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May 2, 2022 | by Cynde Durnford-Branecki

At the 2021 Diocesan Convention, Resolution 21-04 Becoming a Beloved Community by combatting anti-Asian/Pacific Islander American violence, bias and racism was adopted. As part of that resolution, the diocese agreed to lift up the stories of Asians, protect Asians from racist persecution, and nurture understanding of Asian peoples and cultures through prayer and liturgy, among […]

April 12, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The hymn we often sing on Good Friday recognizes that we were there as Jesus died – because the life-and-death story of that astounding week in Jerusalem is the central story of our lives as children of God. All of us were there with Jesus, we believe […]

April 23, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) held its first annual Making Miracles Hybrid Gala Saturday, April 10, 2021. Guests were able to enjoy the opportunity to attend the event in person at Coasterra on San Diego Bay or participate virtually via livestreaming on YouTube. After having to take our gala virtual last year, we are thrilled to be […]

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 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 […]

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