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.

Mr. Rehill for the Defense

By Douglas LeBlanc “This is not a discernment process,” Michael Rehill tells conference panels. “You are a court.”

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.