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July 7, 2012

[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] The House of Deputies took another step toward changing the church’s status quo when it adopted a resolution that permits the next presiding bishop, who will be elected in 2015, to...

July 6, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies today voted to direct Executive Council to sell the Episcopal Church Center at 815 Second Avenue in New York, where most of the church’s administrative staff...

July 5, 2012

The Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church is the right body to coordinate the Episcopal Church’s effort to change the way it is organized, the Rev. Morgan Allen, a deputy from Texas and vice chair of that commission, tells...

July 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies expressed its commitment to a national Episcopal Youth Event and expanded funding for evangelism in its first full day of business at General Convention. Those...

June 2, 2011

Ramona Shields picked through what remains of her tornado-ravaged house in Joplin, Missouri, trying to find something intact from her 25 years there. There were a few things -- some dishes and glassware, soggy books and newspaper...

May 30, 2011

It has been called one of the two greatest works of the English language, rivaled only by Shakespeare. For many, it is the only Bible they consider "authentic." It was seven years in the making, the work of a 54-member committee, but...

August 16, 2010

Winnie Crapson, a noted lay leader in the Episcopal Church, died Aug. 11 in Topeka, Kansas. She was 85. Crapson had been involved for decades in a variety of ministry areas at the local, national and international levels. Most recently...

July 19, 2010

The newest congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas has moved into a new home in the town of Spring Hill, and that move already has helped membership more than triple, from nine to 29 active congregants. St. Clare's Episcopal...

July 18, 2010

Two parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas -- one small and rural, the other large and suburban -- have found new ways this summer to feed hungry children in their communities. Both are participants in the popular BackSnack program...

July 16, 2009

The House of Deputies dispatched a large volume of resolutions on General Convention's final day July 17, including a response to the global economic crisis and the first steps in removing convention's role in approving some bishop...

July 16, 2009

On the final day of General Convention, the House of Deputies concurred July 17 with an earlier vote by the House of Bishops "to acknowledge changing circumstances" that call forth a renewed pastoral response from the church for...

July 14, 2009

The House of Deputies July 15 concurred with action by the House of Bishops on July 12 to adopt Resolution A177, which establishes a mandatory health plan for the Episcopal Church through the church's Medical Trust. The resolution passed...

July 14, 2009

The House of Deputies tackled a wide range of resolutions during its second session July 15, which marked the deadline for action on resolutions that require the concurrence of the House of Bishops. It approved Resolution D020, which...

July 13, 2009

The House of Deputies ended its morning session July 14 following combined prayers sung in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions as part of a visit to General Convention by a group of ecumenical and interreligious guests. Each of...

July 13, 2009

The House of Deputies July 14 concurred with the House of Bishops in their action on Resolution D025 and passed it as amended. The resolution affirms that ordination is available to anyone in the church through the discernment process...

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