General Convention

General Convention

Articles

July 24, 2012

The 77th General Convention affirmed that it is “normative” for people to be baptized before receiving communion. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service] The seeming disconnect in some parts of the Episcopal Church between the theology and practice of admission to...

July 23, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Now that the 77th General Convention has concluded, the work of the Church continues.

There is still time to submit a nomination to the General Convention office for clergy and lay volunteers to serve on committees and commissions of...

July 19, 2012

Kivalina is the only village in Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough region where people hunt the bowhead whale, a cultural tradition and dietary mainstay that has been severely hampered by the thinning ice. Once, hunters camped on the ice for weeks at a time; now, they stay only a few days and...

July 16, 2012

The Very Rev. David Thurlow of South Carolina goes over wording changes in an amendment to a resolution with the Rev. Susan Williams of Western New York during a meeting of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee.Photo/Sharon Sheridan

[Episcopal News Service] The 77th...

July 16, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] When the 77th General Convention met July 5-12 in Indianapolis, the bishops and deputies elected people to a number of churchwide boards, and confirmed appointments to others.

The convention elected two bishops, seven lay and two clergy members to the...

July 12, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] General Convention has called on the Episcopal Church to re-imagine its structure, taken historic steps towards full inclusion, endorsed positive investment in the Palestinian Territories, and reaffirmed its commitment to building Anglican...

July 12, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Canon Gregory Straub, the Episcopal Church’s executive officer and secretary of the General Convention, led the tribute, thanking Anderson for the ways she influenced the church and the world, at the close of the House of Deputies...

July 12, 2012

House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson applauds the house after the deputies passed a courtesy resolution July 12, thanking her for her service to them, to the church and to the world. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] The following...

July 12, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] In a come-from-behind victory, the Rev. Lowell Grisham, deputy from Arkansas, will go down in the record books as having trounced all competition to win the only game in the first season of Bonnie Ball.

A large number of the deputies in the...

July 12, 2012

Darla Schumm of Roanoke, Virginia, who is visually impaired and attended General Convention as a visitor with her guide dog Chloe. Photo/Sharon Sheridan

[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] General Convention has approved new rites and prayers for the care of beloved animals...

Pages