|Plans for Episcopal Journal were launched in December 2010 when two former national publications of the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Life and its short-lived successor, Episcopal News Monthly, ceased publication. Episcopal Journal was born of need — a team of dedicated, professional regional church editors wanted a partnership that would provide national and international news and features to enrich their own publications. Individuals across the country also wanted a publication that would offer them news, features and columns about others who were engaged in mission and ministry.
Episcopal Journal was founded by president and general manager Lawrence W. Moore, editor Jerrold Hames, and advertising director Thomas Cahill, who brought to the new venture decades of experience gained in publishing.
The mission statement of Episcopal Journal is to inform, involve and inspire Episcopalians in their daily life by sharing the good news of our church’s life and its ministry. The publication strives to report accurately and fairly, without bias or prejudice, activities within the national church and the Anglican Communion. It offers stories that both support and encourage the activities of Episcopalians in their neighborhoods, their diocese, their country and the world — stories that illuminate the faith and tradition that bind us together.
The Journal’s current editor is Solange De Santis, a veteran journalist and editor who has worked for business and religious publications in both Canada and the United States. She possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge of the church, having written about and directed news coverage of major Episcopal/Anglican events in North America and England. She was formerly editor of Ecumenical News Service, directing editorial coverage from a world ecumenical perspective for the World Council of Churches.
Editorial content in the Journal includes national and international news about our church and the worldwide Anglican Communion, feature articles that describe Episcopalians at worship and engaged in ministry and mission, columns contributed by our leaders and readers, new Christian education resources, occasional book and film reviews, and profiles of Christian artists and authors.
The Journal encourages freedom of expression that reflects the rich diversity of thought within our denomination. Opinions expressed in columns are solely those of the writers.
Episcopal Journal is a 501 (c) 3 corporation. Contributions are tax deductible.