Daily archives: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Byron Rushing’s 15-minute History of the Episcopal Church Part I

The Honorable Byron Rushing of the Diocese of Massachusetts is vice president of the House of Deputies, and majority whip of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He sat down recently to talk about General Convention with Kathleen Moore of the House of Deputies communications team. Excerpts from that interview will appear on the Deputies News…
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A young Episcopalian “in love with the concept of an all-inclusive church”

One of these years, I will be that senior deputy who has attended and participated in 14-or-so General Conventions of the Episcopal Church, which might come at an early age for me, since I attended my first General Convention soon after I turned 13-years-old. This was the 76th General Convention in Anaheim, California, in 2009….
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“Looking forward to the whole thing”: General Convention opens in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, June 22—The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church technically begins on Thursday, but deputies, bishops, exhibitors and other interested parties are already pouring into the hotels surrounding the Salt Palace Convention Center, where convention will be in session until July 3. While the convention is a legislative gathering—and the legislative agenda…
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Fatal drunk driving accident prompts reexamination of attitudes, policies toward alcohol

Tragedy demands a response. It forces us to confront issues and sheds light on situations long-hidden or ignored. For the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, the tragedy in question happened last December when a car driven by then-bishop Heather Cook struck and killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo in Baltimore, Maryland. The…
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Steeple Chasers run Utah relay for Episcopal Relief

On June 20 and 21, a group of deputies and friends organized by Deputy Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of Chicago ran in the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back, a 200-mile overnight relay from Logan to Midway, Utah along the back of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. “Ragnar Wasatch Back ranks as the most challenging race I’ve ever done and…
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