Day One Headlines from The Episcopal News Service:
Presiding bishop invites Episcopalians to look to their roots during #GC80 opening Eucharist
Opening the 80th General Convention, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry put the gathering in context: perhaps not the grand, joyous reunion the church had craved, but a moment of orientation in “strange and difficult days.”
Deputies engage in ‘holy listening,’ begin process toward healing by passing racial equity resolutions
Following heart-wrenching testimony, the House of Deputies overwhelmingly approved resolutions to establish a voluntary coalition for racial equity and justice, and to reckon with The Episcopal Church’s involvement in Indigenous boarding schools.
General Convention honors victims, recognizes survivors of the Alabama church shooting
Bishops and deputies passed a resolution recognizing, honoring and lamenting the three members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church who were killed and the 18 survivors of the June 16 shooting at the church in Vestavia Hills.
Hundreds of Episcopalians march, calling for an end to gun violence
A murder on July 7 near the site of General Convention and the urging of two bishops, including one who happened upon the scene as it unfolded, prompted a march of hundreds of people from the Baltimore Convention Center to an area a few blocks from the scene.
July 8 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore
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The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will meet July 8 - 11, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Deputies representing the Diocese of South Carolina were elected in November 2019. Keep track of their time at General Convention on this blog.