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At the House of Twitter

In the Magazine this month we’re looking at the experience of General Convention. In this post, first time deputy Katherine Karr-Cornejo reflects on her time as a deputy and the ways in which Twitter opened up the conversation of GC to the whole church.

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General Convention: A cloud of witnesses

At the Magazine this month, we’re exploring the experience of General Convention. In this piece, Kristin Fontaine recounts experiencing GC through social media and how that brought her closer to her mother

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The six terrible texts

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.

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On General Convention and waiting

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.

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#GC78: Roundup for July 2nd

Several key items were finished at General Convention (GC) today in both houses.

The main action really started with Eucharist.  Worship has been very good at GC and today was no exception.  The Presider was Bishop Julio Holguin of the Dominican Republic and the preacher was The Rev Colin Mathewson from St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego.  With Latin American music that had attendees dancing in the aisles before, during and after the service.

The first major piece of legislation taken up by […]

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News of Church’s actions on marriage equality go mainstream

Yesterday, the House of Deputies of the General Convention concurred with two resolutions previously adopted by the House of Bishops that together ushered in full sacramental marriage equality across the church.  Though there is still some amount of debate and questions about continuing inclusion of dissenters, the resolutions were approved by overwhelming margins (greater than 80% of dioceses voting yes).  The Associated Press story was picked up by major news outlets (such as NY Times, LA Times & Washington Post) […]

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#GC78: General Convention round-up for July 1st

Today began the seventh day of business at the General Convention (GC), but it was far from a day of rest.

The biggest item came near the end of the day, when the House of Deputies (HoD) passed a pair of canons related to marriage equality in the church.  A054 and A036 had already passed the House of Bishops (HoB) earlier in the week and if the HoD concurred, they would be fully approved.

A054 was a resolution approving a trial rite […]

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#GC78 June 30 in brief

Via ENS: At today’s Eucharist, the Rev Kimberly Jackson gave voice to the breadth and impact of General Convention.

Sisters and brothers in Christ, our gathering here — this 78th Convention of The Episcopal Church has been incredible! It has been amazing. We’ve seen history made in the Supreme Court’s decisions of last week. We’ve made history here in the election of our Church’s first Black Presiding Bishop! Friends, the energy in this place is exciting, invigorating and I have so […]

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Canterbury responds to HOB action

While recognising the prerogative of The Episcopal Church to address issues appropriate to its own context, Archbishop Justin Welby said that its decision will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith relationships.

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