Mission News 9/22/22: Convention & Lambeth to be discussed at this fall’s Mission Thursdays

Mission Thursdays this fall will provide forums for discussing mission This fall GEMN is restarting the Mission Thursdays discussion series.  The one-hour sessions in webinar format will provide opportunities for mission activists in congregations, dioceses, agencies, seminaries and religious orders to hear about and discuss developments in the church’s global outreach.   Presentations by guest speakers […]

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Mission Reflections: Two GEMN Board members on their experience of 2022 Lambeth Conference

“It’s all about Jesus!” – Helen Van Koevering GEMN Board member the Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering, D.Min., attended the 2022 Lambeth Conference as the spouse of Lexington Bishop Mark Van Koevering.  Lambeth was many things: To this spouse, it was a joyful celebration of global friendships. Born and raised in England, my heart has […]

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Global Mission News 7/28/22: Mission in the Lambeth Calls – an analysis

A missional commentary on the Lambeth Calls by Titus Presler, GEMN Executive Director What is the Lambeth Conference? As Anglican Christians we’re part of a highly organized church that, yes, has a hierarchy headed by bishops, people consecrated to shepherd the flocks in their dioceses. Since 1867, active Anglican bishops, now numbering around 1,000, gather about […]

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Global Mission News 6/29/22: Five Talents / Boe Thoughts / GC Hearing / Conference Plenary Videos

Five Talents offers virtual tours of its global work Five Talents, the Virginia-based mission agency with the tagline, “transforming lives through microenterprise development,” is offering virtual tours of its work around the world to congregations and other groups, either in person or via Zoom, CEO Dale Stanton-Hoyle wrote in his weekly email on June 23.  […]

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Ayda Patricia Martin of Dominican Republic is elected GEMN President; Molly O’Brien is new VP

Ms. Ayda Patricia Martin of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic was elected president of the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) at the meeting of the GEMN Board on June 7. Patricia previously served as vice president. Patricia has worked in the missionary teams coordination office of the Dominican Episcopal Church and has contributed to the […]

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World Mission at General Convention: Committee to hold hearing on Thursday, June 23

As the Episcopal Church prepares for the 2022 General Convention this summer, the convention’s World Mission Committee will hold a public hearing online on Thursday, June 23, on global mission matters coming before General Convention this summer.  The hearing will be held via Zoom, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Legislative Hearings are open to all, but registration by […]

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Titus Presler is appointed GEMN Executive Director

Titus Presler has been appointed Executive Director of the Global Episcopal Mission Network, announced GEMN President Ayda Patricia Martin at the organization’s annual meeting on May 13. Martin, who represents the Diocese of the Dominican Republic to GEMN, said that GEMN had been preparing to launch a leadership search.  With Presler nearing the end of […]

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Global Mission News 6/14/22: Conference responses / Van Koevering joins GEMN Board / Partnership Officers speak

Global Mission Conference had encouraging evaluations A record 159 people registered for the 2022 churchwide Global Mission Conference organized by GEMN and themed “Women in Mission,” including from 18 countries outside the USA. Among those who responded to the post-conference survey, 73% said the conference was “great” and 26% said it was “good.”  Components deemed […]

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Four mission activists with wide global experience join GEMN Board

Ms. Jenny Grant, the Rev. Paul Rajan, Bishop Alan Scarfe and the Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering recently joined the Board of the Global Episcopal Mission Network. Ms. Jenny Grant serves as the Officer for Global Relations and Networking in the Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships.  She develops mission-related resources, maps companion relationships across […]

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Global Mission Conference drew over 150 to reflect on Women in Mission

“Do women bring distinctive gifts and experiences to mission service?” asked Ms. Elizabeth Boe, moderator for a plenary panel of women missionaries at the churchwide Global Mission Conference held online, May 12-14, by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN).  Boe was asking the question as mission personnel officer in the Episcopal Church’s Office of Global […]

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