Daily archives: Friday, June 26, 2015

Deputies React to the Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage on Thursday morning. We stopped some deputies on their way to the floor of the House to ask how they felt about it and how they hoped the Convention acted going forward.

Podcast: Convention Worship

This is the first of a series of podcasts for Deputy News. To start us off, The Rev. Emily Mellott, alternate deputy from the Diocese of Chicago and rector of Calvary Church, Lombard, spoke to her guests about worship at General Convention. Guests: AnnaMarie Hoos is an alternate deputy from the Diocese of California and a…
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A day in the life: Praying to lose control

Lest you think that General Convention is all paper-pushing and lavish bottles of wine, last night I attended an actual prayer service. (I know.  Contain your shock.  Release your pearls.  Rise up from your fainting couches.) The service of Evening Prayer was organized by Acts8, of which I am a longtime member.  We gathered in…
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An “alternate” approach to General Convention

SALT LAKE CITY – They who wait also serve: The alternates of the House of Deputies. In fact, the alternates are not waiting around – most are as busy as the deputies. “We go to a lot of hearings,” said Mauricio Wilson, an alternate from the Diocese of California. “We’re attending everything,” said Peter Larson,…
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Deputy Stan Baker’s historic role in marriage equality

Deputy Stan Baker of Vermont was the lead plaintiff in Baker vs. Vermont, the 1999 case in which a state court ruled for the first time that same-sex couples are entitled to the benefits and protections of marriage. In this video, he remembers that struggle and reflects on the Episcopal Church’s debate over marriage equality….
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Money and the Holy Land: Committee Hears Testimony

  SALT LAKE CITY – The line snaked across the room and out the door on Thursday morning as deputies, alternates and visitors signed up to speak on one of the hottest topics facing General Convention – how the Episcopal Church should respond to the on-going conflict in the Holy Land. The proposals: Five resolutions…
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Marriage committee in session when news of marriage ruling breaks

SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 26–The Special Legislative Committee on Marriage was in the middle of discussing testimony it had heard at last night’s hearing when members learned that the U. S. Supreme Court had issued its intensely-anticipated ruling on marriage quality throughout the United States. Committee members didn’t know exactly what the ruling was, but…
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