Connections with Our World

A critical goal of our diocese is to strengthen our connections with the wider world by cultivating community and global partnerships in areas of mutual interest. Some of those connections include the following:

International Diocesan Partnerships

Launched in 2008, our partnerships with the Diocese of Gloucester, England, and the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania, Africa, provide a unique opportunity to compare cultures, share missional successes, and explore the universal challenges of building authentic Christian communities in a changing world. For the full story about our triad partnership, click here.

Western Tanganyika Scholarship Fund

Our diocese also supports a scholarship program for the Diocese of Western Tanganyika. In 2013 our diocese provided scholarships for 565 students to attend secondary school and for 23 students to attend college. To donate online, click here

Hope With South Sudan provides education scholarships to South Sudanese children, youths and young adults living in exile in Kenya and Uganda. In addition, Hope With South Sudan focuses on career mentorship, education support, and family reunification for South Sudanese Lost Boys and Girls now living in the San Jose, California area. Click here to learn more and find out how you can help.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. We rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in close to 40 countries, our programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world. The full story can be found here.

Church Missions Overseas

Many churches across our diocese support global ministry with their own outreach programs. One such congregation is St. Mary’s by-the-Sea in Pacific Grove, which recently traveled to Honduras to assist Our Little Roses – a home that ministers to abandoned, orphaned and abused girls. Read about their story here.