GEMN News

Karen Hotte to step down as Executive Director

Karen Hotte has elected to step down as Executive Director of the Global Episcopal Mission Network, effective Dec. 31, after almost seven years of dedicated service in the position. “Between the widespread impacts of the coronavirus on every aspect of our lives, including global mission,” Hotte wrote to the GEMN Board in mid-October, “plus the […]

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GEMN Board reports to GEMN members – October 2020

NETWORKING FOR GOD’S MISSION Report from the GEMN Board, October 2020 Greetings from the Board of the Global Episcopal Mission Network! As you find ways to stay engaged with mission companions during the pandemic period, we encourage you to stay connected with this network of mission activists. Here are highlights of what’s been happening and […]

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Mission Formation Program offered online in pandemic drew record enrollment

Going online for the first time this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, GEMN’s flagship Mission Formation Program drew a record enrollment. “Last year we were delighted to have 14 in the program held at the annual Global Mission Conference in the Dominican Republic,” said program coordinator the Rev. Holly Hartman of the Diocese of […]

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Pandemic curtails mission trips, but Dominican Development Group explores ‘virtual mission teams’

This post is one in a series exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global mission.  ‘Every team scheduled from March through June has canceled,’ said Bill Kunkle, executive director of the Dominican Development Group (DDG), last week about US-based mission teams that changed their plans to visit the Dominican Republic in response to […]

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Cancellation of 2020 Conference

Dear Global Mission Community, In view of the national and international coronavirus situation, the Board of Directors of the Global Episcopal Mission Network has decided to cancel the 2020 Global Mission Conference that was to be held at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, April 29-May 1. We have made this decision with great regret, but […]

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Carbon Offsets for your Global Mission Travel

In February 2012 Bishop Greg Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia and Bishop Danilo Bustamante of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines (EDSP), signed a Covenant for Caring of All Creation, in which the two dioceses agreed to establish a carbon offset partnership. As part of that partnership, the Diocese of Olympia agrees to encourage […]

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