House of Bishops

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July 13, 2009

A resolution to add "Rachel's Tears, Hannah's Hopes: Liturgies and Prayers for Healing from Loss Related to Childbearing and Childbirth to the Enriching our Worship" series of supplemental prayer book materials has moved to the House of Bishops for consideration.

Rachel's Tears includes...

July 13, 2009

A resolution asking for the collection and development of theological resources and liturgies of blessing for same-gender unions for consideration at the next General Convention is headed to the House of Bishops. The resolution invites participation in the process by others throughout the...

July 13, 2009

Despite concern that the money might not materialize, the House of Bishops on July 13 called for a $3.5 million commitment to evangelizing the nation's burgeoning Latino/Hispanic population that includes the creation of 46 new congregations over the next three years. Resolution D038 was also...

July 10, 2009

The House of Bishops at General Convention adopted July 11 the idea of establishing a mandatory pension system for lay employees of the Episcopal Church, with supporters calling the move not just a financial decision but a "matter of justice."

"It's time that we as a church understand...

May 1, 2009

The House of Bishops Theology Committee report, "Some Observations on Just War," is well-meaning, but incomplete. It is really an attempt to reconcile core values with national security interests—different from the charge given to it by General Convention. The chosen means to do this was to...

March 17, 2009

J’ai appris à me suffire en toute occasion. Je sais me priver comme je sais être à l'aise. En tout temps et de toutes manières, je me suis initié à la satiété comme à la faim, à l'abondance comme au dénuement. Je peux faire tout en Celui qui me rend fort.

--Philippiens 4:11b - 13

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March 17, 2009

La Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal emitió la siguiente Carta Pastoral al finalizar su reunión en el Centro de Conferencias Kanuga, Carolina del Norte.

 

 

Carta Pastoral de los Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal reunidos en Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, del 13...

March 17, 2009

By: The Public Affairs Office

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of the Episcopal Church meeting in Hendersonville, North Carolina, March 13-18, 2009 to the Church and our partners in mission throughout the world.

I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it...

March 17, 2009

Members of the House of Bishops concluded their six-day retreat at Kanuga Conference Center on March 18 by unanimously approving a pastoral letter about the hope the church offers despite "a culture of scarcity" and a deepening crisis "both economic and environmental."

Presiding Bishop...

March 15, 2009

Members of the House of Bishops, gathering at the Kanuga Conference Center for their regularly scheduled March 13-18 spring meeting, are expected to engage in worship and Scripture reflection, consider national and church economics, discuss full communion with the Moravian Church, anticipate...

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