General Convention


July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 13.

Bishops express gratitude to witnesses against gun violence

The House of...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Three 20th century figures are now a permanent part of the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints.

Thurgood Marshall on May 17, Pauli Murray on July 2 and Florence Li Tim-Oi on Jan. 24 “are already very widely commemorated within the Episcopal...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Efforts that began in 2015 with action by General Convention, when racial reconciliation was identified as a priority of the Episcopal Church, is bearing fruit in work done during the 79th General Convention.

That emphasis was made clear early on...

July 13, 2018

Some of the 47 members of the special House of Deputies Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation appointed in February by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, deputies’ president, gathered at microphone 3 in the House of Deputies July 13 to thank Jennings for the work...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The 79th General Convention House of Deputies called for a task force to assist the presiding bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development in its work to assist dioceses in the discernment, nomination, search, election and transition processes for bishops....

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] On July 11, the evening of the so-called “after-dark legislative sessions,” the House of Bishops voted on Resolution A218, which called for the 79th General Convention to approve a working version of the Book of Occasional Services 2018, containing...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Over the next three years, dioceses will have an opportunity to review the province they are currently in and explore whether they wish to become affiliated with a different province.

As approved by the 79th General Convention, Resolution A072 is...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The 79th General Convention took steps during its triennium meeting to provide support for clergy and lay leadership development in small congregations.

The convention approved Resolution A022, which directs the creation of a Theological Education...

July 13, 2018

El siguiente texto corresponde al sermón que la Obispa Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis, pronunció durante la Eucaristía de la Convención General, el 12 de julio de 2018.


En el nombre del Dios Único, Santo y Viviente.

Por favor tomen...

July 13, 2018

The following is the text of the sermon that Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, preached at the General Convention Eucharist on July 12, 2018.


In the name of the One, Holy, and Living God.

Please be seated.

Well good evening...