JDIP Ministry Network

Journey of Discovery with Indigenous Peoples (JDIP)

Journey of Discovery with Indigenous Peoples (JDIP) is a network of Indigenous Peoples and their allies in ECCT seeking to bring the Church and Indigenous tribes and individuals into right relationship through story-telling, listening, and discerning God’s call for their lives together.


JDIP seeks to come along side Indigenous Peoples, specifically of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and more generally the tribes in the State of Connecticut, to hear stories of their history, experience, and memories in an effort to facilitate healing and justice for all who suffered at the hands of the Church and the State. We pray that this ministry can be a blessing, a promise, and a hope for greater understanding and respect between Indigenous People and the dominant society and might eventually become a platform for collaborative action towards common goals.

The network is made up of parish clergy, non-parochial clergy, lay persons and lay Indigenous People.

May 5, 2024 is the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Nationwide, murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women according to the Urban Indian Health Institute. About 4 in 5 Native women have experienced violence, Native women are twice as likely than white women to experience violence. Native women also face a murder rate that is 10 times the national average, and the murder rate for Native women is 3 times that of white women. 

According to reports published by the National Congress of American Indians, 84.3% of Native women experience violence and 56% experience sexual assault. Violence is primarily committed by non-Native men

(Statistics found here: https://icnacsj.org/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-what-is-mmiw/ )

Prayers for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Active ECCT Parishes

  • St George’s Middlebury
  • St Peter’s South Windsor
  • Grace & St. John’s, Hamden

Contact and Meeting Information:

Meet Irregularly, via Zoom.

Primary contact for Ministry Network: The Rev.Diana Rogers

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Secondary Contact for Ministry Network:  Lori Ayotte

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