Registration now open for 2017 New Community Clergy and Lay Conference

March 14, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Clergy and Lay Conference, slated for July 19-22 at Camp Allen, Navasota (Diocese of Texas). The theme is Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Offices, the New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American clergy and lay leaders that will provide a safe place to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources, best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, suffering and joy in the context of being the New Community. 

In light of current issues such as the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the banning of refugees based on religion, the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration and human trafficking, this conference is timely and pertinent.

“The New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a venue for us to learn from one another as we strive to live together as the beloved community,” said the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Episcopal Church Director of Ethnic Ministries Department.

The Conference will include plenary sessions and workshops addressing current issues as well as ethnic-specific meetings, inter-ethnic and cross cultural conversations, and multicultural worship.

Registration is available here. Registration does not include airfare transportation to Camp Allen.

Registration deadline is June 7.

For more information, contact Angie Cabanban at