Thank you all who were able to attend Clergy Conference this week. We appreciate your taking the time to be together as the clergy of the Diocese of Connecticut. We feel our time was richly blessed.
At the Conference, our speaker, Professor Richard Parker, challenged us to take some specific steps to address the realities of the broken economic system in the United States and around the world. He specifically asked us to dedicate at least two days of our ministry in the next three months to this crucial issue.
To that end, we your bishops invite the clergy to read along with us the suggested book: Sachs, Jeffrey, D. The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity. New York: Random House, 2011.
We then hope to get together to discuss the book and its implications for our lives and ministry on Thursday, August 2, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Specifics about the location and agenda for the day will be forthcoming.
We hope you will join us in continuing the discussion begun this week as we seek to serve God's mission of restoration and reconciliation.
Ian, Jim, Laura
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas
The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens
The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut