Daily archives: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Video: Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence

Early on Sunday morning 1,500 people took to the streets of Salt Lake City to march for an end to gun violence. Participants included bishops and deputies of The Episcopal Church, visitors to General Convention, and others from around Salt Lake City.

Podcast: The Structure Debate

The Rev. Emily Mellott, alternate deputy from the Diocese of Chicago and rector of Calvary Church, Lombard, spoke to her guests about the structure debates taking place during General Convention. Guests:  Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a deputy from the Diocese of Indianapolis The Rev. Paige Blair is a deputy from the Diocese of San Diego The…
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Then I’ll Sing ‘Cause I’ll Know

It’s been a pretty good week. In the short span of a few days, we’ve seen the Fair Housing Act upheld (a huge victory for civil rights law), healthcare reform protected, the president break into song, and marriage rights extended to all. Then, yesterday, we witnessed another slice of history when this church elected Bishop…
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No small task: serving on the Joint Standing Committee for Program, Budget and Finance

This is one of a series of articles about how deputies are making up their minds about the issues before their legislative committees. Before I agreed to serve on the Joint Standing Committee for Program, Budget and Finance, I was warned about the overwhelming nature of this assignment. Working on diocesan staff for a few…
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The Trellis of Structure

This is one of a series of articles about how deputies are making up their minds about the issues before their legislative committees. By Katie Sherrod As the work of the Committee on Governance and Structure was beginning, there has been more than one moment when the scale of the challenge before us seemed overwhelming….
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Who’s on first? And other questions about World Mission

This is one of a series of articles about how deputies are making up their minds about the issues before their legislative committees. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello once performed a famous comedy routine, “Who’s on First?” about a fictitious baseball team with players named “Who” (the first baseman), “What” (at second base), and “I…
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A conversation with Dr. Charles V. Willie

House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing talks with Dr. Charles V. Willie, a groundbreaking African American educator and former vice president of the House of Deputies who preached at the ordination of the first women priests, known as the Philadelphia 11. When the bishops failed to uphold that ordination and give equal rights to women, he…
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