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July 22, 2019 | by admin_user

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 admin_user

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 […]

March 8, 2019 | by Heather Nunnery-Smith

As God’s people we are all called to a life of compassion. And one doesn’t have to look very far in today’s world to see the needs are many and great. But what is compassion, really? Translated from Latin, it means “to suffer with.” Compassion is not the same as sympathy or pity. It’s not […]

March 5, 2019 | by Paige Blair-Hubert

Dear Presiding Bishop Curry, President Jennings, and our brothers and sisters in the House of Bishops, We write as lay and clergy members of the Task Force for Compassionate Care for Victims of Clergy Sexual Misconduct in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. In November we published a report of our work to integrate trauma-informed […]

January 17, 2019 | by Janine Schenone

Advocacy seeks to heal and transform society through long-lasting changes. Two recent advocacy actions in California and San Diego seek to improves the lives of asylum seekers. Last month, the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) of California issued a statement calling for the compassionate care of asylum seekers and other refugees in our state. This […]

December 18, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With wait times projected to last for months, many are forced to live in shelters where food is scarce, and privacy is non-existent, and some become sick. When large numbers of people cross […]

November 14, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Our calendar of saints remembers Leo the Great today, even though I don’t think there’s a single Episcopal church named for him. He lived from about 400 to 461, at a time when the Roman Empire was falling apart. He was well-educated and was ordained a deacon to serve as a financial administrator and ensure […]

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