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Advocacy briefing, October 19, 2021 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy briefing, October 19, 2021

How you can act to stop gerrymandering Fair districts are a top priority for a wide coalition of Ohio nonprofits. Ohio voters have two opportunities to speak out against gerrymandering this week, with a crucial vote tomorrow in the U.S. Senate and deadlines looming for Ohio’s new Congressional map. Federal level:  The Senate is scheduled…

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Beware spoofed emails 640 495 Episcopalians in Connection

Beware spoofed emails

We have been made aware that Bishop Smith has once again been a target of email spoofing – this one an elaborate request for Ebay gift cards for cancer patients. Things to remember: Bishop Smith, or anyone from the diocesan office, will NEVER email you a request for gift cards. As with any questionable email,…

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Advocacy briefing, October 12, 2021 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy briefing, October 12, 2021

Vote expected this week on bill allowing concealed carry of firearms without permit The Ohio House Government and Oversight Committee is holding a hearing Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 am in Room 121 on HB 227, which would allow Ohioans to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training. This would…

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2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage and Study Tour 750 400 Episcopalians in Connection

2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage and Study Tour

2022 Holy Land Pilgrimage & Study Tour Tour Leaders – Canon Jason Oden & Rabbi Brad Hirschfield March 17 – March 26 Scholarships are available for lay leaders, postulants, candidates, and clergy through the Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership’s Stand and See program and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Features of the trip: Explore…

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Advocacy briefing for October 5, 2021 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy briefing for October 5, 2021

Congressional maps; K-12 teaching on race Ohio bills banning the of teaching “critical race theory” grades K-12 are arousing great concern among people of faith working for racial justice and reconciliation. The Statehouse News Bureau reported Sept. 29 about the controversial bills, House Bill 322 and HB 327, both of which have been referred to…

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StorySharing showcase now YouTube playlist 943 959 Episcopalians in Connection

StorySharing showcase now YouTube playlist

The StorySharing Tent and Showcase planned for our postponed convocation have transformed into a YouTube playlist! We invite you to listen as people share stories of their own journey of becoming. As you watch, we invite you to wonder What do I dream… for myself? My community? My church? Explore our complete StorySharing journey on our Becoming…

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Advocacy update, September 28, 2021 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update, September 28, 2021

Spotlight: How Will Congress Act? This week, key votes in Congress could shape the future for social and environmental justice in the United States and beyond, as the House considers two infrastructure bills and the Senate may vote on the Freedom to Vote Act (S 2747) introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar.  Please review the policies…

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Diocesan energy efficiency program awards first grants 569 420 Episcopalians in Connection

Diocesan energy efficiency program awards first grants

The Trustees of the Diocese and the Creation Care and Environmental Task Force (CCEJ) have awarded the first three diocesan Energy Efficiency grants. The grants, in the amount of $10,000 each, will go toward improving energy efficiency in buildings, reducing operating costs, and lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Every congregation of the…

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Two opportunities to launch conversation around reconciliation, healing, and justice 943 959 Episcopalians in Connection

Two opportunities to launch conversation around reconciliation, healing, and justice

Proclaiming the Dream – A Virtual Gathering Even though we can’t be together in person at Procter, we will still proclaim the dream of beloved community on September 25! We are thrilled to announce that the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, will still be with…

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