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Holy Eucharist with Service of Light

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle hosts a weekly brief and beautiful celebration of Holy Eucharist using an evocative liturgy adapted from the Iona Rite.

Godly Play Overview

St. James, Sedro Woolley 1013 Polte Rd., Sedro Woolley, WA

For those who have Sunday classroom experience with Godly Play but are looking to strengthen their skills, this one-day training will provide fresh insight and tips on effective storytelling and a meaningful art response.

Better Together Webinar: Keynote Remarks with Sharon Ely Pearson

Webinar

In these difficult times, author, blogger, and Episcopal influencer Sharon Ely Pearson brings perspective and hope with her insightful remarks on "Faith Formation in a Changing Church: Learning from the Past; Preparing for the Future."

ASL Interpreted Easter Vigil from Saint Mark’s Cathedral

Online

The Office of the Bishop and Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle are partnering to present American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for Saint Mark's Cathedral's live-stream of the Great Vigil of Easter.

Texting God: The Spirituality of Youth

Online

Join your colleagues in Western Washington for a lecture and follow-up conversation on "Texting God: The Spirituality of Youth."

Setting the Table for Generosity: Frameworks for Stewardship in COVID Times

Online

Marc Rieke, Senior Consultant for The Enrichment Group, explores sound scriptural understandings of healthy and effective stewardship foundations and frameworks, considerations, unique opportunities and practical strategies for unfolding stewardship appeals in this current time.

Free

One Diocese, One Church, One Day to Worship Together

Online

Join us for an all-diocese worship service designed to bring together all Episcopalians in Western Washington to worship as one, connect to each other, and meditate on all the ways we stay connected and stay church.

St. Andrew’s House Zoom Retreat

Online

St. Andrew's House offers this mini Zoom retreat that will explore the practices of Buddhist mindfulness meditation and Christian contemplative prayer.

$25

Launch: Honoring Graduating High School Seniors in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

Online

The Diocese of Olympia would like to honor high school seniors from around Western Washington with a special virtual service in their honor, led by Bishop Rickel, including music, a personalized slideshow, and customized reflections, so each senior is lifted up and celebrated at this important life milestone.

Camp Huston Summer Camp

Camp Huston 14725 Ley Rd, Gold Bar, WA

We hope that you’ll join us at Camp Huston to make friends, experience nature and have fun!

$375 – $795

Keeping Archives: Keeping Faith

Online

Join diocesan archivist, Diane Wells, as she provides a look into our diocesan archives, shares highlights of our archival collections, and reflects on how the Archives relates to our diocesan vision and helps us Keep the Faith.

Free

CCD in Pandemic – Two-Day Virtual Conference

Online

Join us for a free, two-day virtual conference discussing how to use CCD tools within the context of the upheaval of pandemic, economic crisis, and the struggle for racial justice.

Free

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Children & Families Ministry Leaders and all who work with children and families, are invited to this casual online gathering for brainstorming, idea-sharing, problem-solving, and guest speaker Crystal Goetz, who will share about the intergenerational program, "Messy Church."

Virtual Prayer & Share

Online

Join us via Zoom for virtual Prayer & Share sponsored by the Come and See...Go and Tell/Cursillo Community.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Online

All are invited to join this virtual service for ordinations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Olympia.

Cybersecurity Webinar

Online

Join Diocesan Internet Strategist Kerry Allman and find out how to identify malicious internet activity, how to protect yourself from cyberattacks, and how to help others do the same.

Spirit Disciplines: Entering God’s Presence

Online

Join Dr. Grace La Torra, the Dean of the Diocese of Olympia Iona School, for a webinar that provides an overview of spiritual disciplines and proposes that spiritual disciplines are a way of entering into God's presence.

6 Day Online

Online

Join us for a virtual 6 Day and connect with other high school students via Zoom for worship, small group discussions, and "real world missions!"

$30

Book Sleuth: Finding the Books You Need

Online

Join Diocesan Librarian Sue Tait for a webinar that explores the Diocesan Resource Center Library as an integral part of our diocesan vision and introduces resources from the library's home page.

Island Voyage: Youth Pilgrimage 2020

San Juan Islands

When quarantine and stay-at-home orders are lifted, reconnect with other youth from Across the Diocese for a week-long pilgrimage across the San Juan Islands as we learn to care for God's creation and grow together as a community.

$480

Christian Media Literacy: Truth and Love

Online

Join Diocesan Internet Strategist Kerry Allman for a webinar that will provide tools to help you learn how to identify truth and facts from fiction and misinformation online.

Virtual Prayer and Share

Online

All are welcome to Zoom with us for a virtual Prayer & Share, sponsored by the Come and See/Cursillo Community.

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A Holy Harvest

Food Bank Farm Connelly Rd., Snohomish, WA

Do your part to help the Food Bank Farm harvest 500,000lb of food from the field to the tables of hungry people in socially-distanced family units!

Choral Evensong

Online

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle offers a live-streamed service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels.

Convention Orientation

Online

An orientation to the work of our 2020 Diocesan Convention including Rules or Order to be used for our virtual Convention.

2020 Diocesan Convention

Online

Join us for the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, as we gather virtually for workshops and worship. Join us as we assemble remotely to do the work of the diocese. Join us as we come together and connect as the Body of Christ.

2020 Convention Eucharist

Online

Join us for our 2020 Convention Eucharist as we wrap up the work of the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia with prayer, worship, and Diaconal Ordinations.

ASL and Spanish Interpreted Convention Eucharist

Online

Join us for our 2020 Convention Eucharist as we wrap up the work of the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia with prayer, worship, and Diaconal Ordinations.

Eucaristía de la Convención Interpretada en Español

Online

Únase a nosotros para nuestra Eucaristía de la Convención 2020 mientras concluimos el trabajo de la 110a Convención de la Diócesis Episcopal de Olimpia con oración, adoración y ordenaciones diaconales.

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to “Drawdown” for People of Faith

Online

The founder of Drawdown Seattle will outline how global warming can be reversed and the role that you and your church community can play. Whether you are new to the issue or a scientist on the front lines, you will benefit from learning about the Drawdown framework and from interaction and planning with church members from around the diocese.

“2040” – At Home Community Screening

Online

Join us and reserve your place for this special, virtual screening of the award-winning climate documentary "2040" - a lively and family-friendly film - for free, in your own home!

Diocesan Confirmation Liturgy

Online

Join Bishop Rickel and the rest of the Diocese of Olympia via the Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle live-stream for this special diocesan confirmation liturgy with confirmands from across Western Washington.

Blossom Abundantly with Seattle Service Corps

Online

Join the Seattle Service Corps for this special fundraiser where members will share stories of growth and formation as they live into their covenants of community, faith, and service during a pandemic.

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O Antiphons

Online

The Little Sisters of St. Clare invite you to join them each evening for a brief liturgy centered around the O Antiphons.

Nativity Pageant Reprise in Pandemic

Online

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for a prayerful retelling of the Christmas story, with exquisite anthems and carols drawn from the cathedral's unique pageants of year's past; a virtual community gathering follows.

Retired Clergy & Spouses Gathering

Online

Retired clergy and spouses in the Diocese of Olympia are invited to join Bishop Rickel for a special Zoom gathering.

The Doctrine of Discovery: The Episcopal Church, Indigenous Peoples, and the Necessity of Decolonizing Christianity – A Presentation and Discussion with the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton

Online

The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton will lead a presentation and discussion via Zoom about the "Doctrine of Discovery"—the legal premise justifying colonialism, oppression, and genocide of Indigenous peoples— and will explore ways allies can work towards dismantling its legacy.

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SANCTUS

Online

Join Epiphany, Seattle for SANCTUS, a digital Lenten offering extending an invitation to holiness, with voices from throughout the Diocese of Olympia.

Prayer and Share (Virtual)

Online

Join us for a Zoom virtual Prayer and Share sponsored by the Come and See/Cursillo Community to pray and celebrate the New Year.

Diocese of Olympia Vergers Meeting

Online

Vergers, Sacristans, and anyone interested are invited to join us for a virtual meeting to discuss the formation of a diocesan chapter of The Vergers Guild!

Church Lay Staff in COVID Times: A Meeting with Our Bishop

Online

If you are lay staff in our churches, join Bishop Rickel for this special time to talk about what has been hard during COVID times, how the Office of the Bishop can support you, and learn about some shared resources for those who are employed by our congregations.

Jesus and the Disinherited: An Introduction

Online

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle's Theologian-in-Residence, The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, presents an introduction to acclaimed African-American religious leader and theologian Howard Thurman and his foundational work, JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED.

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time – Live-Stream

Online

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle's Music Series presents Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, a deeply spiritual work contemplating the power of faith, hope, and love to transcend time itself.

The College for Congregational Development: Summer Hybrid Intensive

Register now for this year's Summer Hybrid Intensive for the College for Congregational Development, featuring weekly Zoom sessions, video presentations, light reading, and homework assignments beginning in May, as well as a shorter, socially distanced, in-person session this June.

One Service for Turtle Island

Online

Join together online to worship Jesus with Episcopalians from all over the Diocese of Olympia led by our Circles of Color and focused on the languages, cultures, and experiences of the First Peoples of Turtle Island - the geographic region covering Canada, United States, Central America, and South America, with a specific focus on communities from within Province 8.

Saint Mark’s Music Series: All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ

Online

For the final concert of the 2020-21 Music Series - and the second All-Bach Concert of the pandemic - join Hannah Byun, Wyatt Smith, Susanna Valleau, and Johann Sebastian Bach for a free, live-streamed concert of organ favorites from the mighty Flentrop organ of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle.

Work for Good – Youth Retreat

St. Andrew's House 7550 WA-106, Union, WA

"Work for Good" is a socially distanced and masked get-away weekend designed for youth and based at St. Andrew's House, overlooking the Puget Sound. In addition to a wide variety of activities to choose from, the group will plan and undertake a service project together.

$249

Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend

Online

The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with "One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend" designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love.

Retired Clergy & Spouses Spring Gathering

Online

Knowing that it will be a while until we can reconvene in person, the Chaplains to the Retired and Bishop Rickel are planning a similar Zoom event for Thursday, May 27, at 2:00pm.

Camp Huston: Summer Camp 2021

Camp Huston 14725 Ley Rd, Gold Bar, WA

Join Camp Huston for the 2021 Summer Camp season! Registration is now open!

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Racial Healing Handbook Group Study with Iyabo Onipede

Online

All are welcome to join this series on racial justice and the Episcopal Church, hosted by Iyabo Onipede and aligned with "The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage in Collective Healing."

Commemoration of Enmegahbowh: A Service of Healing & Blessing

St. Luke's, Renton 99 Wells Ave S, Renton, WA

Join the Circles of Color & St. Luke's, Renton, in a service of healing and blessing commemorating the Feast Day of Enmegahbowh, the first Native American to be ordained in the Episcopal Church.

Year-End Conversation with Seattle Service Corps

Online

COVID-19 couldn't stop Seattle Service Corps - sign on to Zoom and discover what it was like to live in community and serve as essential workers during a pandemic!

Prayer and Share

Online

Join Come and See... Go and Tell/Cursillo for an online Prayer and Share featuring a panel that will explore our online experiences with gatherings.

Juneteenth Healing Service

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join the Black/African-American Circle of Color at St. Mark’s Cathedral for a Juneteenth Healing Service.

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Join this quarterly gathering of Children & Families Ministry Leaders to share ideas, discuss plans for opening churches and starting up again, and to dream about what's next in children's programming.

Sunday Stairway Walks – 20s and 30s

Epiphany, Seattle 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Explore different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle with other young adults from around the diocese.

The Peter R. Hallock Institute Symposium

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for the inaugural Peter R. Hallock Symposium, offered in a hybrid format, featuring a keynote lecture, panel discussion, reading session, and more!

Sunday Stairway Walks – 20s and 30s

St. Paul's, Seattle 15 Roy St., Seattle

Explore different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle with other young adults from around the diocese.

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join the Mindful Poetry group practice to explore poems of remembrance by Eaven Boland, Natalie Diaz, Ada Limon, Robert Hayden, and Denise Levertov.

Contemplative Photography

Online

Join our second online session of Contemplative Photography, as we focus on the practice of sitting in contemplative view of images we or others have made, the practice of Visio Divina.

Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join the Bishop's Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land for and explore present daily living conditions for Palestinians living in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza and the legal framework that permits an apartheid system of discriminatory practices and the denial of basic human rights, along with the costs of maintaining the status quo and its harm to immediate and long-term U.S., Palestinian, and Israeli interests.

CPG Clergy Planning for Wellness Conference (with the Diocese of Spokane)

Suncadia Resort 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA

Between a career and family, it's hard to find time to focus on your financial picture, let alone your health. This unique conference provides financial planning and education along with a focus on your physical and psychological well-being. The Planning for Wellness Conference will give you the chance to learn what you need to know about both. Join us to take the first step toward... Managing your current finances Goal setting and planning for your future Improving your well-being through exercise

Water is Life, Water for Gaza

Online

Join the Bishop's Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land for a webinar with Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, the Executive Director of MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance), on Water for Gaza.

Ditty Bag Day 2021

St. John the Baptist, Seattle 3050 California Ave SW, Seattle

Join Mission to Seafarers, Seattle and other volunteers from around Puget Sound as we make ditty bags for international seafarers who will be far from home during this holiday season.

Mindful Poetry

Online

For our next session of Mindful Poetry, we’ll enjoy how songs and lyrics become the poetry of our life - join in, all are welcome!

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock Online Screening

Online

Join Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and Meaningful Movies Project offered by the Diocese of Olympia's online screening of END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK, a film that captures history in the making, as a small group of indigenous women establish a peaceful camp in protest of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline construction that threatens their land, water, and existence.

The “O” Antiphons Liturgy, 2021

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for this year's "O" Antiphons Liturgy, a moving and evocative entrance into the Advent season of prayerful expectation, which will be live-streamed, as well as open to in-person worship by pre-registration only, with proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test required.

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

In the midst of planning for Christmas, take a pause and gather with your colleagues from around the diocese to talk about what's happening in Children & Families Ministry leadership and to hear from our featured speaker, Wendy Claire Barrie.

Contemplative Photography

Online

For our third and final session of Contemplative Photography, we’ll share photos from our individual Visio Divina practice as well as enjoy the haikus we wrote after practicing Visio Divina using someone else’s photograph.

“Blue Christmas” Service

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

A special service of Holy Eucharist, holding space for the experiences of those who find the holiday season a painful or difficult time.

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join Mindful Poetry - each poem this month is an invitation to celebrate, to revel in the escape to snow, ice, frost, and winter’s warmth.

Mission: JOY Screening

Online

Join Meaningful Movies Project offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia for deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY, an online screening of the documentary featuring dear friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu.

Contemplative Creativity

Online

Join the Contemplative Creativity online community for an intriguing new three-session series, Way to Being with Carla Orlando, which will explore the creative expression process.

Reframing the Conversation: A Preaching Workshop for Clergy

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

"Reframing the Conversation: Going Deeper to Build the Beloved Community" is a special one-day preaching workshop, offered in person at Saint Mark's Cathedral or online via Zoom, led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, the first Black woman to be elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church.

Following Jesus to a New Counter-Cultural, Post-Pandemic Normal

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

This all-day Saturday workshop led by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will explore the resources of our faith tradition for grounded and connected life and ministry for all of God’s people, at this extraordinary moment in history.

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Finding Wonder in Winter

Online

In the deep mid-winter, join author Christine Aroney-Sine for a series of conversations inspired by her book: The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God.

Free – $10

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join our exploration of the poet’s use of animals in verse - all are welcome, no prerequisites, no homework!

Contemplative Retreat for Young Adults

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at Dash Point 4700 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA

Get away from it all and experience a weekend of peace, prayer and self-care with young adults from across the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.

$50 – $125

Mindful Poetry – Still I Rise

Online

In honor of Black History Month, Mindful Poetry will be celebrating the voices of Black poets throughout American history - all are welcome, no prerequisites, no homework!

EfM Information Forum

Online

Learn about EfM classes next fall at St. Mark's Cathedral via Zoom.

Men’s Retreat: In Returning and Rest We Shall Be Renewed

St. Andrew's House 7550 E. State Route 106, Union, WA

The Wisdom School at Saint Mark's Cathedral presents this weekend retreat, designed to create the space for quiet reflection, time away from the burdens of daily life, spacious time in nature, conversations with other men of faith, and worship.

College for Congregational Development

Fort Worden 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA

Registration is now open for the 2022 week long hybrid intensive College for Congregational Development at Fort Worden, Port Townsend June 11-17.

$650

Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed Online Screening and Panel/Community Conversation

Online

Join the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color for a Juneteenth observation screening/discussion of CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & Unbossed - the definitive historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm; following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida in July, the story is like her- fabulous, fierce, and fundamentally right on.

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Diocesan Ordinations to the Priesthood

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

By the grace of God and the People of God consenting, The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, will ordain seven new priests. Your prayers and presence are invited.

Rise Up

St. Luke's, Renton 99 Wells Ave S, Renton, WA

Join the Church in the World for a Summer Solstice and Juneteenth Liturgy, June 19 at 5:00pm!

Mindful Poetry – Homecoming

Online

Come and travel with us in a pursuit of poetry - our once-monthly group practice focuses on the mindful reading of verse, concentrating on sensory experience and spiritual connection.

Camp Huston Summer Camp 2022

Camp Huston 14725 Ley Rd, Gold Bar, WA

Join us at Camp Huston this summer! Register today - there's something for everyone!

Diocese of Olympia at the Seattle Pride Parade

Downtown Seattle 4th & Pike, Seattle, WA

Episcopal LGBTQIA+ members, friends, family, and allies! You're invited to march with the Diocese of Olympia in the Seattle Pride Parade!

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Connect with Children & Families Ministry leaders from around the Diocese! This quarter’s guest speaker, author Talitha Aho, will delve into how to provide spiritual care for children and youth in the context of environmental crisis. Register now and we'll send you a copy of her 2022 book: In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis.

Re-Dedication of Church Property – St. George, Seattle

St. George, Seattle 2212 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA

The Board of Directors of the Diocese of Olympia and Thornton Creek Community by the Cottage Company cordially invites you to the Secularization of a Consecrated Building and the Re-Dedication of Church Property

Organ Concert at St. Dunstan’s, Shoreline

St. Dunstan's, Shoreline 722 N 145th St, Shoreoine, WA

Janet Yieh, Director of Music at Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City, presents an organ concert highlighting female composers.

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Climate Conversations: What You Can Do

Online

One-hour monthly Zoom conversations about things people can do in their everyday lives relating to energy usage to reduce their carbon footprint and reverse climate change.

Underhill House Listener Training

Underhill House 500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA

If you’re looking for a new way to serve, Underhill House, a quiet place to pause for prayer, is offering Listener Training.

Godly Play Training

Good Shepherd, Federal Way 345 So. 312th St., Federal Way

If it's time to get ready for Godly Play in fall or if you're simply interested in exploring the Godly Play method and philosophy, join your colleagues from across the Diocese at any one (or all three) of these wonder-filled training sessions.

$155

Exploring Indigenous Theology with The Rev. Canon Mary Crist, Ed.D.

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

In this Saturday morning workshop, offered in person OR online via Zoom, the Coordinator of Indigenous Theological Education in the Department of Ethnic Ministries of the Office of the Presiding Bishop will explore concepts in Indigenous theology, such as “two-eyed” seeing, vision quests, and sacred stories. Free and open to all; registration required.

Heart of the Table

Nuturing Roots Farm 6218 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA

Join us for a farm-fresh dinner on-site at Nurturing Roots Farm together with others in their 20s & 30s from around the Diocese of Olympia.

$10

Carve Out Time for God

Seabeck Retreat Center 13395 Lagoon Dr NW, Seabeck, WA

A Women Retreat, “Carve Out Time for God”, presenter Paula Mitchell from 4 PM September 23 to September 25 at 1 PM at Seabeck Retreat Center for only $100.

$35 – $100

AAPI Circle Celebration Liturgy

Holy Cross, Redmond 11526 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA

All are welcome to join the Asian American and Pacific Islander Circle for a service of celebration and joy!

Free

The Holy Land: What’s Next?

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

The Mideast Focus Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral, the Bishop’s Committee for Justice & Peace in the Holy Land, and Kairos Puget Sound Coalition present this symposium—in person and online via Zoom—which brings together prominent voices from different religious backgrounds to ask where the struggle to achieve justice and peace in the Israel-Palestine goes from here.