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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.

Communion Vote Due

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee’s support is waning for Resolution C040, which would allow Episcopal congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion.”

Many Nays to the Covenant

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Critics of the proposed Anglican Covenant said at an evening open hearing July 6 that it creates a central authority and threatens the Episcopal Church’s self-governance.

Structure Thinks Big

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

New Seats, Hot Seats

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

A Matter of Polity

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church's canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

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