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At its October meeting, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church awarded Grace Church, Montpellier a $5,000 discernment grant. The Council approved grants for church planting and Mission Enterprise Zones development throughout the Episcopal Church. Newly created grants are awarded to dioceses and already-established ministries exploring possibilities for new initiatives or expansion. The funding also calls for the creation of a community of practice for equipping the church with resources for assessment, coaching, networking, and the sharing of best practices.

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with local organizations as well as Anglican Communion and ecumenical agencies to provide assistance in Syria and in Europe to people fleeing ongoing violence. In Europe, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe is helping to host and to resettle people in their new home countries. Churches are actively responding at a local level in Rome, Munich, Paris and Brussels, among other cities. "The way in which our 21 congregations have responded makes me very proud,” said The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. “While Episcopal churches in Europe have had significant refugee ministries since the Second World War, our people have unanimously increased their present work."

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Several hours after being elected as the Episcopal Church’s 27th – and first African-American – presiding bishop-elect, Michael Curry fielded a range of media questions with characteristic humility and humor June 27 and said he intends to build on the good work of his predecessor “because that’s the way the Spirit works.” Current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori introduced Curry at a crowded press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City, saying the House of Bishops handed him “a major mandate” with the historic landslide victory.

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La vidéo de l'attaque contre Charlie Hebdo montre l'image la plus choquante de cet abject attentat: l'exécution à bout portant du policier Ahmed Merabet. Le monde entier l'a visionnée. Touché par une balle, l'agent Merabet tombe par terre. Un des assaillants court vers lui, exprès. Merabet soulève un bras, on peut l'imaginer dire "non". Mais son meurtrier n'a aucune pitié et lui tire froidement une balle dans la tête. Et les deux lâches retournent à leur véhicule en se félicitant de leurs actes immondes.

A peine arrivés en France, les chrétiens d’Irak bénéficiaires d’un "visa d’asile" profitent de leur liberté de culte lors d’une messe chaldéenne à Paris. Sourires, embrassades, complicité... L’ambiance est joyeuse ce dimanche 10 août à l’église Notre-Dame de Chaldée, dans le 18e arrondissement de Paris. Tous se sont donnés rendez-vous pour la messe de 11 heures et la présence des onze réfugiés irakiens, arrivés jeudi matin en France, n’est pas sans rapport avec celle des médias et des autres fidèles catholiques.

Aéroport de Roissy (France) - Onze Irakiens de confession chrétienne, bénéficiaires de visas d'asile en raison des persécutions dont sont victimes les membres de cette communauté dans le pays, sont arrivés jeudi matin à l'aéroport de Roissy, à constaté un journaliste de l'AFP. Selon l'Association d'entraide aux minorités d'Orient (AEMO), qui les a accueillis, il s'agit des premiers chrétiens d'Irak à bénéficier de ce statut depuis que le gouvernement français a annoncé, le 28 juillet, vouloir favoriser leur accueil dans l'Hexagone.

The Rev. Scott Claassen of thads describes himself as “a Monday through Saturday follower of Jesus who worships on Sunday. ”He believes it conveys a clearer understanding of what his faith means to him than “Episcopalian” or even “Christian”. “The main point is, it inverts our sense of discipleship from saying being a disciple means I go to church on Sunday,” Claassen, 35, told ENS recently. “Instead it says being a disciple means I practice this Jesus way throughout all of my life and I happen to get together with a bunch of other people on Sunday who do that, too.”

The triennial synod of the Anglican Diocese of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau took place from June 26 to 29, 2014. It was the first synod presided by the Right Reverend Jacques Boston, diocesan Bishop since 2012. He chose for the synod the site of the first church built in 1856 by missionaries, St. James, in Fallanghia, province of Boffa. This little village is also the birthplace of the previous Bishop, the Right Reverend Albert Gomez, who was happy to show it off to the guests.

Le synode triennale du Diocèse anglican de Guinée et Guinée-Bissau s'est déroulé du 26 au 29 juin 2014. C'était le premier synode sous l'égide de Mgr Jacques Boston, depuis 2012 Évêque du Diocèse. Il a choisi pour le synode le site de la première église construite par les missionnaires, en 1856, St. James (sic), à Fallanghia, dans la province de Boffa. Ce petit village est aussi le lieu de naissance du précédent évêque, Mgr Albert Gomez, qui s'est donné plaisir de le faire découvrir aux invités.

A group of about fifteen pilgrims visited several sites of particular interest concerning the lives of Francis and Clare and reflected daily on the theme of Franciscan spirituality. The group was drawn from several churches of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe as well as Episcopal dioceses in the United States and the Church of England. “Pilgrimage is as much about the inner journey as it is the outer one,” commented Fr Mark Barwick...

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