Archives for June 2015

78th General Convention digest June 30

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from June 28-30, the fourth, fifth and sixth days of June 25-July 3 gathering. Earthquake-surviving mural symbolizes hope On June 30 visitors to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s […]

Kimberly Jackson preaches at General Convention

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “I invite you to sing a song that resurrects hope within you,” the Rev. Kimberly Jackson, chaplain and vicar of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center, Emmaus House Chapel, Atlanta, said in her June 30 sermon to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Wendell Gibbs of […]

‘Pongan a Jesús al frente’ insta el Obispo primado electo al comité del presupuesto

Michael Curry le pide al grupo que ayude a la Iglesia a ‘participar seriamente de la evangelización’

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Mientras el Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) se acercaba al 1 de julio, fecha límite del presupuesto, Michael Curry, el obispo primado electo le pedía a los miembros del comité que elaboraran un plan para ayudar a que la Iglesia “pusiera a Jesús al […]

Integrity celebrates 40 years with festive Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] In a colorful and festive Eucharist, members of the Episcopal LGBT community and its supporters celebrated the pioneers and victories of the past 40 years while looking ahead to the work yet to be tackled. An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 worshipers attended the triennial Integrity Eucharist at General […]

Deputies vote: Remove the Confederate flag

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Deputies on June 29 approved in an overwhelming voice vote Resolution D044, which “strongly urges all persons, along with public, governmental, and religious institutions, to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag.” The deputies join a growing number of people in sacred and secular […]

Joint session focuses on taking home the Five Marks of Mission

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The Five Marks of Mission – and how to put them to work at home – were the topic of discussion for deputies and bishops at a morning joint session in the House of Deputies on June 30. Developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, […]

Fossil fuels, climate advisory committee resolutions move to deputies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops passed two resolutions June 28 and June 29 aimed at environmentally responsible investing and creating a climate change advisory committee. The resolutions now move to the House of Deputies for approval. Bishops passed Resolution C045, which calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, […]

Los diputados reeligen a Byron Rushing como vicepresidente sin oposición

También eligen a los síndicos del Seminario General y a los miembros de la Junta Disciplinaria para los Obispos

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Cámara de Diputados reeligió el 29 de enero A Byron Rushing para un segundo período como vicepresidente. Él se presentó sin oposición. La diputada Sarah Neumann, de Massachusetts, nominó a Rushing. La presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, suspendió las reglas de orden […]

Lillibridges, Bergstrom honored as Heroes of Camping

[Diocese of San Diego – Salt Lake City] The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, bishop of Minnesota, June 28 presented the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers’ Hero of Camping Ministry Award to the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, bishop of West Texas, and his wife, Mrs. Catherine Lillibridge. And in a delightful twist at the end of […]

Resoluciones sobre la igualdad matrimonial pasan a la Cámara de Diputados

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Cuatro días después de que el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. legalizara la igualdad matrimonial en todo el país, la Cámara de Obispos aprobaba dos nuevas liturgias para uso experimental y un cambio canónico para eliminar referencias al matrimonio como [un compromiso contraído] entre un hombre y una mujer. […]