Diocese of Vermont Facing ‘Financial Cliff’

The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of Vermont, said in a July 21 pastoral letter that her diocese is facing serious financial shortfalls in the near future. Despite relatively healthy budgets in recent years, the diocese is considering various options to ensure future financial sustainability in the face of declining revenue from shrinking congregations.

Kenya’s Bishops Step Up War on COVID-19

A July 23 pastoral message from the Anglican Church of Kenya’s bishops may have jolted the East African nation’s government to tighten COVID-19 protocols in response to rising infection rates. In a statement issued after a joint meeting in Nairobi, the bishops urged increased funding for vaccination and closer compliance with public gathering restrictions.