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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:47pm

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies passed resolutions protecting church members from discrimination based on “gender identity and expression” in amendments to two non-discrimination canons July 9.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:43pm

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops authorized a provisional rite July 9 for blessing same-sex relationships.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:41pm

By Douglas LeBlanc
“This is not a discernment process,” Michael Rehill tells conference panels. “You are a court.”

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:52pm

By Matt Townsend
Shedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after the Committee on Structure approved a resolution on structural reform.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 1:38pm

Video by Matt Townsend
Members of General Convention’s Structure Committee discuss their progress on Resolution C095, which would establish a task force for structural reform.

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:05am

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

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 11:05pm

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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 10:25pm

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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 5:10pm

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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 3:05pm

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.