Living the promise of peace, justice and dignity in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and beyond...

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

-- Fifth Baptismal Covenant, Book of Common Prayer








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Are you or your congregation planning to work on a General Convention resolution?


List of resolutions from General Convention 2015. Congregations willing to work on these --
CLICK HERE



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Episcopal Leaders discuss roles in President-Elect's Inauguration

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other Church leaders discuss the importance and tradition of prayer as it pertains to the inauguration and leadership of Donald Trump. 

Click HERE for the Episcopal News Service article



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Justice and Peace Advocacy Grants 2017

Each year, Covenant 5 awards several Justice and Peace Advocacy Grants to agencies, ministries and organizations that are committed to doing advocacy work in the Diocese of Michigan and beyond.
The grants for 2017 were awarded in January of 2017.

  
Click HERE for a list of the groups who were awarded grants
 




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Did you miss Bishop Gibbs' address at this year's Diocesan Convention?

An excerpt:

It is obvious to me that the journey toward profound racial reconciliation and true diversity must continue in all segments of society! There is much need for those who follow Jesus to live and preach the Gospel of love and inclusion, and find ways to build bridges that connect rather than walls that separate. And, there is much need to work tirelessly “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” [BCP, pg. 855]. But first, we must be sure that our own house is in order; we must remove the log from our own eye before we can hope to see and remove the speck from the eye of our neighbor. And, we must be better able and prepared to identify all who are neighbor to us.

The work that is necessary to identify and respect the dignity of our neighbor requires that we admit and own our personal shortcomings and biases when it comes to issues of race and diversity. The work that we must do necessitates sitting with our discomfort and learning to ensure justice – for all, to be devoted to mercy – even when inconvenient, and to walk in genuine humility with the God of all creation! The work begins with me and with you, now…today.


Read the entire address HERE.


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Learn more about bullying, and find out what you can do about it.

Click HERE

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Learn about, and join the Earned Sick Time Campaign
Our friends at MOSES have partnered with other non-profit and labor organizations across Michigan to work to get a proposal on the 2016 ballot that would give every person working in Michigan the ability to earn paid sick leave. Click the link above to learn more.


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Episcopal Peace Fellowship resources on Gun Violence

EPF Peace On The Go -- "Growing Numb To Gun Violence?"


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Perspectives on #Black Lives Matter
Forgiveness and Black Christianity in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Dear White People Who Proclaim #AllLivesMatter and #PoliceLivesMatter



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  An interesting take on the case of the Kentucky city employee and
                       "taking a stand for righteousness" from an Episcopal priest

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Speaking out against torture in US prisons, and specifically solitary confinement
More information HERE
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