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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

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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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

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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