A Day in Aberdeen with the Presiding Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, 8th Bishop of Olympia

On Saturday June 16th the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, many in Aberdeen who support those homeless working to find safe housing solutions and to defend their rights, and myself, joined with our ministry in Aberdeen and Westport, Chaplains on the Harbor, to view the encampments along the river, to tour the offices of Chaplains on the Harbor, and to march through the streets of Aberdeen in both protest of the newly passed laws forbidding lying down or  camping on the streets, and in hopes of seeing where solutions might be found.    

 

Of all the busy days we put in with our very generous Presiding Bishop I think this visit may have been one of the most powerful, for him, and for those who walked with us that day.   After leaving the big event in Olympia we traveled toward Aberdeen, with a stop…

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