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We Need All the Mission We Can Get: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings gave these remarks at the opening session of the Executive Council meeting on October 18, 2017: Good morning. Welcome back to the Maritime Center, and welcome back to Executive Council. I’m glad to be here with you all. Our work of strengthening the church to spread the gospel seems more and more critical…
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Praying to End Gun Violence: A Statement from President Jennings

This morning, my heart broke once again to learn about another mass shooting in the United States. My prayers and support are with the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, with their deputies, and with my friend Bishop Dan Edwards. I pray especially that our mourning for the dead and wounded will motivate us…
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“Nuestros valores cristianos están en juego,” dicen Curry y Jennings en DACA

Hoy nuestros corazones están con aquellos a los que se conocen como “los soñadores”—esos jóvenes, mujeres y hombres, que fueron traídos a este país de niños, que se criaron aquí y cuya primera identidad cultural y nacional es estadounidense. Creemos que estos jóvenes son hijos de Dios y que merecen una oportunidad de vivir vidas…
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“Our Christian Values are at Stake,” say Curry and Jennings on DACA

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued the following statement concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). September 5, 2017 Today our hearts are with those known as the Dreamers—those young women and men who were brought to this country…
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Letting Our Light Shine in Texas: A Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies

August 16, 2017 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: Yesterday, the Texas legislature adjourned its special session without passing a so-called “bathroom bill,” which threatened to write discrimination against transgender people into state law. We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, and advocates who raised their voices…
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The Christian Tradition We Would Far Rather Forget

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, released this statement on August 14 in response to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11 and 12: Like many Americans, I was horrified to watch white supremacist violence in Charlottesville spiral out of control this weekend. As an Episcopalian, I was particularly…
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Legislative Committee Survey Now Online

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[En ingles y español] July 14, 2017 Dear Deputies, In preparation for the 79th General Convention in July 2018, I am beginning the process of appointing deputies to legislative committees. The Presiding Bishop and I wrote to bishops and deputies about our plans for legislative committees on July 6; you can read that letter on…
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Legislative Committees Announced: Letter from Presiding Bishop Curry and President Jennings

[En ingles y español] July 6, 2017 Dear Deputies and Bishops, We’re just over a year away from the 79th General Convention, and already, planning is in high gear. Part of our role in those preparations, as set forth by the Rules of Order of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, is to…
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Three Buckets of Water

President Jennings delivered these remarks to Executive Council on June 9 at the beginning of a meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Good morning. I’m glad to be here with you in the Diocese of Puerto Rico. It’s been nearly ten years since Executive Council convened in Province IX, and although this meeting has…
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Episcopal Migration Ministries Launches Fundraising Campaign

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Last week, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement agency of the Episcopal Church, launched a fundraising campaign called Stand To Support Refugees. Funds donated will support the Episcopal Church’s ministry to refugees, which began in the nineteenth century and expanded to include refugee resettlement with the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980. The campaign is prompted…
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