The Bishop’s Spring Conference for Clergy, Lay Professionals and Spouses May 1-3, 2017

Sound Recordings

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Click here for sermon by the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, Rector of Christ Church, Alexandria. Time: 10:36 File Size: 9.7 MB

Community Workshop

Our speaker for this workshop is Rebecca Blachly, Director of the Office of Government Relations The Office of Government Relations represents the policy priorities of the Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. We aim to shape and influence policy and legislation on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. All of our work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention and Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the church. Our current priority areas are refugees and immigration, environmental stewardship, and international development and conflict. We also engage on criminal justice reform, anti-poverty work, and other issues where we can have a unique impact. Attention to issues of racial justice is woven throughout all of our work and guides and informs our engagement.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Click here for session recording. Time: 43:16 File Size: 39.6 MB

Conference Plenary Session Recordings with Rachael Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Her books include “Faith Unraveled” (2010), “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” (2012), and” Searching for Sunday” (2015). With millions of visits each year, her blog has become a renowned online hub for conversations about Christianity and culture. Rachel has been featured on The View, The Today Show, NPR, Slate, The BBC, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and She also served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Her popularity as a writer also keeps her busy speaking across the country. Her speaking engagements include The Festival of Faith and Writing, the Q Conference, Trinity Wall Street, Princeton University, Austin Theological Seminary, Eastern University, Baylor University, the Gay Christian Network Conference, and the Wild Goose Festival. Rachel, her husband, Dan, and their son Henry live in Dayton, Tennessee. They worship at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. Rachel Held Evans died in 2019.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Click here for Plenary 1. Time: 01:21:12 File Size: 74.3 MB

Click here for Plenary 2. Time: 43:57 File Size: 40.2 MB

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Click here for Plenary 3. Time: 53:09 File Size: 48.6 MB