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TLC at GC, July 9

  • Monday, July 9, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 9

Bishops Express Collegiality

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops expressed its collegiality July 8 in a “mind of the house” resolution, after a closed-door discussion about accusations against nine bishops.

Convention and Consents

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies approved Resolution A157, which eliminates a constitutional requirement that any bishop elected within 120 days of General Convention must obtain consent from a majority of deputies.

Conflicting Passions

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Matt Townsend
Same-sex blessings emerged again as a subject of complex and fervent debate July 7, as the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music heard testimony on a resolution that would authorize such blessings in the Episcopal Church.

Gender Identity and Canons

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops approved Resolution D002 that would amend two canons to say that “gender identity (one’s inner sense of being male or female) and expression (the way in which one manifests that gender identity in the world)” should not be bases for exclusion from consideration for ordained ministry.

Video: Bishop William Mchombo

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bishop William Mchombo, acting provincial secretary of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, talks with Joe Thoma, communications officer of the Diocese of Central Florida, and Christopher Wells, editor of The Living Church.

Bishops Like Mission Enterprise

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
Many bishops urge frugality for the Episcopal Church, but they concurred with the House of Deputies July 7 in establishing a “Mission Enterprise Fund” for underrepresented populations at the diocesan level.

An Option for the PB

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has voted to eliminate the canon requiring a newly elected presiding bishop to resign from the bishop’s previous jurisdiction before assuming the office.

Structure Approves PB Change

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee passed a resolution July 7 that, if ratified, would remove the requirement that a presiding bishop-elect resign from a diocesan role.

House of Deputies Notes

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Notes on Inter-religious relations, ECW’s ministries, Youth Presence, and Pension Fund elections.

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