June, 2018
Refugee Simulation Opportunity
We have the unique opportunity here in Spokane to take advantage of an immersive learning experience through the organization World Relief, to truly immerse ourselves in what it is like to be a refugee in today's world.

This simulation challenges the participant as p articipants are separated into families from various countries and memorize their biographies before going through a mock interview by UN Officials, a feeding station, a medical screening clinic, and a language acquisition class. Families must pass interviews at each of these stations on their journey to freedom.

St. John's Cathedral has signed up with World Relief to offer this immersive learning experience on:

Wednesday August 15, from 4-7pm

But in order to insure that we have enough dedicated participants, we need to secure RSVPs and a deposit now.

Normally the program is $35 per person, but St. John's will help offset this cost so that it is only $10 per person.

We have a limited number of spaces available and they will be offered on a first come basis (to include submitting your $10 deposit).

To RSVP, please email Fr. Nic

For more information about the experience of this simulation:

Racial Reconciliation & The Episcopal Church
Continuing in a series of recommended resources for personal study and reflection, the following book is recommended by Fr. Nic for personal study and conversation.

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail . I t is said that this book was carried everyday in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's briefcase.
One of the primary focuses of the past three years in the Episcopal Church, and a focal point moving forward of our Presiding Bishop, is the work of Racial Reconciliation, particularly as the Church.

In that mission, this spot will provide resources over the next few months addressing this topic .
Camp Cross Starts This Month!
Camp Cross kicks off its summer season this month, beginning with the annual Leaders in Training Weekend June 15-17, training high school students to be servant leaders throughout the summer, and ending the month with Intermediate Camp (rising 4th-6th graders) June 24-29, and Mini-Camp (rising 2nd & 3rd graders) July 1-3.

If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Lucas or Fr. Nic, no camper will ever be turned away due to lack of ability to pay.

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79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Every three years the Episcopal Church comes together in a legislative session to address the issues before the national church as a whole. General Convention is this year in Austin, TX, July 4-July 13.

Pia Longinotti and Katherine Karr-Cornejo of St. John's Cathedral will be among the lay deputation representing the Diocese of Spokane, as the convention takes up issues ranging from alcohol/substance abuse policies, a response from the institution that is church to the #metoo movement, and possible prayer book revision. You can follow along with events on social media at #gc79

Fr. Nic will also be in attendance as a member of the design team for the Young Adult Festival, an event happening concurrently with General Convention, exposing Young Adults from across the church to this thing we call General Convention. Follow us at #YAFGC18
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