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[Episcopal News Service] Responding to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to “Follow the Way of Jesus,” deputies and bishops at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting July 5-13 in Austin, Tex., acted on a record number of resolutions on key issues such as immigration,…
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The Mission Institute has announced the appointment of Myriam Hernandez Jennings as its new program director. Courtesy Photo Myriam Hernandez Jennings Hernandez…
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David R. Ames has been hired as executive assistant to Bishop Gayle E. Harris, beginning July 16.  He succeeds Vesta Scotland, who has been serving in the position in an interim capacity and will be leaving the staff on July 20 to pursue certification in the event and hospitality field. …
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Tom Hamel has been hired as controller and will join the diocesan staff starting July 31.  He succeeds former controller Charlie Jordan who left the position in May to become the investment coordinator for the Trustees of Donations. …
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Bishop Alan M. Gates has announced the hiring of Martha Shaughnessey Gardner to serve as missioner of networking and formation, a new position on the diocesan staff, beginning in early August. Courtesy Photo …
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General Convention, the Episcopal Church's triennial, bicameral governing body, convenes July 5-13 in Austin, Tex., to set the direction of the church's mission and ministry, worship and liturgy, policies and budget. Learn and follow: #GC79:  This is the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued the following message on June 14 to the diocesan community:   Dear Friends,   The current reality facing immigrant families weighs heavily on many hearts right now, particularly as more stringent policy around federal immigration law enforcement results in…
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The bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts jointly issued on June 6, 2018, the following statement, "Make Room at the Inn for U.S. Citizens Impacted by Disaster," in which they urge federal action to activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates of the Diocese of Massachusetts and  Bishop Doug Fisher and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley and other faith leaders and scientists on May 23 for the release of a joint appeal for action on climate change. …
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Every year, the Episcopal Church awards funding to youth ministries through its Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant Program. The grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations and college campuses that engage in ministry with young adults. On May 3, the program announced that $139,000 is…