Curry, Jennings urge Texas House leader to continue opposition to Texas ‘bathroom bill’ noting General Convention planned 2018 meeting in Austin

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have written a second letter to Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus urging him to stand firm in his opposition to that state legislature’s effort to pass a “bathroom bill” during the current special session. The Episcopal […]

Curry y Jennings instan al líder de la Cámara de Texas a seguir oponiéndose a la ‘ley de baños’ y mencionan la reunión de la Convención General a celebrarse en Austin en 2018

[Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings le han escrito una segunda carta al presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, Joe Straus, instándole a mantenerse firme en su oposición al empeño de la legislatura de ese estado de aprobar una “ley […]

El Consejo Ejecutivo prioriza la Convención General del año próximo

La reunión en Puerto Rico concluye el mismo día de la consulta sobre la estadidad del territorio

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal pasó tres días en una histórica reunión aquí que se caracterizó por una distendida convivencia, durante la cual los miembros pusieron los ojos en la próxima Convención General, a celebrarse de aquí a un año. Esta era la primera vez, desde febrero […]

Executive Council begins turning its attention to next year’s General Convention

Meeting in Puerto Rico concludes on day of territory’s statehood vote

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council spent three days in a historic meeting here marked by relaxed conviviality during which the members trained their sights on the next General Convention, a year from now. This was the first time that council met in a Province IX diocese since […]

Le Conseil exécutif commence à se préoccuper de la Convention générale de l’an prochain

[Episcopal News Service – San Juan (Porto Rico)] Le Conseil exécutif de l’Église épiscopale vient de passer trois jours ici pour réunion historique, marquée par la convivialité et la détente, au cours de laquelle les membres ont pris comme ligne de mire la prochaine Convention générale, dans tout juste un an. C’était la première fois que le Conseil […]

General Convention 2021 location announced

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held in July 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland). The decision was presented by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of General Convention and chair of the Joint Standing Committee […]

General Convention 2018 draft schedule announced

The Jesus Movement: Loving, Liberating and Life-giving

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, announced the draft schedule for the 79th General Convention, available here in both English and Spanish. The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018, at The Austin Convention […]

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will present options to General Convention on possible prayer book revision

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair. The options, discussed in detail on the SCLM’s blog, are: Revision […]

Leaders call on Episcopalians to heal ‘pain of racial injustice, division’

[Episcopal News Service] The leaders of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and House of Deputies March 12 issued a letter “to welcome sisters and brothers in both Houses and ultimately all Episcopalians to join us” in the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation, as called for last summer by General Convention in Resolution C019. […]

Making reconciliation and evangelism the church’s new normal

Episcopalians asked to live out convention’s call for new attitudes, approaches

[Episcopal News Service] The General Convention last summer set a bold agenda for Episcopalians to work for racial reconciliation and evangelism; work that now has begun in some unexpected ways. For instance, church leaders have begun the work of racial reconciliation by deeply listening to each other rather than immediately asking staff members to develop […]