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Hear anything today about General Convention?

Hear anything today about General Convention?

On the first Sunday after the close of the 77th General Convention what did you hear (or say) either in a sermon, community forum, announcements, or coffee hour — or receive in written communication from your bishop, rector or diocesan deputation?

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KarolPlayersThe

Good morning…actually, not much was said;it seems that the beautiful convention was more of a mountain peak experience for those in attendance. Thank you for all of your hard work. 🙂

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mscottsail

Jim and Chris H: I am mistaken. The amendment was moved, but when I check my notes it appears that in fact the amendment failed (probably because this was a concurrence with the House of Bishops, and any amendment would have meant that nothing was passed – no time for it to return to Bishops). In Bishops the words “calls for” were changed to “requests;” but not the change I had focused on. I apologize.

Marshall Scott

Jim Naughton

Marshall, I want to check the fate of that amendment more closely. Are you certain it passed? Because if it did, it seems very unlikely that the amended legislation made it back to the HoB, which had already passed the Gun Free version. That said, the resolution the Deputies voted on “requests” that parishes and other Episcopal workplaces take a certain action. It doesn’t compel.

mscottsail

Regarding your question, Chris H: a number of Deputies spoke on the floor of the House to say that in their settings there were legal issues and liability issues about “gun free zones” that they felt prevented them from establishing that expectation. The resolution was amended, and the wording was changed to “violence-free zones,” as apt and more broad. It passed in Deputies. I don’t know what happened in Bishops.

Marshall Scott

(Deputy from West Missouri)

C. Wingate

There was no mention of GC at our parish, which isn’t surprising: the head of the Baltimore maritime chaplaincy was our preacher, and that’s what she mostly preached on. The interim tends to pretend that the national church isn’t there, so I knew he wouldn’t mention it.

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