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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 5, 2018 | by Alyson Terry
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Our diocese has an ongoing commitment to creating a safe haven for everyone, our diocese trains people in the prevention of misconduct and encourages all to report misconduct. All reported incidences are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly and confidentially. This required training teaches you what misconduct is, how to prevent it and how to report […]

February 5, 2018 | by Paige Blair-Hubert

Our diocesan task force on compassionate care for misconduct survivors commends the following litany for use on Ash Wednesday in response to Presiding Bishop Curry’s charge to examine our role in the #MeToo phenomenon. It is, essentially, the traditional Ash Wednesday Litany, with several additional calls and responses to address the issue of sexual misconduct in the […]

January 22, 2018 | by Michael Curry

Ash Wednesday Revised Litany Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: In recent weeks, compelling testimony from women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted by powerful men has turned our minds to a particularly difficult passage of holy scripture: the story of the rape of King David’s daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon […]