Following the way of Jesus: Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Deacon Arthur Wells Villarreal says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement: Following the way of Jesus: Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry for being a bearer of The Gospel of Christ during this stressful time. Your steadying hand is indeed “a balm in Gilead.” We in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina are still remembering fondly the inclusive ecumenical Evening Prayer service we had last spring with you, our dear friends at Emanuel AME, and others at St. Stephen’s, Charleston.May God continue to bless your ministry. Wayne Helmly says: November 14, 2016 at 10:36 pm Many, many thanks to the Presiding Bishop and the other Bishops who issued statements post the election to give words of wisdom, hope and care, and are being “faithful pastor[s] and wholesome example[s] for the entire flock of Christ.” Bishops who did not do that: huge disappointment. Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 16, 2016 at 9:29 am Current events bring the Anti-christ to mind, and the human tendency to creat our own Apocalipsis, over and over. Submit a Press Release Selena Smith says: Mary Kelly says: Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Janet Bowen says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Doris Sciremammano says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (9) November 15, 2016 at 9:49 am As a Deacon with the Episcopal Church who happens to be Latino and Gay, I always try to speak from my gut about injustice. I am finding that some in the Episcopal Church would rather look the other way and not be reminded of our history together and our struggle to come this far in community. Your article and leadership behavior has empowered me to keep living into the challenges of bringing about God’s reign through the living and breathing word of the Gospel. For that, I Thank You. Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Last week I shared what I pray was a reconciling post-election message to our church, reminding us that ‘we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens.’ Today I want to remind us that during moments of transition, during moments of tension, it is important to affirm our core identity and values as followers of Jesus in the Episcopal Anglican way.Jesus once declared, in the language of the Hebrew prophets, that God’s “house shall be a house of prayer for all nations” (Mk 11:17). He invited and welcomed all who would follow saying, “come to me all who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens” (Mt. 11:28).We therefore assert and we believe that “the Episcopal Church welcomes you” – all of you, not as merely a church slogan, but as a reflection of what we believe Jesus teaches us and at the core of the movement he began in the first century. The Episcopal Church welcomes all. All of us!As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement today, we Episcopalians are committed, as our Prayer Book teaches to honor the covenant and promises we made in Holy Baptism: To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ; To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves; to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.As Christians, we believe that all humans are created in God’s image and equal before God – those who may be rejoicing as well as those who may be in sorrow.As a Church, seeking to follow the way of Jesus, who taught us, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” (Mt. 22:39) and to “do to others as you would have them do to you” (Mt. 7:12), we maintain our longstanding commitment to support and welcome refugees and immigrants, and to stand with those who live in our midst without documentation.  We reaffirm that like all people LGBT persons are entitled to full civil rights and protection under the law. We reaffirm and renew the principles of inclusion and the protection of the civil rights of all persons with disabilities. We commit to the honor and dignity of women and speak out against sexual or gender-based violence.  We express solidarity with and honor the Indigenous Peoples of the world. We affirm the right to freedom of religious expression and vibrant presence of different religious communities, especially our Muslim sisters and brothers. We acknowledge our responsibility in stewardship of creation and all that God has given into our hands. We do so because God is the Creator. We are all God’s children, created equally in God’s image. And if we are God’s children we are all brothers and sisters.“The Episcopal Church Welcomes You,” is not just a slogan, it’s who we seek to be and the witness we seek to make, following the way of Jesus.The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA November 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm I have always loved driving in various areas around the country, and spotting our signs that read, “the Episcopal Church welcomes you”. I am thankful for the joy it brings to mind, even if only passing by quickly. However, those signs can evoke very deep emotions to some. Many years ago, I had the pleasure to share a dinner, and the Episcopal signs were mentioned. One person around the table told me a story about how one of our signs changed his life. You see he is gay and unfortunately never felt like he belonged. One day, when he stood in front of one of the Episcopal signs, it moved him to his core. He started crying. For the first time he really felt embraced, and welcomed ~ he felt at home. Just like Jesus would want! All included and equally loved! It might seem like a small thing to be thankful for our welcoming signs, but to some it means so much more. Praise be to our Lord who loves and welcomes us ALL! Posted Nov 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Donald Trump, Rector Washington, DC Carla Burzyk says: Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 17, 2016 at 10:05 am Thank you for your thoughtful affirmation of our core being with God Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 November 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm I’m with you, dear, wise and compassionate man. Thank you. Faith & Politics, Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Robert Kennedy says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm Words of wisdom. Words of reassurance. Thank you, sir, for reaffirming the welcoming stance, solidarity, and ecumenism of the Episcopal Anglican Branch of the Jesus Movement in our day. Diane Villafane says: Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Election 2016, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 26, 2016 at 1:28 am Thank you Bishop Curry, for reminding us that we are ALL “children of God” inspite of our differences. We are all the same to God.last_img read more

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