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EDS affiliates with Union, names Kelly Brown Douglas dean

[Episcopal Divinity School-Union Theological Seminary news release]: Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018. 
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Diocesan News

Bishop Gates travels to Tanzania to re-connect with mission partners

Bishop Alan M. Gates will travel to the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania, May 22-June 2, in order to meet Tanga's bishop, the Rt. Rev. Maimbo Mndolwa, and become better acquainted with ministry partnerships and health-care and school projects that the Diocese of Massachusetts and several of its parishes have long been involved with there. 
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Diocesan News

"Imagine Embracing Brave Change": Everyone invited to join the mission strategy conversation

Last fall, the Diocesan Convention adopted a new mission strategy that calls the people and congregations of the Diocese of Massachusetts to embrace brave change by reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.
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Video: Imagine Embracing Brave Change

In this video, Bishop Alan M. Gates invites everyone to become more familiar with the new diocesan mission strategy and find their own connections to it and to its call to embrace brave change by reimagining our congregations, building our relationships and engaging our world:  How will we share our faith and shape our common life for a future with hope?  How will we work across difference to build each other up in love?  How will we seek justice and peace with neighbors near and far?  Learn more about the new mission strategy and find materials to support local conversations here.
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Diocesan News

Cathedral to host May 16 webinar on Episcopal Church's "Becoming Beloved Community" initiative

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will be a live viewing site for the May 16 webinar at 3 p.m., in which Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, will discuss this new initiative.  All are welcome.
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Diocesan News

RIP: The Rev. Donald T. Isaac

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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Diocesan News

Bishop Gates to lead delegation to "Unholy Trinity" gun violence conference

Bishop Alan M. Gates will lead a delegation of 13 young people and adults representing the Diocese of Massachusetts and its B-PEACE for Jorge antiviolence campaign to Chicago this month for "Unholy Trinity," a churchwide conference exploring the intersection of racism, poverty and gun violence. 
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Diocesan News

RIP: The Rev. Frank D. Baker

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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Diocesan News

Episcopalians invited to join B-PEACE witness at Mother's Day Walk

The B-PEACE for Jorge campaign invites the diocesan community to join Bishop Alan M. Gates and other leaders in the diocese at the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 14. The walk is sponsored by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and is designed to raise awarenessCourtesy Photo about the scourge of violence, to support families who are grieving and to raise money for the institute’s peace-building efforts. 
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Diocesan News

Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Remarks by Bishop Gates and Closing Litany

Listen to the closing presentation by Bishop Alan M. Gates, along with remarks by the Rev. Arrington Chambliss of Episcopal City Mission and the closing litany from "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants.
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