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Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention
Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the Diocese of Maryland made history. After a healthy debate at its 235th diocesan convention, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton called for a vote on the Resolution on Racial Reconciliation (see full text below).  The “All in favor of this resolution” call resulted in a rousing voice vote of “Aye!” Then came the “All opposed…” vote. There was complete silence.

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Bishop Sutton to offer testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday during hearing for H.R. 40
Bishop Sutton to offer testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday during hearing for H.R. 40

On Wednesday morning June 19 (Juneteenth), Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton will testify in the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties during a hearing on bill H.R. 40, which calls for a commission to be set up to “To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies…

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Adventure camp revived at Camp Claggett this summer

This summer, the Claggett Center is reviving a much-loved summer tradition in Adventure Camp, July 21-26! Adventure Camp is an opportunity for campers completing grades 4-8 to explore God’s creation with extended high ropes activities, hikes, river trips, bike trips, and wilderness skills instruction, culminating in a one-night backpacking trip. Campers will be led in worship and faith formation by Claggett’s beloved counselors, as they explore the mountains and rivers of Frederick County in a small, intimate group.

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Free summer camp for children impacted by opioid addiction
Free summer camp for children impacted by opioid addiction

The Claggett Center, in partnership with the SpiritWorks Foundation and the Province III Opioid Response Task Force of The Episcopal Church, is accepting applications for Camp Spirit Song, a free summer camp for those in grades four to eight who are affected by the opioid addiction of a parent or other close loved one. Camp Spirit Song’s inaugural session is scheduled for Aug. 11 to 16. Through the support of passionate donors, Camp Spirit Song is offered at no cost to campers’ families.

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Susan Wert ordained a deacon in The Episcopal Church
Susan Wert ordained a deacon in The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Susan M. Wert was ordained as a deacon in The Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 1, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore.  The Right. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop of Maryland, was the celebrant. Sue was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons, those ordained ministers who bring the Church to the world and the world to the Church. She will be assigned St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, as a “hub” and will be actively promoting outreach and service among the seven Episcopal churches and one school in Washington County.

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Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Focus on a Leader, Dick Williams
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Focus on a Leader, Dick Williams

When Dick Williams is pressed, he’ll agree that he has become a community leader in environmental activism, but he seems to do so with reluctance. Perhaps it’s because he didn’t aspire to be a leader, but rather was led to it by God and his faith. The seeds of Dick’s activism might well have been planted while he served as a consultant for Marine Corps housing on Guam. Asked to incorporate sustainability standards into building specifications, he familiarized himself with LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) environmental awareness.

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Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention

Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the Diocese of Maryland made history. After a healthy debate at its 235th diocesan convention, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton called for a vote on the Resolution on Racial Reconciliation (see full text below).  The “All in favor of this resolution” call resulted in a rousing voice vote of “Aye!” Then came the “All opposed…” vote. There was complete silence.

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Bishop Sutton addresses the 235th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Practicing the way of love, especially through conflict, is the path to the fuller realization of the kingdom of God, to repairing the broken places.

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Bishop Sutton and diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission member, Mr. Waymon Wright, speak at the Hasselbach family graveyard on the grounds of the Claggett Center

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