General Convention 2015
Have you been wondering what General Convention is all about or trying to find a way to explain everything to your congregation? Here is a source with tools to help you out! These have been gathered together by the Episcopal Church Foundation.
The webinar on sharing the news about General Convention 78 is now available on YouTube.
There will be two resolutions from Province II. They are C027 and C028. The text is here, as well as on the General Convention web site.
Wondering how to follow the discussion? The hashtag for General Convention is #gc78. Beth Felice, Director of Communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, has compiled as a resource a notebook created in Spundge which pulls items tagged #gc78 from blogs, websites, twitter, flickr, Instagram, vimeo, youtube.
Praying for General Convention... The good folks at SSJE have created a page chocked full of resources for #prayersof the people at General Convention. Visit this site to download a ready-made #prayersof campaign for dioceses, churches or any group who wants to participate. Ready-to-print bulletin inserts, text for bulletins or emails, Sunday school lessons, images and web content are all available for download at no cost.
Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops, will sponsor a prayerful procession through the streets of Salt Lake City during the church's General Convention. The gathering is intended to urge people of faith to seek common ground in efforts to curtail gun violence.
The event, called Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence, will begin at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, outside the Salt Palace Convention Center on the northwest corner of West Temple and South 200, said Bishop Mark Beckwith of Newark, a co-convener of Bishops United. Read more...
Do you want to hear from the bishops who have been nominated for Presiding Bishop? On the General Convention web site there is a page which includes links to video presentations by each of the nominees.
The proposed budget for The Episcopal Church in the 2016-2018 triennium is available for viewing here.
General Convention 2015: The Blue Book is available online -
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Report to the 78th General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book, is available online at the Episcopal Church General Convention website here.
Marriage task force calls for gender-neutral language in marriage canon
[Episcopal News Service] The A050 Task Force on the Study of Marriage is recommending that the 2015 meeting of General Convention authorize Episcopal Church clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages. [Read More]