House of Bishops

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March 19, 2007

The following resolutions were passed by the House of Bishops March 20 during its annual Spring retreat meeting in Navasota, Texas.

Mind of the House of Bishops Resolution Addressed to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church

Resolved, the House of Bishops affirms its desire...

March 19, 2007

Responding to the recent Anglican Primates' Communiqué, the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops, meeting March 20 in Navasota, Texas, expressed "an urgent need for us to meet face to face with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the members of the Primates' Standing Committee."

 

The...

March 19, 2007

I want briefly to say something about the Covenant's origins in a practical sense, and then move on to its rationale and content. As most of us know, the proposal for an Anglican Covenant derives almost exclusively from the Windsor Report itself (see e.g. par. 118-120). The proposal...

March 22, 2006

In this Lenten season we greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We write to you from the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where we are gathered for our spring meeting. In Lent God calls us to examine our hearts and renew our companionship with the One who...

November 1, 2005

When Bishops arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their annual fall meeting in late September, the destruction from Hurricane Katrina weighed heavily on them. Some compared it to a previous meeting in Vermont, just one month after 9/11.

They changed the agenda to hear from bishops...

October 2, 2005

Editor's Note: The following wrap-up report and online links are available from the September 22-27 Puerto Rico meeting of the House of Bishops.

Hurricane aid, partnerships central as House of Bishops meets in Puerto Rico

[ENS, San Juan, Puerto Rico] Strides in hurricane relief,...

September 27, 2005

2005 House of Bishops Fall Meeting The Episcopal Church San Juan, Puerto Rico September 22-27

Whereas, many of the victims of the hurricanes are twice victimized, first they already experience lower wages, and then lose homes and jobs. Paying less than...

September 25, 2005

During the fall meeting of the House of Bishops, twenty-eight bishops from across the Episcopal Church met to explore the creation of a resource to assist congregations and dioceses in the challenging work of resolving property disputes. Concern was expressed regarding the emotional, spiritual...

September 25, 2005

My brothers and sisters in Christ, it is a great joy for me and my fellow bishops and their spouses to be here in the Diocese of Puerto Rico. We are grateful to your Bishop David Alvarez and his wife Maryleen for their invitation. We are profoundly impressed by the many ministries and services...

March 15, 2005

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church adopted, by nearly unanimous vote late this afternoon, "A Covenant Statement" that includes "a provisional measure to contribute to a time for healing and for the educational process called for in the Windsor Report" (full text of Covenant Statement...

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