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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Relief Groups Launch “National Refugee Sunday”

November 25, 2015

Christian relief and development groups World Vision and World Relief are promoting a call for churches to be more involved in supporting and resettling refugees.

Wesley Chapel

Wesley Seminary Students Commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

November 19, 2015

During the communion liturgy, a Wesley Seminary Professor gave thanks to “O Father and Mother, creator of all things old, new and in transition.”

James L. McCullough

Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral

Enthusiastic Episcopalians Install Their New Leader

November 5, 2015

A declining church sees a light at the end of the tunnel in its new leader, but problems persist.

Foley Beach Asbury

Anglican Archbishop: Share Your Faith with Urgency

October 29, 2015

“The brokenness around us in our world is so great,” Archbishop Foley Beach told students at Asbury Theological Seminary. “People are suffering, wounded, miserable, self-medicating and desperate for answers. “

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)

Former Episcopal Church Bishop Sentenced

October 28, 2015

Former Episcopal Church Bishop Heather Cook has been sentenced to seven years in prison for killing a cyclist while intoxicated and failing to immediately return to the scene of the traffic accident.

Drag Jesus

“Drag Jesus” Church: God is a Diva

October 27, 2015

A UCC congregation is generating both wanted and unwanted attention after it promoted an annual “Drag Gospel Festival” with an icon of Jesus Christ “digitally enhanced” with makeup and earrings.


Episcopal Losses Accelerate

October 22, 2015

Biblical, faithful Anglicans are witnessing encouraging progress on the global, provincial and local levels. Jeff Walton outlines three recent developments.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gives her 2015 lenten address to the church.

Episcopalians Continue Bleeding Members, Attendance at Alarming Rate

October 9, 2015

Statistics released this week by the denomination’s Office of Diocesan and Congregational Ministries indicate that Katharine Jefferts Schori is leaving her successor with decline that is steepening rather than tapering off.

Caitlyn Jenner Renaming Ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner’s “Renaming” Ceremony

October 5, 2015

Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner found religion in a re-naming ceremony presided over by a Washington, D.C.-based transgender activist and Baptist pastor.

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Evangelical Q Conference Examines Religious Freedom, Mental Health, Human Life

September 30, 2015

How people live with deep differences has stakes for humanity, the future, and for the Christian church, according to a historian who recently addressed an audience composed primarily of young Christians and church leaders.

John Dorhauer

UCC, Disciples Officials Call for Continued Planned Parenthood Funding

September 29, 2015

A group of 44 Religious Left officials has released a statement calling for continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States.