General Convention 2015

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June 26, 2015

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings was re-elected president of the House of Deputies unopposed during a legislative session June 26. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] With cheers, shouts and a standing ovation from deputies June 26,...

June 26, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

The United Thank Offering of The Episcopal Church awarded 55 grants for a total of $1,558,006.85 for the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The announcement was made by Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic...

June 26, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The United Thank Offering of The Episcopal Church awarded 55 grants for a total of $1,558,006.85 for the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The announcement was made by Samuel McDonald,...

June 26, 2015

By: Office of Public Affairs, By: The Public Affairs Office

“We don’t seek solutions whose only virtues are that they save us time, save us energy and save us money,” the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies said in her sermon to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 26.  “We seek solutions that serve the...

June 26, 2015

Casey Kend of New York, a supporter of same-sex marriage, holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2015. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Applause broke out in legislative committee meetings around the Salt...

June 26, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the focus of three legislative hearings June 25 as the Social Justice and International Policy Committee opened the floor for public testimony at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention.

Some 50...

June 25, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from June 26, the second day of the June 25-July 3 gathering.

Persecuted Pakistani Christians need church...

June 25, 2015

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, center, celebrated the opening Eucharist of General Convention, assisted at the altar by the Rev. Lauren Welch, Diocese of Maryland deacon for mission, left, and Margaret McLarty, platform master of ceremonies. The service used 49 baskets of...

June 25, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

“Follow Jesus into the neighborhoods,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her sermon at the opening Eucharist to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 25. “Travel light.”

Watch the Eucharist on the Media Hub here 

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June 24, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  “Follow Jesus into the neighborhoods,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her sermon at the opening Eucharist to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 25. “Travel light.”

The...

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