Daily archives: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Day in the Life: Megan is the Guinea Pig

So at this General Convention, for the first time, I am a legislative aide. When I signed up, this sounded exciting. I had visions of emulating the characters from the West Wing—all fast talking and quicker walking, because my job was so very urgent. From my two orientation sessions yesterday, I realized that this job…
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Byron Rushing’s 15-minute history of the Episcopal Church, Part III

The Honorable Byron Rushing talks about how resolutions at General Convention allow us to have discussions about what is important in our lives as Christians. This often means taking a look at ourselves, including the decision to include women in the House of Deputies and forming a coherent mission strategy when it came to people…
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Same-sex marriage: Episcopalians weigh whether now is the time
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SALT LAKE CITY — Years of study and debate over same-sex marriage have led the Episcopal Church to a familiar point. Its leaders must decide whether to act now, or to wait. Delegates to the church’s 78th General Convention, which officially begins Thursday, will vote on a task force’s proposal to revise the church’s canons…
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Bicameral or Unicameral? Deputies Debate Structure

In the first of a series of viewpoint essays, Deputy Bonnie Perry of Chicago and Deputy Jennifer Adams of Western Michigan debate Resolution A002, which would make General Convention unicameral.  

Church Budget: Rubber, meet road

General Convention passes an amazing variety of resolutions, from social justice to liturgical resources to sweeping new initiatives. But for convention, like many institutions, where the rubber hits the road is the budget. The big question is not, how many great ideas can we pass, but where are we willing to put our money? Back…
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