News Update 06-25-2020

Pray on Troost

Two-minute read. On the evening of Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, Troost Avenue, Kansas City, became a focal point of unity when people of different faiths and races joined together in an hour-long event ‘Pray on Troost.’ Together they formed an estimated 10-mile long, socially distanced, prayer chain.

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Becoming Anti-Racist

One-Minute read. If you have also found yourself at an intersection – of faith and a commitment to becoming anti-racist – these past few weeks, this chart may inspire you to explore, grow and deepen that very personal journey.

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Labyrinths close to home

Three-Minute read. Several congregations in our diocese have chosen to create a labyrinth on their grounds. Open to the community around them they are a wonderful way to spread peace and encourage contemplation. Check out six close to home!

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The Episcopal Church encourages support of the Dream Act

Two-minute video. “At this time, the Dream Act is pending before the Congress of the United States,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. “I’m asking you as Episcopalians, as people of goodwill and faith, to write and call members of Congress who represent you to support this Dream Act.”

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

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Juneteenth — liturgy and history

Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.

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