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June 19, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] This blog is part of a series from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington on LGBT and faith topics in honor of LGBT Pride Month. With a mixture of relief and deep joy, parishioners from St. George’s Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale gathered in our sanctuary on the evening of November 7, 2012 to celebrate the passage of Question 6—the ballot initiative in...
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June 11, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] This blog is the first in a series from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington on LGBT and faith topics in honor of LGBT Pride Month. I was recently talking to a friend about summer plans, now that June is upon us. He asked if my church would be marching in the Capital Pride Parade. I said, “Yes, and we’ll have a booth at the Pride Festival the next day...
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April 19, 2013
[Diocese of Los Angeles] Music composers ages 18 – 25 are invited to compete for a cash prize for an original choral anthem in honor of National LGBT Coming Out Day. The $1,000 prize will be awarded by the Bishop W. Bertrand Stevens Foundation, whose purpose is to strengthen the connection between youth and the church. The anthem will be performed by professional musicians at the Coming Out...
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January 19, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] A statement by Bishop Knisely, sent this morning to all active Episcopal clergy in Rhode Island, with a cover letter that reiterates: “As your Bishop I respect and honor your right to disagree with me. A key part of what it means to be a member of the Episcopal Church is that, as long as we all agree that we believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and...
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October 11, 2012
I had heard that General Convention was difficult – if not impossible – to describe to someone who had not attended. I never realized how true that was until I attended a General Convention for myself. Being at General Convention 2012 with the Young Adult Festival was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had. It was wonderful to get to meet so many other active young...
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March 12, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia Episcopal ha dado a conocer fragmentos de su informe: “Yo te bendeciré y tú serás una bendición: materiales para la bendición de personas del mismo sexo”, que incluye el texto del rito de bendición que...
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March 8, 2012
— Updated at 10:00 a.m. March 9, 2012 to include dates of House of Deputies online discussion and other details. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released excerpts from its “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships,” report, including the text of its proposed...
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March 1, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] Two of Maryland’s three Episcopal bishops said March 1 that they will allow diocesan clergy to solemnize same-gender marriages in that state when a marriage equality law signed that day goes into effect. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act that he brought to the state legislature last year. The law will almost certainly...