The 79th General Convention kicks off in Austin, Texas on July 5
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Video Comments: Immigration Through the Lens of Faith
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Cathedral of the Incarnation hosted an evening of prayer and faithful conversation around the topic of immigration. Here, Attorney Jeanne Provenzano, Vicar for Community Justice Ministry, Marie Tatro, and Pedro Rodriguez from St. George's, Flushing share their concerns and thoughts about the current immigration crisis and family separation.
"Marriage for the Whole Church", Resolution B012, Proposed for General Convention
Bishop Provenzano, together with the Bishops of Pittsburgh and Rhode Island, has proposed a resolution on marriage to be discussed at the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, taking place in Austin from July 3-July 13 in Austin, Texas.
Video: An Invitation to Prayer and Faithful Conversation about Immigration from Bishop Provenzano - Wednesday, June 27 at 7 pm - Cathedral of the Incarnation
Video: A Message from Bishop Provenzano on the Reclaiming Jesus movement
"As a bishop of the church, I feel strongly that we must reclaim Jesus in the midst of our society, that we should not stand idly by as the words of Jesus, the Scriptures, our traditions, are misused for political gain or for making points that would not find their place in Holy Scripture."
In the News: "Common Ground" project to provide fresh produce to those in need
"Common Ground" is a joint effort between North Fork Episcopal Ministries, led by the Rev. Roger Joslin and Treiber Farms with support from Episcopal Ministries of Long Island.
From the Office of the Presiding Bishop: Presiding Bishop Curry, the Rev. Jim Wallis issue letter on Reclaiming Jesus Declaration
"This is not just a statement, but the beginning of a process of discernment, prayer, reflection, and action that we believe--and have been told my many others--our churches and their pastors urgently need."
Former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori named Feminist Scholar-in-Residence at Grace, Brooklyn Heights
Jefferts Schori will give keynote and lead part of daylong workshop at the parish on June 16.
Video: St. Stephen & St. Martin's celebrates cornerstone of new church building on May 5
The new church is the first to be built in the Diocese of Long Island in 28 years and is the result of an innovative development partnership. The church will be dedicated on Saturday, September 8 and will open for Sunday services the following day.
St. Luke's, Forest Hills honored for their work tackling homelessness
Father Tom Reese, on behalf of the parish, was recognized at the Queens Community House Annual "Celebrating Local Champions" reception on Wednesday, May 2, at the historical West Side Tennis Club.