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Advocacy alerts, Sept. 21, 2021 640 480 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy alerts, Sept. 21, 2021

Voting, Districts, and Infrastructure The coming week will be packed with drama at both the federal and state level as Ohio’s legislature tackles Congressional redistricting, Senators Klobuchar and Manchin try to win Republican support for their voting rights bill scaled back from the For the People Act, and Democrats strive to carry two infrastructure bills…

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Convocation postponed 943 959 Episcopalians in Connection

Convocation postponed

We regret to announce that our convocation, scheduled for this Saturday, September 25, must be postponed due to a water pump failure at Procter Center. Sadly, there is no way we can move forward with our plans with no guarantee that running water will be available by Saturday. Organizers are working on ways that we…

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Advocacy updates for Sept. 14, 2021 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy updates for Sept. 14, 2021

 Statehouse Rallies Sept. 21 and 22 Statewide coalitions are holding major rallies at the Statehouse next week to defend two constitutional rights: the principle that every vote should count equally, and the right of peaceful protest. The statewide Unitarian nonprofit UUJO offers Fundamentals of Legislative Visits training this Wednesday at 7 via Zoom. Register here. …

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Advocacy briefing: What’s ahead for the Ohio Legislature’s fall session 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy briefing: What’s ahead for the Ohio Legislature’s fall session

What’s ahead for the Ohio Legislature’s fall session The Ohio Legislature will be discussing important bills that could significantly change voter access, the right of peaceful protest, gun rights and safety, and environmental sustainability.  Hanging over everything is anxiety over how the new rules for drafting Ohio’s Congressional and state legislative districts will play out.…

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Updated COVID-19 guidelines: Communion distribution 1400 546 Episcopalians in Connection

Updated COVID-19 guidelines: Communion distribution

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith today issued the following statement regarding communion distribution during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic: In response to the dramatic increase in the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and to avoid confusion, I am revising the previous guidelines and restricting communion to one kind, that is, the consecrated bread…

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Advocacy briefing: Act to stop intimidation and violence 750 422 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy briefing: Act to stop intimidation and violence

Please act to stop intimidation and violence! After helping Debby Stokes to lead a workshop in Lebanon over the weekend, I am writing with great concern for school boards, public health professionals, and all the other teams across our country who have been trying to faithfully carry out their responsibilities under increasing danger of violence.…

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A Concert for the Human Family comes to the Diocese of Southern Ohio 2560 1609 Episcopalians in Connection

A Concert for the Human Family comes to the Diocese of Southern Ohio

A Concert for the Human Family, an artistic collaboration led by The Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry that explores the “intersection between art, justice, and faith,” will present its first live event of the concert series at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. The inaugural Concert for the…

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Advocacy update for August 24, 2021 350 208 Episcopalians in Connection

Advocacy update for August 24, 2021

What’s brewing in the State Legislature, and a federal bill to reduce the burden of energy costs on poor people UUJO Legislative Update, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7-8:15 pm on Zoom The Rev. Joan Van Becelaere of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO) will host a discussion of bills on the fall agenda of the Ohio…

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Every voice in the diocese is important! 300 300 Episcopalians in Connection

Every voice in the diocese is important!

It is obvious that we are in a time of much change – but with change comes new possibilities, new directions, new ideas. Our own individual spiritual worlds have evolved since the start of the pandemic. Each of us has had to become more spiritually self-reliant, to look for sustaining ways within ourselves, to deepen…

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