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June 21, 2006

A flurry of legislation cleared the House of Deputies in the waning hours of the 75th General Convention June 21, including a resolution that begins interim Eucharistic sharing with the United Methodist Church (UMC), and other resolutions...

June 21, 2006

Note: This story adds more details throughout to a version posted earlier today.The 75th General Convention June 21 approved a resolution that calls on bishops and Standing Committees to "exercise restraint by not consenting to the...

June 20, 2006

The House of Deputies on June 20 passed a budget of just more than $152 million for the next three years and sent it to the House of Bishops for final action. The House of Bishops will consider the budget June 21, the final day of General...

June 20, 2006

The General Convention, meeting June 20, gave its consent to the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Canon Barry L. Beisner to become bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Northern California. The House of Deputies consented to Beisner...

June 18, 2006

The House of Deputies joined the House of Bishops June 18 in supporting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and urging parishes, missions, congregations and dioceses across the Episcopal Church to work for their...

June 17, 2006

A joint session of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops June 17 formally received the nominations of seven bishops, one of whom will become the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Joint Nominating Committee for the...

June 16, 2006

Deputy members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Consecration of Bishops on June 16 voted to recommend that the House of Deputies consent to the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Barry Beisner as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese...

June 15, 2006

The Joint Legislative Committee on Consecration of Bishops did not make a recommendation on consent to the election of the Rev. Barry Beisner as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Northern California. After meeting for more than an hour...

June 14, 2006

More than three dozen people asked the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) to fund projects ranging from ministry to the deaf to a pilot program for ministry in New Orleans. PB&F conducted a public...

June 14, 2006

The Joint Legislative Committee on Consecration of Bishops recommended June 14 that General Convention consent to the election of Bishop Marc Andrus to become bishop of the Diocese of California. The committee heard testimony the election...

June 13, 2006

Bonnie Anderson, vice president of the House of Deputies and a lay deputy from the Diocese of Michigan, was elected unanimously as the next president of the House of Deputies June 14. In the first order of business Wednesday morning,...

June 13, 2006

The Joint Legislative Committee on Consecration of Bishops, during hearings on June 13, recommended that General Convention consent to the consecration of four bishops-elect. The four are the Rev. Very William Love to be bishop coadjutor...

June 12, 2006

The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) was urged during a hearing on June 12 to modify the Episcopal Church's five mission priorities by adding an emphasis on children, adoption of the Millennium...

May 31, 2006

The proposed budget for the Episcopal Church for 2007-2009 totals almost $152 million. Deputies, bishops and anyone else at General Convention will have three chances to comment and make requests before that budget is adopted. The...

April 18, 2006

This year the Very Rev. George L. W. Werner will complete 36 years in the House of Deputies, and that body elects his successor during General Convention this June. Werner will have served six years as president. He was elected at General...

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