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Episcopal Church needs to change approach to substance abuse, report says

Episcopal Church needs to change approach to substance abuse, report says

The Commission on Impairment and Leadership has made recommendations. Photo: Getty Images [Episcopal News Service] It often takes a well-publicized tragedy to activate legislation, and the Episcopal Church is no ...
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Key commission recommendations for the Episcopal Church on substance abuse

Key commission recommendations for the Episcopal Church on substance abuse

[Episcopal News Service] The Commission on Impairment and Leadership created a list of 13 detailed recommendations for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and others to consider when tackling the pressing issues ...
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Advancing to General Convention 2018: Registration open for children’s program; Applications accepted for counselors, junior counselors

Advancing to General Convention 2018: Registration open for children’s program; Applications accepted for counselors, junior counselors

Registration is now open for the Children’s Program and applications are being accepted for volunteer counselor and junior counselor opportunities at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The ...
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General Convention will again grapple with same-sex marriage questions

General Convention will again grapple with same-sex marriage questions

“Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing” was one of the rites General Convention authorized in 2015 for trial use. Photo: Church Publishing Inc ...
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Convention’s marriage task force proposes non-marriage rites, ways to minister to cohabitants

Convention’s marriage task force proposes non-marriage rites, ways to minister to cohabitants

General Convention’s Task Force of the Study of Marriage is proposing a number of changes and additions to the Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rites and definitions, as well as ...
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Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence members to meet for training

Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence members to meet for training

The 18-member Official Youth Presence (OYP) will gather in Austin, Texas, for training April 5-8 to learn about the importance of the 79th General Convention and to delve into the ...
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Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence members announced

Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence members announced

The 16 members of the Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention have been announced. The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be ...
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Fueron anunciados los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes a la Convención General Episcopal

Fueron anunciados los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes a la Convención General Episcopal

Ya fueron anunciados los 16 miembros de la delegación de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes a la 79.ª Convención General. La 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal tendrá ...
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House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence

House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 7 its members will support two major social movements, one to end gun violence and the other to end ...
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Episcopal House of Bishops meeting in retreat accepts statement on gun violence

Episcopal House of Bishops meeting in retreat accepts statement on gun violence

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church are meeting in retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. On March 7, the House of Bishops unanimously accepted the following statement ...
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Episcopal House of Bishops meeting accepts statement on sexual harassment, gender bias

Episcopal House of Bishops meeting accepts statement on sexual harassment, gender bias

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church are meeting in retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. During the March 7 session, the bishops unanimously accepted the following statement ...
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La Chambre des évêques s’engage pour mettre fin à la violence par armes à feu et à la violence sexuelle

La Chambre des évêques s’engage pour mettre fin à la violence par armes à feu et à la violence sexuelle

[Service Episcopal News] La Chambre des évêques de l’Eglise épiscopale a déclaré le 7 mars que ses membres soutiendront deux grands mouvements sociaux, pour mettre fin, l’un  à la violence ...
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La Cámara de Obispos promete abogar por el fin de la violencia armada y de la violencia sexual

La Cámara de Obispos promete abogar por el fin de la violencia armada y de la violencia sexual

[Episcopal News Service] La Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal dijo el 7 de marzo que sus miembros apoyarán dos importantes movimientos sociales, uno para ponerle fin a la violencia ...
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Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble its calendar of saints

Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble its calendar of saints

The Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music has spent the 206-2018 triennium attempting to bring order to the Episcopal Church’s calendar of commemorations. Photo: Church Publishing Inc. [Episcopal News Service] ...
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Liturgy and Music committee recommends against revising The Hymnal 1982

Liturgy and Music committee recommends against revising The Hymnal 1982

The Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music is recommending to the General Convention that it not authorize a revision of The Hymnal 1982. The committee did propose a revised and ...
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House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation appointed

House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation appointed

House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings has appointed a House of Deputies special committee to draft legislation on sexual harassment and exploitation for this summer’s General Convention. “In January, ...
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Advancing to General Convention: Registration open for Young Adult Festival

Advancing to General Convention: Registration open for Young Adult Festival

Registration is now open for the Episcopal Church Young Adult Festival, scheduled to run concurrently with the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The Young Adult Festival is designed ...
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Women tell #MeToo stories of life in the Episcopal Church

Women tell #MeToo stories of life in the Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] Sexual harassment and exploitation in the church are being highlighted in a series of reflections, essays and meditations, some of them explicit in their descriptions, that began ...
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Liturgy and music group offers General Convention two ways to approach the prayer book

Liturgy and music group offers General Convention two ways to approach the prayer book

This summer’s meeting of General Convention is being invited to consider how it orders its common prayer and why. [Episcopal News Service] The prospect of revising the current Book of ...
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Comments invited on Episcopal Church draft 2019-2021 budget

Comments invited on Episcopal Church draft 2019-2021 budget

The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (known as PB&F) invites comments on the draft budget for the 2019-2021 triennium. PB&F met February 5-7 in Linthicum ...
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