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June 17, 2008
Along with some 2,500 other riders and a support crew of 500, Archdeacon Anthony Turney successfully and safely completed the seven-day AIDS LifeCycle 7 Ride from San...
June 17, 2008
On Friday, June 13, six women and men were ordained to the transitional diaconate at Christ Church, Alameda. They ordinands are (from left) Elizabeth Welch, Johnnette Shane,...
June 9, 2008
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I welcome the ruling of the California Supreme Court affirming the fundamental right of all people to marry. I am writing to you now to...
June 2, 2008
Qom, Iran, is a world apart from the rest of the country. The world
center for Shi’a education, Qom is populated by seminarians and
clerics; devotion to study of Qur’an...
May 27, 2008
On Saturday, May 19, I confirmed, received and heard the reaffirmation of  baptismal vows of 109 people at Grace Cathedral -- people coming from congregations all over...
May 27, 2008
The Rev Jack Schanhaar died peacefully in his sleep May 18 after three years in a board and care home following the death of his partner of more than 30 years. Schanhaar was...
May 15, 2008
I welcome the ruling of the California Supreme Court affirming the fundamental right of all people to marry and establish a family.

All children of God should be afforded...
May 12, 2008

Charleston Named Ethnic and Multicultural Missioner and Assistant Bishop

On May 10, 2008, the Diocese of California met at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in special...
May 6, 2008
On May 6, 2008, the Rev. Anna Lange-Soto took part in a rally in front of San Francisco City Hall protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that took place...
April 25, 2008
The Diocese of Washington recently contacted us to share the news that they have proposed the inclusion of Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall on...
April 22, 2008
On March 31, 2008, Bishop Marc and Sheila Andrus arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, as guests of the Anglican Diocese of Curitiba – companion to the Diocese of California – and...
April 15, 2008
MENLO PARK, Calif – April 15, 2008 – The Rev. Michael Spillane, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, died on April 15 from complications of a brain tumor. He was 58...
April 14, 2008
In less than 8 weeks, Diocesan Archdeacon, the Venerable Anthony Turney, will ride his bike over 545 miles in just seven days (June 1-7) from San Francisco to Los Angeles as...
April 14, 2008
The St. Luke's chapter of the national Episcopal Peace Fellowship, headed by Barbara Ruffner, marched in downtown Walnut Creek, CA with the "Surge for Peace" rally...
March 20, 2008
William McNeil Crawford of Piedmont, CA, died in the company of his
family, March 19th, after a valiant battle with cancer. Crawford served for many years on the boards of...
March 19, 2008
"It is our desire and our wish that everyone created in God's image with dignity and intrinsic worth should have everything that is essential to human living, such as...
March 18, 2008
In February, the Communications Working Group (CWG) at Diocesan House
launched a survey on information technology (IT) use in the Diocese of
California. The purpose of the...
March 14, 2008
Just after the Windsor Report came out I noticed that a certain interpretation of the report was already taking on a reality of its own. Just as the report itself, a document...

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