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April 1, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. A recent article in the Journal of Addiction Medicine reported changes in alcohol consumption in response to the COVID -19 pandemic in the […]

March 26, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. Do you wonder if you are depressed? Over the past two weeks, have you: Experienced little interest or pleasure in doing things? Felt […]

March 19, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Dear Friends, Two groups of people in our community, along with the people who love them, are hurting this week: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI people), and LGBTQ people. This week, our country witnessed yet another act of racial violence, directed against Asian-American women in Atlanta. We grieve with the families of those killed, while […]

March 19, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

  If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.   Two Sundays ago I had the privilege of speaking at a forum in a congregation that had just experienced the loss […]

March 12, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

Last Sunday I had the privilege of speaking at a forum in a congregation who had just experienced the loss of a member by suicide. While mental health struggles are always common in the US, with COVID we are seeing a rise in depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use and insomnia. Over the coming weeks, I […]

January 15, 2021 | by D Rebecca Dinovo

We celebrate the legacy and example of one of our nation’s most beloved civil rights leaders, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 18th. His words and example seem especially fitting at this moment in time as we witness incredible division and violence in our nation. We remember Dr. King’s call to “Build […]

January 8, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

We are excited to announce a new part-time Missioner position for the Diocese! The Rev. D Rebecca Dinovo and Deann Rios will jointly serve as our Missioners for Peace & Justice. Rev. Rebecca will continue to serve as Minister for Congregational Life at St. James La Jolla, while Deann will also continue with her work […]

January 8, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

As I write, the US Capitol is on lockdown, Vice President Pence has been rushed from the Senate floor to safety, Capitol buildings have been evacuated, and protesters have breached police barricades at the Capitol. These violent threats to the peaceful transition of power threaten the peace and security of our nation, as well as […]

November 23, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

As bishops of the Anglican Communion in the Americas participating in the Borderlands Summit 2020 we offer the following statement.   As teachers of the faith, we remind the church that the Bible is full of stories of immigrants, exiles, and refugees and consistently God is with them. We invite the church to study the […]

November 20, 2020 | by Erika Morgan

“Net Zero Energy” – what is it??  And how does it apply to the Diocese?  Earlier this month, Convention approved a resolution on “Creation Care through Clean Renewable Energy for EDSD Churches”.  This Resolution formally created the “Future Bound Solar Initiative”.  The Initiative began in 2019 under the auspices of the Diocesan Property Committee and […]