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Opening remarks to Executive Council include lament, repentance, protest, hope

“There’ve been protests before. But something’s different about this one. This time it’s not just black folk and a few white folk protesting. This time it is the rainbow children of God. This time they are black and white and Anglo and Latino. It’s amazing. They’re gay, they’re straight. They’re Mitt Romney, a Republican. This is something different going on. And that gives me hope. God’s got a witness and it is a multiethnic, it is e pluribus unum.” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry addressing the opening of the Executive Council’s virtual meeting.

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Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.

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Executive Council turns its vision towards 2018

The Episcopal News Service reflects on the recent meeting of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, calling it “a historic meeting … marked by relaxed conviviality.”

Set against the backdrop of Puerto Rico’s latest vote on statehood – a vote which, some say, is moot given that Congress is unlikely to approve such a plan – Presiding Bishop Curry acknowledged the Diocese’s mission and ministries to serve those affected by profound economic depression on the island.

The meeting focused on the […]

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Whistleblower protection needed at Church Center

The report, presented during a meeting of Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission, marks the first time since a misconduct scandal broke in December that the church has publicly acknowledged a problem in its systems for uncovering misconduct.

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ENS compiles a summary of the resolutions adopted this week by Executive Council

The Executive Council of TEC met this week, from the 8th until the 10th, at the Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska MN. The Episcopal News Service has compiled and published a summary of the resolutions adopted by the Executive Council over the three days.

Advocacy and Networking for Mission

Acknowledge receipt of the Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities Task Group’s report from its April 2016 meeting; affirm support for Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, as evidenced by the […]

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ENS reports on Executive Council meeting

Episcopal News Service has several reports from the Executive Council meeting held over the weekend in Fort Worth, and will have further coverage as details emerge. We invite your comments on this recent meeting.

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Renting the Church Center in New York

The Rt Rev Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, reports on tenants of the building at 815 Second Avenue in New York City.

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