House of Bishops

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March 15, 2010

A discussion of same-gender relationships will be on the agenda when more than 115 bishops of the Episcopal Church gather March 19-24 for their spring retreat meeting in Camp Allen, Texas.

Bishop Henry Parsley of the Diocese of Alabama, who chairs the House of Bishops' Theology Committee...

July 15, 2009

The House of Bishops ended an emotional discussion July 17 by again delaying a long-sought decision about whether retired bishops should be able to vote.

Bishops voted 72-39 to refer Resolution A052 to the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons to provide more time to study the...

July 14, 2009

The House of Bishops July 15 adopted an amended version of Resolution C061, which would change the canons to say that "all baptized persons" have full access to any ministry, lay or ordained.

The amended measure, which proposes a change to Title III, Canon 1, returns to the House of...

July 13, 2009

A resolution to add "Rachel's Tears, Hannah's Hopes: Liturgies and Prayers for Healing from Loss Related to Childbearing and Childbirth to the Enriching our Worship" series of supplemental prayer book materials has moved to the House of Bishops for consideration.

Rachel's Tears includes...

July 13, 2009

A resolution asking for the collection and development of theological resources and liturgies of blessing for same-gender unions for consideration at the next General Convention is headed to the House of Bishops. The resolution invites participation in the process by others throughout the...

July 13, 2009

Despite concern that the money might not materialize, the House of Bishops on July 13 called for a $3.5 million commitment to evangelizing the nation's burgeoning Latino/Hispanic population that includes the creation of 46 new congregations over the next three years. Resolution D038 was also...

July 10, 2009

The House of Bishops at General Convention adopted July 11 the idea of establishing a mandatory pension system for lay employees of the Episcopal Church, with supporters calling the move not just a financial decision but a "matter of justice."

"It's time that we as a church understand...

May 1, 2009

The House of Bishops Theology Committee report, "Some Observations on Just War," is well-meaning, but incomplete. It is really an attempt to reconcile core values with national security interests—different from the charge given to it by General Convention. The chosen means to do this was to...

March 17, 2009

By: The Public Affairs Office

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of the Episcopal Church meeting in Hendersonville, North Carolina, March 13-18, 2009 to the Church and our partners in mission throughout the world.

I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it...

March 17, 2009

Members of the House of Bishops concluded their six-day retreat at Kanuga Conference Center on March 18 by unanimously approving a pastoral letter about the hope the church offers despite "a culture of scarcity" and a deepening crisis "both economic and environmental."

Presiding Bishop...

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