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

Broadening the Church Calendar and Commemorations

Legislative Committee takes on inclusivity, criteria and servanthood Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Committee 12, the Legislative Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, held its first open hearing the morning of July 4 before the official opening of the 79thGeneral Convention. General Convention mandates that this legislative committee “receives and proposes Resolutions on the Book of … More Broadening the Church Calendar and Commemorations

What you need to know about Indianapolis’ Christ Church Cathedral that put Jesus in a cage

They’re not new to making statements The church frequently speaks up when it comes to matters of social justice and civil rights. Earlier this year, Steve Carlsen, dean and rector at Christ Church Cathedral and member of the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network served chaired and gave opening remarks at a Faith in Indiana event in support … More What you need to know about Indianapolis’ Christ Church Cathedral that put Jesus in a cage

Forecasting the Legislative Weather @ GC 2018

From the House of Deputies News: “Among the favorite pre-General Convention pastimes on social media platforms where Episcopalians congregate has been guessing what will be the most significant and sensitive legislative issue at the gathering, which begins with hearings tonight but opens officially on Thursday, July 5. At this convention, that game is a little … More Forecasting the Legislative Weather @ GC 2018

Susan Russell: We’re Anglicans. We’ve Got This.

Susan Russell writes: “as we gather in Austin there is an effort afoot to push back on that profoundly Anglican, both/and proposal. Seductively entitled “Marriage Rites for the Whole Church” an alternative resolution (B012) is described as seeking to “find a lasting way forward for all Episcopalians in one Church.” What it actually does is … More Susan Russell: We’re Anglicans. We’ve Got This.

Episcopal couples, advocates hope the church removes gay marriage restrictions

  This is why we need marriage equality in the Episcopal Church. All of the Episcopal Church. All of the time. Not every Church all of the time.. Every priest all of the time. But available to all the members of the Episcopal Church. “The Nashville couple regularly attends St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, but opted … More Episcopal couples, advocates hope the church removes gay marriage restrictions