Curry and Jennings argue that restrictions “target some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.” And, they point out, the Episcopal Church has some economic weight behind its opinions.
For more than thirty-five years, the General Convention has expressed support for access to healthcare for all Americans, whether defined specifically as citizens, or more broadly to include everyone. This is a principle that can’t be tied to a single law or legislative initiative. Rather, for the Episcopal Church this is an expression of the Baptismal Covenant.
Tess Judge is treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and member of both the executive council for Province IV of the Episcopal Church and General Convention.
There is both freedom and risk in being able to choose to include those that society excludes. The risk, of course is that society will add us to the Outcast pile.
In our modern, connected world stories rise like rockets and quickly traverse the media sky and what seemed to generate so much light and noise in the immediate experience quickly fade from our attention. Sometimes, these stories speak to deeper happenings in the life of the body (and sometimes not) but here are some thoughts on the Church in the year just passed.
Really, our theology is a bit like IKEA furniture, and nowhere is the IKEA-ness expressed best in the American church through General Convention. If you’ve ever put together anything from IKEA, you know that the instructions are short on words, big on pictures, and the expectation is that with these instructions, any of us can “go thou and do likewise.”
“What I’ve come to understand after attending General Convention three times is that the Episcopal Church is about as diverse a body of faithful people as a denomination can be and still consider itself to be one church.”
The FOX news affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, interviewed the Right Reverend Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island, following General…
At the Magazine this month we’re telling stories and reflecting on General Convention. In the wake of the Supreme Court and GC’s acceptance of marriage equality, John Gillespie explores the biblical texts and the thin thread on which opposition to GLBTQ rights rests.
At the Magazine this month we’re telling stories and reflecting on General Convention. In this piece, Marshall Scott wonders what it is we wait for in anticipation of General Convention.
In the Magazine this month we’ve been exploring the lived experience of marriage from within and without. This post is from powerful remarks offered at General Convention by Katrina Hamilton, deputy from the Diocese of Olympia, questioning the implicit trajectory of relationships towards marriage