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  • Burundi’s faith leaders renew commitment to peace and reconciliation Friday, October 20, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Twelve years after Burundi’s brutal civil war, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300,000 people, the country’s faith leaders have called on the international community to “re-establish good diplomatic relationships” with their government. The call came in a communiqué signed by the Anglican primate of Burundi, Archbishop Martin Nyaboho and […]
  • Three Malawians to receive Province of Central Africa’s highest lay honor Friday, October 20, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Three women from the Diocese of the Upper Shire in Malawi are to receive the Order of the Epiphany – the highest lay honor of the Anglican Church of Central Africa. The awards will be presented Oct. 21 at a large service at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Mangochi. […]
  • Episcopalians’ ‘widow’s mite’ is doing mighty work in recent disaster relief Thursday, October 19, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s roadmap of the Jesus Movement has been guiding Episcopalians in their response to the chain of disasters that have struck the world in the last two months. “You can see it in that we have various departments of the presiding bishop’s staff, the companion dioceses, […]
    By Mary Frances Schjonberg
  • Nashotah House announces passing of beloved professor Thursday, October 19, 2017
    [Nashotah House Theological Seminary – Nashotah, Wisconsin] It is with great sadness that Nashotah House Theological Seminary announces the passing of the Rev. Daniel A. Westberg, a professor of ethics and moral theology. Westberg died Oct. 18, in a boating accident on Upper Nashotah Lake. A faculty member at Nashotah House since 2000, Westberg was […]
  • British Columbia parishes grapple with summer wildfires’ aftermath Thursday, October 19, 2017
    The following is the conclusion of a two-part story detailing the experience and aftermath of the B.C. summer wildfires from an Anglican perspective. You can read the first part here. [Anglican Church of Canada] Though the height of the summer wildfire season in British Columbia may have passed, the efforts of communities to rebuild in […]
    By Matt Gardner

Diocesan News

Hurricane Harvey Response

The following was published by Episcopal Digital Network, August 28, 2017. To read the article on their site, please click here. Episcopalians face into ‘catastrophic and life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey Church officials assessing damage and finding ways...

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Bishop Dietsche’s Statement on Charlottesville

The events of this last weekend in Charlottesville have horrified Americans across our country.  The virulence of the “Unite the Right” demonstrations themselves, with the viciousness of language and symbol, was in itself profoundly troubling and dangerous; but when it became the occasion for an instance of domestic terrorism, in which one woman lost her life and dozens of others were injured, we saw Charlottesville hold a mirror before America and reflect back to us an image that covers us in shame.  All people of good will, and our leaders, have decried the violence and the loss of life, even as many have struggled to come to terms with the dark ideologies that were the foundation for these demonstrations.

 

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Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary

Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary A Follow-Up to Bishop Dietsche's Letter On Sanctuary April 12, 2017 Holy Wednesday Dear Friends and Colleagues, This letter is a follow-up to Bishop Dietsche's excellent letter On Sanctuary that was released Monday. The purpose of...

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Bishop Dietsche’s Holy Tuesday Sermon

Bishop Dietsche's 2017 Holy Tuesday Sermon Preached at the Service of Collegiality, at which the clergy of the diocese gather to renew their ordination vows, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. It means more to me than I can say to see you all together.  The long procession,...

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