Sing Out!

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.

Birth of a Task Force?

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.

TLC at GC, July 9

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

Bishops Express Collegiality

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.

Convention and Consents

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.

Conflicting Passions

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.

Brightly Colored Conversation

By Douglas LeBlanc Friends of The Living Church packed into an upstairs room designed for 175 people to hear Episcopal leaders speak of their faith and how it affects their work.

TLC at GC, July 8

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 8.

Gender Identity and Canons

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.

Video: Bishop William Mchombo

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.