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Diocesan News

Long Island faith leaders pray and march in support of sanctuary on Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday 2018, Mother Julie Hoplamazian, Mother Marie Tatro, and new honorary canon and immigrant-rights activist, Ravi Ragbir, all walked in support of the sanctuary movement.

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OpEd: An opioid superfund to save lives

Written by Fr. Gideon Pollach (rector, St. John's in Cold Spring Harbor) and Joe Morris (executive director of Long Island Congregations Associations & Neighborhoods). 

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Ravi Ragbir, immigrant-rights leader fighting deportation, will preach in Brooklyn on Sunday at St. & and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and be honored with "The Bishop's Cross"

Ravi Ragbir, an internationally known leader of the immigrant-rights movement in the United States and executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition will receive one of the Episcopal Church’s highest honors and preach at historic St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights at 11:15 am this Sunday, February 4.

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Video News: Ravi Ragbir, immigrant-rights leader fighting deportation, honored by Bishop Provenzano last Sunday

Ravi Ragbir, an internationally known leader of the immigrant-rights movement in the United States and executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition was named an ecumenical canon for immigration work in the Diocese of Long Island and received one of the Episcopal Church’s highest honors, "the Bishop's Cross" last Sunday, February 4, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.

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After pressure from community and religious leaders, Ravi Ragbir ordered to be immediately released from detention

Update Jan 29: Federal court ordered Ravi Ragbir's immediate release as the community continues to call for an end to the targeting of activists. 

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Video News: L.I. Episcopal Church Leaders Join March for Immigrant Rights

Bishop Provenzano says that those in the church will need to continue to be "put at personal risk" on behalf of immigrants.

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Message About Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov 20

The Rev. Marie Tatro, Vicar for Community Justice Ministry, sent a message to clergy about the date's importance and offers a prayer to be used at Sunday services.

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Video News: Faith leaders join pilgrimage to save DACA

On Sunday, November 12, Bishop Provenzano, Mother Marie Tatro, and Father Mark Genszler joined faith leaders and others from around Long Island to deliver letters to Congressman Peter King in support of a clean Dream Act.

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Urgent update from Mother Marie Tatro to Sanctuary Movement supporters

On Thursday, July 14, I.C.E. began prohibiting entry to those accompanying immigrants into court proceedings. Sanctuary movement leaders are meeting soon to strategize a response.

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Video News: Diocese hosts workshop on role of clergy in the sanctuary movement

The workshop is a first step for the diocese in building network of leaders that will help protect immigrants in their communities. 

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