Historic actions, structural changes

The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance. NORTH CAROLINA BISHOP ..

Reflections on the 78th General Convention

Reflections on the 78th General Convention

General Convention is a special time in the life of the church. We assemble together – young and old, varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds, conservatives, moderates and liberals – to listen to God’s word and discern what God is calling us as a community of His people to do. General Convention is also a family ..

Election of the 27th Presiding Bishop

The four nominees, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas and the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, will be officially placed in nomination at a joint session of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies on June 26. In The Episcopal Church, the Presiding Bishop is ..

Issues to watch

There are a plethora of issues slated for consideration by the General Convention – 217 resolutions and counting. Bishop Breidenthal and Southern Ohio’s deputation members have an eye on several important issues they are passionate about. MARRIAGE EQUALITY Alternate lay deputy David Jones is most concerned about the issue of marriage equality. “Recently I was ..

Who’s going to Salt Lake City?

Meet your Southern Ohio deputation Elected deputies, diocesan staff members and other representatives will travel to Salt Lake City beginning June 22 for the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Concurrently, the Episcopal Church Women will hold their Triennial Meeting and young adults and those who minister to them will gather for the Young ..

The 78th General Convention

The 78th General Convention

Web portal connects you to everything you need to know about General Convention – all in one place It’s the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City. This is an exciting time in the life of the church, full of debate, conversation and elections. In today’s world, there are many different ways to communicate, so ..