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Transcending the Noisy Present

In his latest book Bob Johansen, of the Institute for the Future, teaches leaders to project out ten years and then “look back” at the present. It’s an odd exercise in temporal gymnastics, and at first I balked. “I can’t figure out what’s happening next year, much less in ten years, “ I sniffed. more...

SUMMA: The summer camp you want to send YOUR Teens too!

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your teenager?  SUMMA could be the answer.  A summer camp for teenagers run by the Beecken Center at University of the South, Sewanee, TN campers learn how to debate theological issues.  At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun! Check out what Wylie (pictured below with friend) says about his SUMMA summer experience:more...

Unboxing Gospel

In keeping with the 2018 theme “!Celebrando Mision!” (Celebrating Mission), our daily plenaries in the form of a talk show, with host The Rev. Alberto Cutie, will invite our guests -  leaders from around the Church in different types of ministries - to talk about how their own mission work has unfolded.more...

A Word to Live By

The associate clergy of CEEP would like to thank Dr. Lauren Winner for gifting all of them with her most recent book (and the lauren-winner-color-correx-webcrop.jpgnewest in the Church’s Teaching series) A Word to Live By which she mailed to all of them this fall.  Winner’s newest book is filled with her trademark combination of humor, authenticity, and rich insight.  She is an old friend of CEEP’s, acting as one of our keynoters in Chicago in 2011.more...

Imagine You are New to this Country and it's the Holidays!

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Bishop of Cuba Receives Honorary Degree from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale

by Ana Maria Arellano, Friends of the Episcopal Church in Cuba
Submitted to ENS 10/26/17
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CEEP Rector provides Spiritual Care to Conchs after Irma

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Is Hope Possible in the World’s Most Fragile State?

Five Talents, headquartered in Vienna, VA, has a new executive director: Dale Stanton-Hoyle. Dale will be leading a Lunch ‘N Learn session for us next year in San Antonio talking about the work they are doing in the Sudan. Over the past ten years, Five Talents has worked with hundreds of communities across South Sudan, creating opportunity and hope in areas of desperate need.  Where other organizations have failed, Five Talents’ unique approach has provided a foundation for sustainable business development in even the most difficult contexts.more...

The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations

How do we learn to turn to one another as an essential component in leadership in faith communities?  In 2018, The Rectors and Deans who come together to participate in their Smart Start during the annual conference, will have an in-depth opportunity to explore this question. more...

ECF VITAL PRACTICES LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

CEEP Partner the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has launched a new version of its Vital Practices’ website. As part of ECF’s mission is to strengthen the strategic, leadership, and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and other institutions, Vital Practices offers vestry members resources and tools to respond to the changing needs of the Church. Friendly staff, including Miguel Escobar  (pictured below) are available to answer your questions.more...