Events for January 2023

The war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine 640 480 Episcopalians in Connection

Office of Government Relations conversation about the Church in Ukraine and Russia on Friday

On Friday, March 18 at 1 p.m., the Office of Government Relations of The Episcopal Church will host an online conversation about the Church in Ukraine and Russia and the current conflict with guest speaker Professor Scott Kenworthy, professor in the Department of Comparative Religion and member of the core faculty of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University of Ohio.

Learn more and register to attend.

Donate to help the people of Ukraine

Episcopal Relief & Development is providing aid to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine through its partnerships with the ACT Alliance, The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the Diocese of Europe, the Anglican Alliance and United Society of Partners in the Gospel. These organizations are coordinating both immediate and long-term humanitarian responses through their local partners in Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. To support this life-saving work, please donate to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund.

Episcopal Relief & Development has also produced bulletin inserts promoting donations for Ukrainian families fleeing violence. Download the inserts in English and Spanish and find more resources on the Episcopal Relief & Development website.

Cincinnati-based Matthew 25: Ministries is shipping aid for distribution to Ukrainian refugees and people affected by the conflict, and is accepting donations of money and products.

Read more.

Presiding Bishop asks for prayers, donations for Ukraine

In a sermon preached to the House of Bishops meeting taking place this week, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked the church to pray for Ukraine and support Episcopal Relief & Development’s crisis response:

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

“Pray for Ukraine. Don’t give up on them. Do other things, send money to the refugees—Episcopal Relief & Development is working with other Christian groups in Hungary and in Eastern Europe. So get folk to send money. This is a commercial. Am I on TV somewhere here? Get the money to Episcopal Relief & Development. And there may be other things we can do, but do not abandon them without prayer. Pray. Pray for Ukraine. Pray for Russia. Pray for Putin, that unlike Pharaoh his hardened heart may be turned.”

Read the Presiding Bishop’s sermon.