November 14, 2016
[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia]
Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ,
In these days after the presidential election, many are experiencing fear and uncertainty. We write to you as your bishops to assure you that we stand against any efforts to harass or intimidate Latino/Hispanic persons. We stand for a just immigration policy that allows families to stay together and provides a path to citizenship. We stand for the promise we make in the Baptismal Covenant to...
[Episcopal Church in Minnesota] More than 90 clergy in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota have signed the following letter in response to last week’s presidential election.
To our neighbors who are anxious this week because you are women, Muslim, African American, Native American, Latino/a, immigrant, LGBTQ persons, and differently-abled,
We see you. Many of us are you.
We know that overt sexism, corruption, xenophobia, racism,...
November 11, 2016
[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island]
A Divided Community: Responding with Hope and Action
The results of the elections this week have confirmed what we already knew. Our country is deeply divided along regional, racial, gender and economic lines. The divisions are real and painful. The divisions are ending friendships and threatening family relationships. There are people in our communities and congregations who are delighted and people who are...
[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:1-7
We knew beforehand that whatever the election’s outcome, half the country would feel exiled in their own land. Indeed, one lesson of this long election season is how profound that feeling of exile has been for many Americans. Perhaps exile is our common experience.
[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The election season that has just drawn to a close has highlighted a great divide in our country – maybe, more accurately, many divisions both great and small. Fear and hope have been the two sides of a coin that has spun in the air for months, and an anxious America has waited to see which face would land “up” on the field at the end of the day. Perhaps the greatest tragedy in all of this is that, as a people, we do not even agree on which...
Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
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Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
[November 11, 2016] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named the provincial delegate and churchwide delegates to represent the...
[Episcopal Diocese of Arizona]
Dear Colleagues in Ministry,
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” — 1 John 4:18
In the last few hours, we have all felt the ground shift beneath us with the results of the Presidential election. For about half our population, the unexpected results were greeted with jubilation, for the other half with dismay and disbelief. No matter what our position, we can all agree that this election...
[Episcopal Diocese of Iowa]
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This morning one of our clergy woke up to find a homophobic hate note on his car referencing the election of Donald Trump. It raises the concern that this is the kind of personal permission to act out one’s bigotry that his election would provoke. It has to be said that the tone set in this campaign will be difficult to live down or to hold back the dark side it unleashes. Nor did it help that...
[Episcopal Church in South Carolina]
Dear People of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina,
After the presidential election on Tuesday, responses ranged from joy and delightful surprise to confusion, lamentation and grief. Whatever your own sense post-election, I hope you will, in Christian charity, be kind to yourself and one another, especially with those with whom you disagree. Our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being holds in all...