This is the question that leapt into my mind this morning as I laid aside my reading. It startled me, though it was simple enough to see where it had stemmed from. I had just finished reading From Sin to Amazing Grace (Cheng, 2012) and the chapter I had skimmed the fastest w... Read More →
God I thank you for the gifts of today. I’m not really sure I want to write this blog post. For one thing, I know that it will be raw. My filter of polite conversation has been gradually eroding over the past week, as the weight of what I’ve been trying to do has seeped at my... Read More →
I learned the difference between the EWC (Episcopal Women’s Caucus) and the ECW (Episcopal Church Women). I think my church had a chapter of ECW going when I was a kid. It was a group of women that sat around and did stuff. Since I’ve been coming to General... Read More →
Monday managed (thankfully) to be a somewhat less hectic day than my last several days. In the evening I and my EPF Young Adult compatriots had the pleasure of attending the Integrity USA Eucharist in support of their work for LGBTQIA Episcopalians and the entire Queer community.... Read More →
On the heels of two very eventful, historic and profoundly emotional days, EPF was up bright and early Sunday morning. More than a dozen EPF representatives joined approximately 1,000 bishops, priests, deacons and laypeople from across the country to march through downtown Salt... Read More →
The whirlwind of emotion that was this weekend reached its absolute epoch on Friday afternoon with the election of our incoming Presiding Bishop. As I said often in the last two months since the candidates’ names were released, I happen to know three of the four candidates... Read More →
I am usually not one who cries. Really. But Friday was quite a day. While ironing my pants and getting dressed for the day, I went to check the time on my phone. An update from my POLITICO app announced the big news – “The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex... Read More →
Here is the testimony for the second resolution I testified on a few days ago: “I want to begin my testimony in favor of this resolution with a question. Have you ever thought about how much it costs to wash your laundry? If you have your own washer and dryer, given energy... Read More →
General Convention Self-Care Or: Contemplating the level of sacrilege involved in switching communal wine with shots of espresso. This schedule, dear friends, is no joke. Throw in a few extra shifts at the EPF booth each day and attempts to eat, and it’s a wonder anyon... Read More →
Here is my testimony for the first resolution I testified on a few days ago: “Before I came to Los Angeles to work with Seeds of Hope, the food justice ministry of the diocese of Los Angeles, I had never thought about my food privilege. And then I came to Los Angeles as an... Read More →
January 25 webinar discusses Episcopal Church and the Middle East
[January 18, 2018] “Mission, Ministry, and Advocacy: The Episcopal Church & the Middle East” is the topic of a January 25 webinar.
Hosted by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, the free one-hour webinar is designed to be an informative online conversation on connections of ministry and relationship between the Episcopal Church and the entire Middle East.
The Office of Government Relations offers subject specific webinars on a periodic basis to help educate Episcopalians in preparation for advocacy. Previous webinars have focused on issues of immigration and refugee resettlement.
The January 25 webinar will be held 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern. Registration is available at the link below and pre-registration is advised.
Speakers will be the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East Partnership Officer, and the Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace. Facilitator will be the Rev. Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church Ecumenical and Interreligious Deputy to the Presiding Bishop.
Four primary topics will be addressed: • The Diocese of Jerusalem: Mission and ministries including collaboration with the Episcopal Church. • Palestine and Israel: From 40 years of the Episcopal Church’s official response to advocacy today. • The larger Middle East: The Province outside of Jerusalem, refugee issues, and advocacy • Ecumenical and Interreligious Collaboration: Our work and the work of partner Churches and faith groups.
For more information, contact Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager, email@example.com.