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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 […]

April 11, 2017 | by The Very Rev. Penny Bridges

The six dioceses of California are collaborating to form a public policy network modeled on the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) but focused on California issues. A one-day training in faith-rooted community organizing will be offered in San Francisco on May 19, and our diocese will send a small group of committed people who will […]

November 15, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

[Opening remarks given by Bishop Mathes at the start of the 43rd Annual Diocesan Convention.] Before we begin today, I feel compelled to say a word about the election. The results show a much divided nation. That is not debatable. Once again, one candidate won the electoral college vote and the election; the other marginally […]