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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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

#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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)