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Episcopal Church woo Latinos

Episcopal Church woo Latinos

NPR has picked up the story previously reported locally on the attraction of the Episcopal Church for Latinos in the U.S. Listen here.

[The Rev.] Roberto Arciniega, head of Latino ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, says the outreach is about staying vital and relevant in a multicultural society, and it signals a shift in how his church views Latinos. Arciniega says Latino outreach is about inviting people to stay and be a part of the congregation.

“We need to have that intentionality,” Arciniega says. “We have the tendency to stereotype. Many times we said, ‘Oh, poor Latinos, they are coming here because they don’t have anything to eat in their country. So let’s give them a handout, let’s give them something.’ “

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David O'Rourke

At one of our regional Confirmation/Reception services here in Colorado this Spring, of 100 people being confirmed or received, 25 were from one of our Latino mission congregations.

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