Liturgical Resources for Troubled Times
Resources from Bishops Against Gun Violence
From the Rev. Dahn Gandell, President of Province II
A Listening Toolkit - download the 30 -page document here
After the House of Bishops Listening Liturgy at the 2018 General Convention (GC79), it was clear that more attention is necessary churchwide for the full restoration and healing of our Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Since our gathering last July, people have continued to share their stories, and many of us have watched and prayed as our siblings in other denominations have also faced increasing revelations of sexual abuse, harassment, and exploitation. Our world and those within our Church are hurting, and it is our responsibility
The enclosed toolkit is a resource for responding, comprised of:
It is our hope that this toolkit will serve as a useful resource for The Episcopal Church, our ecumenical partners, and the wider world. Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves and teaches that our faith is best measured by our treatment of the most vulnerable in our midst. The GC79 LLLT hopes this resource will offer insight and support that will allow more people to be seen and affirmed and ultimately help us all create a safer Church for the “loving, liberating, and life-giving” message of Jesus Christ.
The Listening Liturgy Planning Team