General Convention 2009


September 20, 2010

As the United Nations convened on Sept. 21 in New York for the second day of a three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals, many delegates were considering a mountain of statistics-filled reports attempting to give the world a sense of how close the goals are to being achieved by their...

October 1, 2009

Note: this is the first in an ongoing series discussing the governance of The Episcopal Church.

Now that General Convention 2009 is in the memories of many, there remains a bit of unfinished business. For example, what happens to the resolutions that were not addressed or acted upon? A...

August 26, 2009

Among the 419 resolutions that bishops and deputies considered during the July 8-17 meeting of General Convention in Anaheim, California were some that seemed obscure and received little attention, but that in reality carried significant meaning for many.

Resolution D035, titled "...

August 19, 2009

Dear Friends:

With a new President, a new Congress, the 76th General Convention, and now changes in staff, this is a particularly busy year for the Office of Government Relations (OGR). As always, we are grateful to each of you for helping to live out our Baptismal promise "to strive for...

August 14, 2009

The 76th General Convention, meeting in Anaheim, California, July 8-17, acted on or referred every one of the 419 resolutions it considered.


Below is an unofficial, unaudited, abbreviated summary of some of the resolutions passed by both the House of Bishops and the House of...

August 4, 2009

People from around the world spent a lot of time following the 76th meeting of the Episcopal Church's General Convention via the church's electronic and print media.

The gathering was held July 8-17 in Anaheim, California, at the city's convention center.

A new addition to General...

July 27, 2009

Could anyone venture a guess at the number of words spoken in public forums during General Convention? One would count testimony at dozens of committee hearings, debate in open legislative sessions in the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, sermons at the daily Eucharists, speeches and...

July 22, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a letter to the church about General Convention 2009.

General Convention 2009 was held July 8 to July 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles).

The following is the...

July 21, 2009

Following its passage in both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson sent a letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams discussing Resolution C056 at the recently completed 76th General...

July 20, 2009

The 76th General Convention took steps, big and small, to reunite Christians in opening, reaffirming and expanding ecumenical dialogues through legislation passed July 8-17 in Anaheim, California.

"The biggest step forward is the full communion step with the Moravian church," said Bishop...