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The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates and the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, on April 7 issued the following letter to the clergy of the diocese, urging support for statewide nondiscrimination protections for transgender people now pending in the state…
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The Diocese of Massachusetts' B-PEACE for Jorge antiviolence campaign is gearing up for the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 8, this year marking its 20th anniversary.This will be the fourth year that Episcopalians have rallied as a team to walk as a witness for peace and…
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The diocesan mission strategy listening team has issued its initial report and invites the diocesan community’s response—in person, online or by phone.  The initial report is posted at www.diomass.org/new-mission-strategy.Four open forums have been scheduled at locations around the diocese, at…
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The Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, has called for a season of prayer for regions of the Anglican Communion which are experiencing violence and civil strife.“In this season of resurrection, I call on everyone to pray for our brothers and sisters in areas where…
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Responding to events in Brussels this morning, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:  “In the great Holy Week of Christian prayer and mercy, the Brussels attacks shock all those who seek peace and justice through the terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God. Once again we…
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Global mission is a decades-long tradition for many churches in the Diocese of Massachusetts, and grants from funds raised through the diocesan Together Now campaign have helped to strengthen and promote this work in recent years. This year, for the first time in recent memory, there will be an…
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The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting in retreat March 11-15 in Navasota, Tex., unanimously approved and issued on March 15 the following "Word to the Church" regarding "the violent forces being released by this season’s political rhetoric" and calling for "prayer for our country…
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An interfaith group of about 110 people concerned about gun violence and looking for ways to curb it gathered with Bishop Alan M. Gates at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston in late January to learn more about the Do Not Stand Idly By gun safety campaign.  The gathering brought parish…
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At the building that once housed the Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland, one chapter has ended and another is just beginning. The closed church has been sold to a Coptic Orthodox congregation, and Bishop Gayle E. Harris represented the Diocese of Massachusetts at the transfer of ecclesiastical…
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The diocesan mission strategy listening team will issue its initial report in early April and invites the diocesan community's response.Four open forums have been scheduled in April at locations around the diocese, at which the team will present its initial findings and invite further conversation…