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At the Intersection of Racism and COVID

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool

So much has happened in the past six months, so much has changed and keeps on changing, there is so much uncertainty and unpredictability, that it’s difficult to focus on the things that are truly important. Before anyone on this planet knew about COVID-19, before it had even received a name, the Diocese of New…

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Una Lección de John Lewis

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

Hace cuatro años, cuando tuve el honor de otorgar la Condecoración de la Cruz del Obispo a Nell Gibson, hice referencia a un pasaje de sus memorias Too Proud to Bend (Demasiado Orgullosa para Doblegarse), en el cual ella reflexiona acerca de la larga lucha de los defensores de los Derechos Civiles de su generación,…

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Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

Despite COVID-19, Anti-Racism Workshops Thrive Online

Roberta Todd

Sixteen parishioners within our diocese participated in a pilot Online Anti-Racism Workshop via four Zoom sessions from August 17 to August 24.  The committee generally has three workshops a year in the winter, spring and fall.   Covid-19 cancelled the spring and fall two-day in-person workshops which would have been available to those who needed this…

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El Agua Viva de la Justicia

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin

Cuando comenzó la pandemia de COVID, mi esposa y yo hicimos caminatas diarias por el parque para mantenernos cuerdos, por estar encerrados en casa y el agotador programa de reuniones de Zoom. Un día vimos a un joven blanco, montando su bicicleta, que venía hacia nosotros. Al pasar, nos desvió y dijo en voz alta:…

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En la intersección del Racismo y el COVID

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool

Han pasado tantas cosas en los últimos seis meses, tanto ha cambiado y sigue cambiando, hay tanta incertidumbre e imprevisibilidad, que es difícil concentrarse en las cosas que son verdaderamente importantes. Antes de que nadie en este planeta supiera sobre el COVID-19, incluso antes de que recibiera un nombre, la Diócesis de Nueva York estaba…

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Food for body, mind, and soul

The Rev. Graeme Napier

In March 2020, St. John’s in the Village commenced, and continues now, a free grocery service for vulnerable Greenwich Village residents who have no access to the internet. Greenwich Village has one of the highest proportions of seniors living alone in the five boroughs of New York City. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them…

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Episcopalian Salvation

Anon of Bedford Hills

I was raised in the church most of my life, but I did not fully accept the religion introduced to me, simply attending because my parents were avid members. Later in my journey through life, I came to understand the full capacity of going to church and what it means. When dismal circumstances occurred in…

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I had only just begun to process the finality of my circumstances: regardless of the amount of preparation I thought I had accomplished, nothing prepared me for anything like this. I was scared, humiliated, embarrassed, all made worse by the immense sense of loneliness I felt in a place riddled with discrimination, pettiness and strong…

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Light in the Darkness


Imagine just going along in your life, going to work, raising your children. Then, you find yourself arrested and finally, sentenced. Throughout the ordeal, you pray God will answer your prayers; “they’ve made a mistake.” In the infinite wisdom of the universe I am now sitting in prison. I must face the loss of family,…

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Beauty in Darkness

Somaya Bracy

When it comes to beauty standards in America, race plays a large part. There are many dimensions to this, but here I will explore the subjects of dating, skin bleaching, and dark-skinned celebrities.  In the dating world, dark-skinned women are considered the least attractive. An article by Centric confirms that women with “middle eastern” features…

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