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2016 Diocesan Convention Highlights, Resources & Downloads

2016 Diocesan Convention Highlights, Resources & Downloads

The theme for the 184th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont—hosted November 4 and 5 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington—was Love Heals, and our special guest was the Rev. Becca Stevens, founding director of Magdalene and Thistle Farms. Located in Tennessee, Magdalene is a residential community for women who have survived lives of prostitution, violence, and abuse.  The women live together and support each other through the work of Thistle Farms, a nonprofit bath and body-care business.

Stevens is a renowned speaker, author and Episcopal priest. In 2011, the White House named Stevens a “Champion of Change” for her work against domestic violence. She has been featured on CNN, in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears”, and was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America.

On this page, you’ll find a link to Convention videos featuring Stevens, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, our panelists from five prominent Vermont agencies who joined us to discuss the issue of human trafficking locally, and other inspirational guests. We’ve also included downloadable content, which you are welcome to share. You may wish to start by watching or reading the Bishop’s Address:

2016 Diocesan Convention – Bishop’s Address
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2016 Convention Media Archive

Diocesan Convention Eucharist, Sermon by the Rev. Becca Stevens
Greetings from Roman Catholic Bishop, Christopher Coyne
Bishop Ely’s 2016 Diocesan Convention Address
2016 Narrative Budget: Every Heart We Touch Along the Way
Rock Point
Communications Report to 2016 Diocesan Convention
Panel Discussion Part 1 of 3
Panel Discussion Part 2 of 3
Panel Discussion Part 3 of 3
Seeing, Sending, Transforming, Returning: God’s Process in Work
Becca Stevens: Healing
Becca Stevens: Overcoming Fear, Becoming More Missional
Phyllis and Rachel: Thistle Farms Stories of Love & Healing
A Word from Sherry Osborn, Director, Rock Point Summer Camps
Rock Point Summer Camp Stories: Zachary
Rock Point Summer Camp Stories: Makaylah
Rock Point Summer Camp Stories: Jasmine
Rock Point Summer Camp Stories: Charlotte, Health & Wellness Coordinator
Rock Point Summer Camp Slide Show

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