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Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting

11/09/2018 5:31:17 PM

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 80 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, have composed the following litany for use in the wake of a mass shooting.  It is also available as a PDF. The shootings are listed moving forward in time.  They also […]

Praying, Praising on the River

11/08/2018 5:18:06 PM

A reflection by Bishop Nicholas Knisely I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I feel God’s presence most strongly when I’m outside and not, like most people would expect, when I’m in a church building. Don’t get me wrong. I often feel and know God is near in consecrated worship spaces – and particularly during […]

Advent Curriculum: Journeying the Way of Love

11/07/2018 2:55:21 AM

  For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, […]

Diocesan Plans for Way of Love

11/07/2018 2:23:35 AM

  Presiding Bishop Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a “rule of life” focused on seven spiritual practices for Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go and Rest.         Diocese of Rhode Island Plans The Congregational Development Commission (CDC) plans to engage the diocese […]