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Twenty-five Years Plus Two
Download Open Space notes from the 2013 Archdeacons and Formation Directors Conference, "Twenty-five Years Plus Two", by clicking here.
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2015 Archdeacon & Deacon Director's Annual Conference
Thursday March 19 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Primate pays tribute to deacons
The August conference of The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada included workshops, discussion and an address by Archbishop Fred Hiltz. Read more.
A Deacon's Experience at EYE '14
Eucharist with flashlight apps, teens from most dioceses given the opportunity to discover a much larger church, and an energy that was contagious - all part of EYE! Read more...
Tom Lutes, an AED board member, recently attended Kindling, an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with Young Adults and Campus Ministry. Kindling's goal is to better equip participants to engage young adults where they live, work, and study, preparing them for leadership in the church. Read Tom's blog about his experience.
Many topics were discussed in March at the Conference. To learn more, these OpenSpace notes from the discussions are available to download.
The Role of the Deacon in the 21st Century
Alternatives to CPE in Diaconal Formation
Deacon’s voice in a Bishop Search
What might a healthy relationship look like between a Seminary and Diaconal Formation?
Difficult Placement of Deacons
Human Awareness and Understanding Competency
Ministry Development & Lifelong Formation
Non-Parochial Diaconal Ministry
Spiritual Practices and Disciplines
Learn more about OpenSpace Technology.
Deacons from around the United States (including Alaska!), Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Europe gathered together in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 13-16, for AED's Diaconal Assembly.
AED's president, The Rev. Canon Tina Campbell, nicely summarized the team of the assembly, Jamestown: A Mere 400 Years. Weaving a New World View during her sermon.
Katrina Browne brought her film, Repairing the Breach, and spoke of how she saw deacons as people in a unique position to show leadership in addressing racism.
Eric Law presented his work on "Currencies", helping us see how deacons can help build the environment where God's blessings can stay in circulation.
Read more about the Assembly and download the presentations.
How will what we are doing here affect or involve people living in poverty? -- The Deacons’ Resolved
At the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church AED sponsored the following resolution B008 –
Resolved that the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church call upon its members to begin every meeting in calendar year 2013, whether at the parish, diocesan or church-wide level and no matter what the purpose, with this agenda item: "How will what we are doing here affect or involve people living in poverty?" Continue reading . . .
The theme of AED’s presence at the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church was “Looking Through a Diaconal Lens.” We illustrated this theme using View-Masters® with custom-made reels containing images that depict issues of poverty, hunger, natural disaster and gun violence. Learn more.
|March 4-6, 2015||Prison Ministry Conference, Diocese of Florida|
|March 19-22, 2015||Archdeacon & Deacon Director's Conference, Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square, San Antonio, Texas (Details to come)|
|May 30, 2015||The Year of the Deacon, Diocese of Rhode Island|
|June 25-July 5, 2015||78th General Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|October 21-27, 2015||Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC), in Brazil|
|June 16-19, 2016||AED Triennial Assembly, Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Minnesota|
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