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  • Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad Thursday, September 21, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]
    By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Amy Sowder
  • This New York priest is on a mission to help children trapped in sex trafficking at hotels Thursday, September 21, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] She strode through midtown Manhattan with purpose, her black tote bag held close as she dropped a dollar into the jangling coffee can of a street person stationed on a corner. Weaving around the city sidewalks in her flowered pencil skirt, black flats and black tank with a clerical collar, the Rev. […]
    By Amy Sowder
  • Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva Thursday, September 21, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, looks ahead to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting and explains tackling human trafficking must be on the agenda.
  • Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017 Thursday, September 21, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Please pray… Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage. Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action […]
  • Retired Indianapolis bishop nominated for Eastern Michigan provisional bishop role Wednesday, September 20, 2017
      [Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan] The standing committee of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan has nominated the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, retired bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, as candidate for bishop provisional to be voted on at their 23rd diocesan convention from Oct. 20 to 21. Eastern Michigan’s former bishop, the Rt. Rev. Todd […]

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Hurricane Harvey Response

The following was published by Episcopal Digital Network, August 28, 2017. To read the article on their site, please click here. Episcopalians face into ‘catastrophic and life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey Church officials assessing damage and finding ways...

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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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