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The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Jennings, have written to the Church with updates to the General Convention
The Office of Public Affairs of the Episcopal Church responded to growing concern about new laws restricting access to abortion in states such as Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio by sending out an email last week summarizing the positions taken by General Convention on the issues of abortion and reproductive healthcare.
This Thursday’s meeting may be crucial to understanding how the diocese will move forward, as Love told the paper, “We’re in the midst of a major schism.”
The prayers and public witness continue less than two weeks before General Convention’s planned prayer service outside an ICE detention center in Taylor, Texas, about forty minutes away from the Episcopal Church’s triennial meeting in Austin.
“Praying for the women who are detained helps us act out for ourselves and the world the humanity of those detained. It reminds us that they are children of God, even as the prison tries to make them something other than that.”
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