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Diocesan News

Responding to the mass murders in Las Vegas

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Episcopal bishops call on Trump and Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

Bishops Provenzano and Wolf signed an open letter along with over 120 other bishops of The Episcopal Church. The letter implores congress not to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and to enact "permanent, meaningful legislation" that protects the 'Dreamers' affected by DACA. 

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Bishop Provenzano urges financial assistance and prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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NY Times Opinion: Christianity Does Not Justify Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’

"Only good theology can debunk bad theology. We must all engage in this work as if the future of this republic and its place in the peaceful order of the world depend on it — because they do."

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Leandra Lambert named "Young Adult of the Year" at 2017 UBE National Conference

Leandra Lambert, postulant for holy orders from the Diocese of Long Island, was honored for her good faith, and service to the wider church and mission of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE). 

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Presiding Bishop on the President’s action and the Paris Climate Accord

With the announcement by President Donald Trump of his decision to withdraw the commitment made by the United States to the Paris Climate Accord, I am reminded of the words of the old spiritual which speaks of God and God's creation in these words, "He's got the whole world in his hands."

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Presiding Bishop’s video leads worldwide prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come

On May 25, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry leads the Thy Kingdom Come videos for the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Thy Kingdom Come is a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. 

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Op-ed: Want to strengthen democracy? Exercise your freedom of religion

"In this sacred season for Jews and Christians, it is time to consider whether the exercise of the right to freedom of religion is crucial to the future of our republic—and to democracy around the world."

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Nomination deadline nears for Episcopal Church positions, committees, boards

The deadline to submit a nominee application for Executive Council, Trustee of the Church Pension Fund, and other Episcopal Church board positions that will be elected during the next General Convention is Wednesday, May 10.

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For Long Island Clergy, March on Washington and NYC is "Holy Work"

Several clergy from the Diocese of Long Island traveled last weekend to participate in the Women's March on Washington. Others went into Manhattan for the Women's March on New York City, one of many "sister marches" in cities all across the United States and the world. The combined marches in the United States were one of the largest demonstrations in the country's history. 

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