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.

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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A Litany of Penance for Ash Wednesday

Editor’s note:  Today we begin 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. +++ Most holy and merciful God:  We confess to you and to one…
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Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence

The Diocese of San Diego’s Task Force for the Compassionate Care of Survivors of Sexual Misconduct in the Church has provided this Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence which speaks to sexual misconduct in the church. The additional prayers beyond the BCP litany were written by the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, California. Download…
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A New Biography of Absalom Jones

As we again approach the celebration of Absalom Jones Day, let me ask us all to review the biography of Blessed Absalom which we print in our bulletins and to which we refer in our teaching and preaching. The most popularly printed version seems to be the short account printed in “Lesser Feasts and Fasts”…
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