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In This Issue:
Bishop's Message
EYE 2011: Come Together
Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2011 Celebrations
Advocacy for Israel and Palestine
Faith Shared: Not just another Sunday in Honolulu
6th Annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament
Exploring God's Nature...Good Shepherd Summer Picnic
The Church of the Holy Apostles Awards Annual Scholarships
Episcopal Relief & Development expands response to drought and famine
Second Annual Spirituality of Philanthropy Symposium
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***** AUGUST *****



August 7

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu



August 11

Presbyter's Day, Oahu

August 13

Legacy Society Luncheon, Oahu

August 20

Diocesan Council, Standing Committee Meeting, Oahu

August 21 - 29

Travel to Guam; Episcopal Church in Micronesia






September 4

St. Mark's, Honolulu

September 11

Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu



September 10

ECW Annual Meeting, Opening Prayer

September 12 - 21

House of Bishops, Ecuador

September 25 - 27

Clergy Retreat, Camp Mokule'ia






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Vision for Our Diocese


All Episcopalians in Hawai`i shall work together to create a Church filled with visible and spirit-driven Christians - Christians who are eager to share our Episcopal tradition and faith, and traditional Hawaiian spiritual values, with those who have not yet found a spiritual anchor in their lives.


1)  Convert our Hearts to Accept Jesus' Gospel Message and to Live in a Deep Relationship with God.  
2)  Transform the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i and Congregations to Vital and Vibrant Faith Communities.  
3)  Evangelize to Share God's Love in Our Communities.  
4)  Reduce the structure and administration costs of the Diocese so that its operations, including its bodies, are directed to supporting transformation and growth.

The Five Marks of Mission of the Worldwide Anglican Communion:

1)  To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2)  To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
3)  To respond to human need by loving service
4)  To seek to transform unjust structures of society
5)  To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth




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Bishop FitzpatrickBishop's Message 


Aloha ke Akua:

What is this thing we Christians share?  Where is our hope?


Lewis Smedes (1921 - 2002), the late Professor of ethics and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, wrote in his last book, " I have grown old, my feelings about God have tapered down to gratitude and hope.  Gratitude is the pleasure of hope come true.  Hope is the pain of gratitude postponed.  Gratitude comes easy, on its own steam, whenever we know that someone has given us a real gift.  Hope comes harder, sometimes with our backs against the wall.  Gratitude always feels good, as close to joy as any feeling can get.  Hope can feel unbearable; when we passionately long for what we do not have and it is taking too long to come, we are restless as a farmer waiting for rain after an August without a drop." [My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir (Eerdmans, 2003), p. 171]


This is a time for hope.  There was a time that much stewardship talk was about abundance.  As the followers of Jesus Christ, I am not sure we give out of abundance as much as out of gratitude and hope.  I have grown impatient with long time members of the Church who do not at least tithe (giving 10% of our net income to the local church) to the mission of Christ or are not at least giving up 7% of their net income to their local church.  Likewise, it seems to me that all Christians should leave a portion of their estates--at the very least 10%-- to their local church.  We don't do this from abundance, but from faith in Jesus Christ.  It is who we are and not what we have.  In time of plenty or little, we share from gratitude and hope.  It is not a law fulfilled, but a habit of hope lived in a tangible way.


Paul, in the First Letter to Timothy (6:17-19) writes, "As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life."


Here I am writing to those who have been in the Church for years and who have consciously said, "I am a Christian," or "I am a member of the Episcopal Church."  If we are the followers of Jesus Christ and if we see the world through the eyes of Christ, have we no hope?  Through Christ, we live into a world of justice and peace.  Our hope is not on what we have, but on God to whom everything belongs and in Him we hope.


This is a special responsibility of the leaders of the Church - lay and ordained.  Especially in this time of economic pressure, leaders -- clergy, wardens, vestry members, treasurers, bishop committee members, diocesan council members, standing committee members, worship leaders, Eucharistic ministers, Eucharistic visitors -- must publicly give out of gratitude and hope.  As the annual giving campaigns begin looking to the 2012 budget preparation in our congregations, I call on the leaders of our Diocese to step forward in gratitude and hope.  By example and public witness, confess faith in Jesus Christ and boldly share about your giving to the Church.  Your witness of hope and gratitude is not a private matter if you are a leader in the Church.  You are called to be the mentor and the pathfinder for new Christians.


"Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord our labour is not in vain."  1 Corinthians 15:58


Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko makou Haku,


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick




EYE 2011: Come Together

Intimately linked in this harvest work...

EYE 2011 group Bishop


On June 21, 2011, twenty-four young people and six adult chaperones from the Diocese of Hawai'i, headed to Minnesota to attend the triannual Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), and three days of mission.  The event, which was held at Bethel University, brought together over 800 high school aged youth and over 300 adult leaders/chaperones from around The Episcopal Church world, who worshipped, praised, learned and played over the 3-day event.  Hawai'i was well represented, with one of the largest delegations at the conference.  Our very own Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick was also there to take part in the opening celebration, joining other Bishops from around the country, and offering his support to the Hawai'i group. 


Immediately after the conference, the Hawai'i delegation headed north to Ely, Minnesota, where they participated in Environmental Stewardship at the Mary Brown Center.  Here they were greeted and hosted by gracious members of the Environmental Stewardship Commission of Minnesota, learning about and experiencing the beauty and peace of one of America's top preserves, the sacred Boundary Waters & Wilderness. 


Hawai'i's youth expressed their appreciation and excitement in being able to attend this event that was fun, transformative, educational and eye-opening.  From the festive opening worship ceremony led by Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, to the closing worship service with Bishop Brian Prior of Minnesota, it was clear that this was an event that would be remembered by all participants for a lifetime. 


Along with distinguished speakers and a variety of workshops being offered, the music at the morning and evening sessions set the tone for a lively and energetic crowd.  One of the keynote speakers and a crowd favorite who received a rousing standing ovation, was Dr. Rodger Nishioka.  He captivated the audience with humor and hard truths, while challenging our youth in their roles and responsibilities as leaders and prophets.   


There were dozens of workshops to choose from each day that were varied and designed to appeal to all tastes and ages, from fun and artsy to serious discussions on mission work and the environment.  Jannin Hashizume, a youth from All Saints' Episcopal Church on Kaua'i, said that one of the workshops that stood out for her was on stereotyping entitled If You Knew Me.  It affected her deeply and helped her to see others in a different and more open-minded way.  Alanna Bauman, another youth from All Saints' who attended the same workshop, said she is much more careful and aware of things she saEYE 2011 artys to others, even when said in fun. Others that attended it agreed, saying it really opened their eyes and made them take a hard look at themselves.  Youth from Good Shepherd on Maui, Heather Traje, Bernadette Gamit, Charmaine Cainguitan and Mary Grace Dinong, were spotted in the Meaningful Art for Mission workshop, where they created and decorated items that would be sent to children in Latin America, while several of the young men of the group took part in some of the more physical activities such as Christian Tai Chi and Hacky Sack Attack.  


EYE 2011 Luke_TyOn the final evening of EYE, two of our young men, Luke Brown from Good Shepherd, and Ty Shiramizu of All Saints', were a huge hit during an outdoor BBQ.  Dressed in pareos and shell leis, participants lined up to take pictures with a couple of "local boys", sharing the Spirit of Aloha!


In stark contrast to the frenetic energy of teens in overdrive, the group spent the next three days in the small town of Ely (population 3000+), for their mission portion of the trip.  Helen and Paul Hanten of the Environmental Stewardship Commision of Minnesota, spearheaded the effort, along with a dozen other volunteers from the Commission.  The Hawai'i delegation learned about the unique environmental treasures and challenges of the area and the sacred Boundary Waters, and after waiting out a thunderstorm, experienced a memorable canoe expedition up the Kawishiwi River.  Nature hikes, a visit to the International Wolf Center, and even a "fashion show" put on by the hosts, rounded out their environmental education, but it was the loving care and attention to detail of the Minnesota volunteers, that really touched their hearts.    


Many thanks to the Diocese of Hawai'i for covering the registration costs of the EYE event for all participants!  To view more photos and to read an article by Luke Brown on his EYE experience, please visit the diocesan website under What's Happening>What's Been Happening, or click here.  



Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2011 Celebrations

By Jane Tonokawa


LS Maui 2011

Members of the Legacy Society on Maui - Standing (L-R): Marilyn Cleghorn, The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, K. Peter Lee, David Fullaway, Ruth Fullaway, John Decker, Paul Schumacher, Cindy Schumaker, Jean Fiddes, Cindy Foltz, The Rev. Marvin Foltz, Julia Kusumoto, Bea Fitzpatrick, The Rev. Bill Abinger, Art Kusumoto, The Rev. Linda Decker, The Rev. David Moore.  Front: Jane Tonokawa (Chair, Planned Giving Commission), Ellen Lundquist, Susie Davis


The Planned Giving commission was delighted to have had two successful events this summer, celebrating the generosity of our Episcopal brothers and sisters who have remembered the Episcopal Church in their estate plans.  Pictured above are the members of the Legacy Society on Maui, who gathered on July 9, 2011, for their annual celebration, and pictured below are the Big Island members who met on July 24, 2011 for their celebratory luncheon.


The next event will be a luncheon on Oahu, on Saturday, August 13, at the Mandalay Restaurant in downtown Honolulu.  If you qualify as a member of the Legacy Society and have not responded for this sponsored luncheon, please contact Peter Pereira at  To learn more about the Legacy Society, visit the Diocesan Website under How we care>Planned Giving, or click here.   



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Big Island Legacy members (L-R): Elsbeth McKeen, David Ramos, Rosemary Rasmussen, Joan Ramos, Dotti Jackson, The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, Karen Sanchez, Jean Buechele, The Rev. Dallas Decker, Cinnie Decker (Not Pictured: The Rev. Tom Buechele)  Photo provided by Jane Tonokawa.


The following contains excerpts from an article written by Christian Evangelista, 25, who grew up in Aiea, and attended St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.  He is currently on leave from the University of Michigan, with plans to major in Political Science.  While back on Oahu, he attends St. Peter's in Honolulu, and is very involved with the Episcopal campus ministry program, CohortU.  He is also working with Obama For America, the grassroots campaign for President Obama's re-election.  You may read his article in its entirety on the Diocesan website under What's Happening, or click here.


Advocacy for Israel and Palestine

By Christian Evangelista


"At a time when the people of the Middle East and North Africa are casting off the burdens of the past, the drive for a lasting peace that ends the conflict and resolves all claims is more urgent than ever."


President Obama spoke these words regarding the conflict between Israel and Palestine, during his May 19 speech on the Middle East.  As Hawai'i is an island in the middle of the Pacific, there are not many direct ties to Israel or Palestine, or other parts of the Middle East.  The Arab population in Hawai'i is less than 1%.  As a result, some residents of Hawai'i, such as myself until recently, are unaware of the compelxities of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


While I had followed the developments of the Arab Spring movement in which uprisings had started in many Middle Eastern countries, I had very little knowledge of the long standing conflict between Israel and Palestine.  I knew that there was a conflict, a couple of the names of heads of state, but little beyond that.  After my attendance of the Churches for Middle East Peace 2011 Advocacy Conference, through the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults, I am proud to say that I am much better informed on the conflict and motivated to work for a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.


Churches for Middle East Peach (CMEP) is a coalition of twenty-four different denominations, including the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, and Episcopal churches.  Their main goal is to advocate for a peaceful two-state solution to the conflict, in which both Israel and Palestine exist as separate countries, with clearly defined borders.  CMEP holds an annual advocacy conference in which members of churches within CMEP travel to Washington, D.C., for workshops and meetings, as well as a time to lobby your Congressional delegates.


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Christian Evangelista, pictured front and center, with the ELIYA group (Photo provided by Christian Evangelista.)

This year, for the first time, the Episcopal Church sent a delegation of young adults to attend the CMEP Advocacy Conference, through a new initiative, the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults (ELIYA).  I was selected, along with nine other young adults from across the United States, to represent the Episcopal Church in the CMEP 200 Advocacy Conference.  Our ELIYA delegation was led by Mary Gertz, from the church's Office of Government Relations, and Jason Sierra, Officer for Young Adult Leadership and Vocations.  Our registration fees for the conference as well as accommodations, were taken care of by the National Church, and my airfare to Washington, D.C., was generously covered by the Diocese of Hawai'i.  In addition to the conference, we received extra training and information on the Episcopal Church's position on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


Lobbying on the Hill was the highlight of the whole conference for me.  The timing of our conference was most fotuitous, as not only did President Obama make a speech the Tuesday before our conference regarding Israel and Palestine, but on the very day we were doing Congressional visits, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, was giving a speech to a joint session of Congress.  Granted, this made scheduling meetings with the Congressional delegates a little difficult, as most were attending Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech, but it was still amazing to see the synergy occurring.  Additionally, at the same time that CMEP was lobbying, there were also lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).


Attending the CMEP 2011 Advocacy Conference through ELIYA was an amazing experience for me to learn more about the Israel/Palestine conflict, see how the Episcopal Church advocates for important issues, and get firsthand experience at lobbying Capitol Hill.  I am very grateful to the Episcopal Church for this opportunity as well as our Diocese for helping me with my expenses.  I encourage you to support any young adults in your congregations who wish to become more involved with social issues, to apply for future program with the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults.


For more information on the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults, visit or contact Jason Sierra,, 646-316-0783.


You may also contact Christian Evangelista directly at

(Read Christian's complete article here.)





Faith Shared 2011 speakers

The speakers at the Faith Shared event (L-R): Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick representing the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i; Ms. Lorraine Gershun, from Temple EmanuEl; The Rev. Dr. John Heidl, President of the Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i (and UCC minister); Dr. Ismail Elshikh, Imam from the Islamic Study Center of Hawai'i.  Photo provided by Cecilia Fordham.


Faith Shared:  Not just another Sunday in Honolulu

By Cecilia Fordham


"Shalom Aleichem...Peace be with you...Salaam," welcomed a diverse congregation at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, which otherwise might have been just another Sunday in Honolulu.  However, the service that took place made this Sunday extraordinary.  In what may be the first service of its kind in Honolulu (certainly the first at St. Andrew's Cathedral), Jews, Christians, and Muslims together, affirmed the traditions of their respective scriptures, prayers and music.  Faith Shared, part of a national initiative to combat anti-Muslim attitudes and celebrate the common bonds of the Abrahamic faiths, was co-sponsored by the Cathedral, the Episcopal Dicoese of Hawai'i, and The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i, with the cooperation of Temple EmanuEl, and The Muslim Association of Hawai'i.  The service was followed by a reception in the courtyard.


Readings from the sacred books, the Torah, the Bible, and the Qur'an, were accompanied by music and prayers of each faith.  For most in the gathering of nearly 200 people of all faiths, and in some cases, no faith, the Hebrew and Arabic languages were foreign to their ears, but sweet and powerful in their sounds.  Three readers shared the podium and sat equally-spaced in front of the congregation. 


Ms. Lorraine Gershun, from Temple EmanuEL, read from the Torah, God's message to Moses: "Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinfolk.  Love your neighbor as yourself."  Imam Ismail Elshikh, prayer leader and teacher of the Muslim Study Center of Hawai'i, chanted verses from the Qur'an and provided instruction to abhor mocking, spying and backbiting; "Oh you who believe!  Avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin."  Dr. John Heidel, UCC minister and President of The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i, made clear the two commandments of Christians; "...hang all the law and the prophets", and the third, "And I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you should love one another."


Exquisite music filled the service, following each scripture and prayer.  The beauty was not just in listening to the choir (led by Canon John Renke), but in the resounding participation of the congregation sharing a Hebrew round, Hiney ma tov u'ma-nayim Shavet akh-imgamy a-chad, (How good and pleasant is it when friends live together in unity) led by Cantor Rachel Samet.  The energy and enthusiasm of the congregation was palpable.  No one had to be encouraged to sing.  Another musical and participatory highlight was the Chant for the Universe, "Spirit affirms, the breath of life praises, the teachings live: Our way together is the way of life," responded the congregation to narration and choir renderings.  Together, indeed.


In his address, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick made clear the purpose in gathering for Faith Shared.  "We can forgive and honor one another without denying our own faith and identity."  In an interview published earlier in the Star Advertiser, Bishop Fitzpatrick noted, "It is necessary to have a witness to live 'pono' and not engage in the rhetoric of violence, separation and hate."


Singing together once more The Queen's Prayer, and the final hymn, watching Ms. Gershun, Imam Elshikh, Dr. Heidel, and Bishop Fitzpatrick process out of the Cathedral, people were struck by the importance of what they had just been a part of.  "I wept several times," said one person, along with other comments... "I've never heard Arabic"... "The Imam's voice was so powerful"..."Unbelievable"... "Why haven't we done this before?"


The people flowed out to the reception which was hosted by the board members of The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i, and talked to each other with what seemed like a renewed spontaneity.


Sunday, June 26, 2011, was not just another Sunday in Honolulu.  





6th Annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament a big HIT in the community  

For the sixth staight year, All Saints' Church in Kapa'a has hosted a dodgeball tournament that draws in people from all over the Kaua'i, as well as return visitors from the mainland and outer islands.  This year, over 300 players took part, ranging in age from 4 to 65, in a 3-day event that brought joy and laughter to hundreds.  The event is free to the community, and is funded entirely by grants and donations.  Trophies, prizes and medals are given for best sportsmanship, best outfit, best effort, and to top division winners, but the coveted award is the 3-foot trophy and set of Rhinoskin balls that go to the tournament team in each division; the team that best exemplifies "Fun In Fellowship".  Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to put on this event, with members from All Saints' Church making up the bulk of manpower.  When not playing in a match, its youngest members serve as ball runners, the youth and adults as referees, clerks, and announcers, and our ECW ladies and their husbands dishing up the hospitality.  If your congregation is interested in participating in next year's event, email Sybil at  The FiF Tournament usually takes place over the last weekend of July and always books up!  Visit the FiF Dodgeball Facebook page to see more photos!


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Council members Nadine Nakamura & Kipukai Kualii, pose with three-time uniform winners & 17&Under repeat champions, Incognito.  Center front is their captain, Ty Shiramizu, a member of All Saints'.  One member flew in from Las Vegas, and one from Honolulu just to play in the tournament.

Dball2011 runners

All Saints' youngest members also served as ball runners during the older division matches.  Pictured are (L-R): Braden Tabura, Aukai Arruda and Raiden Kurisu.  Photos taken and provided by Marge Akana.




Exploring God's Nature:  Good Shepherd Summer Picnic 


Good Shepherd picnic 2011

Good Shepherd celebrated summer with a gathering at Kepaniwai Park in Iao Valley, on Saturday, July 30.  Members went on a hike exploring God's Nature, followed by a sumptuous potluck BBQ and Bingo fun.


The Church of the Holy Apostles Awards Annual Scholarships

By Barbara Green


The Acolytes serving The Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Hilo, were recently recognized for their service to the church at the annual Acolyte Service and Leadership Scholarship awards.  Youth leaders, Gina and Andrew Chun, praised the Acolytes for their service and commitment to the church, the development of their leadership skills, as well as their participation in community service projects.  Honored this year, were graduates Jonny Chow and Daniel Chun, each with over 10 years of service as Acolytes.


Both Choy and Chun declined the monetary reward in order that it could continue to grow and benefit future applicants.  Since the inception of the program in 2004, five Acolyte scholarships have been awarded to graduating seniors who have served for a minimum of four years in the program and been involved in the development of individual community service projects.


Chow is the son of Jay and Cheryl Chow and is a graduate of Keaau High School.  He was the class valedictorian and recipient of numerous scholarship awards.  Chow plans to study at Whitman Collge in Walla Walla, Washington, and will major in Environmental Studies.


Chun is the son of Andrew and Gina Chun, and is a graduate of Kamehameha Keaau High School.  He was captain of his high school championship football team and was the recipient of the Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation Family Scholarship.  Chow will attend Pacific University in Forest Grove Oregon.


Gina Chun praised these two young men for their years of service and the example they set for the youth in the church.  She encouraged those who would be eligible in the future to consider applying for the scholarship.  The mission of the service scholarship is to encourage our young people "to make good decisions in their lives" which will positively affect their lives and benefit the greater community.  She thanked the congregation for their continued support of the youth service and leadership scholarship program, and urged their continued support.  For information on the program, contact Barbara Green at  


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Church of the Holy Apostles Annual Acolyte Service and Leadership Scholarship Winners, (L-R): Daniel Chun and Jonny Chow.



Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) expands response to drought and famine

Press Release, August 8, 2011


The sustained drought in Somalia, said to be the worst in 60 years, is expected to impact additional countries in the Horn of Africa.  The UN is warning that famine conditions are likely to spread from two southern regions of Somalia to the entire country, as well as to parts of Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, over the coming weeks.  In addition, reports indicate that over 800,000 people have fled Somalia and are seeking refuge in neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia.


The current famine in the Horn of Africa has required an urgent humanitarian response.  Rates of mortality and malnutrition are extremely high; estimates indicate that malnutrition among children under age five currently exceeds 20%, and is increasing.  Over 12 million people across the region are in need of food, water and other basic supplies.  Although reports indicate that food and aid delivery currently is being hampered by insurgent groups in the worst-affected areas of southern Somalia, assistance is reaching refugees arriving in Kenya and Ehtiopia.


ERD is working through its network of Anglican and Episcopal partners in northern Kenya to meet the needs of drought-stricken villages, and to provide support for Somali refugees crossing the border.  ERD is working with partners such as Christian Community Services Mount Kenya East (CCS-MKE) and Ukamba Christian Community Services to provide food aid.  Please continue to pray for all those affected by drought and famine in East Africa, and especially for those who have fled their homes in search of food and water for survival.  Please also pray for the return of rains and healthy harvests in the future.


To support the crisis response efforts of organizations like CCS-MKE and Ukamaba Christian Community Services, pelase make a contribution to Episcopal Relief & Development's Disaster Response Fund. 



Second Annual Spirituality of Philanthropy Symposium

Mission funding logoThe Episcopal Church Office of Misison funding will sponsor the Second Annual Sumposium on the Spirituality of Philanthropy, a two-day event inviting the theological and spiritual basis of philanthropy with a useful practicum on advanced fundraising strategies and techniques, on September 29 and 30.


Designed for directors of development at dioceses, parishes, and other Episcopal organizations, as well as clergy interested in parish/diocesan fundraising, the popular event will be held at the Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Ave., New York City.


"Last year's symposium produced a real wave of enthusiasm for exploring the nature of the church's relationship to philanthropic thought and practices, and we're looking forward to welcoming people to the Church Center for Round II this September," noted the Rev. Carol Hoidra, Associate Director and Team Leader of the Office of Mission Funding.  "The content-specific workshops are a real value-added feature of this year's symposium, and we hope that the attendees will find these sessions to be helpful additions to their fundraising plans."


Both days will feature plenary sessions presented by thought-leaders in philanthropy, followed by focused workshops. 


To register, got to .  For more information, contact Jean Eudelle in the Office of Mission Funding at 212-716-6085, or email:  




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