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February 29, 2016


House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings breaks bread during Executive Council’s Feb. 28 Eucharist at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Rev. Brandon Mauai, a deacon from North Dakota and former council member, assists at the service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives
The shape, scope and structure of the Episcopal Church’s pledge to address racism, practice reconciliation and become a church of evangelists has begun to be built, the Executive Council learned at its Feb. 26-28 meeting. And the council put some important pieces of that work into place.

A summary of Executive Council resolutions
During its Feb. 26-28 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized here.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he’s ‘reasonably back to normal’
The Episcopal Church Executive Council began its Feb. 26-28 meeting by hearing some good news about the health of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Curry, who had surgery for a subdural hematoma and spent six days in the hospital in early December, told council members that he is now “reasonably back to normal … I think I am back about 90 percent.”

Episcopalians urged to take ‘gospel high ground’ after primates’ action
The Episcopal Church is still part of the Anglican Communion, despite actions taken by the primates in January, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said Feb. 26, adding he hopes the church “will be able to bear witness” to the entire communion.

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Archbishops of Canterbury and York pray for evangelization of England
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a “great wave of prayer” for the evangelisation of England. In an “unprecedented step”, Justin Welby and John Sentamu have written to every parish priest in the Church of England, inviting churches across the country to take part in the focused prayer initiative in the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday.

New Zealand archbishops call for refugee increase
New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a “more generous” approach to refugees and a “substantial increase” on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for “extra pathways” for refugees to enter New Zealand.

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United Thank Offering grants awarded to young adults, seminarians

EPPN: Sign the Arctic faith petition

A response to the shootings in Hesston and Newton, Kansas

Executive Council: opening remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Executive Council: opening remarks from House of Deputies president

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