General Convention 2003

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August 3, 2003

Visitors to the Episcopal Church Web site (www.episcopalchurch.org) – and attempts to hack into it -- have increased “exponentially” in the past few days, said Web producer Edward Cimafonte.

Since Thursday, visitor counts have increased potentially into the millions, highlighting the...

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 Robinson as bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire.

The...

August 2, 2003

The cognate committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music offered a compromise resolution Sunday on preparing rites for same-sex blessings that would allow for local option.

The new resolution, which combines resolutions C005, B007, C022 and C051, directs the Standing Committee on Liturgy...

August 2, 2003

While most members of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music cognate committee voted to approve a substitute resolution calling for the development of rites for same-sex unions for possible inclusion in Enriching Our Worship, the Rev. Kendall Harmon, deputy of the Diocese of South Carolina, intends...

August 2, 2003

Gene Robinson’s journey to becoming bishop of New Hampshire passed a crucial milestone Sunday afternoon when the House of Deputies voted to consent to his election as bishop coadjutor.

In a vote by orders on resolution C045, lay deputations voted 63 yes, 32 no, and 13 divided. Clergy...

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 Puerto Rico and welcomed Bishop David Alvarez as a...

August 2, 2003

Despite objections, deputies voted Friday afternoon to endorse the continuation of stem cell research and to call for making embryonic stem cells more widely available to researchers.

Randolph Dales of New Hampshire, chair of the Social and Urban Affairs committee, said that the...

August 1, 2003

General Convention decisions about issues of sexuality might — or might not — affect the funding of the national church budget, the Standing Commission on Program, Budget and Finance was told Thursday.

In the first of two hearings, attended by about 100 deputies, bishops and visitors,...

August 1, 2003

From his sobering opening reference to the day just ended in Accra, Ghana – “a day with many acts of beauty, of mercy” but also full of death – to his concluding challenge, Jeffrey Sachs engaged his audience in a vision of hope, one that requires accepting responsibility for a whole world....

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 the canons to allow candidates for holy orders to be...

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