Convention turns diocesan asking into a mandatory assessment in 2019

Resolution sets up process to study salary for House of Deputies president

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention, meeting in the last hours of its nine-day gathering here, made mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle and imposed penalties for noncompliance. Substitute Resolution D013 also conforms the church’s canon on the budget to the process that has actually […]

Plans to be created for prayer book, hymnal revision

General Convention rejects open communion resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention 2015 took a step toward revising the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982, directing the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) to prepare plans for revising each and to present them to the next convention in Austin, Texas, in 2018. Among other […]

78th General Convention digest for July 3

[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 July 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering. Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer Two days after the House of Bishops elected […]

La Convención General aprueba un presupuesto con dinero para la evangelización y la reconciliación

La partida sobre la evangelización se produce como una enmienda de los diputados

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Convención General adoptó el 2 de julio el presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 luego de convenir en añadir $2,8 millones para la labor de la evangelización. La adición, aprobada con relativamente poco debate en la Cámara de Diputados, enfrentó alguna oposición en la Cámara de Obispos. El presupuesto trienal […]

Video: Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry preaches at General Convention Closing Eucharist

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Now I’ve got one word for you,” the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry of North Carolina, Presiding Bishop-elect, told the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in his sermon on July 3. “If you don’t remember anything else I say this morning, it’s the first word in the […]

La Convención se pronuncia por relaciones más estrechas con la Iglesia cubana

Se explora la posibilidad de una reunificación

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Iglesia Episcopal en EE.UU. y la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba dieron un paso hacia relaciones más estrechas durante la 78ª. Convención General, que sesiona aquí del 25 de junio al 3 de julio. La Convención también aprobó una resolución en que le pide al gobierno de EE.UU. […]

President Obama sends greetings to Presiding Bishop-elect Curry

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] President Barack Obama sent congratulations to Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry in a letter dated July 2. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church and the first female primate to serve in the Anglican Communion, read the president’s letter to Curry, who […]

Música y danza muestran la herencia cultural y religiosa de Utah

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Los tambores taiko de la iglesia japonesa de Cristo [Japanese Church of Christ] en Salt Lake City abrieron el espectáculo La Vitrina de Utah (Utah Showcase) para un atronador comienzo con un resonante número de apertura que representaba a un dragón que le deseaba a los escuchas larga […]

Los obispos se oponen por abrumadora mayoría a la desinversión en Israel y Palestina

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Cámara de Obispos envió un enérgico y claro mensaje el 2 de julio de que desinvertir de compañías y corporaciones que participan en algunos negocios relacionados con el Estado de Israel no responde a los mejores intereses de la Iglesia Episcopal, a sus asociados en Tierra Santa, […]

General Convention passes budget with money for evangelism, racial reconciliation

Evangelism decision comes as amendment from deputies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2 after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work. While the addition passed with relatively little debate in the House of Deputies, it faced some opposition in the House of Bishops. The 2016-2018 triennial budget is based on […]