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House of Bishops passes key marriage resolutions
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The House of Bishops on Monday approved two liturgies for trial use that will permit same-sex couples to be married in the Episcopal Church, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent of this year. Their action came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can now be married in all 50…
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Podcast: ¿Que Es TREC?

Este podcast presenta a la Rev. Miguelina Espinal-Howell compartiendo con nosotros una breve explicacion sobre el Trabajo de TREC ( Siglas en ingles para el Grupo de Trabajo para la Reimaginacion de la Iglesia Episcopal).  Las propuestas de TREC abarcan areas de gobierno , administracion y estructura de la Iglesia.

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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Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina will be the next presiding bishop
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 Bishop Michael Bruce Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina has been elected and confirmed as the next presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Curry, who will be the first African American to lead the church, was elected on the first ballot with 121 of 174 votes. The news was announced to more than 850…
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Money and the Holy Land: Committee Hears Testimony
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  SALT LAKE CITY – The line snaked across the room and out the door on Thursday morning as deputies, alternates and visitors signed up to speak on one of the hottest topics facing General Convention – how the Episcopal Church should respond to the on-going conflict in the Holy Land. The proposals: Five resolutions…
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Marriage committee in session when news of marriage ruling breaks
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SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 26–The Special Legislative Committee on Marriage was in the middle of discussing testimony it had heard at last night’s hearing when members learned that the U. S. Supreme Court had issued its intensely-anticipated ruling on marriage quality throughout the United States. Committee members didn’t know exactly what the ruling was, but…
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Marriage committee hears first testimony
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General Convention got its first look at what direction deputies and bishops may wish to take on the issue of marriage equality during a hearing June 24 by the Special Legislative Committee on Marriage. The committee, made up of deputies and bishops, heard testimony on four resolutions assigned to it, but most of the comments…
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Who’s in charge?
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Among the pressing questions that confronted members of the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church​ was a seemingly simple one: who makes decisions for the church when General Convention is not in session? Is it the Executive Council, the presiding bishop, or does it depend on the subject matter and the people involved? “Under…
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Same-sex marriage: Episcopalians weigh whether now is the time
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SALT LAKE CITY — Years of study and debate over same-sex marriage have led the Episcopal Church to a familiar point. Its leaders must decide whether to act now, or to wait. Delegates to the church’s 78th General Convention, which officially begins Thursday, will vote on a task force’s proposal to revise the church’s canons…
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Church Budget: Rubber, meet road

General Convention passes an amazing variety of resolutions, from social justice to liturgical resources to sweeping new initiatives. But for convention, like many institutions, where the rubber hits the road is the budget. The big question is not, how many great ideas can we pass, but where are we willing to put our money? Back…
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Presiding officers meet the media at opening news conference
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  The world beyond church walls was the primary focus of today’s opening press conference with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, General Convention Executive Officer Michael Barlowe, and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings. “We speak many languages,” said Jefferts Schori in her opening remarks. “We are increasingly focused outside of ourselves rather than on…
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How can the church heal moral injury?
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Psychologists have long worked to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Bishop Jay Magness believes the church needs to do much more to minister to combat veterans and others who have experienced extreme violence. As vice chair of the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns, Magness helped draft Resolution A047, aimed at…
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