Articles from the News category

HoD Passes Truth and Rec Task Force

The House of Deputies on Monday approved almost unanimously a resolution from the so-called #MeToo committee to establish a Task Force for Women, Truth, and Reconciliation to help the church “engage in truth-telling, confession, and reconciliation regarding gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence against women and girls in all their forms by those in power in…
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#GC79 Podcast: Witness and Connection

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the sixth nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: Myra Garnes is the canon for youth and young adult ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. She is supporting the Long Island deputation, promoting Baptized for Life and providing support for the Office of Black Ministries. Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale…
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Debating Israel and Palestine: How Should the Episcopal Church Invest its Money?

The question of how the Episcopal Church should respond to issues of peace and justice in Israel and Palestine, particularly when it comes to financial investments, has proven so fraught that a working group was created just to figure out how best to talk about it. Following the 2015 General Convention, during which debate became…
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#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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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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#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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#GC79 Podcast: Going Beyond Sharing Stories

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the third nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of EDS@Union, Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral, a member of the House of Bishops Theological Commission and the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation. Dr. Sandra Montes is Spanish language…
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News you need about the Hutto service

Eight hundred and fifty people have signed up for buses to the service at the Hutto detention facility in Taylor, Texas on Sunday, July 8. Here’s news you need from the event organizers: The service will take place from 12:15 p. m. to 1pm.  The signup for buses is CLOSED.  Folks now need to find…
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