Daily archives: Saturday, July 7, 2018

#GC79 Podcast: Anger Out of a Place of Love

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the fourth nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas is a deputy from the Diocese of Arizona, consultant for this year’s Official Youth Presence, and recent graduate of Wellesley College. The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers is an alternate deputy from the Diocese of California and dean of…
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Deputies Say Yes to Prayer Book Revision

The House of Deputies today approved a resolution “to undertake comprehensive revision” of the Book of Common Prayer 1979. The matter now moves to the House of Bishops. The vote on Resolution A068 was held by orders. The lay order approved the resolution 69-26-15. The vote in the clergy order was 63-30-17. The vote came…
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Convention Seeks Clarity On Relationship with Church Pension Fund

At first glance, Resolution A060 looks like the kind of resolution that wouldn’t excite much interest among even the most committed church geeks. What possible excitement could ensue from a proposal to have a task force study the church’s pension system? Plenty, as it turns out. The resolution is the result of three years of…
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If GC Directs, CPF “must comply”

In 1910 the General Convention acted to create the Joint Commission on the Support of the Clergy to study the feasibility of a pension system, and, four years later, through other acts of Convention, the Church Pension Fund (CPF) was incorporated in the State of New York. At the time, under the encouragement of Bishop…
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GC’s Authority Over CPF : “clear, but limited”

The Church Pension Fund (CPF) exists to support the clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church in their calling to spread the gospel.  For more than 100 years, our relationship with General Convention has been critical to fulfilling that purpose. CPF was created in 1913 by an act of General Convention.  Around that time,…
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