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September 6, 2022 | by Diane Lopez Hughes

At the end of The Episcopal Church’s 2022 General Convention, the House of Bishops issued a final statement “naming the climate crisis as the overarching issue that affects all the other issues of social justice.”   Last fall, several dozen interfaith participants and I rallied outside the County Building in San Diego, calling for considerations in […]

August 23, 2022 | by Diane Lopez Hughes

As summer heat recedes and autumn breezes begin to cool, we are drawn into this annual time of harvest and hope. “What a timely opportunity to connect with the presence of God through the unique beauty of our local chaparral and to deepen our relationship with the place that we all call home!” said the […]

August 2, 2022 | by Rachel Ambasing

This past July, I had the pleasure of attending General Convention for the first time and as a lay alternate: I was able to spend time with a great group of kind, thoughtful and inquiring deputies from around our Diocese of San Diego, who love this Church and care deeply about the Church’s people. I […]

July 26, 2022 | by Hanh Tran

A Resolution was born from the Deputation of the Diocese of San Diego for human rights and social justice. “Lay leader with the ability to work effectively for social justice” was the tag line appearing on Diocesan Messenger Fall 2016, expressing my vision for being  General Convention Deputy. By the grace of God and my […]

July 5, 2022 | by Susan Jester

The Light Up the Cathedral Service has its roots in outreach, but it has become a beacon of hope, love, and interfaith inclusivity. This year, you can join the LGBTQ+ community and faith leaders from throughout San Diego on July 13th for Light Up the Cathedral and begin your Pride week in worship and love.    […]

June 14, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook joined the Bishop of Western Mexico, The Rt. Rev.Ricardo Joel Gómez Osnaya; the Bishop of Southeastern Mexico, The Rt. Rev. Julio C Martin; the Bishop of Guatemala, The Rt. Rev. Silvestre Romero; and delegations from San Diego and Los Angeles in Tijuana to discuss mutual ministry and cooperation across the border. […]

May 31, 2022 | by Greg Tuttle

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church held a noon-day prayer vigil on Sunday, May 29 in response to the multiple instances of gun violence throughout the United States. Nick Alcorn, high school student, member of St. Dunstan’s, and founding member of the Youth Leadership Council, said, “I found out about it (the mass shooting at Robb Elementary) […]

May 24, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

As I write, 18 children and one teacher have been reported dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after yet another school shooting. The anguish, trauma, and fear of students, parents, and teachers touched by this violence is unimaginable. Today’s shooting affects young children, who have the right to grow up safe and protected […]

May 17, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Ten dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.  Give to the departed eternal rest  Let light perpetual shine upon them.”   So reads the May 14 addition to ‘Litany in the Wake of A Mass Shooting’ on Bishops Against Gun Violence website. Just a day later, Sunday, May 15, yet another addition is needed:  “One dead at […]

May 10, 2022 | by Troy Elder

These days, it is hard to look at both the calendar and the news at the same time. As we approach Memorial Day, when we remember and mourn the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving to protect American values, the seemingly unending horrific news from the war in Ukraine recalls the sacrifices made […]

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