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Our Diocese

Welcome to The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego

We are a diverse community committed to living out the message of Jesus Christ. This message is one of hope for the oppressed, love for the outcast, home for the alien, and peace for all people.

We strive to build relationships across ideological, political and socio-economic divides as a way responding to Jesus' call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We believe in God's redeeming love through the person of Jesus Christ. We value human relationships above all else as reflected by the incarnation of God in the body and person of Jesus.

We embrace the awe and mystery of God through traditional liturgy while being open to the movement of the Holy Spirit to experience new forms of expression.

We are rooted in the ancient church and our eyes and hearts look to the future.

We welcome all people to experience the love of God.

You are welcome here.

We invite you to explore the diocesan web site and know that you can find a community of support, value and purpose in one of our congregations.

Safeguarding God's People

The community has certain expectations of the Church and those who work for it. They believe that the church is, and ought to be, a place where they and their families can be completely safe in moments of deepest faith and in times of vulnerability and stress. They also believe that people who have chosen to work for the church do so out of a particular commitment to God and to the Christian way of life, and they trust those persons to act in accordance with Christian principles. When Church workers act inappropriately, they hurt those the church is called to serve, damage the Church as an institution, give rise to scandal, and alienate others from God.

For reasons of both professional ethics and Christian theology, sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is especially damaging. The cleric's profession is teaching the Word of God and helping others come into right relationship with God. Clergy take a vow at ordination to pattern their lives after the teachings of Christ, so that they may be a wholesome example to the people of God. Clergy who abuse the power and authority of their office by becoming sexually involved with people who are vulnerable to abuse or who are in their professional care betray their vows and their calling. They betray their victims and the Church as a whole.

The Church condemns sexual misconduct by clergy and other church workers in the strongest terms, and we have clear rules that define what it is and how it will be punished. Please visit the diocesan information page to learn more about this.

Diocesan Contact Information

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107

619-291-5947 is our main line

www.edsd.org

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