a history of advocacy in the episcopal church 1789 1997 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
A History of Advocacy in the Episcopal Church 1789 - 1997 PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
A History of Advocacy in the Episcopal Church 1789 - 1997

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 57

A History of Advocacy in the Episcopal Church 1789 - 1997 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 106 Views
  • Uploaded on

A History of Advocacy in the Episcopal Church 1789 - 1997. 1784. Samuel Seabury is consecrated as the 1st Bishop of the American Church by the non juring bishops in Scotland. In return, Bishop Seabury agrees that the American church will use the Scottish Prayer Book. 1789. General Convention.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'A History of Advocacy in the Episcopal Church 1789 - 1997' - karina-baldwin


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide2

1784

Samuel Seabury is consecrated as the 1st Bishop of the American Church by the non juring bishops in Scotland.

In return, Bishop Seabury agrees that the American church will use the Scottish Prayer Book.

slide3

1789

General Convention

adopted the Constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.

slide4

1794

Absalom Jones

Organized the Free African Society

First African-American Episcopal Priest, 1802

Commemorated on February 13

slide5

1826

Sunday School Union

Urged Sunday Schools to teach the beliefs of the Episcopal Church, using

Bible

The Book of Common Prayer

Catechism

slide6

1835

General Convention

All Members are considered missionaries.

slide7

1851

Thomas Gallaudet

Bible class for deaf people at St. Stephen’s Church New York NY

Commemorated on August 27

slide8

1853

William Augustus Muhlenburg

Muhlenburg Memorial

Asks the Church to

- Work with other denominations.

- Present the Gospel in an American Context.

Commemorated April 8

slide9

1854

James Lloyd Beck

“Apostle of the Wilderness”

Worked among the Oneida, Chippewa & Ojibwa

slide10

1858

The University of the South (Sewanee) is founded.

slide11

1859

26th General Convention

“Go among the poor, the outcasts, the unloved and the degraded.”

slide12

1861

The first meeting of the General Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America.

Although they never separated from the Church, they met three more times before 1865.

slide13

1865

Phillips Brooks

Popularly known for the lyrics to “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

Wrote a sermon praising Lincoln and condemning slavery.

Commemorated on January 23

slide14

Sister Constance & her Companions

1865

Formed the Sisterhood of St. Mary to minister to the sick and dying of the Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic.

The Martyrs of Memphis are remembered on September 9

slide15

1866

Anna Julia Cooper was Christian educator and advocate for children who educated freed African-Americans after the Civil War.

slide16

1871

General Convention

Authorized the women of the church to organize the Auxiliary. In January of 1872, it began its work.

Julia Chester Emory served as the General Secretary to the Board of Missions for forty years.

She is commemorated on January 9

slide17

1874

William D Wilson

In his address “The Mutual Obligations of Capital and Labor” to the first Church Congress, said:

To the poor Christ said, “Be content with your wages,” and to the rich, “Work with your own hands.”

slide18

1876

Henry Winter Syle

Ordained to the Diaconate making him the first deaf person to be ordained.

Commemorated on August 27

slide19

Conference on the Relation of the Church to the Colored People

1883

Meeting at Sewanee, drafted a canon to separate Black Episcopalians into a non-geographical racial diocese.

slide20

1883

Richard Hooker Wilmer

The only bishop consecrated in the Confederate States.

Did not support separate jurisdiction for Black Episcopalians.

slide21

1889

United Offering

Now known as the United Thank Offering, was established by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Board of Missions of the Episcopal Church.

slide22

1907

The report recommended integration of Black Episcopalians into the Episcopal Church.

Church Workers Among Colored People

Opposed the 1883 Sewanee Conference’s proposal to have non geographical racial dioceses.

slide23

1909

Charles D. Williams

Fourth Bishop of Michigan

Believed that labor was not a commodity.

“The value of a man is more precious than a bale of cotton.”

slide24

1916

William Lawrence

Seventh Bishop of Massachusetts

“We must turn our forces to give the children education through the home, the church and all the influences of life.”

“The child develops in mind, body and spirit through our aid and leadership.”

slide25

1917

Paul Jones

Fourth Bishop of Utah

Opposed America’s participation in World War I.

Said, “War is Un-Christian.”

And, was forced to resign.

Commemorated on September 4

slide26

1922

47th General Convention

In response to World War I, the House of Bishops called for a “warless” world and a reduction of armaments.

slide27

1929

Appalachian School at Penland

Established by the United Thank Offering, in the Diocese of Western North Carolina, its community work has helped to reconnect the generations by serving as nurse, home and parent for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 14.

slide28

1934

Vida Scudder

In The Spirit of Missions her article on social awareness and action, she writes:

“The church advances toward triumph only if we, her children, march with the Cross of Christ before us.”

slide29

1948

Seabury Curriculum

Designed to bring the best of theory and practice to bear on present needs in Christian education.

slide30

1948

Seabury Curriculum designated 5 major areas of Christian knowledge

1. God’s self-revelation are recorded in the Bible and in Christ’s life and teachings.

2. Historic life of the Church, including present day work.

3. The beliefs of the Church.

4. The Prayer Book, liturgy, and worship of the Church.

5. The world in which we live and the Christian’s duties, problems and opportunities in it.

slide31

1952

Crisis at Sewanee

Board of Trustees vote not to admit African Americans into its student body.

8 faculty resign.

slide32

1955

General Convention

In response to Brown v Board of Education of Topeka KS, passed a resolution calling for racial cooperation in the Episcopal Church.

slide33

1961

John M. Gessell

Education includes our real-life together, serving Christ in community.

“The result of our education for religious life is that we are raising a generation of stillborn children.”

The Urgency of the Church’s Educational Task

slide34

1965

Jonathan Daniels

He attended Holy Communion in Selma, Alabama, with some of his friends who were African-American. They weren’t welcome at the altar

August 20th, he stepped into the pathway of a bullet intended for a 17 year old girl, and was killed.

Commemorated on August 14

slide35

John Hines

former Presiding Bishop

1967

In his sermon to the 67th Convention, called for a commitment to social justice.

Commissioned the Bayne Report on the role of the church relative to social criticism.

slide36

1968

The founding of the Union of Black Epsicopalians at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh NC.

Its mission: to combat racism in the life of the church and the larger community.

Bishop Quinitor Ebenezer Primo was the first president.

slide37

1968

Jenny Moore

The People on Second Street Ministry

This shared ministry brought together the people of Jersey City NJ and Grace Episcopal Church to work with the poor, hungry and rejected.

slide38

1969

Judy Ward Lineback is the first woman to matriculate at the University of the South.

slide39

1969

General Convention passes a resolution in opposition to the death penalty.

slide40

1974

John Westerhoff

Challenged the church to an educational revival.

“We are to know ourselves as molders of history.”

slide41

1974

Their ordinations were not validated until 1979.

11 Women are ordained irregularly in Philadelphia.

Dubbed the Philadelphia Eleven.

slide42

Report of the Joint Committee of the Church and Human Affairs

1976

Affirmed the personhood of homosexuals and recognizes their contributions to the Church and to Society.

slide43

1977

Ellen M. Barrett

Was ordained by the Right Rev. Paul Moore, making her the first openly homosexual clergy person in the Episcopal Church.

slide44

1979

General Convention authorizes an official church presence in Washington DC. The Washington Office, now called the Office of Government Relations, is the most recent mainline denominational office to open.

slide45

1979

Journey Toward Justice

Institutional racism is any policy or practice of an organization which benefits one race at the expense of other races.

The report on the Institutional Racism Project in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

It is not the motivation of the institution or its members that counts. What counts are the results from the policies and practices.

slide46

1982

Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses General Convention in New Orleans.

General Convention creates Jubilee Ministries and the Public Policy Network.

slide47

1982

The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief celebrated its 50th anniversary.

slide48

1985

“This Church of ours is open to all -- There will be no outcasts.”

Address to General Convention

Edmond Browning

Former Presiding Bishop

slide49

1990

Verna Dozier

Adjunct faculty member at Virginia Theological Seminary.

“...that, to me, is the possibility for a new humanity, every man, woman and child says yes to themselves and yes to every other human being.”

Saying “Yes” in a “No” World, The Witness

Photo by Bob Kinney

slide50

National Episcopal Children’s Advocacy Conference

1994

In Cincinnati OH, child advocates from across the country gathered to discuss ways to implement programs to advocate and minister for and with children and families in various ways.

slide51

1995

Church Insurance Company mandates child abuse prevention training for all priests and staff who work with children.

slide52

1995

TREASURE Kids! Project

The TREASURE Kids! Project asked Gretchen Pritchard to look at their material...

What would the Episcopal Church look like if children were accepted as full and participating members of the body of Christ?

In the Episcopal Church we TREASURE KIDS!

…she molded it into the Children’s Charter for the Church.

slide53

1996

Stand for Children

On June 1, 1996 Episcopalians from across the country joined with more than 100,000 others to support the Children’s Defense Fund’s call to raise awareness for children.

slide54

1997

Resolution passed asking each diocese to read and study the

Each diocese is then asked to “live it out locally.”

slide55

1998

400 people gathered to explore the Children’s Charter and ways to live it out in their parishes and dioceses.

this information compiled from

This information compiled from

Don Armentrout, Robert Slocum, Documents of Witness: A History of the Episcopal Church 1782-1985. Church Hymnal Corporation, 1994

David Holmes, A Brief History of the Episcopal Church, Trinity Press International, 1993

Robert Prichard, A History of the Episcopal Church, Morehouse Publishing, 1991.

Lesser Feasts and Fasts, Church Pension Fund, 1998

compiled by

Compiled by

Children’s Ministries OfficeEpiscopal Church Center815 Second Ave New York NY 10017

800/334-7626 x5212