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Catholic bishops pledge to assist US DOI review of Indigenous boarding schools

The US Catholic bishops pledge to assist the country’s review of past Indigenous boarding schools. The US Department of the Interior recently announced was launching an inquiry into the schools. Will the Episcopal Church join the pledge to assist in the investigation? It ran at least 18 Native American boarding schools under a U.S. government …

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First to climb Denali, June 7, 1913

In 1913 Hudson Stuck, Archdeacon of the Yukon and the Artic, organized a party for an attempt to be the first to reach the summit of Denali (Mount McKinley). The group reached the summit on June 7, 1913. Alaskan native Walter Harper was first to reach the summit.

Report on Polk Memorial at St. Paul’s Augusta

Consultants to St. Paul’s Augusta recommend:
Honor the deliberative process of the Vestry and acknowledge that Vestry decisions have been prayerfully considered and made through God’s grace
Vestry appoints a representative task force to develop a complete plan to carryout the Vestry action to
move the Polk memorial.
The task force offers a variety of ways for parishioners to comment on the plan and fully informs the parish on all steps.

Episcopal Church releases Racial Justice Audit

After two years and more than 1,300 surveys, the ground-breaking Racial Justice Audit of Episcopal Leadership is now available to the wider church and public. The audit identifies nine “patterns” of systemic racism – ranging from the historical context of church leadership to current power dynamics — that will also be highlighted in three public webinars in May and June.

Seattle dean: Your marriage is blessed by God

As Dean, I would say to you: your union is not illicit, your marriage is indeed blessed by God, and we know the Church is the richer for your presence and witness in our midst. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here! – The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason, Dean and Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle