General Convention

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October 2, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings have announced new appointments to the church’s standing commissions and joint standing committees of General Convention and committees of the House of Deputies and...

August 28, 2012

Newark Bishop Mark M. Beckwith laying on hands during a confirmation service at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral in Newark. Photo/Nina Nicholson

[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Canon Lee Alison Crawford told vestry members church canons required they be confirmed,...

August 20, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The bishops and deputies who gathered in Indianapolis in July for the 77th meeting of General Convention made a historic statement about the relationship between bishops and dioceses, acknowledging that, on rare occasions, that relationship becomes severely strained,...

August 17, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications are now being accepted for the position of executive officer of General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Following a review by a search committee, the new executive officer will be appointed jointly by Presiding Bishop...

August 10, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Summary of Actions, detailing the resolutions, elections and other matters from the 77th General Convention held in July 2012, is now available in English from the Episcopal Church General Convention office  here. 

The Summary of...

August 8, 2012

The Rev. Canon Dr. Gregory Straub, executive officer and secretary of General Convention, addresses the House of Deputies July 10 in Indianapolis, Ind. It was announced Aug. 9 that Straub intends to retire Jan. 1. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service] After nearly...

August 8, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The world’s 80 million Anglicans are much more aware today than they were 10 years ago that they belong to a global communion, a realization that has led to a flourishing of international relationships between the Episcopal Church and other provinces, dioceses and...

August 3, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “We emerge with abundant hope, better discipline for working together and with partners beyond this Church, for our fundamental reason for being – engagement with God’s mission,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori...

July 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] As the director of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C., there is never a day in which I do not think about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meetings with policymakers, consultations with other advocates for peace with justice (...

July 24, 2012

The 77th General Convention affirmed that it is “normative” for people to be baptized before receiving communion. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service] The seeming disconnect in some parts of the Episcopal Church between the theology and practice of admission to...

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