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Diocese of Maryland: tragedy and transparency

The Diocese of Maryland has begun a web site dedicated to responses to the death of Tom Palermo. Information and Resources includes:

Clergy and Church Member Forums

Jan 21, — Postponed due to snow. New date to be announced.
St. James’ Parish, Lothian, 7-8:30 pm
Press Guidelines for the Clergy and Church Member Forums

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12-Step Eucharist during Faith@Five
January 31, 2015 at 5 pm
Church of the Redeemer
5603 North Charles Street (Corner of Charles Street and Melrose Avenue)
Baltimore 21210
All are welcome, and a special invitation is extended to those […]

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Photo of Tom Palermo memorial; a bike painted white (colloquially known as a 'ghost bike'), and locked to a street post, surrounded by candles, flowers, and other items of remembrance

Cycling community on Cook, Palermo

Photo by Brian O’Doherty

In the days following the death of bicyclist Tom Palermo, after he was hit by Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, much of the news has focused on Cook, Episcopal Church policies, and perspectives on alcohol in the church.

Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and a cyclist, writes about the poor impression that this focus gives to cyclists and outsiders on her blog.

Her article urges us to focus on the grief and fear that this and other […]

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Alcohol and the Episcopal Church: Updated

In the past few days, a number of commentators have begun to wrestle with some of the questions raised by the sad case of Heather Cook and Thomas Palermo in Baltimore, Maryland.

In today’s Speaking to the Soul, the Revd William Doubleday reflects on these questions through the lens of his experiences as hospital chaplain, pastor, church historian, and educator.

On the blog Angels in the Alley, the Revd Dr Hilary Smith posts with the subtitle, “I Never Felt Peer Pressure to Drink Until I Joined the […]

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Statement issued following clergy meeting in Maryland

UPDATE 2, added 11PM: Report from Baltimore Sun – see below

UPDATE 1: more from Baltimore Brew – see below

The Diocese of Maryland has issued a statement following this morning’s closed-door meeting held to allow diocesan clergy to receive and process information, express feelings, ask questions, and come together after the tragic events of past weeks, in which a cyclist was killed in an accident involving the Suffragan Bishop of that diocese, Heather Cook.

The Rev. Scott Slater, chief assistant to the Bishop of […]

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