Weekend Roundup for July 23

It’s been a relatively quiet summer week, with General convention done and Lambeth yet to be, but the work and news of the church goes on.

Episcopal Church

Trinity Wall Street has awarded a three quarter million dollar grant to VTS. https://vts.edu/press-release/trinity-church-wall-street-awards-750000-to-virginia-theological-seminary/

Precautions in place for General Convention significantly mitigated COVID spread. https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/07/18/precautions-minimized-covid-19-transmission-at-general-convention-public-health-adviser-says/ 


General Convention Impacts

Analysis of impact of resolutions concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict. https://mondoweiss.net/2022/07/inching-toward-the-tipping-point-in-the-episcopal-church/

From Australia, concerning support for Gender Affirming Care. https://www.insights.uca.org.au/episcopal-church-agrees-to-support-gender-affirming-care/


Parishes in the News

A determined thief made away with a bike (and the rack it was attached to) at a Tennessee church. https://www.wsmv.com/2022/07/18/east-nashville-church-looks-help-after-bike-rack-vandalized/

New York State set for annual Sacred Sites Open House. https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2022/07/19/trinity-episcopal-church-opens-its-sacred-site-to-the-public/ 


Anglican Communion

Member churches of the Anglican Communion will have a greater voice on the body which nominates Archbishops of Canterbury. https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/press-releases/global-anglican-communion-given-greater-voice-choice-future

Church of England launching scheme to share faith through choral music with youth. https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/press-releases/choir-churches-be-funded-part-projects-spread-christian-faith


Other Interesting Items

A report from US News and World Report on increasing concerns around safety at houses of worship in the US https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-07-17/u-s-houses-of-worship-increase-security-after-shootings

From England, but a thoughtful essay on the perpetual question of training and formation for clergy. https://www.psephizo.com/life-ministry/what-does-ordination-training-need-to-include/


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