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DioCal News & Events is a weekly email newsletter with diocesan news, events, and resources from the bishop’s office and upcoming calendar events from congregations and ministries. This newsletter is for the entire community of the Diocese of California. It is published on Tuesday afternoon.

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This week in DioBytes: Sessions misuses Bible to justify separating children from migrant parents | In memoriam: the Right Reverend Richard Millard | Taking Action in Response to the Separation of Immigrant Families | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: The Bishops Of Episcopal Dioceses In California Statement On AB 2943 | S Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina Episcopal Church property case | Peace. Prayer. Productivity: California ‘day monastery’ melds prayer, work | and much more

This week in DioBytes: “Reclaiming Jesus” is supported by The Vivian Traylor/NO.CA Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians | Haiti elects Port-au-Prince cathedral dean as bishop coadjutor | Special Pride Mass | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: UTO Video: Health, Wellness, Community | Video: Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop William Barber on Poor People's Campaign | Bishop Michael Curry Joins Christian March To White House To ‘Reclaim Jesus’ | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Curry’s Message of Love Reverberates Around the Worlds | Two videos on how churches in DioCal have utilized United Thank Offering funds | Episcopal Asset Map unveils redesigned site, invites full participation across church | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry alongside Ecumenical Leaders on Reclaiming Jesus | Construction To Begin On Walnut Creek Affordable Housing | Several Stories on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching at the Royal Wedding on Saturday | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Holy Hikes ministry seeks God in nature by celebrating Eucharist one footstep at a time | VIDEO: The HUB: Helping Urban Bicyclists | Host a 2018 Oasis Pride Service! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Group of Episcopal Church bishops adds voices to Supreme Court case on Trump travel ban | Two Churches Reach Across the Racial Divide | Asian Commission of DioCal: Welcome to a New Member Congregation! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: About the Beyoncé Mass, from Grace Cathedral's Dean Malcolm Clemens Young | Episcopal Church needs to change approach to substance abuse, report says | General Convention will again grapple with same-sex marriage questions | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church joins call for end to Gaza violence and measures to protect Palestinians | San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral to host Beyoncé Mass | When to do Youth Sunday? Every Sunday | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral | Register now for the Beloved Community Training in Palo Alto! | Multi-Cultural Conversation Training in Woodland | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Building a culture of evangelism | Old churches are finding new use as new affordable housing | 2018 assessment appeals applications now being accepted | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Curry's Easter 2018 message from the Holy Land | Social media updates from Episcopalians at March for Our Lives events | April 21 Beloved Community Traning | Senior Health Fair at Grace Cathedral | and much more

This week's DioBytes: Benefit performance of Jesus Christ Superstar a "labor of love" for the Marin theater community and San Rafael churches | Episcopalians follow Way of the Cross out of churches to pray at Lenten stations in their communities | El Camino Real bishop announces plan to resign in 2020 | Workshops in sacred response to gun violence | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Lead the leaders of the world, presiding bishop tells Episcopalians and Anglicans at UN women's meeting | Christian and Muslim youth learn about each other's traditions at Trinity Church in Menlo Park | The Jesus Sutras: Christian writings in seventh century China | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc to the Beloved Community: Protecting the vulnerable from gun violence is our responsibility | Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble its calendar of saints | SF Bishop Swing builds global powerhouse for good | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc to speak at EPA hearing, advocate for preserving Clean Power Plan | Episcopalians confront hard truths about Episcopal Church's role in slavery, black history | February fetes: Carnivale at Grace Cathedral, Heroes & Hearts at AT&T

This week in DioBytes: Services of lamentation planned after Florida school shooting as church leaders call for action | St. Dorothy's Rest leader receives prestigious national award for Sonoma wildfire response | Nightwatch at Grace Cathedral | and much more  



This week in DioBytes:  Pass the syrup — it's Shrove Tuesday | How the new tax laws could affect Episcopal charitable giving | Grace Cathedral and the cycle of life | Absalom Jones service | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Good Book Club among diverse Lenten tools offered by the Episcopal Church | This flu season, congregations urged to take common sense health precautions | St. Dorothy's Rest: Thank you, Transfiguration, San Mateo men's group

This week in DioBytes: Hymnathons: Episcopal choirs perform marathon-style training events to raise funds | Disasters can teach the church lessons about how to respond in the future | St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael celebrates 150 years | and more

This week in DioBytes:  DioCal takes part in Women's Marches | How Episcopal churches embrace radical 'welcome' | Mind your manners: a curriculum for civil discourse | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Haiti: an admirable nation and a great people | Lambeth Palace event to show Anglican primates' views on environment | Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered at Grace Cathedral | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop in Puerto Rico exchanges messages of hope as stuggles persist after hurricane | Naming ceremony for transgender child an important rite of passage | Reflections on December Sandy Hook Remembrance event | and much more