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July 12, 2009

The House of Deputies on July 13 gave its consent to the consecration of the Rev. Luis Fernando Ruiz as bishop of the Diocese of Ecuador Central after a morning of passionate debate. The vote was 594-228. Questions had been raised...

July 11, 2009

The House of Deputies by more than a 2-1 margin adopted a resolution July 12 that declares the ordination process of the Episcopal Church open to all individuals while expressing its ongoing commitment to the Anglican Communion. The...

July 10, 2009

The House of Deputies on July 11 called for greater transparency in the church by adopting a resolution requiring that the names of people serving on elected or appointed bodies be made public. Resolution D045, proposed by Deputy Katie...

July 10, 2009

Bonnie Anderson and the Rev. Brian Prior have been re-elected to serve as president and vice president of the House of Deputies respectively. Anderson's selection by acclamation took place July 9, and Prior was elected on July 11. This is...

July 10, 2009

A second one-hour meeting of the House of Deputies as a Committee of the Whole on July 10 saw deputies speak with passion and commitment about the impact of B033, a resolution adopted by the 2006 General Convention. It calls for restraint...

July 9, 2009

A majority of bishops, deputies, visitors and others who testified before a World Mission Committee public hearing July 9 indicated they hope the Episcopal Church will move beyond resolution B033. As many as a thousand people attended the...

July 7, 2009

The House of Deputies on July 8 adopted five priorities proposed by the Program, Budget and Finance (PBF) committee that will guide the mission of the Episcopal Church for the next three years. "We understand and offer these as...

July 6, 2009

House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson called deputies and bishops to a deeper sense of mission to the poor in her opening presentation to General Convention July 7. Anderson, who is serving her first term as presiding officer...

June 20, 2008

St. Timothy's Church, Iola, might be small, but it's really cooking up a storm. Literally. Its parishioners' efforts to provide food for people in their southeast Kansas town — and lots of it — have earned them...

October 28, 2007

Culinary cornerstones looks a lot like other cooking schools. In 12 weeks, a trained chef teaches the basics of classic French cuisine -- everything from the ingredients in hollandaise sauce to how to braise lamb shanks. Students wear...

October 22, 2007

Bishop Dean E. Wolfe challenged the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas to engage in deeper levels of commitment and spirituality during the diocese's 148th annual convention. The meeting took place October 19-20 in Topeka, Kansas, with the...

September 22, 2007

Episcopal Communicators from across the country traveled to New Orleans in mid-September to be part of the on-going efforts to rebuild the city. The group, which timed its visit to coincide with the House of Bishops meeting, included 20...

July 12, 2007

The Very Rev. Jerry Adinolfi, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Coffeyville, was among the first people to survey flood-damaged areas of town on July 11 as residents were allowed in for the first time since flood waters poured over...

July 2, 2007

Heavy rains over the past two weeks have caused flooding throughout southeast Kansas, swamping Coffeyville and Neodesha and drenching the area, which is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.   The Very Rev. Jerry Adinolfi,...

November 12, 2006

The parishioners of St. David's Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas, are beginning to cope with news that a fire that caused extensive damage to the nave and chapel early on November 10 had been intentionally set. Just 24 hours after the...

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