Cámara de Diputados

de la Iglesia Episcopal
En la Cámara

Entre las convenciones, el ministerio de los diputados lleva a cabo las resoluciones de la Convención General y enriquece la iglesia. Comparta sus historias por correo electrónico.

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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Alternate Deputy Meyers Reflects on the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation

Alternate deputy Ruth Meyers of California, a members of the Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision, attended the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation in Hong Kong in January 2019. In this essay, she reflects on worshipping and learning with people from across the Anglican Communion: Gathering in Hong Kong for the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, with…
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Sermon Preached on the Commemoration of the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi

President Jennings preached this sermon at Church Divinity School of the Pacific on January 24, which marks the commemoration of the ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, the first woman in the Anglican Communion to be ordained a priest. Today we remember the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi, born in Hong Kong in 1907, ordained a deacon…
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Embarking On An Unknown Future: An Address to the Joint Conventions of the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania

President Jennings gave this keynote address to the joint diocesan conventions of the Diocese of Western New York and the Diocese of Northwestern Pennyslvania on October 26, 2018. She was introduced by Bishop Sean Rowe: Thank you, Sean, and thank you Bishop Franklin for your kind invitation to be with you during this pivotal time…
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Standing with Today’s Canaanite Women

And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and…
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The Fruit of Repentance is Action

With the inundation of horrifying stories of gender-based sexual abuse, assault, and harassment both in and out of the church in the wake of the #MeToo movement, my personal response was gratitude. Sure, there are times when it has not been easy being a girl or a woman in this world. There are things that…
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Why Does #MeToo Burn Bright While #BlackLivesMatter Gets Extinguished?

Women are calling out men’s sexual misconduct and abuse of power with great effect. We are seeing a correction to how women are being treated, which is so positive and so necessary. Yet somehow it leaves me feeling hollow. Why can’t we get the same traction when it comes to misconduct and the abuse of…
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The Cloak of Invisibility

Belonging Full communion in the church doesn’t mean what is used to. Even those who belong don’t belong if they don’t have the rights and privileges of others. The list of nonbelonging belongers is long. If you’re included in the list (which means you’re excluded), You know it, even though you’ve been assured that the…
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Throwing Privilege Into Stark Relief: White Women, Racism and #MeToo

When I read any story, I tend to put myself somewhere in the narrative, projecting myself onto certain characters. I find the character I end up “trying on” generally has something in common with me. In the tale of the woman who anoints Jesus just before the passion narrative begins, I project myself onto her….
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Difficult But Necessary Work: A Lay Leader’s #metoo Reflection

Editor’s note:  This is one in a Lenten series of reflections, essays, and meditations on sexual harassment and exploitation in the church. These articles may contain explicit or graphic descriptions of abuse and harassment and language that might upset or trigger some readers. +++ My #metoo Lenten reflection begins before I became Episcopalian. My father…
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