Diversity

By Daniel Vélez Rivera
Why do Latinos arrive to our doorsteps? What do they find? Why do they stay? What makes Latinos feel welcome in the Episcopal Church?
By Judith Doran
Dr. Alan Watton was ninety years old when he started coming to church, via a ride from our hospitality chairs (a husband and wife team). After the first service, he stopped on his way out and asked if I made home visits.
By William M. Kondrath
Scientists tell us that biodiversity is a key measure of the health of any ecosystem. Many of us suspect that diversity within our congregations would also be a sign of health, creativity, radical welcome, and the possibility…
By Daniel Vélez-Rivera
The mission I set for myself before becoming a priest was to help establish, expand, and sustain Hispanic/Latino ministries in the Episcopal Church.
This unexpected gift from an unexpected place will be a beacon in our congregation and beyond of how God works wonders and changes hearts, if only we let in the light.
By Sandra Montes
Sandra Montes speaks Silvestre Romero shares his thoughts and experience working with multicultural parishes as well as the Episcopal identity and the challenges they face.
Are there other areas besides music where the bartering concept might strengthen your ministry or bring in needed skills that you would otherwise have to pay for in cash?
I want to be part of an Episcopal Church that doubles down on its commitment to being a church for all, right when that commitment is starting to look a lot riskier. Now is not the time to get complacent about how inclusive w…
Resources on ECF Fellow Rosa Lindahl Mallow's innovative work in Florida to merge three very different congregations into one: large suburban, Latino storefront, and small financially struggling.
May we seek a new language, new words for our coming days, words like hope, peace, joy, grace, and forgiveness.
By Sarabeth Goodwin
In “Walking the Road of Relationship” Sarabeth Goodwin talks about her burning call to plant a Spanish-speaking congregation at an English-speaking parish, the obstacles they faced, and the success they have had as they keep …
By Anna Olson
“One size fits all” never fits anyone well. Anna Olson identifies two dominant norms for managing conflict that, given the cultural context of a congregation, may undermine attempts to support healthier communication.