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Implicit Bias Workshop with Dr. Ursuline R. Bankhead on September 28

On September 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, the diocese’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination will host a workshop on implicit bias at St. Luke’s, Jamestown. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The workshop, which is recommended for clergy, church leaders, vestries and church educators, will be led by Dr. Ursuline R. Bankhead, a member of the…

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Alfred Price Honored with Bishop Walter Decoster Dennis Award

Union of Black Episcopalians recognizes longtime lay leader Alfred D. Price, longtime deputy to General Convention and leader in the Diocese of Western New York was given the Bishop Walter Decoster Dennis Award by the Union of Black Episcopalians at its annual conference in late July in Los Angeles.  The award, named for a former bishop…

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New Staff Structure: A Letter from Bishop Sean

Dear Friends:  In the four months since we celebrated the beginning of our partnership with a festive Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, the leaders and staff of both of our dioceses have been working hard with me to lay the groundwork for strong and productive collaboration. Today I want to update you on…

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Saying Yes to the Journey: Bishop Franklin’s Advent Message

Dear Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Western New York: In a new Advent curriculum based on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s “Way of Love” initiative, the first week in Advent is dedicated to “Saying Yes to the Journey.” I am struck by just how right this way of thinking about Advent is, especially here…

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