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August 1, 2003

The issue of direct ordination to the priesthood died Friday on the floor of the House of Bishops.

The Ministry Committee presented the house with resolution C019 to gauge support of direct ordination. The resolution would have amended the canons to allow candidates for holy orders to be...

July 31, 2003

The House of Bishops added two new members to its ranks Thursday afternoon and upped the ante of the church’s commitment to ministry to diverse populations.

The house confirmed the elections of the Rev. George Councell as bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Jersey and the Rev. Joe Burnett...

July 31, 2003

With little dissent, the House of Bishops approved Wednesday afternoon more than a dozen pieces of primarily housekeeping legislation. They also applauded reports from Episcopal Relief and Development and a youth representative.

Flanked by other members of the official youth presence,...

June 13, 2003

June 12, 2003 For all bishops Dear brothers and sisters:

General Convention is almost here and its theme, Engage God's Mission, draws upon energies and commitment evident around our church. We will be building on work in which we as a House of Bishops have been engaged for some time,...

March 20, 2003

In a voice vote at their annual spring retreat, the bishops of the Episcopal Church received a report of the theology committee of the House of Bishops on the 'Gift of Sexuality,' offering it to the church as grounds for discussion on a range of controversial issues.

'It was moved,...

October 7, 2002

Continuing a process that began when they met in Vermont just days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the House of Bishops, at its interim meeting in Cleveland September 26-October 1, explored a model for reconciliation even as tensions over collegiality and canonical authority...

October 2, 2002

October 2, 2002

Dear Members of Congress:

The following is a letter written to you from the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church on October 1 during our fall meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. It is my hope that you will receive this letter in the spirit in which it is offered....

October 2, 2002

The possibility of war with Iraq was very much on the minds of bishops as they gathered in Cleveland for their interim meeting on the theme of reconciliation. In the closing minutes of the meeting on October 1, they unanimously endorsed a strong statement that will be sent to all members of...

October 1, 2002

'The AIDS pandemic is still in its infancy,' warned Stephen Lewis, special envoy for the secretary general of the United Nations in Africa, in a speech at the Cleveland meeting of the House of Bishops on October 1. 'And it could spread rapidly to other places on the globe.'

Describing...

September 30, 2002

Faced with a strong 'mind of the house' resolution that would have chastised colleagues for 'inappropriate behavior' that threatens the unity of the church, the bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Cleveland, asked the Committee on Pastoral Care to find a better way to deal with the...

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