Daily archives: Sunday, July 8, 2018

#GC79 Podcast: Possibility for Change

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the fifth nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: The Rev. Devon Anderson is rector of Trinity Church in Excelsior, Minnesota and chair of Minnesota’s deputation to General Convention. She chairs the legislative Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy Policy, and is Chair of the Standing Commission on Liturgy…
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Deputies Respond to #MeToo and the Church

Deputy News videographer Katie Forsyth sat down with some church leaders to talk #MeToo, hearing their stories, and reflecting on what we might do as Episcopalians to grow from this movement. Participants included Deputy Julia Ayala Harris of Oklahoma, Deputy Fredrica Harris Thompsett of Massachusetts, seminarian AnnaMarie Hoos, Deputy Anne E. Kitch of Bethlehem, Deputy Sophie Kitch-Peck of Bethlehem, Deputy Alexizendria Link of…
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Law and Order: Episcopal Unit. DUN DUN

In the Episcopal Church, the people are represented by two separate and equal groups: the lawyers, who writ the canons, and the not-lawyers, who attempt to decipher them. This…is their report. DUN DUN. Welcome to the Official Blue Book report of the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution, and Canons, or as I lovingly dubbed…
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Listening to Young Voices Speak of Gun Violence

In the spring of my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I sat in the back corner of our pre-calculus math class during what we thought was just a lockdown drill. “There was supposed to be one tomorrow,” we all thought. “They must be doing it early since everyone found out.” As the…
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Seventeen-year old Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas is ready to preach

Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas is a rising high school senior from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Chandler, in the Diocese of Arizona is the preacher today at the 10:30 Holy Eucharist.   He sat down to talk about this experiences in the Episcopal Church and his outlook on creative expression with Rebecca Watts of Deputy News, and also…
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Rough Seas for the “Other” Liturgical Resolutions

While much attention at this General Convention has focused on the possibility of revising the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, other resolutions related to liturgical revision are working their way through Committee 12, the legislative committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music. Resolution A064 proposes to authorize the Book of Occasional Services 2018, while Resolution…
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What I Hope Doesn’t Get Lost

In the crush of legislation, some worthy proposals get overlooked. Deputy News asked several deputies and alternate deputies to tell us what potentially low-profile initiatives they hope don’t get lost at this General Convention. Crystal Plummer, a lay deputy from the Diocese of Chicago is the diocese’s interim director of networking. She writes: At General…
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