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Episcopalians Scuttle Anti-Israel Divestment

July 2, 2015

On the same day that the Mennonite Church USA voted to delay consideration on a divestment proposal, Bishops in the Episcopal Church meeting in Salt Lake City have rejected a similar resolution.

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Book Review: A Plague on Both Their Houses by Christopher Brittain

July 2, 2015

Christopher Craig Brittain’s upcoming book A Plague on Both Their Houses: Liberal vs. Conservative Christians and the Divorce of the Episcopal Church USA ($112, Bloomsbury, July 30, 2015) examines the split of American Anglicans…

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Episcopal Church Enacts Gender-Neutral Marriage

July 1, 2015

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention has authorized a gender-neutral marriage rite that officially brings same-sex marriage to the denomination.

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LGBT Episcopalians Celebrate “Disordering Our Boundaries”

June 30, 2015

LGBT Episcopalians marked 40 years of advocacy during a Eucharist characterized by inclusive language, liturgical innovations and prayers for “disordering our boundaries and releasing our desires.”

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Episcopal Convention Hears Diverging Tales of Troubled Seminary

June 29, 2015

Episcopalians are being met with sharply contrasting accounts of the state of the church’s flagship seminary in New York City.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, speaks to a packed House of Deputies hall after deputies confirmed his election as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Curry’s family and others joined him on the dais. (Photo: Cynthia L. Black/ENS)

Episcopalians Choose First Black Leader in Landslide Election

June 27, 2015

In a first, Episcopalians have selected an African-American who embraces both Evangelical language and liberal policies as their top bishop.

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Ecumenical Partners in Short Supply at Episcopal General Convention

June 26, 2015

Episcopalians are continuing calls for unity with other Christian churches despite actions that have had the effect of increasing divisions between Episcopalians and other branches of historic Christianity.

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Ahead of Convention, Episcopal Nominees Debut

June 25, 2015

Nominees for Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop touted CrossFit routines and urban gardens as well as fielding questions on divestment and reconciliation with Global South Anglicans.

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Episcopal General Convention Begins This Week

June 23, 2015

Deputies from across the Episcopal Church will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah for the denomination’s triennial General Convention beginning this week.

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Pride Festivals Draw Liberal Clergy on Parade

June 19, 2015

Church officials and congregations ranging from retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson to several downtown congregations were on-hand for gay pride events this past weekend.

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The Religious Left Campaign to Use Taxpayer Money for Abortions for Boko Haram Victims

June 17, 2015

Abducted women and girls are escaping Boko Haram. Many are pregnant. Some are exploiting the situation to bring back federally funded abortions overseas.

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More Clergy, Fewer Church Members: A Good Thing?

June 5, 2015

A blogger with Religion News Service claims that while establishment churches have seen a drop in membership, the churches themselves—as institutions—remain strong with more clergy today than ever before.