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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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 2:26pm

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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 12:00am

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.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 8:37pm

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.

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