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Anti-Poverty Funds Go to Neighborhood Sewing Program

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A grant of $30,000 has been awarded to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to launch an anti-poverty program called SewGreen@Rochester. The grant is one of five chosen from 129 applicants nationwide by the Episcopal Domestic Poverty Ministry and will be used to provide sewing skills and job opportunities to Rochester’s most impoverished families.

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Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 2 Update: "It gives me a sense of hope and pride in this house, which is seeking to not just accommodate all opinions but really engage other opinions, while in communion. Which really is the most important part of our common life... while we disagree, we don't need to be disagreeable with one another even with something as holy as our understanding of marriage."

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Deputation Updates: Marriage Equality in the Church

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"For those who didn’t agree, no one is forced to comply with this new Canon. For many who have wanted this change for decades, it was life giving. We are all the Body of Christ."

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Video: Bishops march against gun violence

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Sunday, June 28, Bishops of the Episcopal Church marched against gun violence. Here are two moving videos of the march, courtesy of Episcopal News Service.

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Update from Bishop Singh: Progress on Peace & Justice

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Here's a General Convention update from Bishop Singh regarding his work chairing the Social Justice and International Policy Committee, as well as the work of the House of Bishops regarding a number of topics, including marriage. "There is a thoughtfulness and mindfulness that is precious to our process."

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Lay Deputy Update: Neil and Susan talk marriage equality in the Church

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lay deputies Neil Houghton and Susan Woodhouse discuss the move towards marriage equality in the Episcopal Church - and what this means both to LGBTQ members of the Church and straight allies.

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