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Deputy of the Day – Elizabeth Ring

by Elizabeth Ring St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth The day began with prayers, story sharing, and a march against gun violence. Heidi has put together a wonderful report with pictures and videos. If you have not seen it, do read it and watch the videos. We have some articulate, important voices leading us in the work of…

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Mainers joins hundreds to march against gun violence

Updated 11:55 p.m. June 28 Bishop Stephen T. Lane and the members of Maine’s deputation joined many hundreds of Episcopalians and Utahns in a Sunday morning march across downtown Salt Lake City to make witness to what Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland called the unholy trinity of poverty, racism, and gun violence. Organized by Bishops…

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Deputy of the Day (Saturday) – Nina Pooley

by the Rev. Nina Pooley Rector of St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth Saturday – it was a long, fabulous, but very strange day here at GC, and the schedule was a mess, add to that lots of celebrating, and processing… so I am just now getting to the notes. I walked into the Salt Palace today to…

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Day 3 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Greetings from Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry to the General Convention

And Q&A from his press conference on Saturday, June 27 where Bishop Curry introduced his wife Sharon, his younger daughter Elizabeth, his nephew, a woman from his church who help to raise him when his mother died when he was a child, his baby sister Sharon, and his long-time assistant Margo. News stories about Bishop…

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Day 2 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s update

Deputy of the Day – Calvin Sanborn

by the Rev. Calvin Sanborn Rector of St. George’s, York Harbor Today was a joyfully distracting day for me, I must admit. By now, of course, you’ve almost certainly heard the news that the Supreme Court has legalized marriage equality across the country. When word began to spread throughout the Salt Palace here in Salt…

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News, links, and pix from General Convention Day 2

Welcome to General Convention Day 2! General Convention is a lot of things, and one of the most important, and certainly most time-consuming, is that it is the legislative body of The Episcopal Church. Committees are cranking away reviewing resolutions, listening to public testimony in hearings, perfecting the language and combining  similar resolutions, and making…

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Day one of General Convention – Bishop Steve’s daily update

Deputy of the Day – Ben Shambaugh

by the Very Rev. Ben Shambaugh Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland General Convention Begins Here we are. After two days of travel, orientation, committee meetings and training, our people, our iPads, and even some of resolutions are ready.   Today – Thursday –  General convention officially begins. General Convention is the legislative and chief…

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