Practicing Nonviolence

By Leander S. Harding To what degree will the new teaching be made a status confessionis, that is, a teaching upon which the Church must unite or divide? This is unclear in light of its presentation as an act of the Holy Spirit, leaving the ominous implication that those who resist are quenching the Spirit.

Budget Clears Deputies

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend The House of Deputies passed the 2012-15 budget without amendment July 11.

Communication Cuts Challenged

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend The House of Deputies discussed the proposed 2012-15 budget in its morning session July 11. Communication funding and diocesan asking rates were at the forefront.

Bishops Issue Dissent

“The liturgy ‘The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ is for all practical purposes same-sex marriage.”

Rite Sails through Deputies

By Matt Townsend The House of Deputies adopted Resolution A049 July 10 authorizing the provisional use of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples.

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.