Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Faith Rooted Organizing Training

This day-long training and community building will help you develop the skills, spiritual grounding and strategies for your community to respond to injustice. In this urgent moment when the effects of racism are impacting our immigration and mass incarceration systems and we experience regular threats to civil liberties, we invite you to join us for prayer, community building, and action to learn faith-rooted approaches to organizing. Come and share what you are learning so that we have the tools to respond in a prayerful, skillful and powerful manner.

The day-long training will cover the following topics:

  • How to tell your story and share it to build relationships
  • How to understand power and how to build power for the purpose of justice
  • How to ground justice work in spiritual wisdom and practice
  • How system racism perpetuates the injustices we see here in Massachusetts and how to join the network movement that is transforming these injustices.

Where: The Cathedral of St. Paul - 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA. 02111

When: Saturday, September 15th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person for food and materials. Scholarships available

To enroll: Register for the event here.

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March for Our Lives Boston - Details Here
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

March for Our Lives Boston - Details Here

Episcopalians participating in the Boston March for Our Lives will have several opportunities to come together and follow Jesus in peaceful action:
 

Updated logistics for Boston participation to accommodate changed march route:
* The B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign and Episcopal City Mission will gather Boston marchers beginning at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry building (10 Putnam Street/John Eliot Square) in Roxbury (parking available). This group will join the main march beginning at Madison Park High School at 11 a.m. For more information contact Sarah O'Connor at 508-463-7363 or Natalie Finstad at 832-454-6631.

* The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston and the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry will offer hospitality throughout the day in the cathedral church, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.--a place to rest, refresh, reflect and convene before the march reaches the Boston Common and during the rally scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. There will be a postcard-writing opportunity focused on those who have the power to affect legislation and gun sales. For more information, contact the Rev. H. Mark Smith at 617-482-4826, ext. 215 or the Rev. Arrington Chambliss at 617-953-5443. 

* Grace Church in Medford is hosting a community breakfast and sign-making gathering before the Boston march, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

* Emmanuel Church and Central Reform Temple in Boston will offer a prayer service at 10:30 a.m., with Bishop Gayle E. Harris and clergy from neighboring congregations participating. 

Find links and more information through the Diocese of Massachusetts website here.  

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March for Our Lives Washington D.C.
Mar
23
to Mar 24

March for Our Lives Washington D.C.

Do you want to stand up for our youth at the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C.?

Join youth leaders from around the country as we March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th.  You are invited to participate in one of the dozens of local marches or to travel to DC to participate in the national March for Our Lives organized by the student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School joined by students from around the country who are calling for an end to gun violence.

Episcopal City Mission is chartering a bus to carry interested youth, chaperones, lay leaders and clergy members to DC on Friday morning, March 23.  DC accommodations are being provided by the Diocese of Washington and our friends at St. Alban’s parish on the National Cathedral Close.  Registration is required. The cost of round trip transportation is $150. If this is a hardship, please contact Jack Clark at jack_clark@st-elizabeths.org or Amy Whitcomb-Slemmer at amy@ststephensbos.org.

This trip is being cosponsored by St. Stephen’s Boston and the B-Peace for Jorge Campaign.  Please register ASAP here.

View the trip schedule here! 

For more detailed information about the activities being sponsored in DC, please see Bishop Budde’s message of welcome as well as march details here:

https://www.edow.org/ministries-and-networks/gun-violence-prevention/

For any additional details, feel free to contact Amy Whitcomb Slemmer at Amy@ststephensbos.org or Jack Clark at jack_clark@st-elizabeths.org.

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

ECM Focus Group - Trinity Church, Haverhill

Starting in June of 2016, Episcopal City Mission kicked off a strategic planning phase, looking at how we might realign ourselves with our core mission. We started that inward scan by listening to our partners in this work - we engaged in a listening phase, hearing from nearly 100 people who shared with us what ECM was to them and where God was calling ECM to go next.

We've finished that first listening phase and, after processing what we've heard with key leaders of our communities - leaders involved in faith based work, justice work, and movement building - are ready to present and discern with our broader community ECM's path moving forward.

Join us as we break bread, share a word together, and hold conversation about where ECM is moving to action!

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

ECM Focus Group - Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Starting in June of 2016, Episcopal City Mission kicked off a strategic planning phase, looking at how we might realign ourselves with our core mission. We started that inward scan by listening to our partners in this work - we engaged in a listening phase, hearing from nearly 100 people who shared with us what ECM was to them and where God was calling ECM to go next.

We've finished that first listening phase and, after processing what we've heard with key leaders of our communities - leaders involved in faith based work, justice work, and movement building - are ready to present and discern with our broader community ECM's path moving forward.

Join us as we break bread, share a word together, and hold conversation about where ECM is moving to action!

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

#SanctuaryChurch Network Info Session and Training

Houses of worship are concerned about how increased deportations could impact our communities: On behalf of all of us at MCAN - Massachusetts Communities Action NetworkMovimiento CosechaNuevo AmanecerRoxbury/Dorchester Mission HubCathedral of St. PaulMANNASt. Stephen's South End and Episcopal City Mission, we invite you to attend a Massachusetts Sanctuary Congregation Training on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 138 Tremont Street.

Come to learn more about what it means to be a Sanctuary congregation or an ally in the Sanctuary network. We are encourage congregations/organizations to bring two people to this training. 

For more action, sign this petition.

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