An Option for the PB

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.

Structure Approves PB Change

By Matt Townsend General Convention’s Structure Committee passed a resolution July 7 that, if ratified, would remove the requirement that a presiding bishop-elect resign from a diocesan role.

House of Deputies Notes

By Lauren Anderson Notes on Inter-religious relations, ECW’s ministries, Youth Presence, and Pension Fund elections.

Communion Vote Due

By Joe Thoma General Convention’s Evangelism Committee’s support is waning for Resolution C040, which would allow Episcopal congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion.”

Many Nays to the Covenant

By Lauren Anderson Critics of the proposed Anglican Covenant said at an evening open hearing July 6 that it creates a central authority and threatens the Episcopal Church’s self-governance.

Structure Thinks Big

By Matt Townsend General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

New Seats, Hot Seats

By Joe Thoma On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

Baptism and Communion

By Lauren Anderson General Convention’s Evangelism Committee heard the cases for and against repealing a canon that specifies Holy Communion as intended for baptized Christians.

A Matter of Polity

Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church's canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.