Hope on marriage equality: a sermon by the Rev. Tom Jackson

I remember that day well: July 10, 2012. I was sitting in the section reserved for reporters covering the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a reporter, I had a front row seat as the church slowly moved through the vote on a proposed official liturgy for blessing same-sex unions. As … More Hope on marriage equality: a sermon by the Rev. Tom Jackson

B012 Conservative Response: no room for compromise on marriage equality?

John Bauerschmidt, George Sumner, Jordan Hylden, and Christopher Wells have written a response to the Amended version of B012 which leaves us wondering if conservatives are really willing to extend marriage equality in dioceses where it is not now permitted by their bishop. Nothing in this article suggests a change in position from that is … More B012 Conservative Response: no room for compromise on marriage equality?

Marriage-equality resolutions get long airing during committee hearing

The legislative committee charged with considering changes to the Book of Common Prayer heard from supporters and opponents of Resolution A085, which would strengthen the church’s commitment to sacramental marriage equality. The resolution would require all bishops of the church to make provision for all couples asking to be married to have “reasonable and convenient access” … More Marriage-equality resolutions get long airing during committee hearing

Deputies’ president ought to be paid fees for work, committee tells convention

Resolution B014 seen as compromise short of paying a salary [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] A General Convention legislative committee said July 4 that General Convention ought to adopt a resolution that would pay the House of Deputies’ president director’s and officer’s fees “for specific services rendered in order to fulfill duties required by the … More Deputies’ president ought to be paid fees for work, committee tells convention

Committee hears call for inclusive-language Book of Common Prayer

Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The legislative committee charged with providing a pathway toward revision of the Book of Common Prayer took preliminary steps July 4 after a hearing filled with impassioned testimony. The committee – officially titled the Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169(https://extranet.generalconvention.org/governing_and_interim_bodies/interim_bodies/690/roster) – heard speakers say that prayer book revision … More Committee hears call for inclusive-language Book of Common Prayer