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Walking in Light

Bishop Michael calls us to be present in the light and worship of our communities as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

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Statement in Support of Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez

Bishop Michael calls for the release of Dreamer Francisco Rodriguez Dominguez, arrested in Portland on Sunday.

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Changing Traffic Patterns

The challenges of growing, shrinking, and trusting in God.

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Reconciling Leaders: Reflections from the House of Bishops

Bishop Michael Hanley reflects on his time at the House of Bishops Spring Meeting.

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As Lent Begins

Bishop Michael shares a prayer practice that we carry out daily in the diocesan office, and an encouragement for you in Lent.

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Let Us Break Bread Together

Meals and conversations are essential ways we gather and discuss the issues that give us passion and those that divide us. A meal shared can give us hope and can open new pathways to solutions for problems we have in families, in church communities and in the wider society.

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The Changing Shape of Church

Blessings on this mid-February day. Things continue to be quite busy in the diocesan office and particularly busy around the issue of clergy and congregational transitions. Partly this is true because we have individuals who are completing their seminary training this spring and returning to the diocese looking for work as a deacon/priest.

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