Here’s where you’ll find good news stories about how we–as a diocese, as parishes, and as individuals–are drawing people to Jesus and embodying His love for the world by growing our skills as leaders, deepening our faith, and striving for justice.
Toward Repentance and Reparations in the Diocese of Washington
Taking the next faithful step, the Diocesan Convention overwhelmingly passed a resolution of commitment–toward repentance and reparations for the Diocese of Washington’s “long, complicated history of participation in, and benefit from, anti-Black racism.”
Tell Me The Truth about Racism
Tell Me the Truth About Racism is a story that frames racism through the lens of Christian faith for children aged 5-12. Leaders Will Bouvel and Jen Holt Enriquez, first built the foundation of this work in Lent 2021 to teach to children at churches in the Episcopal...
Diocesan Hunger Fund to Sunset
Since its inception in 1976, the EDOW Hunger Fund has provided grants to programs that address food insecurity within the geographical area of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
Planting a Greener Tomorrow, Today
At Diocesan Convention in January 2022, Bishop Mariann commissioned a Task Force to promote Creation Care as part of our Diocesan strategic plan and justice work.
Task Force on Black Ministries Report
At the 127th Diocesan Convention in January 2022, a Task Force on Black Ministries was established to study the revitalization of Black Churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. The Task Force has completed its work, and the Task Force report is available here.
by the Rev. Dr. Kate Heichler On an Advent Sunday [in 2021], a chunk of the congregation at Christ Church in La Plata gathered for our first parish lunch since the pandemic. Over chili and cornbread, we welcomed first-time visitors and longtime members, all there to...
Give Thanks | Dar Gracia 2022 Thanksgiving Magazine
We invite you to download and enjoy Give Thanks | Dar Gracia, the diocese’s annual bilingual Thanksgiving magazine filled with prayers, poems, and activities.
Updated Diocesan Safe Church, Safe Communities Policies
The programs formerly known as “Safeguarding God’s People” and “Safeguarding God’s Children;” have undergone massive updates and changes at the request of General Convention. The newly titled, “Safe Church, Safe Communities” program contains a modernization of content and course offerings reflective of our needs today.
La diócesis recibe el premio de CARECEN por su Ministerio de la Esperanza
El 27 de octubre, la Obispa Mariann y una delegación de líderes laicos y clero asistieron a la 41ª celebración anual de CARECEN para aceptar el Premio a la Justicia Saúl Solórzano, en nombre de la Diócesis Episcopal de Washington, otorgado en reconocimiento a esta importante labor.
Why Church Planting? Why Now? New Faith Communities in EDOW
In June, diocesan staff began working with experienced church planters from ACS Technologies–the company behind the powerful demographics tool MissionInsite–to help us discover what communities hold the greatest promise for new worshiping communities and dig into the specific context of each area under consideration.