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  • Youth Are Leading the Way

    by the Rev. Sarah Quinney, Assistant Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, RosevilleI have been blessed to participate in three pilgrimages this year with youth and young adults from our diocese and around the world: last summer with the Lift Every Voice Freedom Ride in North Carolina; this summer with the Lift Every Voice Pilgrimage to South Africa; and this summer on the Pathways Youth Pilgrimage in our diocese. These experiences have created space for tremendous transformation i...

  • Youth Leaders Pilgrimage to South Africa

    by Paula Schaap, Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaWhen about a dozen youth and young adults from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California traveled to North Carolina last summer to take part in Lift Every Voice: Freedom Ride, it began a three-year commitment to learn about ways to seek justice and reconciliation at home and abroad. Many of the same young people made a life-changing trip to South Africa this summer in the second year of their pilgrimage. The ...

  • Freedom Ride: Taking it Home

    by Anne Clarke, Co-Leader, 2015 Freedom Ride; Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On Friday, July 17th our diocesan pilgrims looked for ways to bring this experience home to Northern California and heard from young members of the NAACP in North Carolina, who talked to us about the power of organizing and of the community in struggling against oppression. Below are resources to guide discussions of these issues in our communities here in No...

  • Bishop Beisner's Freedom Ride Prayer

    by the Rt. Rev. Barry L.

  • Freedom Ride & Moral Monday in NC

    by Anne Clarke, Co-Leader, 2015 Freedom Ride; Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California  One of the texts used in preparation for the pilgrimage has been the movie Selma, which tells a 50-year-old story of people uniting against discriminatory voting practices. Unfortunately, that story is not over. While we are in North Carolina, citizens have again united to protest laws that seek to block people of color from voting.

  • Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Hello from your new Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator! I have really enjoyed these first few weeks getting to know our diocese in a new way. From Clergy Conference to the College for Congregational Development to meeting people inside and outside the Office of the Bishop, I have felt warmly welcomed and grateful for all the interesting conversations I have had so far.

  • Entering Into Relationship with the Divine

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Native American Ministries Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon at Emmanuel, Grass Valley Why we need to enter into a relationship with the Divine, and with each other, is a mystery. But enter into those relationships we do.

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