Remarks from the Boston Vigil to End Gun Violence

Remarks given by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, at the Boston Vigil to #EndGunViolence, Thursday, December 14, 2017, being the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre Gun fatalities in the U.S. this past Sunday, December 10, 2017: Chicago (3 deaths); Brooklyn; Lafayette, LA; Birmingham, AL; Lancaster, PA; Oklahoma City; Jacksonville; … Continue reading Remarks from the Boston Vigil to End Gun Violence

Upstream, downstream

The current was alarmingly swift. Though experienced since childhood at canoeing on lakes and streams, I had never paddled on such a large river, nor in such dramatically powerful current. This was to be a new experience. The seven Episcopal dioceses of New England sponsored the River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage, a 40-day journey … Continue reading Upstream, downstream

A new blog from Bishop Gates

For some time I have wanted to open a new channel of communication with you, members of our diocesan community. My visitation schedule allows only for relatively infrequent in-person conversation at any given parish. My postings to the diocesan website have tended towards official statements, press releases, and program endorsements. These are important, but limited … Continue reading A new blog from Bishop Gates