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House of Deputies President Jennings: Be charitable on Twitter

“More than once I have spoken to women who have been attacked by Episcopalians on Twitter so savagely that they have received anonymous death and rape threats. And more than once I have seen posts suggesting that these kinds of tactics will be present at General Convention in 2021.”

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A digital missioner takes a social media fast

I told my comadre on Fat Tuesday, “I’m giving up social media for Lent.” She argued, “but that’s part of your ministry!” I thought, “why yes, yes it is”. I’m a digital evangelist, after all. And I said, “thanks, girl! Now you’ve given me the perfect excuse not to!” But inside, I had already made up my mind.

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Social media: Can it help with grief?

Religion News Service posted a piece from PBS Video exploring the role of social media in grief and death. Interviews include Carla Sofka, a professor of social work at Siena College and author of the book Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe:

Cyberspace just gives us a new place to grieve, a new place to create rituals, a new place to memorialize the death of someone you care about.

Other interviews include those impacted by the 2012 shootings in a […]

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#PrayersOf begins: Pray online during General Convention

The #PrayersOf project, spearheaded by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, has begun and is inviting prayers of life for the first day of General Convention (Thursday, June 25).

Anyone can submit prayers, through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; it’s recommended to submit before 5:00 p.m. ET for the following day, as the prayers are curated and some will be incorporated into the next day’s liturgy at General Convention.

To submit a prayer: tweet or post on Facebook or Instagram using the […]

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General Convention 2015 announces presiders, preachers; invites prayer through social media

The Episcopal Church has announced the presiders and preachers for General Convention 2015. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach on the opening day of General Convention, June 25, and on Sunday, June 28; for closing Eucharist on July 3 she will preside while the Presiding Bishop-Elect will preach.

This year’s General Convention is adding a new dimension to the Prayers of the People, inviting people everywhere, not just on site at General Convention, to submit prayers through social […]

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