From the House of Bishop's meeting: The power and depth of Taiwanese hospitality

From the House of Bishop's meeting: The power and depth of Taiwanese hospitality

From the House of Bishops meeting: Dinner at Night Market

Bishop Beckwith blogging from the House of Bishops meeting: Dinner at Night Market

Hispanic/Latino Ministry members inspired by "Nuevo Amanecer" (“A New Dawn”) Conference

Feature: Hispanic/Latino Ministry members inspired by "Nuevo Amanecer" Conference

Why was it special? Multi-faith and spiritual communities at the People’s Climate March

Feature: Multi-faith and spiritual communities at the People’s Climate March

Christophany #15

Register by October 3 for Christophany, a fun, faith-filled weekend for grades 6-8

Church News

Somewhere around 2005, when we asked random people in Fort Lee if they knew where Good Shepherd, or the Episcopal Church, was, they would usually look at us blankly. We’d describe the location, and they’d say, “Oh, is that church still open?” “I thought it was a Korean church, because of the sign.” Officials in town and in local social service agencies knew us primarily because of Friends for Life, our HIV support program.

Feature

On Sunday, September 21, two days before world leaders met for an emergency UN Climate Summit, 400,000 people took part in the People’s Climate March in Manhattan. After lining up from Columbus Circle on 59th Street North beyond 86th Street, and on countless side streets, legions of people marched peacefully for action on climate change. Calling the March special sells it short. It was a miracle, a concentrated expression of concern for people and the planet and the largest climate march in history, four times larger than expected. “Jesus,” said one police officer when he saw the crowds. “Most groups say they’ll get 50,000 and 5,000 show up. You all delivered.”

Announcement

With sadness we share the news of the passing of the Rev. David Badgley, age 73, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Florida.

Feature

In late August, over 300 people attended the Nuevo Amanecer (“A New Dawn”) Conference at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina. Sponsored by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries in partnership with the Latino Ministries Office of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), this biennial conference draws participants from all over the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Attending from the Diocese of Newark were members of the Hispanic/Latino Ministry Task Force led by the Rev. Rosa Brown.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

This picture is Marilyn and me, John and Jill Smylie (John is Bishop of Wyoming, had grown up at Calvary Church in Summit, and had served for several years in the Diocese of Newark); and Mark and Alexis, college students from Taiwan.