An Amended draft of B012: big changes

House of Deputies Committee 13 on Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 presents its Report #2 on Resolution B012 (Marriage Rites for the Whole Church). The committee recommends: Adopt with Amendment Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention authorize for continued trial use, in accordance with Article X of … More An Amended draft of B012: big changes

An Amended draft of B012: big changes

B012 HD Report #2 House of Deputies Committee 13 on Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 presents its Report #2 on Resolution B012 (Marriage Rites for the Whole Church). The committee recommends: Adopt with Amendment Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention authorize for continued trial use, in accordance … More An Amended draft of B012: big changes

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

Make the Marriage Rites Available to All

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.” –Justice Anthony Kennedy “’Will all of you gathered to witness these vows do all in your power to uphold and honor this … More Make the Marriage Rites Available to All

Find a “Gracious Compromise” on the Marriage Resolutions

  By Gareth Aden This reflection began when I received an email noting that I was a deputy from a diocese whose bishop had not authorized the use of rites to marry same-sex couples, and asking if I would be willing to write a short piece on Resolution A085 since I was to serve on … More Find a “Gracious Compromise” on the Marriage Resolutions

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