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  • Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from Episcopal church Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24 hours after the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island received the first of many calls about the Confederate memorial. The Rev. Khader El-Yateen, a community activist and founder of […]
    By Amy Sowder
  • Charlottesville faith community looks ahead after uniting against white supremacist march Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious leaders joined hundreds of mourners Aug. 16 in remembering the woman killed amid the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, as the city’s interfaith community takes stock and begins looking ahead. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Susan Bro, […]
    By David Paulsen
  • Texas bathroom bill’s defeat means 2018 General Convention stays in Austin Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, […]
    By Mary Frances Schjonberg
  • Welsh electoral college to choose next archbishop and primate Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] An electoral college of the Church in Wales will meet in the small town of Llandrindod Wells next month to choose the province’s next archbishop and primate. Three lay people and three priests from all six Welsh dioceses will join the six bishops as they pray and vote on a successor to […]
  • Anglican archbishop in Australia speaks against euthanasia legalization Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier has joined six other Christian leaders in Australia from the region in calling on the state premier to reconsider plans to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. In a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox church leaders say that “human dignity […]

Diocesan News

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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Bishop Writes on Sanctuary

Communications Office Contacts   Bishop Dietsche Writes on Sanctuary April 10, 2017 Bishop Dietsche today wrote to the clergy...

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“We pray,” Bishop Dietsche writes in a letter to the diocese, “that God grace [Mr. Trump] with the wisdom and courage to rise to the high calling of his office, as we will also pray that he be imbued with compassion for and understanding of every single person in America, for whom he has now being given the responsibility of leadership and care.” Click for full text.

Communications Office Contacts  The Morning After A Letter to the Diocese from Bishop DietscheEspanolNovember 10, 2016 My Brothers...

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2016 Diocesan Convention Roundup

The 2016 Diocesan Convention Bishops' Addresses and Eucharist Homily Convention Highlights The Canonical Changes proposed as part of the Diocesan Strategic Plan were passed unanimously, with the exception of an amendment that would have changed the majority needed to...

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“There are some basic, unambiguous principles of ordinary godly love which all Christians must bring with them into the public square, and into the voting booth” Bishop Dietsche said in his address to Diocesan Convention

November 5, 2016Bishop Dietsche Speaks of the Principles That Christians Must Bring into The Voting BoothToward the end of his address to the Diocesan Convention yesterday in Tarrytown, NY, Bishop Dietsche turned to the coming election, and reminded those in the room...

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