film “The Odd Couple,” a group of liberal Episcopalians, recently divorced from Anglican former parishioners, is looking to share space with some Korean Southern Baptists.

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Do Episcopalians Have a Church Planting Problem?

July 14, 2014

Can oldline Protestant decline be traced to a failure to establish new congregations?

Archbishop Foley Beach received authority to lead the Anglican Church in North America from Archbishop Robert Duncan at the Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA on June 29. Beach will be formally installed as Archbishop in an Atlanta service October 9 (photo: ACNA).

Big Shoes to Fill: An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

June 30, 2014

Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.

Anglican Archbishop-Elect Foley Beach (L) and outgoing Archbishop Robert Duncan (R) laugh during a presentation by author Eric Metaxas as the 2014 Anglican Church Assembly in Latrobe, PA (photo: ACNA)

Anglicans Welcome New Archbishop

June 28, 2014

Speakers selected to address the Anglican Assembly indicate the direction in which the ACNA is moving: a focus on planting new congregations, advocating for religious freedom, and proclaiming the Gospel to a culture increasingly skeptical of truth claims.

The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, Episcopal Chaplain at Boston University, became the first person who identified as transgender to guest preach at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, June 22. (photo: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral “Comes Out” With Transgender Preacher

June 25, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.

The Anglican Church in North America gathers for its 2012 Provincial Assembly in Ridgecrest, NC. The denomination has reported significant growth since it's 2009 launch (photo: ACNA)

New Growth as Anglicans Gather to Select Leader

June 19, 2014

Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America have encouraging news as they convene this evening to begin the process of selecting a new leader: a growing flock.

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, center, and retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco, right, look on during Cordileone's installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. (Photo: CNS/Catholic San Francisco/Dennis Callahan)

Cordileone Defends Marriage March

June 18, 2014

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to a letter from a number of California elected officials, LGBT groups and religious figures asking him not to participate in the June 19 March for Marriage.

Florida Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter recently participated in an inter-religious dialogue hosted by Iranian clerics. (photo:  Iran Islamic Culture and Relations Organization)

U.S. Evangelical Delegation Dons Clergy Garb, Praises Iran

June 10, 2014

Florida Megachurch Pastor and Obama Spiritual Advisor Joel Hunter is a non-denominational Evangelical, but you wouldn’t know it from conference photos Hunter appeared in alongside six other American clergy and an assortment of Iranian clerics.

Sojourners' Jim Wallis (second from Left) appeared on a panel to discuss mass incarceration alongside Harold Dean Trulear (Left), Janet Wolf (Center), Marian Wright Edelman (Right) and Iva Carruthers (Right). (Photo: National Council of Churches)

Wallis: Fear of Demographic Change behind Incarceration, Immigration Policies

May 27, 2014

Resistance to changes in incarceration and immigration policy in the United States is rooted in fear and white racism, according to a prominent Evangelical Left official.