House of Deputies

of The Episcopal Church

A Relentless Cascade of Violence and Injustice: A Letter from President Jennings

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: For the past several weeks, reading the news has registered like a series of body blows. First, a cluster of mass shootings by white men in California, Texas, and my home state of Ohio killed more than 30 people, most of whom were people of color. Then, while the vigils…
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Mary Frances Schjonberg of Episcopal News Service with President Jennings

Honoring the Ministry of Journalism: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings gave these remarks to the opening session of Executive Council on June 10, 2019, at the Maritime Center. Good morning. Welcome, once again, to the Maritime Center. I’m looking forward to our meeting, and I particularly want to welcome our guests Dr. Ursuline Bankhead, who will lead our implicit bias training this afternoon,…
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Learn: A Sermon Preached at Executive Council

When I received the email asking me to deliver today’s sermon, I was at a café with a bright teenage girl from my church’s youth group, helping her write her first sermon. I had just said to her, “You’ve been listening to sermons your whole life and you already know what they’re like. So, don’t…
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