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C.A.M.P. at Claggett Offers Alternative to At-Home Virtual Learning
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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Baltimore Ceasefire prayer walk honors gun violence victims
Baltimore Ceasefire prayer walk honors gun violence victims

On Saturday morning, at least a dozen people took part in a prayer walk in honor of 2020 gun violence victims. “To keep their memory alive, and to honor their dignity and their beloved-ness,” said Rev. Canon Scott Slater with the Episcopal Diocese of [Maryland].

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Theological Reflection – the poetry of Malcolm Guite
Theological Reflection – the poetry of Malcolm Guite

Like the other arts, poetry has the capacity to, in Lewis’ own phrase, “steal past those watchful dragons” of our hardened hearts in such a way that we are able to encounter God afresh. That’s what I experienced among my colleagues last week, when in our biweekly Theological Reflection time we spent an hour simply reading some of Guite’s poems and reflecting on them.

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An update from Kate Riley on diocesan youth ministry

An update from Kate Riley on diocesan youth ministry

This fall will be different and so we must approach it differently. Contact your youth leaders, your clergy person, and one another to discover something new. What can be offered that has never been thought of before? What can be improved on from home? Who can be invited that has not participated before? Take this time to discern what might be next.

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

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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Racial Trauma: a dialogue on how we can heal – A conversation between Bishop Sutton and Ford Rowan

Trauma Grief and Ministry presented by the Rev. Josh Rodriguez-Hobbs, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

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Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

A huge thanks to Fr. Steve McCarty for doing this livestream demo for us while livestreaming! 🙂 Steve is the vicar of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Clear Spring and has been offering virtual worship via Facebook Live for about five years. Watch his demo for a walk through on how to set up and offer a pastoral presence on a low budget. These are great tips!

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Upholding our Community of Love
Upholding our Community of Love

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for their continued support of our diocese and the work we are called to do here. We were reminded recently of some dialogue from JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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A Timeshare in Babylon
A Timeshare in Babylon

When the system is disturbed or upset in some way, the parts of the system can reorganize onto a higher level. The new life resulting from the stress and disruption thus destroys the entropy of habit and stasis, thereby forcing a different solution.

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