Bishops: Covenant Can Wait

By Joe Thoma The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.

Structure: Unanimous Again

By Matt Townsend The House of Deputies has passed Resolution C095, which could prepare the way for major changes in church structure over the coming triennium if approved by the House of Bishops.

New Council Members

The House of Deputies elected lay and clerical representatives to Executive Council July 10.

Mate Tourist

The sculpture Mate Tourist by Tom Otterness stands near an entrance to the Indiana Convention Center

A Surplus Budget?

By Matt Townsend In a joint session to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, the Program, Budget & Finance Committee presented the 2012-15 Triennial Budget for the Episcopal Church.

A $210,000 Conversation

By Matt Townsend The House of Deputies has passed Resolution A067, which if approved by the House of Bishops would would fund a $210,000 project on theological education in the Episcopal Church.

President Jennings

By Lauren Anderson The House of Deputies has elected the Rev. Gay Jennings president with 426 votes — five more than what she needed.

Deputies: All Means All

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.

Bishops: A Provisional Yes

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