By Kirk Petersen "We must counter the negative perversions of Christianity and of our humanity with an affirmative, positive way of being Christian," said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. "Christianity must re-center itself on the teachings, the example, and the spirit of Jesus of Nazareth." That was the central message Curry conveyed on January 27, when he participated … [Read more...] about PB, Others Speak Out Against Christian Nationalism
By Egan Millard Episcopal News Service Drawing on the words of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry implored Americans to choose community over chaos in a message to The Episcopal Church as the United States reels from the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol, incited by President Donald Trump and led by his supporters. “This past … [Read more...] about Curry, Other Bishops Condemn Insurrection
[Episcopal News Service] The Union of Black Episcopalians brought 300 participants to Los Angeles last week from around the country, the Caribbean, Central America, and the United Kingdom for the group's 51st annual business meeting and conference, Episcopal News Service reports. For four days the group worshipped, conducted business, and attended workshops focused on social … [Read more...] about UBE Hears Presiding Bishop Urge Political Participation
David Paulsen reports for Episcopal News Service: An organist has been arrested in the post-election vandalism at an Episcopal church in Indiana — an incident that generated national headlines in November as a possible case of politically motivated hate speech, but one that prosecutors now say was instead the act of someone hoping to mobilize others disappointed with the … [Read more...] about A ‘Hate Crime’ that Barked
Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on prayers for the President of the United States This past week, Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, in the tradition of Presidents dating back to George Washington, gave his farewell address to the nation. Next week Donald J. Trump, in the same tradition of this … [Read more...] about Pray for Our Leaders (Always)
Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued a video message after the national election on November 8, which he recorded before any elections were known. The closed-caption video is available here. The text follows. Hello. We’re filming this on Election Day before the results of the Presidential and other elections are in. But … [Read more...] about ‘Reach Out in Love’
The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued this brief statement after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States: As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, my continuing prayers are that the United States of America may find reconciliation after a bitter campaign, and that Mr. Trump may be given wisdom, insight, and grace as he faces the … [Read more...] about Prayers for Trump & the U.S.