News from our dioceses...
Diocese of Albany
POETRY AS PAINTING: A free workshop following "Painting as Seeing" on Zoom
Join Evan Craig Reardon for this workshop which focuses on exploring poetry through color and painting. It follows Painting as Seeing on Zoom. The workshops compliment each other—register for one or both if you can. Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Click here to register
The Episcopal Church in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector. Read more >
The Diocese of Haiti
USAID Improves Haitian Farmers’ Livelihoods and the Health of Their Livestock in Northern Haiti to Protect Natural Resources
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Reforestation Project is supporting farmers to produce and store food such as grass or hay to improve the health of their animals, in order to adapt to the shifting weather patterns that impact food production. Read more >
The Diocese of New York
Coming this fall, 2020 . All 200 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York are invited to form local groups to read, discuss, and learn from one of the most timely and important books of our day: How to Be an Antiracist, by the acclaimed winner of the National Book Award, Ibram X. Kendi. Find out more and take part >
The Diocese of Rochester
Rev. Nickoloff is serving as a member of the Police Accountability Board in Rochester. Matthew gives us an inside look, from his perspective serving as a clergy person, on how policing can improve.
Diocese of Central New York
Anti-Racism 101: A personal story
"We thought of ourselves as race-blind, yet, here we had been made participants in an act of overt racial discrimination. And therein lies a lesson: it’s not enough to be race-blind to be counted among the people who love thy neighbor as we love ourselves..." Read the story here >
The Diocese of Long Island
From the Cathedral of the Incarnation: Operation Feed the Front! The work continues! Even though we met our original goal, we are continuing to bring food to frontline workers and our neighbors with food insecurity every day. We continue to provide over 1,000 meals a week to hospitals in Queens and Nassau counties as the volume of Covid 19 patients is declining day by day. The need continues, and essential workers at hospitals across our area continue to serve heroically and selflessly. Find out more and donate here!
The Diocese of Newark
Hawthorne’s neophyte food pantry unfazed by pandemic - When Martha’s Pantry first opened at St. Clement’s, Hawthorne in November 2019, nobody came. Now, nine months after it opened and five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's regularly feeding over 100 people – and doing it supported only by donations. Read more.
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
The Trinité Magazine, Spring 2020 issue is now online! It includes four pages devoted to the activities of the Convocation. The articles include:
The Diocese of New Jersey
Virtual Action for Social Justice
NJ Together - Statewide Virtual Action
August 31, 2020
Bishop Stokes is encouraging congregations to join 1,000+ faith & non-profit leaders from more than 100 religious congregations & non-profits in New Jersey on August 31 as we come together to press for concrete actions from state leaders around racial equity & criminal justice. Find out more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Pastoral Message - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday the 9th of
August 2020, Proper 14A- Ordinary Time
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
Lincoln Speaks on White Privilege in WBFO Interview
The Rev. Matthew Lincoln of Trinity, Buffalo and the Rev. Kinzer Pointer of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Buffalo shared their thoughts on their upbringing, the challenges they have faced, and what white privilege means to them as part of WBFO's series WNY Conversations About Race. Read more and listen to the conversation online .