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November 14, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Good afternoon, fearless love diocese! This diocese may be headquartered in San Diego, yet we include communities from as far north as Lake Elsinore, Menifee, and Hemet, east to Indio, Brawley, and Yuma, and south to the border. In earlier days, this might have been called the southmost diocese in upper California. How we name […]

March 30, 2018 | by Colin Mathewson

I’ve been bouncing in the back of a pickup truck over a rocky rural road for the past hours with 12 members of an indigenous tribe in the mountains of central Mexico. Suddenly two pickup trucks bristling with passengers approach us at a fork in the road. While we stop and offload, a gathering group […]

December 1, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

The good news of Advent is that if we wait, while we wait, in the waiting, God comes. The word Advent means “coming.” It is a time to slow down, be quiet and meditate about the real meaning of Christmas. These four weeks before Christmas are a time to prepare our hearts and our lives as we […]

December 1, 2017 | by Jim Stiven

Following the publication of Resolution 17-05, and the dissemination of the standing committee president’s commentary on the subject, questions emerged. We offer these frequently asked questions and responses in hopes of providing further guidance on these topics. These responses are not intended as legal advice.   Does Resolution 17-05 require congregations in the diocese to declare […]

November 15, 2017 | by Diocesan Convention

Resolved, that this 44th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego declares the Diocese of San Diego to be a Sanctuary Diocese; and be it further Resolved, that the Diocese of San Diego, as people of faith and people of conscience, pledges to resist efforts to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, […]

April 10, 2017 | by Colin Mathewson

A vision for our companion diocese relationship Our diocese has a companion relationship with the Diocese of Western Mexico. Last month, we submitted a grant request to United Thank Offering for funds to build a communal worship space with a medical exam room, small pharmacy, and modest clergy living area, and to purchase a 4×4 […]

February 27, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

At the 43rd convention in 2016, we passed a resolution establishing a companion relationship with the Western Diocese of the Anglican Church in Mexico. Our diocese share a common mission: we dare to follow Jesus Christ in his life of fearless love for the world. We also share over 200 miles of a common international […]

January 7, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

The common life share, formerly known as the mission share pledge, is the money the diocese receives from churches to support diocesan work. This year the convention changed the formula from a 10 percent minimum with a 20 percent target to a 10.5 percent flat request with a voluntary ability to pay more than that […]