News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
The Albany Episcopalian now in e-version!
This issue features stories and updates on the ministries and programs happening around our Diocese, including:
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
Cubans' resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite: As Washington punishes Cuba for supporting Venezuela, Cubans are replacing tractors with oxen and oil with firewood. The three biggest sectors of the island’s economy have all been targeted. The state department is working to delegitimise the island’s main export: the leasing of doctors to other developing countries. Read the article >
The Diocese of Haiti
November 4, 2019
We have received a letter from the
Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax, Dean of BTI and executive secretary
Episcopal Church of Haiti. Read it here >
The pledge in the article linked here offers a great starting place to get any partnership off on the right footing and is equally relevant for seasoned Haiti travelers to Haiti or anyone who wishes to learn and serve in poor and under-resourced communities abroad. “Pledge for First Time Travelers to Haiti” was written by Jackie Williams, Director of the Arts Center of the Partners in Health complex, in Cange. Founded by Paul Farmer, Partners in Health is operates twelve health clinics and hospitals across Haiti’s Central Plateau.
The Diocese of Rochester
The National Association of African American Studies held their 3-day Regional Conference (NAAAS) here in Rochester, at both St. John Fisher and Nazareth Colleges. The goals of the NAAAS are: "To serve as a resource for scholars in the field who desire information and support for research related to the African and African American, Hispanic, Latino(a) and Chicano(a), Native American and Asian experiences." Bishop Prince Singh Held a forum titled: Nationalism, a Fire That Destroys or Builds Up Nations: Key Lessons from India. Here is a short clip from Bishop Singh's presentation.
Diocese of Central New York
Delegates at our annual Diocesan Conventions wear name tags with their name and the congregation they represent. For the first time, at our upcoming 151st Convention, delegates will have the option of adding a small sticker to their name tag letting others know the pronouns they use. Never seen this practice before? Learn more about why we're offering this option in this article from our Secretary of Convention>
The Diocese of Long Island
Caribbean Life covered the 2nd Annual Homecoming and International Day at St. Peter's. Read the full article by clicking on the following link: Queens Episcopal church celebrates Homecoming, Int'l Day
The Diocese of Newark
The afternoon of Sunday, September 22 was sunny and unseasonably warm – even for the final official day of summer. In the spacious, tree-lined parking lot of St. Alban’s Church in Oakland/Franklin Lakes, a group of young people from across the diocese had gathered, enjoying the fine weather as they took part in icebreaker activities led by Pop Up Youth Ministry Fellows Matt Porowski and Shannon Molnar...“Our first Pop Up Youth Ministry gathering exceeded our expectations!” said Anthony Briggs, Executive Director of Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, who has been involved in planning the Pop Up Youth Ministry from the beginning, and is responsible for supervising the Youth Fellows. Read the whole story >
The Diocese of New York
The Cathedral of St John the Divine in NYC was honored to host the annual New York City Fire Department (FDNY) memorial. We're grateful for the sacrifices these brave people make every day, but the event took on a special meaning given that we're still in the midst of cleaning up from our Palm Sunday fire where we saw first hand their commitment, professionalism, and respect. We honor those who have lost their lives and remember how lucky we are to be protected by the FDNY.
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
October 13th's service was a great celebration and end to the 40th birthday weekend at All Saints, Waterloo, Belgium. In the presence of Bp. Mark Edington new members were welcomed into the Episcopal church. Bp Mark was presented with his own All Saints Sunday School Cross as well as two blue All Saints shirts (one for him and one for his wife, Judy) Congratulations, All Saints! See more photos >
The Diocese of New Jersey
Trinity Cathedral is proud to host A Conversation with Dr. John W. Carlos (1968 Olympian and Humanitarian) on Saturday, November 9 at 3:00 pm. (Tickets $50) Dr. Carlos is known as a Bronze medalist in the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he and Dr. Tommie Smith raised their fists on the winner’s podium during the National Anthem in protest against the oppression of marginalized communities in the US and around the world. Find out more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
All Saints Cathedral School, St. Thomas, USVI, has been honored in 2017, 2018, 2019 with the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Middle School on St. Thomas. Congratulations to all hard working and dedicated educators, administration and parents!!!
The Diocese of Western New York
Experimenting with Prayer Ministry at St. David’s, West Seneca: Bishop Sean is often heard to say that Episcopalians need to experiment for the sake of the gospel. Last month, St. David’s in West Seneca did just that when its rector, the Rev. Claudia Scheda, and several parishioners experimented with a new kind of prayer ministry. Read the story >