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ENS Headlines from Day Three of the 80th General Convention:
Bishops pass measure broadening definition of Book of Common Prayer
After hours of discussion, the bishops proposed the first-ever constitutional definition of the Book of Common Prayer — and it's not just a physical book anymore.
Deputies advance $100.5 million budget proposal for 2023-24 and process reforms
The House of Bishops and the House of Deputies gathered together July 10 for the first and likely only time this convention, to hear an afternoon presentation of the $100.5 million churchwide budget proposal in a joint session, as mandated by the Canons. Deputies later passed the budget. Bishops will consider it July 11.
Maryland bishop challenges church to ‘tear down walls’ across the church, communities
Bishop Eugene Sutton challenged Episcopalians to “tear down walls” of division across both church and community, with love, truth-telling, reckoning and reconciliation, while preaching July 10 during the 81st General Convention in Baltimore.
General Convention takes steps toward adding Bishop Barbara Harris to calendar of church saints
General Convention voted to add Bishop Barbara Harris' historic consecration date to the calendar and requested further study for a potential future addition of a commemoration of her life to Lesser Feasts and Fasts.
House of Deputies gives first approval of Texas, North Texas merger
On July 9 the House of Deputies voted unanimously to approve Resolution D050, setting in motion the reunification of the Fort Worth-based North Texas with the Diocese of Texas.
House of Deputies elects Rachel Taber-Hamilton vice president
State of the Church resolutions seek tools to navigate adaptive change in church’s future
House of Bishops sends resolution to create new director of LBGTQI and Women’s Ministries position back to House of Deputies
July 10 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore
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.