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August 6, 2003

A day after confirming the election of an openly gay man as bishop, the House of Bishops on Wednesday agreed to a compromise and decided not to move forward with the development of same-sex blessing liturgies. An amendment offered by...

August 6, 2003

Still reeling from the momentous decision to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson, the House of Bishops spent most of Wednesday morning in conversation. More than two dozen bishops asked to speak on the floor about the...

August 6, 2003

Votes on the consent to the election of the Rev. Canon V. Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of New Hampshire: Yes Adams III, Gladstone B. – Central New York Alexander, John Neil – Atlanta Alvarez, David...

August 5, 2003

The House of Bishops took the first step Tuesday to remove the voting rights of resigned bishops. Resolution B005 proposes a constitutional change that gives seat and voice to all bishops – but vote only to bishops with...

August 5, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold announced Tuesday morning that the House of Bishops would hear a report in the afternoon session about the investigation of the Rev. Gene Robinson, bishop coadjutor-elect of New Hampshire. “It appears...

August 5, 2003

With every seat filled in the House of Bishops – 302 chairs in the visitors gallery and 27 seats in the press area – Bishop Gordon Scruton rose Tuesday afternoon to the podium and detailed his investigation into allegations of...

August 4, 2003

Expressing concern about the proposed dates of the 75th General Convention, the House of Bishops moved to table a resolution until Friday that would set the site in Columbus, Ohio. Several bishops said the proposed dates of June 12-19,...

August 3, 2003

With only a handful of visitors in the gallery, the House of Bishops Sunday completed a light day of legislation as most of the attention centered in the House of Deputies, as they voted to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene...

August 2, 2003

The Diocese of Puerto Rico and its 30,000 baptized members officially joined the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. with a unanimous vote by the House of Bishops. Approved Friday by the House of Deputies, the bishops applauded the entry of...

August 1, 2003

The issue of direct ordination to the priesthood died Friday on the floor of the House of Bishops. The Ministry Committee presented the house with resolution C019 to gauge support of direct ordination. The resolution would have amended...

July 31, 2003

The House of Bishops added two new members to its ranks Thursday afternoon and upped the ante of the church’s commitment to ministry to diverse populations. The house confirmed the elections of the Rev. George Councell as bishop-elect...

July 31, 2003

David Elliott, a deputy from Mississippi, is also a grandfather who spoke of the hope that stem cell research could offer his granddaughter. She suffers from a genetic disease that likely will kill her before she reaches adulthood. The...

July 31, 2003

With little dissent, the House of Bishops approved Wednesday afternoon more than a dozen pieces of primarily housekeeping legislation. They also applauded reports from Episcopal Relief and Development and a youth representative. Flanked...

July 30, 2003

The work toward eradicating the sin of racism continues at the 74th General Convention. Committee members of Social and Urban Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the House of Deputies an amended resolution A010, which calls on...

July 30, 2003

Small churches are the heart of the Episcopal Church, comprising more than 60 percent of congregations. The Church in Small Communities legislative committee of General Convention took another step Tuesday night to support these...

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