News & Publications
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There are many ways to stay connected with us and aware of exciting things happening around the Diocese of RI. In addition to our publications below, you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out Bishop Knisely’s page to hear him directly speak in tweets, posts and on his blog.
RISEN Magazine is our Diocesan News and Special Interest Magazine. We have made the change to an electronic-only format as of 2021. The magazine is home to longer-form stories from around the Diocese. Past issues will be found here.
Diocesan eNews is our semi-monthly e-Newsletter from the Bishop’s office which highlights events and resources which support the work of our churches. If you would like to receive the diocesan eNews, just sign up here.
Here is an archive of recent issues of eNews:
Advent 2021 reflection
The past few years have felt like a movie plot that keeps tossing up complications just as you think the journey home is ending. We believe we are getting back to normal, and another variant appears; first delta and then omicron. We think one round of vaccination will end the pandemic, and now we need […]
The Rev. Ashley Peckham Celebrates 50 Years
On October 10, 2021, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church honored Reverend Ashley Peckham on his 50 years of service as an Episcopal Priest. Priest-in-Charge Reverend Marilyn Mason and Reverend Canon Elizabeth Habecker lead the service with Reverend Peckham officiating at the Eucharist and Reverend Gordon Stenning giving the sermon. Father Stenning, the former rector at St. […]
TENS -The Episcopal Network for Stewardship
When Jesus tells the parable of the unproductive fig tree, it is told as a conversation between a man, perhaps the landowner, and the gardener, the one who tends the land. The man observes that the fig tree has not born fruit for the last three years, and, worrying about the nutrients, land, and time […]
RISEN Summer 2021
The latest issue of RISEN, our diocesan magazine, is available here. Read about things happening at Emmanuel Church in Newport, our Tea Time Theology podcast, and more. Happy Summer reading!
Bishop Knisely was honored to participate in a Memorial Service for homeless persons who died during 2020. The annual event, postponed from January due to Covid, was organized by the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness. The event featured prayer, song, poetry, dance and a reading of names. Volunteers from the organization had clothing available […]
RISEN – Easter 2021
The latest edition of RISEN, our Diocesan magazine, is available here. This is our first electronic-only issue and we hope that you will appreciate the convenience and the fresh look. Please, give it a read and find out more about what is happening around the Diocese!
Statement Regarding March 16 Shootings
The shootings this week in Atlanta are yet another opportunity for an examination of our collective national conscience regarding the intersection of violence, racial bigotry, and misogyny. There has been a pattern of anti-Asian violence across this country in recent months, particularly against women and the elderly, which may be in part attributable to the […]
Center for Reconciliation News
The Center for Reconciliation, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco A. McWilliams as Associate Director of Education and Training. McWilliams is an educator and public scholar of African-American history. He is a Mississippi born activist, educator, and is the founding organizer and former deputy […]
Prayers for the Nation
In response to the events of January 6 in the Capitol, we will be holding a prayer service via Zoom and Facebook at 8 pm. Order of Service https://zoom.us/j/94172151180 https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalRI
Christmas Eve 2020
Please join us for a Christmas celebration on December 24, at 7:00 PM on Zoom. The order of service is here.