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RECAP - 2012 General Convention

December 2, 2012

Check out this MEDIA HUB LINK for General Convention Information! Diocesan Reports are available also: Diocese of Connecticut, Diocese of Massachusetts, Diocese of Maine, Diocese of New Hampshire, Diocese of Rhode Island, Diocese of Vermont, and Diocese of Western Massachusetts

  • Dante Tavolaro and the Rev Canon Mally Lloyd were elected to represent Province 1 on the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop

  • The Join Committee on Program, Budget and Finance released the budget for the next triennuum, includes significant resources for Mission Development Zones and church planting.

  • Deputies voted to sell while Bishops voted to relocate, not sell, the church center.

  • The Episcopal House of Deputies also passed the legislation approving the use of Same Sex Blessings! With both houses passing the legislation, Episcopal churches around the world can begin to use a blessing that will greatly inform our understanding of committed relationships for ALL PEOPLE.

  • Resolution to create a Special Task Force to re-imagine the working of the Episcopal Church passed the House of Deputies July 10.

  • Gender identity or expression resolutions adopted to prohibit discrimination in lay and ordained ministry discernment as well as in the life, work, and governance of the Episcopal Church.

  • Bishops and Deputies decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant.

  • Both houses approved resolution for positive investment in the Palestinian territories and affirmed a two-state solution; a motion calling for “more vigorous and public corporate engagement with companies in the church’s investment portfolio that contribute to the infrastructure of the Occupation,” cleared the House of Deputies, but then got tabled by the bishops.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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