CALLED TO LOVE AND JUSTICE
Giving a voice to how we are called to live our baptism and ordination vows through social justice
THE 34th ECUMENICAL RETIRED CLERGY/PARTNER RETREAT
RETREAT SPEAKER – EPISCOPAL BISHOP DAVID RICE
Bishop David Rice was formerly the Diocesan Bishop in the Diocese of Waiapu in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia. The inclusive emphasis of both dioceses and the focus on “missional ministry” are included in the fascinating list of similarities which these dioceses share.
Bishop Rice was elected by the Diocese of San Joaquin in March of 2017. He assumed leadership after the dioceses had been through 10 years of litigation. This came after a former bishop had led an effort to split the dioceses from the Episcopal Church over issues of women’s ordination, homosexuality and church doctrine.
David is a strong “ecumenist” and has a history of exploring ways in which the church can be far more collaborative and collegial across denominations and faiths. David also has a heart for social justice ministry and continues to seek ways in which church can join with all of God’s People where ever they are.
David has a M. Div from Duke Divinity School, Duke University and a B.A. from Lenoir Rhyne University, both in North Carolina.