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First-time Clergy Deputy Fr. Chas Marks on his time at the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church

Five-minute read. First-time general convention clergy deputy, Fr. Chas Marks who serves as diocesan Transitions Missioner and Rector of St. Augustine’s in Kansas City, shares his personal reflection on the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held in Baltimore July 8 -11.

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A fresh wind

One-minute read. Following Bishop Bruce’s recent pastoral visit to Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, member Tom Kincaid penned the following poem.

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Justice: Indigenous People

One-Minute read. Love is something we do. Let us refuse to demonize those who disagree with us. Let us try our best to make our words and actions a witness to the world. Because, the love that acts to care for vulnerable people imparts the love God has for all.

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Reach Out Challenge

One-Minute read. Serving in the military can be stressful and lonely, so most service members love getting mail from loved ones and strangers alike. Accept the Everything Holy July Reach Out Challenge!

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Kansas City police use violence against constitutional non-violent civil disobedience

Four-minute read. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department used unconstitutional violence against non-violent persons protesting the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The non-violent protesters were engaging in acts of civil disobedience that are protected by the First Amendment. Laws that allow persons to be arrested for constitutional acts of civil disobedience that do not damage property, injure, or kill persons must be repealed.

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The Social Justice Ministry of St. Mary’s, Kansas City, demands policing change in Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Four-minute read. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department has failed to control violent crime in Kansas City, and it has has unconscionably discriminated against Black American citizens of the City. Fundamental change (not defunding) is required to eliminate systemic racism and failed policies. Some of the requirements for change are listed in the article.

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Put on your @#$* mask

Six-minute read. Fr. Steve Wilson (Grace, Carthage) provides a heart-rending and personal insight into the plight of a priest during the current pandemic, and writes an impassioned plea for people to take wearing masks seriously.

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