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A 231-year relationship between dioceses is celebrated

A 231 relationship between the Dioceses of Connecticut and of Aberdeen and Orkney (Scottish Episcopal Church) was celebrated and reaffirmed in February 2016 with the participation of the Very Rev. Dr. Emsley Nimmo and the Very Rev. Dr. Isaac Poobalan, both of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, in the Installation and Seating of the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, and Dean Nimmo's installation as Honorary Canon of the Cathedral

ECCT Leadership Gathering & Executive Council Meet Dec. 5, 2015 to discuss TREC-CT next steps, conduct ECCT business

The quarterly ECCT Leadership Gathering was held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at The Commons in Meriden. Members of the Executive Council (and Missionary Society); Donations & Bequests; Commission on Ministry; and Standing Committee shared a common agenda focused on the content and implications of the recently adopted proposals for change in ECCT organization and governance structure, from TREC-CT, for the morning. After Eucharist and lunch, each group holds a regular business session. A review of actions taken in Executive Council follows.

Episcopal Church in Connecticut affirms critical importance of interfaith cooperation with sale of former church in Norwalk to Islamic Center

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and the Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk affirmed the importance of interfaith cooperation today with the sale of a former church and house at 1 Union Park Street in Norwalk by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to the Al Madany Islamic Center. Al Madany plans to use the buildings to house both a mosque and community center.

Bishops Call for Prayers in the Wake of Charleston Church Shooting

Once again we have witnessed the horrific results of gun violence in our nation. Last night a, yet unidentified, gunman entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot and killed nine innocent people. The fact that the man who did the shooting is white and all the victims were African-American leads us to assume that this is a hate crime motivated by racism. Such death and destruction is utterly sinful and must be decried in the strongest of terms.