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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: 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!