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  • Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture Friday, August 18, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]
    By Amy Sowder
  • New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child Friday, August 18, 2017
    [Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant. August 18, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of New York has numerous […]
  • Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories Friday, August 18, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it. A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t […]
  • Wisconsin clergy members take corner prayer ministry to county fair Friday, August 18, 2017
    [Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee] The theme of the Diocese of Milwaukee’s Leadership Days in the spring was trying new things to engage the community. The Rev. Mindy Valentine Davis decided to respond to that call by taking her cue from a Milwaukee ministry called Collars on the Corner. Along with members of her parish, St. […]
    By Sara Bitner
  • West Missouri: bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence Friday, August 18, 2017
    [Epicopal Diocese of West Missouri] Aug. 17, 2017 I was on the road when it happened, away from my home and my office, booked solid from dawn ‘til dusk for 10 straight days. I was swamped. Then the news broke from Charlottesville. Confrontation and violence on the streets of a normally beautiful college town. I […]

Diocesan News

Bishop Dietsche’s Statement on Charlottesville

The events of this last weekend in Charlottesville have horrified Americans across our country.  The virulence of the “Unite the Right” demonstrations themselves, with the viciousness of language and symbol, was in itself profoundly troubling and dangerous; but when it became the occasion for an instance of domestic terrorism, in which one woman lost her life and dozens of others were injured, we saw Charlottesville hold a mirror before America and reflect back to us an image that covers us in shame.  All people of good will, and our leaders, have decried the violence and the loss of life, even as many have struggled to come to terms with the dark ideologies that were the foundation for these demonstrations.

 

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Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary

Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary A Follow-Up to Bishop Dietsche's Letter On Sanctuary April 12, 2017 Holy Wednesday Dear Friends and Colleagues, This letter is a follow-up to Bishop Dietsche's excellent letter On Sanctuary that was released Monday. The purpose of...

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Bishop Dietsche’s Holy Tuesday Sermon

Bishop Dietsche's 2017 Holy Tuesday Sermon Preached at the Service of Collegiality, at which the clergy of the diocese gather to renew their ordination vows, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. It means more to me than I can say to see you all together.  The long procession,...

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Bishop Writes on Sanctuary

Communications Office Contacts   Bishop Dietsche Writes on Sanctuary April 10, 2017 Bishop Dietsche today wrote to the clergy...

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“We pray,” Bishop Dietsche writes in a letter to the diocese, “that God grace [Mr. Trump] with the wisdom and courage to rise to the high calling of his office, as we will also pray that he be imbued with compassion for and understanding of every single person in America, for whom he has now being given the responsibility of leadership and care.” Click for full text.

Communications Office Contacts  The Morning After A Letter to the Diocese from Bishop DietscheEspanolNovember 10, 2016 My Brothers...

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2016 Diocesan Convention Roundup

The 2016 Diocesan Convention Bishops' Addresses and Eucharist Homily Convention Highlights The Canonical Changes proposed as part of the Diocesan Strategic Plan were passed unanimously, with the exception of an amendment that would have changed the majority needed to...

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“There are some basic, unambiguous principles of ordinary godly love which all Christians must bring with them into the public square, and into the voting booth” Bishop Dietsche said in his address to Diocesan Convention

November 5, 2016Bishop Dietsche Speaks of the Principles That Christians Must Bring into The Voting BoothToward the end of his address to the Diocesan Convention yesterday in Tarrytown, NY, Bishop Dietsche turned to the coming election, and reminded those in the room...

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