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A Prayer for Healing

We carry many wounds, seen and unseen. Scars of past losses and hurts, released pain and held brokenness. Yet you, O Divine Creator, Bind our wounds, heal our hurts, and soothe our pain. You do not fish us out of our humanity you dwell with us in love. Help us to know that in the…

Love Is The Way: Looking Ahead to Lent

Looking Ahead to Lent: Love is the Way As we look ahead to the season of Lent and its call to prayer, study and reflection, a reminder that the Engagement Across Difference ministry in the Diocese of Los Angeles offers Love Is The Way — a five-part Lenten study guide of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s best seller.…

Bid Thou Our Sad Divisions Cease

A meditation for the waning days of Advent. “To grow benevolence — to live our lives in alignment with God’s values of love, justice and compassion — is to stand in opposition to the rulers of the world of gloom — to be a light to the nations — to strive to make peace on…

Christian Nationalism Study Guide Offered

Christian Nationalism: Tackling the Truths of a Toxic Movement A multi-media study guide is now available for a three-session opportunity to explore the what, why and how of Christian Nationalism using Pamela Cooper-White’s brilliant book “The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide.” Compiled as part of the ongoing…

Of Uncertain Times & Creative Solutions

Words of wisdom from Bishop Steven Charleston: If I had to pick a word to describe the time in which we are living I would say: unsettling. Uncertain. Tense with expectation. Where are we going? What will happen next? We are not sure. I am not sure. Like you, I feel as if I am…

Tackling the Truths of a Toxic Movement

Join us for a three-week study group exploring the what, why and how of Christian Nationalism – offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles’ Engagement Across Difference initiative in a Zoom meeting format. How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won’t listen to the…

Prayer in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord,And in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this time;May we be reminded that when we pray for “us” we mean *everyone,* not just our loved onesAnd may our collective actions reflect this prayerFor the love of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ,Amen. Jason EvansMissioner…

All acts of kindness are lights in the war for justice

Reconciliation – A Prayer by Joy Harjo I We gather by the shore of all knowledge as peoples who were put here by a god who wanted relatives. This god was lonely for touch, and imagined herself as a woman, with children to suckle, to sing with – to continue the web of the terrifyingly…

The Psychology of Christian Nationalism

How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won’t listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent strain of white Christian nationalism has made it even more urgent that we find…

To act in ways that defy the fear of difference

Today is the Feast Day of David Pendleton Oakerhater — also known as O-kuh-ha-tuh and Making Medicine — who was a Cheyenne warrior and spiritual leader. He later became an artist and Episcopal deacon. In 1985, Oakerhater was the first Native American Anglican to be designated by the Episcopal Church as a saint. This reflection by Bishop Steven Charleston — Episcopal bishop and Choctaw…

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