June 9, 2020
From Bishop Fisher: We Must Confront Racism Within and Without
" The killing of George Floyd points to the racism that is part of our society, embedded in our history, systems and institutions – including the Church. People of faith cannot ignore the unconscious racism that dwells in our own hearts and minds. We must confront it within and without.

Mr. Floyd’s murder is yet another in a centuries-long line. Not decades, but centuries. Our Presiding Bishop, in  a joint statement with the Bishop-elect of Minnesota , reminded us that we are not powerless in the face of racism. 'We are not, however, slaves to our fate … unless we choose to do nothing.' "

Presiding Bishop’s Word to the Church:
When the Cameras are Gone,
We Will Still Be Here
Episcopal News Service

[May 30, 2020] “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will still be doing it when the news cameras are long gone." In the midst of COVID-19 and the pressure co...

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From The Episcopal Church
The following letter invites everyone in The Episcopal Church to participate in a survey about sexual misconduct in the denomination
Responses requested by: July 1, 2020

"Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:
In early 2018, we issued a call for The Episcopal Church to come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years. That work began to take shape at General Convention 2018 when the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation submitted more than twenty resolutions and the House of Bishops held a Liturgy of Listening to lament and confess the church’s role in harassment, exploitation and abuse."

Resources and Workshops
Virtual Nuevo Amanecer 2020 Conference
Registration is now open for all 5 events of Virtual Nuevo Amanecer: June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12 and October 10. The registration is bilingual: Spanish/English. You only need to register once for all 5 events. Two days before the event you will receive the links for the Zoom meetings.

ESP: Nos reuniremos el 13 de junio de 1:00 pm a 4:00 pm, Tiempo del Este (Miami, Santo Domingo). Durante los próximos cuatro meses, del 10 de julio al 10 de octubre, nos seguiremos reuniendo mensualmente para más oportunidades de aprendizaje, conocimiento mutuo y oración.

ENG: We will meet on June 13 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Eastern Time (Miami, Santo Domingo). Over the next four months, from July 10 to October 10, we will continue to meet monthly for more opportunities for learning, mutual knowledge, and prayer.
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