Mary Frances Schjonberg reports from Executive Council for Episcopal News Service:
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, have given opening remarks at the meeting of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, in session until Monday near Baltimore.
The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has passed a resolution on gun violence, as reported on the House of Deputies page:
Currently the Episcopal Church cannot join broad interfaith movements such as Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence because neither General Convention nor Executive Council has approved legislation on gun trafficking. Executive Council can change that.
The letter is supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and its signers include a former Presiding Bishop and a former President of the House of Deputies, the dean of the National Cathedral, and several other nationally and internationally known Episcopalians.