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Curry vs. Jennings Challenge: A Final Four contest to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, was previously the bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He roots for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, grew up a couple of buzzer-beating half court shots…
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A Letter on Racial Reconciliation

March 12, 2016   Dear Bishops and Deputies, At General Convention this summer, our church made the strongest commitment in a generation to racial justice and reconciliation. As the leaders of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, we were tasked by Resolution C019 to lead in this holy work, and thus to enable every diocese, ministry,…
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Becoming the Beloved Community

Opening Remarks to Executive Council February 26, 2016 Good morning— The last time we met, just over three months ago, I said some things. I said some things about standing on the threshold and about longing for change and about embracing our elastic identity. I said—I looked this up to be sure—that “The world might swirl…
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Update from Bishop Curry: A Letter from President Jennings

February 24, 2016 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has written to Executive Council, which meets from February 26-28, with an update on the independent investigation of three members of senior management who were placed on administrative leave in December. You can read the letter online.   Please continue to pray for…
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On the Primates Meeting: A Letter from President Jennings

January 15, 2016 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: Many of you have received the news that the meeting of Anglican primates that has just concluded in Canterbury has voted to issue what it calls «consequences» to the Episcopal Church for our full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in our common life. This news…
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A Thread of Hope in A Violent Time: 2015 Christmas Message

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and her son

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.–Soren Kierkegaard Five years ago, Christmas day found me cradling a one-week old baby in my arms. A newborn, black baby boy holding all of the promise and hope of the future in his quivering, adorable, needy little body. At the time, I believed…
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Update from Bishop Curry: A Letter from President Jennings

December 18, 2015 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released a letter to the church announcing that he has engaged Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud LLP, of New York and Philadelphia, to conduct an independent investigation of the concerns that led him to place three members of senior management on administrative leave last week.  You can read the…
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News from Bishop Curry: A Letter from President Jennings

December 11, 2015 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has just released a letter to the staff of the Episcopal Church Center informing them that, on Wednesday, he placed on administrative leave Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission Samuel McDonald, and Director of Public Engagement Alex…
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Prayers for Bishop Curry: A Letter from President Jennings

December 6, 2015 Dear Deputies, Earlier today, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was taken to the hospital after preaching at Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg and exhibiting some word-finding difficulty. There he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma—a small collection of blood between his brain and his skull—and transferred to a hospital in Richmond for…
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Remarks to the Deputies of Color Meeting

On March 21, President Jennings spoke to the Deputies of Color meeting in Salt Lake City: A couple of weeks ago, some small change, fifty years in the making, came to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Congressman John Lewis, lion of the civil rights movement, received the Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Military…
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