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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.

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.

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham

Canterbury Calls “Make or Break” Summit of Anglican Leaders

September 16, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited the top bishops (primates) of the Anglican Communion to a January gathering intended to head off potential schism in the third largest branch of global Christianity.


Dean of National Cathedral to Step Down

August 18, 2015

Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes


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…

Episcopal General Convention

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.

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.


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.

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.

Reverend Canon Gina Campbell (left) to preside over January 25 Eucharist, becoming the first United Methodist to do so at Washington National Cathedral, Dr. Kim Cape (right) to preach. (Photos: GBHEM)

United Methodists and Episcopalians Mark “Waystation” to Full Communion

February 6, 2015

United Methodist and Episcopal Church officials recently joined together at the National Cathedral to mark an agreement bringing the two denominations closer.

Washington National Cathedral (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

A Letter to Global South Anglicans

November 14, 2014

One wonders how far the Cathedral will go to accommodate the service. Will they remove the Cross?