BE Campaign: Resources
We are grateful to our own Bishop Deon K. Johnson, along with Bishop Mariann Budde, Rev. Jenifer Gamber and Archdeacon Sue Von Rautenkranz, from the Diocese of Washington, for their collaboration on the Be Just, Kind and Humble Lectionary.
The lectionary includes suggested sermons and prayers of the people for the five Sundays in October, 2022:
- October 2 - Doing Justice
- October 9 - Loving Kindness
- October 16 - Walking Humbly
- October 23 - Love Your Neighbor
- October 30 - Where Politics and Religion Meet
Download the lectionary series
(includes an introductory letter from Bishop Deon Johnson)
Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse
Brought to you by the Office of Government Relations and Department of Faith Formation, in partnership with ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement, this interactive, five-part curriculum offers hope that by using the tool of civil discourse, we can find new ways to love our neighbor.
From Many, One
What do you love? What have you lost? Where does it hurt? What do you dream?
“From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference” is a campaign inviting Episcopalians and our neighbors to engage in one-to-one listening and sharing across the many differences that separate us.
Echoing the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal – E Pluribus (“from many”) Unum (“one”) – and following in the footsteps of Jesus, we trust that the spiritual practice of conversation across difference can help to knit us all into a diverse, more perfect union.
Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News: Why Do We Care?
Misinformation is a significant contributing factor to our strained conversations, yet we can mitigate its impact and spread. As Christians, we are not called to a life of half-truths and deception. We are called to follow a God who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). The Prayer Book also teaches that among our duties to our neighbors is “to be honest and fair in our dealings” and to “speak truth, and not mislead others by our silence.” (pg. 848)
Let us therefore examine our own conduct to limit the spread of deceitful information and call upon our leaders to work towards the same. Learn more and equip yourself to recognize and overcome misinformation in this critical resource.
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