News: Episcopal News Service July 5, 2016: Presiding Bishop brings message of hope to quake-ravaged Ecuador


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July 5, 2016


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry blesses a woman living in the Refuge Esteros #2 camp in Manta, Ecuador. Photo: Edgar Giraldo

Presiding Bishop brings message of hope to quake-ravaged Ecuador
By Clara Villatoro and Mary Frances Schjonberg
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Ecuador Litoral last week was meant to show that the people hard hit by the April 16 earthquake and its aftermath are not alone.

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A challenge to a Lutheran bishop by young Anglicans in Southern Africa has led to the formation of an ecumenical partnership to fight climate change. The Young Green Anglicans group made the challenge at a Lutheran youth conference last month; and now, the new Green Lutherans group has been launched at an ecumenical service in Swaziland.

Encountering God in the Storm: Anglicans consult on climate justice
Anglicans from around the world are gathering in Fiji this week for an international consultation on climate justice. The event, organized by the Anglican mission agency United Society, is designed to help Anglican leaders “grapple more vigorously” with the challenges of climate change.

Mission, refugees, and peace in the Holy Land addressed by WCC
The next World Mission Conference of the WCC will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, it was announced last week. The decision was one of a number taken by the ecumenical body’s Central Committee on a myriad of themes during its recent meeting in Trondheim, Norway.

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