Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Zoom Invitation: How Episcopalians Can Respond to Gun Violence

Sunday, June 26, 2022

President Biden signed the bipartisan gun safety bill that passed the Senate on Thursday and the House of Representatives on Friday. That accomplishment--the most significant federal gun bill in nearly 30 years--comes on the heels of Thursday's Supreme Court decision that strikes down New York State's concealed carry law--a move that law enforcement officials expect will increase gun violence. 

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Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings

Friday, June 24, 2022


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Bishop's Writing / Enews June

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Fellow Sojourners,

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022


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Bishop Stephen Lane on the mass murder in Buffalo

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Gun violence is a pervasive reality across the United States. The recent mass murder in Buffalo brings that close to home, along with the knowledge that the murderer also considered Rochester as a target. The motivation, in this case, was hatred for people of color, America’s long history of racism being passed to a new generation. But truth be told, there are mass shootings nearly every day. This past weekend according to news reports, 21 people were killed in mass shootings across the country.

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Bishop's Writing / May 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Dear Friends in Christ,

Since I last wrote to you, coronavirus has continued to surge across our region. I’ve had a visitation postponed, and several of the clergy of the diocese have been ill, one significantly. Let’s remember the most vulnerable among us, and let’s remain cautious and vigilant in our communities.

This month I want to continue raising thought questions for the Episcopal Transition Process.

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