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June 12, 2018 | by Jim Stiven

In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54, the so-called California Values Act which declared that we are a sanctuary state. In November 2017, this Diocese, through its annual convention passed Resolution 17-05 declaring that this diocese is a sanctuary diocese.  Much debate has ensued at the local, state and national levels about […]

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 […]

June 15, 2017 | by The Rev. Kathleen Kelly

To encourage a process grounded in prayer, the standing committee is in the process of calling together a team of chaplains, lay and clergy, from across the diocese. Some chaplains have already been identified, but we hope that more who are interested in being part of a chaplaincy team will contact us. A group of […]