The Oasis Announces the 2015 Louie Crew Clay Grants The Oasis, the LGBT outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, is pleased to announce its 2015 Louie Crew (Clay) Grants. Three grants will fund Oasis/Integrity Legislative Aides to General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. These grants will be used to cover the
Honest to Ethel! I can’t imagine you haven’t heard about the brouhaha coming out of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida concerning the “postponement” of the baptism of Jack, the adopted son of two fathers. You can find the perspective of Eric and Rich McCaffery, Jack’s parents, here in The Blade. You can find
MISSION: The OASIS is a justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark to make the church safe for ALL people, and to challenge the church when its interest is self-preservation and not prophetic witness.
BACKGROUND: The OASIS was founded in 1989, as a diocesan ministry to gay and lesbian (and later bisexual and transgender) people. The Diocese of Newark was the first in the Episcopal Church to fully include openly gay and lesbian (and later bisexual and transgender) people in the full life of the Church. This prophetic ministry has led the way for the entire Episcopal Church and the larger Anglican Communion.
Founded on our Baptismal Covenant
Claiming the Gospel promise of liberation
In solidarity with the prophetic witness of scripture