Diocese of Atlanta

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July 15, 2015

[Diocese of Atlanta] A church arson fire in the central Georgia city of Macon has prompted Episcopal clergy in the area to sponsor a special offering to help rebuild the church and other similarly victimized congregations.

“We are asking all 11 parishes in the Macon Convocation to take...

June 23, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] In response to Pope Francis’ recent call for “all people of goodwill” to mitigate human-induced climate change and respond to environmental degradation members of Georgia’s faith leadership and scientific and environmental communities gathered at St. Timothy’s...

February 10, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Death penalty opponents this week asked lawmakers to bring Georgia into line with all other states for how the state determines whether death row inmates are intellectually disabled.

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to...

January 26, 2015

Bishop Rob Wright pauses with Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver of Decatur and Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston in February 2013 on the occasion of Wright’s speaking to the House. Photo: Don Plummer

[Diocese of Atlanta] Those recognized as Georgia’s 100 most influential...

January 22, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Bishop Rob Wright Jan. 26 sent a letter to the chair and members of Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles asking them to spare the life of an intellectually disabled death-row inmate. Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be executed Jan. 27.

Warren Hill

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October 26, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Georgia’s first African-American Episcopal bishop called on a cathedral filled with Episcopalians – and many more around Middle and North Georgia linked by video stream — to remember and repent of the church’s complicity in the sin of slavery and in the conditions...

September 11, 2014

[Dioceses of Atlanta – Lumpkin, Georgia] “… I was in prison and you visited me.”   Matthew 25:36

After driving 30 minutes south from Columbus, Bishop Rob Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta navigates nearly deserted streets lined with boarded up businesses then turns his white Ford onto a...

April 28, 2014

[Episcopal News Services] Firearms will not be permitted in buildings or on property of any Episcopal church anywhere in the state of Georgia, bishops of the two Georgia dioceses have said.

Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase were responding...

September 30, 2013

Harvard Professor Ronald Heifetz addresses Episcopal Church clergy from Middle and North Georgia on Sept. 30.

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of leadership that churches have the opportunity to address in their...

June 26, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The leader of Episcopalians in Middle and North Georgia today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in two cases impacting the ability of same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as married heterosexual couples.

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