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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 […]

October 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Lesslie Keller, CEO of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), has announced that she will retire at the end of 2020 after 13 years of diligent service. Since March of 2007, Lesslie Keller has led ECS through some of the most challenging times for our society, and especially for those on the margins. The need for human […]

July 10, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Sign the Anti-Racism Covenant- Click Here Bishop Susan Brown Snook invites you to join her in signing an anti-racism covenant to work toward racial justice and reconciliation. This covenant was created by a group of bishops, including Bishop Susan, from across The Episcopal Church.  Click Here for Spanish Translation “Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

As people of faith, we believe that all people were created in the image of God and are beloved by God. Christian tradition, following Jewish tradition before it, tells us that God particularly cares for those who are oppressed. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus’ mother Mary sings about what God is doing in Jesus when she […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I deeply appreciate the hard work congregations are doing to plan for restarting in-person worship. I have said previously that in-person worship may begin on June 21, but congregations may start later than June 21 if that is appropriate for their context. In making this determination, task forces should consider their physical context, the age […]

May 29, 2020 | by Deann Rios

Bishop Susan Brown Snook shares: “This Sacred Ground work is holy work – it is how we do the important work of reconciliation that we are all called to experience in Christ and with each other. I have found the experience to be eye-opening, vulnerable, and personally transformative. I hope that all Episcopalians will have […]