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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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Mantengámonos de pie con los refugiados

Apoyemos el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública Estimados Diputados: Como muchos de ustedes, he visto la semana pasada el desarrollo de las noticias de Washington, D.C. con creciente incredulidad y miedo para los más vulnerable entre nosotros. Los esfuerzos de la nueva administración de revocar La Ley del Cuidado de…
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Stand with Refugees: A Letter from President Jennings

Dear Deputies: Like many of you, in the last week I have watched the news from Washington D.C. unfold with increasing disbelief and growing fear for the most vulnerable among us. The new administration’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a suitable replacement, silence journalists and advocates, and distort our national conversation with…
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Take Action to Champion Refugee Resettlement

Cabinet confirmation hearings begin tomorrow The Senate tomorrow begins confirmation hearings on President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. This is an opportunity for Episcopalians to urge their senators to determine where the nominees stand on one of the most important humanitarian issues of our day: the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Call your senators and…
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Flipping in a New Way

President Jennings delivered these remarks to Executive Council on October 20 at the beginning of a meeting held in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Last month, at the kind invitation of the Presiding Bishop, I went to the House of Bishops meeting in Detroit. I am absolutely certain that when he invited me, he did not…
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San Joaquin Chancellor Michael Glass Awarded House of Deputies Medal

On September 9 at the Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference, President Jennings awarded Michael Glass, chancellor of the Diocese of San Joaquin, with the House of Deputies medal. She made these remarks: You know, of course, that late in 2007, the convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin voted to leave the Episcopal Church. It was…
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Constitutional and Canonical Implications of the Changing Relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion

On September 10, President Jennings made these remarks to the Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference: Well, you made it. You’ve survived to experience the final session of the 2016 Chancellors’ Conference. For the next hour, before we all head to the airport, we’ll consider the constitutional and canonical implications of the changing relationship between the Episcopal…
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Casting Out Fear: Ending Transgender Discrimination

June 28, 2016 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be confusing, hard to understand, or open to various ways of understanding. But some essential teachings are clear and incontrovertible. Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, and he…
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40 Years On: Thoughts on Gender Equality in the Episcopal Church

President Jennings delivered these remarks on June 8, 2016 to the opening session of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church meeting in Chaska, Minnesota: Good morning, and welcome to Chaska. It’s my second time visiting Chaska, and I love it here. Chaska’s mission is “to be the best small town in Minnesota,” and they’re…
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The Rev. Robert Sessum, Ten-Time Deputy, Awarded House of Deputies Medal

President Jennings visits Diocese of Lexington May 12, 2016—On May 1, the Rev. Robert Sessum, a ten-time deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Lexington, was awarded the House of Deputies Medal by President Gay Clark Jennings during her visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington. “Bob has held an amazing…
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