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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: A Christmas message | What the police won’t tell you about the Amilcar Lopez killing | Bishop and archdeacon treated to bento lunches and mochi dessert | Exhibits inside soaring cathedral, stark bunkers | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Massachusetts Episcopal bishops oppose Trump's EPA pick | Night of Light 2016 gala raises funds to address Bay Area poverty | An update from the Capital Campaign office | No DioBytes December 27 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The Oakland Fire tragedy | The Jesus Movement at the 2017 International Black Clergy Conference | Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 3 and final: Return | Albany workshop examines possibility of shared housing | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 1: History | California: San Leandro church goes solar | Evangelism matters to the world, say 400+ Episcopalians, Anglicans conference connected, inspired participants, and gave them practical tools | Online Advent calendar created by the world | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 2: Action | Diocesan student pilgrims to Haiti raise funds for scholarships by selling Haitian coffee, chocolate, and metal art | Community and Advent: Stories of patience and waiting | Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Opportunities to heal following the tumultuous 2016 election | Episcopal delegation to Marrakesh seeks to build on 2015 climate agreement | Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry | A message from Bishop Marc after the election | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Episcopal bishop attending COP22 in Marrakesh: Representing The Episcopal Church, credentialed for negotiations | Episcopal churches among those receiving preservation grants | Saint John Coltrane Church finds a new groove In NoPa | Peaceful, prayerful, nonviolent stand of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Episcopal bishop to visit Standing Rock Reservation: Joined by lay and clergy members of diocese of California | Interview with Obispa Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop of Cuba | More than 500 homeless people expected to visit San Francisco ‘Street Store’ | First African-American woman elected diocesan bishop | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Called as women, not in spite of it | A call to action on Standing Rock | Church Divinity School of the Pacific dedicates solar panels | Haiti emergency response: Donating water filtration system | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Incarnating hope | Episcopalians, Baptists find a home with Methodists post-flooding | As election draws near, preachers feel the gospel’s challenge |

Election results and resolutions from 167th convention now online | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Christ Church-Sei Ko Kai outreach to Bayview Mission | Task Force on the Study of Marriage issues report on progress | Haiti needs 'massive response' to halt cholera crisis after Matthew: U.N. | Hundreds gather at Lincoln Memorial to Chant 4 Change | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral’s pet project draws furry churchgoers | Bishops begin historic Canterbury-Rome ‘pilgrimage’ | As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources | Welcome ESC intern Ryan Brenner | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Water is a gift: Respect it, protect it | St. Columba’s, again a mission, opens arms to community | Bishop’s Society Peninsula Regional Social | Welcome ESC intern Bonnie Bailey | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Water, wealth, and Standing Rock | Farm to Altar Table – a season of fruitfulness | Video: Michael Curry on loving, liberating, and life-giving | Historic joint meeting hears of effort to change church’s culture | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The tragedy of gun violence | CDSP prepares seminarians for public life | Public ministry in practice | Welcome Steve Zimmerman, DioCal’s new internal auditor | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Los Angeles diocese announces 5 nominees for bishop coadjutor election | St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, youth mission trip to Kenya | North Dakota pipeline to halt temporarily after tribe’s protest | 167th Annual Convention of the Diocese of California | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Christian groups have renewed focus on fighting racism | Rebel churches unite the faithful in diverse SF neighborhoods | March held to mark 18 months since fatal SFPD shooting of Amilcar Perez-Lopez | Supporting Transplant Camp | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Peace Fellowship endorses Black Lives’ policy platform | Presiding Bishop Curry offers video election message, encourages voting as “a Christian obligation” | Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation | Last chance to register for Equipping the Beloved Community | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Iglesia Filipina Independiente celebrates 114 years | Blazing but not consumed — the God Squad goes to Washington State | Backpack drive at Holy Family, Half Moon Bay | Diocese of California EfM Mentor Training | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: First joint picnic of the Asian Commission of the Diocese of California | Episcopal churches go for Pokémon Go | VIDEO: On policing, reconciliation, black lives, and the church’s role | Operation staycation at Grace Cathedral | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Backpack drive underway | Historically black church explores faith and justice in gentrified Washington, D.C. | Growing vegetables at the nexus of resources and need | Acting SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin to speak to faith community August 11, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A summer camp for organ transplant recipients | Living faith in action — St. Ambrose, Foster City, and Holy Child & St. Martin, Daly city, team up with Sierra Service Project | Two recent Bishop Marc local video interviews | New DioBytes coming in August | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area officers to attend memorial for fallen Dallas officers (and Interfaith Vigil coverage) | How to experience the world despite the horrors of recent violence | Bishop Browning remembered for his courage, compassion, and concern for all people | Planning team named for Episcopal Youth Event 2017 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Praying for peace: SF’s Grace Cathedral welcomes all walks of life to interfaith vigil | San Francisco Police disproportionately search African-Americans, report says | Activists say police tampered with evidence in Mission District shooting | Video: Presiding Bishop asks for prayers following shooting | and much more!