Katharine Jefferts Schori

  • February 4, 2013

    Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is encouraging church members to call on federal legislators to address gun violence in the USA.

  • June 26, 2011

    The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop has written to the US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging action on countries most hit by food insecurity.

  • October 25, 2010

    US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has challenged the Episcopal Church's Executive Council to look outwards and avoid "suicide by governance."

  • April 14, 2009

    Remembering the earthquake that devastated the Italian town of L'Aquila in the Abruzzi region, US Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori marked Easter Day in Florence.

  • March 23, 2008

    US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's recent visit to Gaza brought her a deeper understanding of the humanitarian crisis that is impacting the 1.5 million Palestinians in the region.

  • September 26, 2007

    There has been a decidedly mixed initial response to the attempt of the Episcopal Church in the USA to reach a compromise over the issue of lesbian and gay blessings and ordinations, with some media commentators hailing it as a refusal to give in and others seeing it as a cave-in.

  • March 7, 2007

    Deirdre Good and Julian Sheffield urge Episcopalians to embrace grace not fear

  • January 17, 2007

    The new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA celebrated the life of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King in her first official service in the Diocese of New York this week - at St Ann's Church in the Bronx, on 15 January 2007. She stressed the difficult call to radical non-violence as a key Christian vocation arising from his legacy.

  • January 15, 2007

    Raising deep concerns about human rights violations in the Philippines, US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has responded to a letter from Avelino T. Razon Jr., deputy director general of the Philippine National Police (PNP), in which she challenges the Philippine government for not showing "any real success in ending extra-judicial killings."

  • January 14, 2007

    The Archbishop of Southern Africa has responded robustly to a recent threat made by some African Anglican heads who say that they will not attend the forthcoming Primates Meeting in Tanzania in February 2007 because of the presence of US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.