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 Sam Dessórdi Leite
Across our church, congregations are exploring new partnerships. Many times these include conversations between Anglo and Latino communities. In “Expanding Our Understanding,” Sam Dessórdi Leite introduces a resource develope…
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…
May we seek a new language, new words for our coming days, words like hope, peace, joy, grace, and forgiveness.
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.
By Audra Abt
The tradition of Las Posadas involves leaving the church walls, and going into the neighborhood for a time of shared tradition and hospitality.
Always keeping our focus on the mission of bringing souls to Christ, improving accessibility maximizes participation and interest in our ministry.
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?
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.
This is more than a mission to meet needs; it’s a mission to usher change.
By Sandra Montes
Sandra Montes shares examples of how partnerships in diversity can help our Church grow in meaningful ways.