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Video: Come and see!

The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 
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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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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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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Presentations

Listen to presentations by guest speakers Alexandra Pineros-Shields of the Essex County Community Organization; Marisa Howe, Esq. of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Toni Machowsky, Esq., of Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).  The presentations were given at "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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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Bishop G. Harris's Opening Remarks

Listen to Bishop Gayle E. Harris's opening remarks at "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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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Presentation by Robert McAndrews

Listen to the presentation by immigration attorney Robert McAndrews at "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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RIP: The Rev. Karen Bettacchi

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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Immigration ministry resources

Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris convened "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land" 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. Audio of the presentations and links to some of the resources provided at the event are collected here, with the addition of a May 15 letter of clarification on sanctuary in Massachusetts from the chancellor of the diocese, available here and as an attachment below.
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Video: Come and see!

The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 
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New Episcopal chaplain appointed at Harvard

The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard has announced the appointment of the Rev. Margery Kennelly, currently the assistant rector at the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, as Harvard's next Episcopal chaplain. She will begin her ministry at Harvard on June 1, and will serve a two-year appointment.
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Bishop's Blog: Cloudy, with a chance of revelation

I have twice been to the top of Cannon Mountain, near New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch. An aerial tramway carries visitors to the mountain’s pinnacle. One of my family visits there was on a clear, sunny day. You could see in every direction, as far as Vermont, Maine, and even Quebec – a stunning vista of mountains, forests, and lakes. A decade earlier we had ridden up to the summit on a day of dense fog. Visibility was about ten feet. It had been a waste of time and money. We had seen nothing – or so it seemed.
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