Weekend Roundup for May 4th

Archbishop Welby remains a pretty busy guy, potential new leaders of House of Deputies emerge, the Platinum Jubilee and more. It’s our weekly roundup of news and stories from around the church.


Episcopal Church

Majority of shareholders (including the Episcopal Church) passed a resolution calling on firearms manufacturer Sturm Ruger & Co. to study the impact of their weapons on human life. https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/investors-call-human-rights-report-gunmaker-sturm-ruger-2022-06-01/

And https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/01/episcopal-church-part-of-successful-shareholder-vote-pressing-ruger-to-study-its-guns-lethality/


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General Convention

Episcopal Theologians affirm the centrality of communion for the baptized in statement to General Convention. https://www.episcopaljournal.org/episcopal-theologians-affirms-the-centrality-of-communion-for-the-baptized/

Five deputies have put their names forward for upcoming elections for President and Vice-President of the House of Deputies. https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/01/episcopal-church-part-of-successful-shareholder-vote-pressing-ruger-to-study-its-guns-lethality/


Parishes in the News

Priest in Dayton, OH area suspended after allegations of domestic abuse. https://www.daytondailynews.com/local/oakwood-priest-on-leave-after-allegations-of-domestic-violence/EPYWGTECBVGQ7JTPGW3Z7DZ6YY/


Bishop’s Corner

815 Responds to issues surrounding election of controversial bishop-elect in Diocese of Florida. https://www.episcopaljournal.org/815-responds-to-issues-surrounding-election-of-controversial-bishop-in-docese-of-florida/



Anglican Communion

Canadian Primate calls out Archbishop Welby for exclusion of same-sex spouses from upcoming Lambeth Conference. https://anglicanjournal.com/exclusion-of-same-sex-spouses-at-lambeth-conference-unfortunate-primate-says/

‘Apologies are cheap … unless accompanied by action’: In Canada for 6 days, archbishop of Canterbury re-commits to reconciliation with First Nations. https://anglicanjournal.com/apologies-are-cheap-unless-accompanied-by-action-in-canada-for-6-days-archbishop-of-canterbury-re-commits-to-reconciliation/


Other Bits and Bobs

Anglican Church of Canada to publish a supplemental hymnal put together largely by a team of volunteers. https://anglicanjournal.com/new-hymn-compilation-awaits-anglican-voices/

Tree planted at Anglican Communion Office to honor Queen Elizabeth II as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/05/tree-planted-at-anglican-communion-office-to-celebrate-queen-elizabeths-platinum-jubilee.aspx

And more from the Jubilee: Archbishop of York’s sermon from the Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral – https://www.archbishopofyork.org/news/latest-news/sermon-st-pauls-cathedral-celebrating-her-majesty-queens-platinum-jubilee

Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury to join leader of Church in Scotland for a peace pilgrimage to South Sudan. https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/05/south-sudan-archbishop-pope-and-moderator-in-historic-joint-ecumenical-peace-pilgrimage.aspx


image from Anglican Journal: Welby, with local leaders at James Hill Cree Nation, watches a traditional dance. Left to right: Reverend Martha Stonestand, James Smith Cree Nation, retired; Michael Charles, dancer; Emmerick Stonestand, dancer; Chief Rob Head, Peter Chapman Cree Nation; Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Florence Sanderson, Head-Woman Chakastaypasin First Nation; Sandra Sanderson; McKenzie Stonestand, dancer; Taylor Brittain, dancer Photo: Anglican Video

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