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236th Convention passes landmark resolution committing one million dollars to reparations

On September 12, 2020, the 236th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland passed Resolution 2020-06, committing to creating a $1,000,000 seed fund for reparations 189 – 31, with nine abstentions – an 82.5% approval. The Rev. Dion Thompson of St. Anne’s, Annapolis, commented that “This is a bold, bold step… and this might be the first step in thinking of what we can do for the Native American community or other communities that are oppressed. We are trying to heal this nation.”

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Formation Resources Fall 2020

Our diocesan Christian Formation Council is offering formation and worship resources as a supplement to participating in livestreamed worship or small in-person worship services. These resources can all be done at home and be led by lay people. We recommend these opportunities for lay people to take a leadership role in your congregation’s formation programs.

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Inspiration for new times from one of our diocesan youth programs

In this, I am their complete ally. They are young adults and should have a say in how they manage their time. This is the time to learn that important skill, and they do that by making some of their own choices. With all of this in mind, I want to try something radical with the High School. We are going to combine High School Sunday School and High School Youth Group. And, we are not going to meet on Sunday mornings.

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C.A.M.P. at Claggett Offers Alternative to At-Home Virtual Learning

There is a growing trend, among families with the financial means, to hire private tutors, or form “microschools” with like-households (“pandemic pods”) that combine resources to hire educators. These trends may exacerbate the already significant education and opportunity gap between wealthy and moderate-to-low-income families, a gap which disproportionately impacts people of color.

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