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October 1, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

We live in a time of heightened disagreement and increasingly disagreeable modes of communication. Rarely have human societies managed effective and transparent conversations that are also kind. At times we are too concerned about how our words will be received to be sufficiently truthful; at other times we spew venom or circulate gossip without regard […]

August 2, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

In June I wrote about revitalizing congregations and the normal process of birth, growth, and death in faith communities. In this piece, I’d like to offer some perspective about the role of leadership as a congregation begins to grapple with change and transformation. This diocese has a healthy mix of congregational size and context, from […]

July 12, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Some people think General Convention is a bit like Brigadoon, a small city that appears for a day and then fades away into the mist for the next hundred years.  General Convention has a shorter shelf life, but there’s something apt about the comparison.  The residents gather, reconnect, love and celebrate, avoid changing anything, and […]

June 25, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

I am aware that a large number of clergy in this diocese have been, or will be soon, invited to participate in CREDO.  Some of you have undoubtedly been once, but I would like to encourage you to participate if at all possible. CREDO stands for Clergy Reflection, Education, and Discernment Opportunity.  It’s a program […]

June 22, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

  Facebook Video of the Press Conference. Bishop Katharine’s comments are from 38:27 – 43:29. Senator Kamala Harri’s comments are from 1:07 – 1:17.   This nation has a long and ugly history of removing children from their natural parents, and subjecting some categories of children to truly inhumane practices. The first peoples of these […]

May 3, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

A member of the clergy in another diocese has written me about discerning whether to submit an application for bishop – also in another diocese.  This priest alleges that “church culture” generally assumes that the bishop’s task is to keep the institution going, and that the vows of clergy are about maintaining the structure.  This […]

April 25, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Please send funds directly to Camp Stevens either via donation on their website (select Refugee Campership in the dropdown menu) or via check made out to “Camp Stevens” with “Refugee Campership” in the memo line and mailed to: 1108 Banner Road, Julian, CA 92036.  For the last eleven years, children from refugee families in San […]

February 18, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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