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Articles by: Adialyn Milien

Not an Apology

After some very full and immensely long days of legislative sessions in the House of Deputies, a major thread of discourse emerges: the physical body as a site of political action. On the first day, we heard reports from the Presiding Officers’ Working Group on Truth-Telling, Reckoning, and Healing and testimony from the floor regarding…
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The Last Live Blog

This is a live blog covering the last session of the House of Deputies that took place July 11, 2022. The Chair bangs the gavel three times That’s what it says in the convention script. After the secretary sends good wishes to the Diocese of Venezuela, whose deputies watched online, and thanks the foreign language…
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July 10 Evening Session

This is a live blog covering the evening session of the House of Deputies that took place July 10, 2022. cour·te·sy/ˈkərdəsē/noun the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward others.”he had been treated with a degree of courtesy not far short of deference” the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior toward…
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We’re Grateful, Gay

I first met Gay Clark Jennings at the 2006 General Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Church leaders who were appalled by the passage of Resolution B033, the infamous “manner of life” resolution, met for dinner.  My boss at the time, Bishop John Bryson Chane of Washington, brought me along. The resolution in question called upon “Standing…
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July 10 Afternoon Legislative Session

This is a live blog covering the afternoon session of the House of Deputies that took place July 10, 2022. Back to Business, Again A059 on liturgical revision will be placed on the legislative calendar to be heard in the evening session. The House is adjourned. We fear the liveblog has swallowed our transcription of…
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House of Deputies Approves Consolidating Budgetmaking into One Committee

The House of Deputies passed a far-reaching reform of its budget process that puts all the work in the hands of Executive Council, the governing body of the Church between General Conventions, and essentially gets rid of the other committee that’s involved now. The measure, which had to be passed in three portions because of…
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July 10 Morning Legislative Session

This is a live blog covering the afternoon session of the House of Deputies that took place July 10, 2022.

July 9 Evening Legislative Session

This is a live blog covering the evening session of the House of Deputies that took place July 9, 2022. Voting for Vice President Deputies Rachel Taber-Hamilton of Olympia and Edwin Johnson of Massachusetts are the candidates. The Last Days of PB and F? Resolution A048 would implement the recommendations of the Task Force on…
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July 9 Afternoon Legislative Session

This is a live blog covering the afternoon session of the House of Deputies that took place July 9, 2022. Nominations for vice president are due within the next half hour. We are adjourning. The location of the 2027 General Convention The house returns to consideration of Resolution A001 which sets the sites under consideration…
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An Interview with President-elect Julia Ayala Harris

Albert Cutié interviews Julia Ayala-Harris, who was elected president of the House of Deputies during this morning’s legislative session.

July 9 Morning Legislative Session (HoD)

This is a live blog covering the morning session of the House of Deputies that took place July 9, 2022. Election Camp is over for a while The president says we will elect no more until after convention. Trustees of General Seminary Michael Braxton and Noreen Duncan have been elected as lay trustees of the…
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