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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 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 […]

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 […]

August 5, 2019 | by Bishops United Against Gun Violence

From Bishops United Against Gun Violence August 4, 2019 Following the murder of thirteen precious children of God in Thousand Oaks, California in November 2018, Bishops United Against Gun Violence offered a litany in the wake of a mass shooting to commemorate the dead, to comfort their loved ones, and to honor survivors and first responders. […]

July 23, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder

The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, bishop, expressed deep concern today about the allegations of sexual misconduct brought against the Rev. Paul Kowalewski. The neighboring Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, where the Rev. Kowalewski is canonically resident, has placed him under a suspension of ministry until the matter is resolved. Under this restriction, he will […]

July 22, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder

The Episcopal Church welcomes queer people! Over 80 Episcopalians in the Diocese of San Diego marched in the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13. In 1976, the General Convention of The Episcopal Church declared that “homosexual persons are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, […]

April 23, 2019 | by Dhiloraj Canagasabey and Keerthisiri Fernando

We are terribly shocked and deeply saddened by the barbarous acts of violence brought on innocent worshipers, children, women and men at Easter Sunday services at St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, St. Sebastien’s Church, Negombo and Zion Church, Batticaloa, as well as on several hotels in Colombo targeting visitors to our country. The Church of Ceylon […]

April 2, 2019 | by Jean Vanier

All groups, all societies, are built on the model of a pyramid: at the top are the powerful, the rich, the intelligent. They are called to govern and guide. At the bottom are the immigrants, the slaves, the servants, people who are out of work, or who have a mental illness or different forms of […]

March 26, 2019 | by Gloria Sandvik

How do we bridge the divide? How do we have conversations that might be both difficult and meaningful? To explore these questions, humankind San Diego collaborated with the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego to facilitate Living Room Conversations. The experimental conversations focused on politics and the faith community, and the conversations  were both robust and thought-provoking. […]

March 22, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder

In a meeting this week, the standing committee of our diocese voted unanimously to pass the resolution below, which upholds the original intent of General Convention Resolution D034 crafted in response to the #MeToo movement. With this resolution, the Episcopal Church made an intentional effort to correct past abuses by clergy members by lifting the […]