News

Short-changed Partners?

By Lauren Anderson In a meeting July 5, the World Mission committee heard from the Episcopal Church’s mission partners who said they did not receive full funding in the past triennium that they were promised.

Bishops Warm Up

By Joe Thoma The House of Bishops’ first legislative session on the afternoon of July 5 carried a light workload, with half of the allotted time spent devoted to private table conversations and receiving a handful of resolutions from committees.

New Calendar Marches On

By Douglas LeBlanc General Convention’s Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music has endorsed continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men. During lengthy discussion July 5 of the proposed successor to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, numerous people testified that the text should be revised heavily.

PB&F Sorts Shrinking Budget

By Joe Thoma Before General Convention held its first legislative sessions July 5, conversation on Independence Day centered on funding for outreach, evangelism and administration despite a shrinking budget.

Healthy Debate on Health Care

By Lauren Anderson Christian leaders have reached diverse conclusions about health-care reform and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act stands the test of the Constitution.

Dallas: Stunned

Standing Committee: “spurious complaints against bishops further demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”

Charles Alley+ on Title IV

Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

+Daniel Martins on Title IV

My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.

+William Love on Title IV

To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.

July 15 TLC Posted

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