The Episcopal News, Early Summer 2019

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From Bishop John Harvey Taylor:

Fake good news makes for bad foreign policy

“When idiosyncratic beliefs put people’s lives at risk — when fake Good News ends up as bad foreign policy, as it has in the Trump administration — it’s time for progressive denominational Christians speak up on behalf of one of the greatest gifts to people of faith: Enlightened biblical scholarship.”

Echo Park headquarters to begin new chapter as ‘St. Paul’s Commons’

Soon to enter its 25th year of service, the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Echo Park headquarters will begin a new chapter of ministry alongside the on-site St. Athanasius’ Church and downtown’s St. John’s Cathedral, Bishop John Harvey Taylor announced May 2.

2019 Bishop’s Concert will feature singer/actor/author Debby Boone; Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of EDS, to keynote Bishop’s Dinner

Bishop John Harvey Taylor on April 24 announced dates for two major events in Autumn 2019: the second annual Bishop’s Concert on Friday, Oct. 11, and the third annual Bishop’s Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Interdependence Walking Meditation set for morning of July 4 in Echo Park

All are welcome to join in the fifth annual Interdependence Day Walking Meditation around Echo Park Lake starting at 10 a.m. on July 4, hosted by the Interfaith Cooperative of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Fillmore’s ‘One Step’ center empowers youth for social justice

America Muñoz, 28, says the One Step a la Vez center in Fillmore — originally housed at Trinity Episcopal Church there — introduced her “to the concept of working towards bettering your community by tackling social justice issues one step at a time.” And it changed her life forever.

La Crescenta’s ‘Fire House’: A safe place for youth, a ministry for St. Luke’s

The students converge as early as 7 a.m. on Thursday mornings, filling the Fire House youth center at St. Luke of-the-Mountains Episcopal Church in La Crescenta with laughter, chatter, the sounds of colliding billiard balls, arcade games, and musical instruments.

Riverside City Council unanimously supports St. Michael’s housing project

A May 7 meeting of the Riverside City Council erupted in cheers, applause and a standing ovation as members unanimously approved a $2 million loan to pave the way for development of 50 affordable housing units at St. Michael’s Episcopal Ministry Center.

Episcopalians join thousands on pilgrimage to former internment camp at Manzanar

Episcopalians from the Diocese of Los Angeles were among thousands who journeyed April 27 to Manzanar National Historic Site, one of the 10 internment camps where nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were held during World War II, an injustice that speakers said must “never happen again.”

Plus …

Coming events and items of interest; news of the diocesan community, Connections, ordinations and obituaries.