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From Bishop Diocesan John Harvey Taylor:
In Matthew’s Resurrection account, the risen Christ wants his followers to go back to Galilee, where it had all started. “There they will see me,” he says. In essence, this is his message: “Get out of this dangerous capital city. Go back to your families and fishing nets, the lives you led before we began our walk along the Way. Go home. That’s where our work together will continue.”
Arnol and Idilia Flores and their two children endured years of difficulty, danger and violence in their native Honduras, followed by hardship, separation and anxiety when they came to the United States to apply for asylum. But lately a series of miracles has changed their lives and brought them new hope.
On a recent morning, Johnson, Musa and Hakim were helping to hang new doors at their home—at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service of the Diocese of Los Angeles, facing a drastically smaller numbers of refugees and asylum-seekers than in past years, has “pivoted” to seize opportunity from challenge.
Sandi Romero is at it again. The original “Mama” of Mama’s Hot Tamales near MacArthur Park, she’s moved southward to mentor a whole new crop of aspiring small business owners via La Ventana Rosada, a partnership with St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.
As the Suubi Christian Primary School settles into a new library with more than 10,000 books, Pasadena’s Episcopal Church of the Angels is celebrating the culmination of its four-year effort to bring the school’s library from concept to reality.
Several members of the diocesan community have recently published new books on topics ranging from desert spirituality to criminal justice to life-changing grace; understanding the Psalms to unpacking travel experiences.